Is it time to change your mattress? We all know good sleep habits are crucial for a long and healthy life. Yet most of us have suffered from sleep-related problems, ranging from daytime sleepiness that affects our everyday activities to heart diseases.
Stress related to every day routine is the main cause of these conditions. Of course, modern life demands a certain level of preoccupation. But there are other factors that could be heavily influencing our sleep. One of them is where we sleep; our mattress.
There are certain signs that indicate you should be looking to replace yours, some more evident than others. Let’s go over some of them and see if something sounds familiar, shall we?
Its form and feel has changed.
You might start feeling a spring out of site, maybe even a dent with the form of your body on your mattress. Most materials break over time leading to discomfort for you. A very saggy mattress can disrupt your sleep causing pain and sleep-related issues that can get worse in no time. If you feel any discomfort, start looking for options to replace your mattress.
Your spine just doesn’t feel right.
When you sleep on your back, your spine should feel just right; not too curved, not too straight. It should have its natural “S” form. If it doesn’t feel like that when lying down on your bed, even sleeping on your sides could be painful on the long run. Be aware of the level of support on your neck and lower back.
You feel uncomfortable most of the time.
It’s happened to some of us: a mattress feels just perfect at the store, but doesn’t perform as well at home. It may seem like an obvious statement, but not all mattresses are comfortable for all of us and many just get used to discomfort. Your body should feel great after waking up no matter the position you sleep in or the time you spend on your mattress. If it doesn’t and you’re not sure how to choose the right option for you, you can get in touch with us, we’ll be glad to help.
You wake up stiff and sore.
Poor quality of sleep can lead to serious problems such as chronic back pain. Be aware of the back pain, if it decreases as you move on with your day then the problem could be originating on your sleep habits or what you sleep on. Remember this: A firm mattress may not be the answer to all pain, get in touch with a professional to select the best option for you.
Allergies or asthma.
These are not directly related to your mattress, but as it becomes older it becomes a perfect ground for all kinds of particles that could be responsible for your ailment. No matter if you clean it really well, the time comes when it must be switched for your own health.
If the weight you put on it changes.
This means you started sleeping with someone on the same mattress or even if you’ve gained quite a lot of weight. As weight goes up, so the stress on your mattress and all its components, leading to accelerated wearing and tearing.
It’s important to mention there is no rule of thumb for when to change your mattress. Some companies say they have a determined number of years of guarantee, but research has found mattresses have an average life span of 8 years.
Of course, there are many variables influencing this number. But we recommend keeping a close eye on performance and possible effects on sleep quality.
We’ll be thrilled to guide you on your quest for a new mattress on any of our 4 locations. Our team of experts is ready to help you find your ideal mattress for the best sleep quality.