Are you waking up with back, neck or shoulder pain?
Back pain is the most common complaint of sleepers and if you wake up with back, neck or shoulder pain, chances are it’s time for a new mattress.
The reason for this is that poor posture during sleep can cause you to move around more than necessary which leads to muscle fatigue and stiffness.
Back pain can also be caused by an old mattress; as time passes, mattresses lose their firmness and support over time making them less effective at helping us maintain good posture while we sleep. If your mattress has been in use for 10+ years or longer, then it may be time to replace it with a newer model!
Finally, back pain can also be caused by sleeping on too soft or too hard surfaces; this causes our bodies not only strain but also places unnecessary pressure on joints and muscles which in turn increases the risk of developing chronic issues later down the line – so don’t forget this when buying your next bed!
Do you wake up in the morning feeling groggy and don’t feel refreshed?
If you wake up in the morning feeling groggy and don’t feel refreshed, it may be time to get a new mattress. If you feel tired, grouchy and lacking energy throughout the day, it may be time to buy a new mattress.
If your current bed is too hard or too soft, then this will contribute to not feeling as rested when getting out of bed in the morning. Also, if your mattress has become lumpy or uneven over time then this can also cause discomfort when lying on it at night which could lead to an unhappy night’s sleep before work or school during the next day.
Do you wake up at night because you are too hot or too cold?
If you are waking up in the middle of the night because you are too hot or too cold, then it’s time to buy a new mattress.
A mattress pad can help with temperature control and provide extra comfort, especially if your current bed is too firm. A memory foam topper is another option if your current bed is too soft.
Do you have back pain during the day, although you’ve had a good night’s sleep?
If you have back pain, there are many things to consider. Pain in the lower back could be caused by a bad mattress. If you wake up every morning with soreness or stiffness, it’s possible that your mattress has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced.
If you feel fine at night but experience discomfort during the day, it may not be time for a new mattress yet. However, if this is happening regularly and consistently over an extended period of time (for example, one year), then it might just be time for a new bedding setup altogether!
Is your mattress sagging?
If your mattress is sagging, this is a sign that it has been compressed and needs to be replaced. Sagging happens due to the weight of your body over time. As you sleep, the springs in your mattress compress and expand, creating uneven pressure points that can cause sagging.
If your mattress has more than a few inches of saggy area in one spot or several spots, it’s definitely time for an upgrade!
Have you noticed your mattress is lumpy, uneven, or sagging on one side more than the other?
Have you noticed your mattress is lumpy, uneven or sagging on one side more than the other? If so, it may be time to buy a new mattress. Check for lumps, bumps and unevenness in your mattress. If you find any of these problems, it’s best to switch out your old bed for a new one.
Has your mattress been in service for over a decade?
If your mattress has been in service for more than a decade, it may be time for a new one. Mattress manufacturers recommend replacing your mattress every 8-10 years, and this recommendation is based on the fact that comfort and support can change over time.
Mattress materials can disintegrate over time as well. For example, the open structure of memory foam allows dust mites to get inside and make themselves at home. The same issue applies to latex mattresses: even if you keep them clean on the surface level, dust mites will find their way under the covers (and into your bed) if they aren’t tightly fitted.
Has your health changed in a way that requires something beyond what your mattress can provide?
If you have a new medical condition or injury, your mattress may not be able to support you. If you are pregnant, your body is changing in ways that require more support from your mattress than it did before. Also, if one partner moves around their sleep position more frequently than another, this can affect the quality of their sleep and therefore their health.
Additionally, as we age our bodies change and need different things from our mattresses. The same goes when adding new pets into the household — they can affect how often partners move around in bed!
Do you feel tired, grouchy and lacking energy throughout the day?
Do you feel tired, grouchy and lacking energy throughout the day? If so, it could be your mattress.
A good night’s sleep is important to our overall health. It helps us function better through the day and provides us with more energy. However, getting a good night’s sleep isn’t easy for some people because of their mattress. The average person sleeps on their side for about one-third of the time they spend in bed—and if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night, this may be due to an uncomfortable mattress that doesn’t provide enough support for your body type or sleeping position.
Does the mattress appear dirty even after cleaning thoroughly?
Does the mattress appear dirty even after cleaning thoroughly? If a mattress is truly clean, it should not look dirty.
If your mattress looks dirty, then you need to clean it more thoroughly and then see if it still looks dirty.
If your mattress looks clean but you are still worried about how long it will last and what might happen when you sleep on it, then consider other signs that suggest whether or not you should invest in a new one.
You can do these things to help decide if it is time to buy a new mattress.
- Check for sagging. When you lie down on a mattress, your weight should be evenly distributed across the surface. If you feel like you’re sinking into the bed, it’s time to get a new one.
- Feel for lumps and bumps. If you notice any lumps or bumps in your mattress—especially if they’re raised—they could be signs of an infestation of dust mites (more on that below). If so, consider getting rid of the offending piece before they spread throughout the rest of your home!
- Check for heat retention. Heat retention can make sleeping hot difficult and uncomfortable, especially if you have hot flashes (or if it’s summertime outside!). A good rule of thumb is that if something feels warmer than room temperature when put against another object (like plastic or glass), then it’s probably too warm for comfort!
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