When was the last time you thought about your mattress? Many of us forget that our mattresses are the most utilized piece of furniture we own. In fact, if you sleep eight hours a night, in one year you’ll rack up 3,000 hours on your mattress, and after ten years, you’ll have logged 30,000 hours on the same bed! Listed below are a few hints that indicate it’s time to break up with your mattress.
You wake up feeling more tired than when you went to sleep. Most people wait too long to replace their mattresses. If you don’t wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated—or if you feel any pain or discomfort—you've definitely waited too long.
The couch feels more comfortable than your bed. Concentrate on the feel of your mattress. Do you feel coils or bumps? Your body needs a smooth, comfortable sleep surface to get a good night’s sleep. Your mattress should allow you to sleep through the night with minimal tossing and turning.
Your mattress looks worn and uneven. Inspect your mattress regularly for sags and imprints. If your mattress appears uneven or worn and frayed, it’s time to start shopping. The upholstery layers in all mattresses compress over time. For optimal performance, be sure to rotate your mattress occasionally to extend its durability and renew its comfort. If you "inherited" your mattress from a family member or friend, chances are you need to replace it now.
You’ve taken your mattress for granted. Mattresses are the most used yet most ignored piece of furniture in the house. Pay attention to your mattress. Do you hear creaks and groans? Do you notice the surface sags or indents in certain areas and not in others? The condition of your mattress may come as a surprise, once you take a close look.
If you checked off all these hints, it's definitely time to break up with your mattress. If you're not sure where to start, visit our sleep experts soon to map your pressure points and get you on the mattress that's going to change the way you sleep.