If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, have you considered that it may be down to the quality of your mattress? That’s right, more than ever our sleep is being impacted by our choice (or lack of) mattress. As a key component of a good night’s sleep, we’re here to debunk the top three reasons why you should change your mattress which, by the way, is encouraged every 6 to 8 years!
- It’s Causing Discomfort
Old, heavily used mattress may begin to cause your body discomfort over time, not quite providing the same support as it once did. If you’re experiencing back, neck or general achiness now could be the ideal time to invest in a new mattress to renew your sleeping habits. The same applies if you have experienced difficulties regarding your health. A soft mattress may not provide the support you now need, implying that you may now benefit from a firmer replacement.
Even though investing in a new mattress might not be the most exciting thing ever, it really can improve your sleep and, unlike what many believe, there are several ways to find the most affordable mattress online. Take your time to understand the different types of mattresses available and how a soft or firm alternative may benefit you.
- It’s Making Noise
We’re ot ones to complain but getting into bed and your mattress making a lot of noise is simply not the one. Whilst noise making is more common in spring/coil mattresses or ‘innerspring mattresses’, other models may also begin to make noise over time. So, if your mattress begins to squeak or make another unpleasant sound, take it as a sign to upgrade. But, don’t be disheartened. It’s perfectly normal for an older mattress to creak. A new one will benefit both you and your partner’s sleep!
Top tip: If you want to replace your mattress less often than recommended, confirm a foam-like mattress. These won’t cause noise and offer greater comfort through offering greater pressure relief.
- General Wear & Tear
We sleep on our mattresses every single day, making general wear and tear much more likely. If your mattress begins to sag, smell or worsening allergies, it’s time to consider an upgrade. However, there are some ways you can protect your mattress to keep it in top condition for longer such as investing in a mattress protector which not only prevents spills from touching your actual mattress, but stops bodily fluids from entering it too. It also offers greater protection from different allergens, ensuring they don’t pervade the mattress below.
So, there you have it! Whether you are considering upgrading your mattress due to recent discomfort, the noise it makes as you roll around at night or because it’s showing general signs of general wear and tear, we hope this helps. Be sure to consider the qualities you want your new mattress to have for better support, comfort and an overall good night’s sleep. Good luck!