Have you checked your mattress lately? If not, now may be a good time to do so.
Most mattresses generally last between eight to ten long years. However, what people should know is that over the years, mattresses loses support and accumulate oil, moisture, and dead skin.
If you are looking for clues on when you need to replace your bedding and ensure your sound sleep, here are 5 signs to watch out for.
You feel more comfortable on other beds
If you find yourself going into another bedroom or prefer the couch to get a more comfortable sleep, then perhaps you should consider getting a new bedding. Struggling to fall asleep at night is often due to the discomfort you had while in bed. Your mattress should be supportive and cozy enough to give your body a rest and enable you to fully recover. In some instances, flipping your mattress may be a temporary solution. If turning does not help, then you should start searching for a new mattress to improve the quality of your sleep.
Your mattress makes loud noises
Creaking sounds are another clear sign that you need to consider buying a new mattress. A mattress in good condition shouldn’t make squeaky or grinding metallic noises, even when if you are tossing and turning. Broken box springs may affect mattress’ support, comfort, and shape. These squeaking noises may imply that the support of your mattress is not as good as it is supposed to be.
You feel that you are sagging into the mattress
One of the obvious indications that your mattress needs changing is the visible sag. Sagging occurs as mattress springs break down or softening of the memory foam core and loses it resiliency over time. If you feel you hammock into your bed, it can significantly affect your sleep and you wake up with aches and pains the next morning. Moreover, any bumps and holes in the bedding suggests that it’s time to get a new mattress.
Your mattress has a funny smell
Does your bed have a lingering smell that you cannot get rid of, even though you washed your sheets regularly? It might be due to your mattress. Over its lifespan, your mattress accumulates dead skin cells, dust, and hair and become a haven for fungi and bacteria. Your bedding can also get moldy if your bedroom is damp. Regular vacuuming is a must to minimize the amount of dirt in your bed. We also recommend professional cleaning and vacuuming at least once a year to remove deep-seated dirt in your mattresses.
You suffer from allergy or asthma
If you find that you sneeze a lot, have a runny nose or itchy nose, dry and irritated mouth especially at night or first thing in the morning, it may be an indication that you need a new mattress. Dust mites that thrive in your beddings and mattresses are one of the leading causes of allergens. Regular vacuuming is one of the ways to deal with dust mites in your beddings and easing your allergies. However, if your allergy symptoms don’t get better even after regular cleaning if the bed and after the pollen levels go down, it’s reasonable to start thinking about getting a new mattress.
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