We don’t always remember to replace items in our homes that we use all the time. For some reason, we just think they’re going to work the way they always have. This is certainly true for our bed’s mattress. When we first buy it, we love it and probably get the best sleep of our lives, But over time, we don’t realize that the mattress is slowly wearing out and our sleep quality is suffering.
The experts at Queensway Mattress provide these top signs you need to replace your mattress so you can sleep well once again.
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1. The Mattress is Sagging
Sagging is probably the most obvious sign that your mattress is wearing out. This means that the springs or coils are weakening or the memory foam is losing its ability to retain its shape. If you have an air mattress, sagging means that it’s no longer holding air as it should. A sagging mattress will occur more quickly for heavier people, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen to your mattress even if you’re average or small in stature.
If your mattress has an obvious person-sized dent in it when you’re not in bed, it’s time to replace your mattress. If you get up from your bed and the mattress doesn’t immediately return to its normal, flat state, you’re going to need a new mattress soon and you should start looking at your options. You aren’t getting the proper support you need from your mattress if it’s sagging, which means you aren’t getting quality sleep either.
2. You Wake Up in Pain
When you sleep, your body should be restoring itself from the pressures and stresses of the day. As a result, you should wake up feeling refreshed and renewed. If, instead, you’re waking up in pain, it’s a sign that your mattress isn’t properly supporting your body while you sleep. The most common pain points that result from a worn out mattress include hip pain, knee pain, back pain, and neck pain.
A pain might only show up once, which could mean that you just slept in an awkward position. But if you’re repeatedly in pain every morning, then your mattress is likely the culprit. Take note of where the pain is so you can find a new mattress that pays specific attention to supporting those parts of your body.
3. Your Allergies are Activated
As a mattress ages, it traps in various allergens like dust mites and even mold or mildew. If you’re waking up with itchy or watery eyes, a headache, or a rash, it could be because your mattress is full of allergens. There’s really no way to adequately clean an old mattress to remove these allergens, so the best bet is to purchase a new one that is allergen resistant.
Look for mattresses that are made from materials that resist the buildup of allergens to make sure your mattress doesn’t make your allergies worse.
A mattress is one of the most important pieces of furniture you’ll ever own because it’s connected to your health. If you’re experiencing any of the above-mentioned signs, it’s time to replace your mattress and restore your health through sleep.