It’s a question that vexes many of us, but truly, how often should a mattress be changed? Mattresses are a fairly long term purchase, which do deteriorate over time, but you should expect your mattress to last approximately 8 years in total, before you need to think about purchasing a new one.
However, having said that, you may be a very light sleeper, and not prone to fidgeting through the night, which will make it easier on your mattress. In which case a mattress may last a lot longer. A suitable guide to knowing when it is time to change your mattress is when one of, or all of these five things happen:
If you’re often feeling sore and tired when you wake up in the morning, then it is likely that your mattress is not giving the support that you need for a relaxing and full night’s sleep. If your mattress is no longer comfortable, you won’t get a good night’s sleep and you’ll be in bad shape for the rest of the day.
This is probably the most obvious one. If your mattress is saggy and lumpy, then you know that it is time for a change, particular if it is visibly saggy without having to get on and test it.
You’ve got a lovely comfy bed sitting in your bedroom, just waiting to be slept in. Why on Earth would you settle for sleeping on the sofa, just because the mattress isn’t quite up to scratch. Treat yourself to a good night’s sleep in your own bed, and throw a mattress into the bargain.
Time flies in life, so it’s easy to forget stuff, like purchasing a mattress. So cast your mind back to when you bought your last mattress…if you can’t remember, you definitely need a new one. If you can remember, who was the Prime Minister? Was it Tony Blair? Now consider that Tony Blair stood down as Prime Minister in 2007, a whole 9 years ago. Do you feel old yet? Not as old as your mattress. Chuck it out and get a nice new one, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the result.
So, maybe you think your insomnia is stress related? It’s certainly possible. But if your partner isn’t sleeping either, there must be a common reason for it, and it’s likely your uncomfortable mattress that’s doing it.
Getting a good night’s sleep is important to everybody, and can affect you for the rest of the day, so you really should make every effort to ensure a good night’s sleep. Purchasing a mattress is often the key action for you to take.