Mattresses play an essential role in everyday life, so finding one you can sleep on consistently is important for ensuring healthy, comfortable sleep. However, no mattress lasts forever, and even the highest-quality models start showing signs of wear and tear after about ten years. Here are four signs that it might be time to get a new mattress.
Visible sagging is perhaps the most obvious sign that a mattress is past its prime and needs to be replaced. No mattress type is immune to sagging: the springs in traditional mattresses break down, memory foam becomes less resilient, and fibers and materials compress and degrade over time. Sagging doesn’t have to be extreme to warrant getting a replacement, as even small soft spots can lead to poor body support and decreased sleep quality.
Over years of use, the springs, padding, and other important structures within a mattress begin to shift around. Lumps form when too much material has shifted into one area of a mattress. While lumps are more commonly associated with cheap, low-quality mattresses, they can also appear in more premium models. Mattress lumps create an uneven sleeping surface and can disrupt sleep, create uncomfortable pressure points, and cause aches and pains.
Unfortunately, many different types of mattresses collect dust mites, mold, mildew, and other allergens over time. Those who are prone to allergic reactions may find themselves sneezing or feeling congested at bedtime. There’s no guaranteed way to prevent mattresses from accumulating allergens over time, but allergy-sensitive sleepers can opt for a hypoallergenic model when it’s time to buy a new one.
Aches, Pains, and Difficulty Sleeping
Even if there are no obvious sagging areas or lumps in a mattress, owners should still consider replacing their model if they feel lingering aches or tired throughout the day. Everyone reacts differently to various textures, firmness levels, and temperatures, so it’s a good idea to explore different models and find one that facilitates quality sleep. Replacing a mattress may be the best thing someone can do for their daily physical comfort, mood, health, and quality of life.
The average person spends up to one-third of their life in bed, so finding a comfortable, durable mattress is a very important process. CLS Direct offers a large selection of wholesale mattresses, as well as bedroom furniture, bedding, and home accessories. Visit our Columbus showroom or call 614-436-0357 to explore our collection.