Though you may not realize it, a good night's sleep is really important for your overall health. Unfortunately, stress and a busy life doesn't always allow you to get as much sleep as you possibly could. Even if you have the time to lay down for a full eight hours, you may toss and turn all night long because your brain is too busy to think.
However, your mattress could also be affecting your sleep. In fact, it could be the difference between waking up feeling great and feeling like you didn't get any sleep at all. If you don't feel great in the morning, it may be time to think about getting a new mattress.
Here are some of the most tell-tale signs that it is time to invest in a new mattress:
How Old Is Too Old for Your Mattress?
According to the Better Sleep Council, mattresses are only good for about seven years. You may be able to stretch it to ten years with extra care, though not all mattresses are made to last that long.
Appearance is Everything
If you aren't really sure how old your mattress is or you are concerned that yours is too old, you can tell a lot about it just by taking a good hard look at it.
Here are some visible signs that you may want to look for a new mattress:
- Coils poke out of the side of the mattress
- Your mattress is lumpy or uneven
- It may even sag in spots
- Your mattress is tattered or torn
How You Feel Is Also Important
One sign that you need a new mattress is how you feel in the morning. If you felt fine when you went to sleep, but you hurt in the morning, it might be time to look for a new one. Most people complain of neck or lower back pain when they don't get enough support with their mattress.
Allergies Bothering You?
Unfortunately, mattresses are great for trapping allergens and dust. This often means that mattresses, especially older ones, can make your allergies act up. If you wake up struggling to breathe, it may be time to consider buying a new mattress.
Noticing Marks and Itchiness?
Though you may not want to think about it, many mattresses have bed bugs or dust mites living in them. If you have them, you may find yourself waking up with marks all over your body. You may also be very itchy.
The best way to get rid of bed bugs is by discarding your old mattress and buying a new one.
Though you may not want to invest in a new mattress, you really should consider it if you are experiencing any of the above signs. It can be costly, but isn't your health and wellness worth it? So, take a good hard look at your mattress and figure out whether or not you need to upgrade your mattress today.
You may want to start by figuring out how old your mattress really is. If it seven years (or older), you may want to find a new mattress right away. If you aren't sure, you may be able to tell just by looking at it. Is it saggy in spots? Are there springs sticking out of it?
You might also be able to tell you need a new mattress by the way that you feel. Do you wake up achy? Does your neck or lower back hurt in the morning? Your allergies may be worse also, because mattresses hold dirt particles in them.
Don't hesitate to contact us today and see what new mattresses we have available for all of your needs. We have multiple mattresses so you should be able to find exactly what you need, at a price that you can afford.