We can all remember a time that we got out of bed and felt achy, sore, and even more tired than when we got into bed. Maybe it’s stress, maybe it’s that 6 mile run you went on yesterday, or maybe it’s your old mattress. It can be hard to know if it really is time for a new mattress, so we’ve laid out a few easy signs that will help you decide.
Your mattress is 8 or more years old
It may seem obvious, but this really is a good way to know when it’s time for a new mattress. Some people don’t realize when a mattress is what’s causing their achy backs and stiff necks, so when your mattress is reaching the 8 year mark, it might be time to think about moving on.
You wake up feeling achy, sore, or tired
When your mattress gets older, it can lose the ability to fully support you. As the mattress breaks down, you can end up with painful pressure points that make finding a comfortable sleeping position nearly impossible. And while you’re trying to find that comfortable position, you’re losing precious sleep time.
You’re cheating on your mattress with the couch
When you find that you get a better night’s sleep when you’re on the couch or at a hotel room, there’s a pretty good chance that your mattress needs replacing.
It feels like you’re sleeping in a hammock
Your midsection is the heaviest part of your body, and over time the part of your mattress that supports your midsection can sag. This can be mitigated by turning your mattress once a year, but if it always feels like you’re in a hammock, then it might be time to say goodbye to your mattress.
Your spring allergies are happening all year long
It may be an unpleasant thought, but dust mites love to shack up in your mattress and bedding. Frequent washes and mattress covers can help to alleviate the problem, but if it persists, it’s probably time to get a new mattress.
We hope you found this list helpful, but if you need a little extra guidance, come on over to Aumand’s, and check out our mattress brands. We can help you get a new mattress at a great price, plus we carry the top brands in all your other household furniture.