5 Signs Your Mattress Needs Replaced

Posted: August 14th, 2019 | Posted in: Blog
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When was the last time you checked your mattress? Now may be a good time to do so.

It is estimated that on average humans spend 33% of their lives sleeping. That equates to around 26 years (Reference.com). The last thing you want to be doing is spending all that time on a mattress that is no longer fit for purpose. Not only could an unsupportive mattress lead to unnecessary neck and back pain, but it can also affect your quality of sleep.

Consider these five signs to determine whether your mattress is hindering your good night’s sleep:

1. The Mattress is Old

The age of your mattress is one of the first things to consider. Experts recommend that a mattress should be replaced every 8 years. However, this varies depending on the manufacturer, the mattress type and it’s fillings, who sleeps in the bed and your sleeping position.

It is easy to forget when you purchased your mattress. A good tip is to write the purchase date on the mattress label – Highland BlindCraft do this for you.

2. Waking Up with Aches and Pains

Do you wake up stiff and tight, particularly in your shoulders and back area? Does the pain subside once you begin to stretch and move around? This could be a sign that you are due a new mattress. Over time your mattress loses the ability to provide proper support resulting in pressure points from sleeping directly on the springs. These pressure points in turn cause a restlessness night’s sleep of tossing and turning.

However, take into consideration your daily routine. If you have started a new Body Pump class at the gym, the pain you are feeling is unlikely to be related to your mattress.

3. The Mattress Sags

To prolong the life of your mattress it is recommended that it is rotated regularly (unless it is memory foam) to even out the wear and tear. Take a moment next time you change the sheets to examine the mattress top. If it sags and displays uneven indentations it could be time for a change. The issue with a saggy mattress is that the sleeper’s body is not aligned, keeping the muscles from relaxing and therefore resulting is a poor night’s sleep.

4. Worsening Allergies and Asthma

Yes, it is true – over time and age your mattress can develop dust mites. They are thought to be one of the leading causes for worsening allergies. Memory Foam and Latex mattresses are most resistant to mites and are recommended highly to allergy sufferers.
If it is not allergy season and your symptoms appear worse first thing in the morning and last thing at night, it could be time to say hello to a new mattress.

5. Gained a Partner or Weight

The more pressure your mattress is required to support the faster the wear and tear rate. Extreme weight fluctuation throughout the life of your mattress can put stress on the fillings and therefore, influence the comfort and support it provides. Likewise, if you have gained a partner you may find that the bed is no longer providing the same support or is not adequate to support the extra weight.

Comfort is subjective and unique to each individual. A mattress is an investment and that’s why Highland BlindCraft highly recommend always testing your mattress in store before purchasing. Doing so ensures you choose a mattress that provides appropriate comfort and support suited to you.

If any of the above factors resonate with you and your quality of sleep Contact Us today and our team will help you find the perfect mattress. Or why not visit our store and take the sleep test on our Highland BlindCraft Mattresses.
Shop Highland BlindCraft now and find our full range of mattresses and much more here.

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