Tuesday, 23 February 2016

How Often Should You Change Your Mattress?

It could be time for you to throw out the old and snuggle up in the new.

After years of sleeping in the same bed, many of us become very attached to our mattresses. Over time, however, the materials within our mattresses break down and lose their supportive structure. We might not even notice at first, but surely and steadily, our beds can deteriorate from a haven of calm and tranquility into a battleground of aches, creaking and broken sleep.

Generally speaking, if your mattress is getting on for around eight years, it's time for a trip to the store. However, whatever the age of your bed, if it's showing any of these four signs of wear, it might be time to exchange it for a newer model.

1. Aches and Pains

If you struggle to settle into a comfortable position at night, or wake up with stiff and painful joints, your mattress could be the culprit. As technology advances, beds are becoming more and more comfortable and adaptable to our individual needs.

These days it's easy to find a mattress that provides perfect comfort and support for your body type. Save yourself the discomfort and invest in one of the memory or reflex foam mattresses. You'll thank yourself later.

2. Uninvited Guests

Over the years our mattresses become home to many different little creatures. Most of the time, we coexist peacefully with these little beings. Sometimes, however, less friendly critters like dust mites, germs and even bedbugs might set up camp in our mattresses.
The best way to get rid of them is to dispose of your old mattress and get a new one. It's also a great opportunity to treat yourself to brand new bedding and linen.

3. Waking Up Tired

While we often put sleep problems down to coffee, stress and box-set binges, if you're constantly waking up feeling as if you've barely caught a wink, it's worth checking your mattress. A common cause is deterioration in the condition of the foam and consequently - especially if you're sleeping with a partner - an increase in motion transfer.
While mattresses are designed to reduce the 'bounce' you feel when your partner moves in their sleep, older mattresses just can't do this as well as they used to. If you're being jostled every time your partner rolls over, you won't be getting the deep sleep you need.

4. Sights and Sounds

Most of the time we can work out if we need a new mattress simply by following our senses. If your mattress or bed frame is making creaking and pinging noises, it's probably trying to tell you something. Springs can become misshapen and rusty, and foam can become compressed and worn.
Take your mattresses word for it: it's time for a change. The same goes for its appearance. We all know that looks aren't everything, but if you can see visible sagging in your mattress and springs are poking through the foam, no one will judge you for replacing it with a younger, better-looking version.

By changing your mattress regularly, Bed-e-Buys agrees that you can boost your sleep hygiene, energy levels and general well-being. Old mattresses: your days are well and truly numbered.

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