When Should I Replace My Mattress?
Is an uncomfortable mattress hindering the amount of sleep you’re getting per night? If you’re having trouble falling asleep or keep waking up throughout the night, an unsupportive mattress may be the culprit.
A lack of sleep from keeping an old mattress can put your health at risk. According to The National Sleep Foundation, healthy adults should be getting between 7-9 hours of sleep per night. In fact, they advise that a lack of sleep can negatively affect your appearance, your immune system, and the way your brain functions!
Not sure if your mattress is causing your lack of sleep? Here are three signs it might be time to replace your mattress:
1. You haven’t replaced your mattress in many years.
Have you been sleeping on the same mattress since the early 2000s? Yikes! It’s not a purchase we make frequently, but it’s important to invest in a supportive and comfortable bed.
Fun fact – for the best night’s sleep, your mattress should be replaced about every seven to ten years. Over time, your bed can become worn and pose the risk of not getting a proper night’s sleep.
2. Your mattress feels lumpy, misshapen, or saggy.
Does it feel like you’re sleeping on a hammock instead of a bed? An old mattress can become warped and unsupportive, causing interrupted sleep.
If you’re waking up unrested, achy, and stiff, your mattress might be to blame. When your spine isn’t properly aligned while you sleep, chances are you’ll be feeling it in the morning! A supportive mattress can help you feel well rested, rejuvenated, and ready to conquer the day.
3. You have worsening allergies with no other cause.
Mattresses can collect a lot of dust, bacteria, and mold. According to sleephelp.org, an old and dusty mattress can be the cause for worsening allergy and asthma symptoms. If you’ve been suffering with unexplained symptoms and can’t figure out another cause, a dust-filled mattress might be impacting your health.
If vacuuming, steaming, and flipping your mattress doesn’t help, it may be time to get a new one. Getting rid of your old mattress may help prevent allergies and also help you sleep better.
Is it time to ditch your old mattress? Consider calling a junk removal company for assistance with the heavy lifting and haul away.
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