No mattress lasts a lifetime, but what are the tell-tale signs that your mattress is on its last legs?
Sinking into your bed after a long day is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and your mattress plays a huge part in determining how satisfying your night’s sleep will be. Finding the best mattress for your needs is essential, as a high quality and supportive mattress can not only help you sleep better, but improve your health and wellbeing in the long run.
Yet the truth is that many people are still sleeping on mattresses that are old or unsuited to their individual requirements. Many hold onto an old mattress for well over a decade – even if they are using a cheap mattress that has lost its tension and no longer helps to keep the spine in a neutral position.
If you’re interested in the many benefits of Mammoth’s range but aren’t yet convinced that it’s time to upgrade your mattress, here are some tell-tale signs that will tell you when it’s the right moment to invest in the best.
Sagging is probably the most obvious sign that a mattress is coming to the end of its lifespan. Whether memory foam or springs, any mattress that has lost substantial tension has probably seen better days, and should be replaced.
It’s too hard or soft
Without sounding too much like a fairy tale, it’s important that your mattress is neither too hard nor too soft, but just right. Cheap foam mattresses can be impacted by temperature over time, while basic sprung mattresses can lose their bounce and become far too soft. These changes in firmness can impact your sleep quality, and indicate that it’s time to replace your mattress.
Over time the padding in your mattress can shift, and this will likely create lumps. While a little settling is always to be expected in foam mattresses, drastically uneven density can impact how well your mattress supports your body while you sleep, creating areas of unnecessary and uncomfortable pressure. Lower quality mattresses are more likely to develop lumps.
It has allergens
If you often wake up feeling stuffed up, or sneezing yourself awake, it could be a sign that your mattress has accumulated allergens. Like all soft furnishings, your mattress can pick up particles in the air and retain them, including mould, mildew and dust mites, which can impact your health over time. Consider options with hypoallergenic covers and, of course, be sure to wash your sheets regularly.
Your lifestyle has changed
Sometimes it’s not the mattress that has changed, but the lifestyle of the sleeper. Changes like losing or gaining weight, getting pregnant, starting a new fitness routine or developing a health condition can cause a shift in your priorities, meaning a new mattress is necessary. You might also move to a bedroom with more space or perhaps you are in a relationship and have decided that sharing a bed requires a little more space to sleep comfortably.