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5 Signs That You Need to Replace Your Mattress

by Pam Silvia

If you’re trying to improve your health and well-being, a good night’s rest is essential to achieve that. Unfortunately, many people suffer from a lack of sleep. According to research, over 75 percent of adults have trouble sleeping well, while 60 percent experience daytime sleepiness that has hindered their routines. While there are medical conditions that can result in inadequate sleep, your mattress might be the main contributor.

Here are five signs to tell you that your mattress needs a replacement:

1. Your Mattress is Old

Mattresses typically have a lifespan of about eight years, but this will depend on its quality and type. Other factors include whether you sleep alone or with a partner, and even how you sleep. If your bed is around seven to ten years old, it is probably time to get a new one.

2. Your Mattress Is Saggy

If your bed has a dent shaped like your body, it is a sign that your bed is worn down. Sagging can occur in all beds (except waterbeds) and can be visually identified.

If your bed has springs built-in, it can break. If it uses foam, fiber, and pillowtop materials, it will sag over time. Memory foam will get softer and create a ‘hammock’ effect.

A saggy mattress will disrupt your sleep and might cause pain. If you wake up to this daily, it is time to replace your mattress.

3. Your Spine Isn’t Aligned When Sleeping

In this scenario, the age of the bed isn’t the case. If your bed cannot offer proper alignment and support, your sleep will be disrupted. If you sleep on your back or stomach, your spine should have an S curve. If it is flattened or exaggerated, it means that the bed isn’t capable of providing proper support.

If you sleep on your side, you should have a straight spine from the neck down. A decent pillow can help reduce any minor misalignment, but if you’re able to slip your hand between the bed and your body, it is time for a new mattress.

4. Your Mattress Isn’t Comfortable

Although knowing if your bed is comfortable or not may sound like common sense, you can unknowingly adjust to the discomfort. If you find yourself getting better sleep at a friend’s or a hotel bed, your bed may not be best for you.

The upper section of the bed contains comfort layers that should support your body and reduce pressure. Over time, these layers can break down, causing aching and inadequate sleep, or sometimes, a bed can be faulty from the beginning. If you’re in such a case, it’s better for you to replace your mattress.

5. You Wake Up in Pain

A bad night’s rest can lead to back pain. If you find yourself waking up sore and stiff, your mattress can be part of the problem. If your back pain is at its worst when you wake up and later subsides as you move around and stretch, your mattress may be causing your discomfort.

Have you noticed any of these signs? If so, you should consider replacing and buying a new mattress. We recommend that you purchase a medium-firm mattress,  as this will provide the best balance between comfort and support. If you’re still unsure, don’t be afraid to sleep test different beds to find out which one suits you the most.

If you’re looking to get a new mattress in Reno, Nevada – get in touch with us today! We have a wide range of solutions to choose from.