Your bed, the one you got out of this morning, how long have you had it? According to trusted bed suppliers like Divan Beds Centre, it might be time to think about a new one.
Most experts agree that a mattress should be replaced every six to ten years. Beds might last longer but they should still be constantly monitored to ensure their condition has not deteriorated.
A good bed can be a significant outlay, so many people are reluctant to replace unless their hand is forced. A good night’s sleep, on the other hand, is priceless, and we need 365 of those every year.
Whatever a new bed costs, when you break it down to a per night price the value soon becomes apparent. Sleep experts around the world agree regularly replacing your mattress is key to getting healthy restful nights.
“You should replace your bed if it’s no longer helping you get restful sleep,” Sleep Foundation
“One of the biggest factors in getting a good night’s sleep is the comfort of your mattress. There are few other products that can have such a significant effect on our health and happiness,” Healthline
Tell tale signs it’s time to replace your bed or mattress
- Trouble sleeping
We all have the occasional bad night’s sleep but, if it starts happening regularly, we should always question why. If you can’t identify any explicit reason, then experts advise turning your attention to what you’re (not) sleeping on.
2. Sagging or damage
It may seem obvious, but how many of us look closely enough at our mattress to notice wear and tear? Visible damage, especially sagging in the middle or at the corners of a mattress, means it’s time to replace.
3. Change of shape
If your mattress is not the same shape as when you bought it, it’s probably time for a new one. Similarly, lumps and bumps forming can lead to discomfort and reduced sleep efficiency from your bed.
4. Morning aches
It’s easy to write off pain or stiffness in the morning as signs of age or overdoing it. The truth is, many of these ailments can be cured by a properly functioning mattress, so, if you hurt, replace.
5. Big impressions
A memory foam mattress is supposed to mould around your body, then remember and return to its original shape. If it retains your outline after you get up, like a murder scene chalk drawing, it’s time for a change.
6. Trouble breathing
Even when cleaned regularly, all beds and mattresses collect dust mites and other irritants over their lifetime. If you’re suffering from allergies or asthma during the day, it might be because of where you sleep at night.
7. Density change
How hard or soft our mattress should be is a very personal requirement, that’s why such a range is available. Mattress density can change over time, and the effectiveness of a mattress for your needs can change with it.
Perhaps one of the easiest signs of a mattress or bed being past its sell-by date is if it starts to make a noise. Aside from the irritation to you and others, increased or unexplained noise is a solid indication of a deteriorating product.
9. Ripples of movement
If you sleep with a partner and you can feel when they move, your bed is not doing its job. A bed should support the body and absorb motion, failure to do so is a sign that it’s replacement time.
10. Sleeping away
Finally, if you find you get a better night’s sleep when at hotels or staying over elsewhere, make a change. Your bed is the one you spend the most night’s of your life in, it should be the most comfortable.
While many things affect our ability to get a good night’s sleep, being comfortable is always key. So, when something is so important to our health, both physically and mentally, why would you take a chance?
Check your bed and mattress to see if it’s time for you to make a change today.