Fact of life: Mattresses don't last a lifetime, even though some of us feel like we've been sleeping on our current mattress for almost that long! Not only does an older mattress lack whatever support it once provided, it's also likely filled with "stuff" (dust mites and bed bugs -- yuck!) that could literally be affecting your health! If you're waking up with a sore back, a rash, or other symptoms of allergies, it's not a stretch to think that your old mattress may be contributing to those woes.
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When it Comes to Mattresses, How Old is Too Old?
According to the Better Sleep Council, if you've been sleeping on the same mattress for 7 or more years, it's time to replace it. If you're not sure exactly when you bought it, here are some other clues that the time has come to say goodbye to your current mattress:
- It's sagging or showing other obvious signs of wear such as stains, tears, or holes
- Sleeping elsewhere and waking up without your normal lower back pain.
- You wake up nearly every morning stiff or achy
Finding a New Mattress
Before you shop for a new mattress, it helps to know what's out there in terms of options. For instance, did you know that there are mattresses that can help you stay cool at night? Mattresses that are perfect for your sleep position? Names like Serta, Beautyrest and Simmons count for a lot too. These companies have been manufacturing mattresses for a long time, and have managed to make a name for themselves in a highly competitive business by producing top-quality mattresses designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of people.
The best way to choose is visit a mattress store that's staffed with knowledgeable sales people that can help steer you in the right direction based on your individual sleep needs and preferences. In the Sarasota and Venice, Florida area, that store is Land of Sleep, a family owned and operated business that's been serving the residents of the area for more than 40 years. We've got all of the best brands, and sales people who are committed to helping you find the most comfortable mattress for your budget.
Don't spend another night tossing and turning on an old mattress that no longer provides you with a good night's sleep. Stop in at Land of Sleep and explore your options today!