Long Live the King – When to Upgrade Your Mattress
If you’re lucky enough to spend 8 quality hours of sleep in bed every night, can you imagine how much time you’ve actually spent on your mattress? ⅓ of your day, everyday, is spent asleep, which is why having a durable, comfortable and high quality mattress is so important. Whilst most mattresses last a long time, there will eventually come a time where you will or should consider replacing your current one. In this article, we will look at some of the telltale signs that you may need a mattress upgrade, so read on to find out more!
1. Still Feeling Tired?
Have you noticed yourself getting your full 8 hours of sleep, yet still waking up tired in the morning? If this is a common occurence, chances are, you’ve had a restless night of sleep. Whilst there are many factors that could contribute to restless sleep, one of the most common sources of this problem is indeed, your mattress. If you can’t find that sweet spot and feel uncomfortable on your mattress, it is only inevitable that you’ll be tossing, turning and rolling around all night.
A fantastic way to test if your mattress is truly the cause of your disturbed sleep is to spend a night or two at someone else’s house, sleep in their spare bed and see if you are still waking up tired. If you wake feeling refreshed, it’s time to purchase a new mattress for your bedroom! Thankfully, in this day and age, there are a myriad of options for mattresses online and you can do so with the click of a button and have your new mattress delivered to you within days!
2. Can’t Stop Sneezing?
You may be surprised at how many dust mites and allergens can accumulate on a bed over years and years of use. Dust mites and allergens thrive off dead skin that we shed whilst we are asleep, and although they are not visible to the naked eye, they are a top cause for allergies amongst thousands of people. If you notice yourself sneezing more often or itching when you hop into bed, chances are it’s time for you to invest in a new mattress. A great tip is to source for memory foam mattresses as they are hypoallergenic, low maintenance, easy to clean and are a lot less likely to house dust mites and allergens.
3. Obvious Wear and Tear
Is your mattress starting to show obvious wear and tear? Some of the most common signs of wear and tear are indents/dips in the middle, being able to feel springs when you’re laying down, noticing lumps and bumps in the bed and even hearing creaking noises when you hop in and out of bed. A mattress that sags in the middle or has damaged springs is a surefire way for you to ruin your spine health as you will not be receiving adequate amounts of back support whilst you are asleep. It is very important to purchase a new mattress if you notice these signs of wear and tear in your mattress, for the sake of you and your family’s health!
4. Are Your Legs Hanging Off The Bed?
Are your legs hanging off the edge of the bed every night? Whilst no monsters are going to attack you in your sleep as children’s folklore suggests, it is always suggested that you have at least 6-10 inches of room past your feet on your mattress for a quality rest. Feet hanging off your bed is a ridiculously obvious sign that your bed is just not big enough for you.
Often times, it is the male partner who experiences this problem because females are often shorter and have adequate amounts of room around their feet in bed. A good option is to go for a large new mattress (Queen or King), giving you both more space and eradicating the feet hanging off the bed problem! Who is going to complain about having more space in bed? No one, we reckon!
5. Something Smells Just A Little Off
Last but not least, if your mattress is starting to smell anything other than pleasant, it may be time to replace it. Let’s face it – we’re all human beings who sweat, shed skin whilst we are asleep and secrete oils and fluids throughout the night. After years and years of buildup, you may start noticing that your mattress doesn’t smell as fresh as it used to. This is especially so if you have children who may have wet the bed in the past or just run amok and created a mess in your bedroom in their younger years.
We hope that this article has given you some insight into when you should consider purchasing a new mattress for your bedroom!