You spend one third of your life in bed. When you realize that humans spend so much time sleeping, a suitable mattress becomes a bit of a higher priority than what you may have thought before. Indeed, the argument could be made that the bed is the most essential piece of furniture in your house. But it can be difficult to see the signs of wear and tear because you’re so used to your mattress. Ruby-Gordon has a history of selling mattresses that is over 80 years. We have sold countless mattresses over the years, and we’ve learned to identify when you should replace a mattress.
So how long does a mattress last exactly? If you’ve had your mattress for more than seven years, it may be time to assess its comfort level and prepare to replace it. If it’s in a spare bedroom that’s hardly ever used, you may make an exception.
So The Big Question: What signs are indications that warrant replacement?
- Sagging The most obvious sign that your beloved mattress is in need of replacement is sagging and deep grooves and indentations. Sagging mattress sections indicate that the mattress can no longer adequately support your body when you sleep.
- Lumps and Bumps A mattress is not supposed to be lumpy. Run your hands along your mattress and feel for lumps and rolls, especially on the areas you tend to favor. Coils can fail after extended periods of use and can create an uneven mattress surface.
- Your Mattress is Noisy Does your mattress creak, groan or pop? It shouldn’t, even when you’re tossing and turning. Mattresses with springs and coils tend to get noisy after years of use.
- Your Sleep Is Being Affected If you can’t get to sleep because you can’t get comfortable, perhaps your mattress is to blame. That persistent tossing and turning to try and find a comfortable spot could indicate that your mattress is no longer equipped to properly support your body.
- Aches And Back Pains. If you wake up stiff and sore every day, your mattress could be part of the problem. Improper mattress support can lead to muscle and joint pain. Once your mattress has failed to support you adequately, it is no longer a good place to sleep.
- Stains and Smells If you share your bed with a child or with a pet, accidents are unavoidable. You will have to deal with the inevitable spillage of food or potty training mishaps. When you find your mattress in very stained or smelly condition, it’s time to dispose of it and get a new one.
- Allegerns If you’re experiencing allergy-like symptoms in the morning, a likely culprit is your old mattress. Over time, some mattresses develop build-ups of dust mites and other allergens, which may introduce new allergy symptoms. If you notice an increase in allergies and/or asthma it may be time to kick that old mattress to the curb and replace with a fresh new one.
If you have a mattress in need of replacement, Ruby-Gordon would like to offer you a free bedMATCH diagnostic to help you determine the perfect mattress for your sleep needs. Our bedMATCH program uses scientific methods to assess your sleep profile and recommend the best mattress for your individual support needs.