Given how important mattresses are from a health point of view, it is important to replace them when they are not fit to be used any longer. At Innovative Sleep Solutions, we want to ensure that our customers understand that knowing how to tell when you need a new mattress is not all that difficult. All you need to do is to watch out for a few signs.
1. The Mattress is Sagging
A mattress that sags needs to be replaced, and you do not have to wait for the sagging to become blatantly obvious to act. Even if it sags just by an inch or two, you may be jeopardizing your health because the mattress performs the critical role of supporting your back while you sleep.
2. Lumps in the Mattress
Lumps appear in even the best quality mattresses over time. Having a lot of these lumps in the mattress means that your back is getting uneven support, which does not bode well for your health. Rather than dealing with inconsistent pressure points, it makes more sense to get a new mattress.
3. The Mattress is More Than Eight Years Old
If your mattress is more than eight years old, it needs to go. Since most people do not remember the exact date when they bought their mattress, it is always a good idea to write the date down.
4. You are Not Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
If you are unable to get a decent night’s sleep, the reason could be a mattress that is clearly past its prime and needs to be replaced. Sleeping on a functional mattress should leave you feeling rested and fresh. If you feel tired and drowsy during the course of the day, your mattress is not doing its job.
5. Your Mattress is Giving You Allergies
Over time mattresses can collect allergens on account of exposure to dust mites, mould, and mildew. These can trigger allergies in people, which can cause damage to your sleep and daily health. If you find yourself sneezing every time you are near the bed or feeling funny when you wake up in the morning, you may have allergies caused by your mattress. You should get rid of such a mattress immediately, as continuing to use it would harm your health.
If you would like to learn more about the right time to replace your mattress, or if you want to purchase a new one, please contact Innovative Sleep Solutions at 604-536-9380 or by filling out a contact form on our website.