When should you replace your mattress?
Unfortunately, a mattress does not last forever. So what is its lifetime? 5, 10, 15 years? Today on the blog, we answer that mysterious question, and we share our tips on how to extend the life of your mattress for as long as possible.
How long is the life of a mattress?
Generally, the life of a mattress is about a decade long. However, its durability depends on several factors, primarily its quality and maintenance. When well chosen and well maintained, a mattress is an excellent long-term investment that could take you even beyond 10 years. The opposite is also true; a lower quality mattress that is less well maintained may not survive more than a few years.
How to know if you need a new mattress
There are unmistakable signs that it’s time for you to change mattresses. If your mattress sags toward the center; if it creaks; if the material is damaged or if the springs have shifted, then your mattress is showing signs of wear. However, your body is the best judge of the situation.
Here are some questions to ask yourself:
– How do you feel when you wake up? Do you feel stiff or achy?
– Do you feel that the quality of your sleep has decreased over the last year?
– When was your last good night’s sleep? Was it in a different bed than your own?
– Do your become numb sometimes during the night?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then consider buying a new mattress.
How to extend the life of a mattress?
Good news: there are tricks to extend the lifes of a mattress. The first precaution to take is to shop carefully for the mattress that suits you best (you can read our tips on how to find it by clicking here). A quality, well suited mattress provides better long-term comfort. For proper maintenance that will maximize its life expectancy, here are some tips:
– Protect it with a mattress cover
– Vacuum it when you change the sheets
– Rotate the head-to-toe orientation every 3 to 6 months
– Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and your in-store specialists’ advice
In short, the life of your mattress is variable. You can put all the odds in your favour by buying a quality mattress and implementing regular maintenance practices. This will help maximize the number of years of comfort you get to spend in company of your comfy mattress.
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And you? When was the last time you bought a mattress?