We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so it's important that we're doing so on a good surface. If you've had your mattress or box spring for a long time, and you think it might be time to replace, here are the signs to look out for to let you know which one it is.
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Signs You Need A New Mattress
- You Toss And Turn
When your mattress is old, it becomes uncomfortable to sleep in. It pushes on pressure points in your body, and causes you to toss and turn. If you find that you're unable to get comfortable at night, your mattress is the first place you should inspect.
- You Wake Up Feeling Tired
Another sign your mattress is out of date is when you feel tired in the mornings, or throughout the day. This is the result of a poor night's sleep, and something you'll want to address sooner rather than later. While there are many things that could be causing your poor night's rest, the mattress is often to blame.
Signs You Need A New Box Spring
- Your Box Spring Is Broken or Worn Down
Your box spring provides a solid support for your mattress, and helps it to last longer and remain comfortable. If there is a problem with your box spring, you'll end up having problems with your mattress. Box springs typically need to be replaced every 10 years, so if you've had yours longer, or if yours shows signs that it's broken, it's time for a new one. If notice sagging within your bed, and the mattress isn't the problem, then the box spring is the culprit.
- You're Buying A New Mattress
Finally, in some cases, a new box spring is required as a part of the warranty when you buy a new mattress. When purchasing a mattress, talk to the salesperson about your current boxspring, and see if a replacement is needed.