4 Signs That’s It’s Time To Buy A New Mattress

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How do you know when it’s time to buy a new mattress?
A mattress doesn’t come with an expiration date, “Use by……”.  Everyone has a different opinion.  Because they wear out gradually it’s difficult to determine when it’s “not working anymore”. Is your mattress more than five years old? Generally, a mattress should be replaced anytime it’s uncomfortable, or anytime it’s over five years old, depending on usage and the original quality of the mattress.

Here are 4 signs that we noticed that said, “It’s time!”

#1  Waking up in the morning feeling achy and sore, especially on the side you were sleeping on.

Yes, as we get older, aches and pains will come.  But don’t give in and accept that you are “just getting older”.  The age of your mattress can make a huge difference in the age you feel!

#2 You stay at a hotel or friend’s house and the mattress is more comfortable than home.

It’s so sad when a hotel is nicer than your own home!  If you find yourself getting a better night’s sleep away from home, it’s time to buy a new mattress.  A few times in the last year, I’ve found myself looking for the brand information on the bedding when we stayed in a hotel – yes, time for us to get a new mattress.

#3 You aren’t getting a solid night’s sleep – you wake up frequently during the night.

If your mattress is providing uneven support, or if it sags in places that could cause you to have unnecessary pressure points.  Discomfort might be what is waking you up and not allowing you to get to, or stay in the deep stages of sleep.

#4  No matter how much you clean your bedding, you are still bothered by allergens.

As part of the series on Fighting Allergens, there will be a post on preventing a build up of annoying allergens in the bedroom.  If you are still having sleep/allergy related problems after doing a deep cleaning, you may want to try a new mattress.  When you get your new mattress, remember to use only synthetic bedding — feather or down products may trigger reactions. Its also very important  for several reasons to encase the mattress, box spring, and pillows in dust mite-proof, allergen fighting casings.

There are going to be some exciting giveaways coming soon!

Watch for bedding, allergen-fighting, sleep improvement products!

For more information on shopping for a mattress, visit Sealy.

All the posts in the Good Night’s Sleep Event:

  • Win a Sealy Next Generation Posturepedic Mattress Set – Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep
  • Win CleanRest Mattress Covers – Fight Allergens and Bed Bugs
  • Win a Keepsake Clothes Bear from The Patchwork Bear
  • Win a Scare Me Not – Specially Trained Good Little Monster
  • Win a Keurig Coffee Brewer from OneCupConnection.com

 

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Comments

  1. 1

    I can relate to all of these! I just got myself a new pillow top after 10 years! LOL So much better!
    Tasha W recently posted..The Cream Perfume Company Review &amp Giveaway CAN-US

  2. 2
    Elaine Lund says:

    Just got a new mattress delivered today.
    I’ve had back pain since March and for the past several days noticed that it eases up later in day. I can’t wait to wake up tomorrow hopefully pain free or at least less.

  3. 3

    I’m way overdue for a new mattress. Sadly though my wallet doesn’t agree with me.
    barb g recently posted..Ending SOON! 06-07-11 US Giveaway Ziploc Bags Get Ready For Summer Grilling Pack With Food Networks Robin Miller Food Tips

  4. 4

    Last October we stayed the night at my parents and were shocked at how much better we slept and how we weren’t sore in the morning…We bought a new mattress and have loved it since. It’s amazing what a new mattress will do for a good night’s sleep!

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