Tuesday, July 17, 2018

When Should You Replace Your Mattress?

The longtime conventional wisdom has held that you need to replace your mattress every 10 years, because even the best mattress from us won’t last forever simply due to normal wear. But this is only a guideline; you may need to replace yours a little more often. How can you tell? Here are some signs you need to shop for a replacement mattress, which is also an opportunity to upgrade, enjoying the latest developments in memory foam such as airflow and temperature control.

memory foam mattress

Worsening Allergy Symptoms

Do you have allergies? If they’re getting worse and it’s not allergy season, consider that your 7-year-old mattress might be to blame. Even in the cleanest homes, gradually your mattress accumulates dead skin cells and your skin’s natural oils, which don’t trigger or aggravate allergies but attract something that does: dust mites. And actually these tiny critters aren’t making your immune system go haywire, interfering with your breathing: it’s their droppings! If vacuuming, steaming, and flipping the mattress don’t do the trick anymore, replace it immediately so you can breathe properly at night again, giving you the 7-9 hours of sleep per night that you need.

 kids' twin bunk bed mattress

Sagging Mattress

Your mom was right: don’t jump on the bed! But of course children find it so much fun. Once your mattress’s firmness is compromised, forget it. If you can see the indentation from your body well after you arise, dump the old mattress pronto and start shopping.

 Queen size mattress

You Wake Up Feeling Sore

More subtle than sagging, chances are the first sign your mattress is no longer doing its job is your body’s nagging, lingering pain the next day. That’s because your muscles are telling you they can’t go to sleep when you do. On a good mattress, they completely hand over your body’s support so you can enter the deepest sleep, when your body rebuilds, and, incidentally, when your mind dreams (REM sleep, meaning rapid eye movement).

When it’s time to replace your home’s mattresses, stop by 5th Avenue’s Detroit, MI store.

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