You spend at least part of every single day on one specific piece of furniture: your mattress. And the mattress bears a huge burden of responsibility too. It has to keep you comfortable and supported so that you rest well and your body can recuperate and prepare for the following day. If you wake up feeling tired, achy, and stiff, your mattress isn’t carrying its weight. But when was the last time you bought a new one? Was it within the last eight years? Here are five big signs that it’s time to purchase a new mattress and get back to restful sleeping.
Change Over Time
The biggest thing to consider is that over time, your body is changing but your mattress probably isn’t, at least not in response to it. Since you bought your last mattress you could have gained or lost weight, sustained an injury, gone through hormonal changes, or many other possibilities. The mattress you have is the same mattress you bought before those changes, only more worn out.
Your mattress is dirtier than you think it is. Over ten years, mattresses nearly double in weight thanks to the accumulation of dust, dead skin cells, dirt, bodily fluids, and allergens. And cleaning only does so much. If you have allergies or asthma, the unseen dirt in your mattresses may be causing you big problems.
If your mattress is more than eight years old, it has likely seen you go through some lifestyle changes. Perhaps it is the addition of a partner, child, or pet. Or maybe your lifestyle has changed around a new job that gives you more financial freedom. Generally speaking, you should opt for the biggest mattress you can afford (and fit in the room). If you and your spouse, dog, and occasionally kid are all climbing into the same double you had after college, it is time to upgrade.
If you wake up in pain (aside from injuries and chronic conditions) your mattress may be the culprit. Waking up with numbness, tingling, stiffness, and fatigue all point to a mattress that is broken down or simply doesn’t meet the needs of your body. Remember that in the years since you last bought your mattress technology has steadily improved, so the right, most comfortable option is out there for you.
If your mattress looks it’s age and is worn out, sagging, and lumpy, it is time to buy new. All of these dents and divots mean that the support you need for a good night’s sleep isn’t there anymore.
Sleep Well With A Mattress From All American Mattress
At All American Mattress, we have the expertise and great prices to help you choose the perfect pillows and foam mattress for your bedroom. We have mattresses and bed frames available made from a variety of materials to suit your needs, whatever they are. Stop by our showroom, visit us online, or give us a call at (410) 451-9006 to see how we can get your toddler sleeping through the night. We offer brand names at affordable prices, and we will always work hard to keep your whole family comfortable. For more mattress shopping tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.