Signs That You Need A New Mattress & Foundation (Boxspring)

September 20th, 2011

Do you Need a New Mattress?

With most products, it’s fairly obvious when a replacement is needed. If it no longer works or has signs of wear and tear that impair its ability, you know its time for a new one. However, realizing that it is time for a new mattress and foundation isn’t always so obvious. Similar to your favorite old chair or worn pair of shoes, your mattress can still feel comfortable long after it has lost its ability to provide your body with the proper support and comfort it needs. Because sleep is so critical to our ability to function and feel our best, it is important to evaluate your sleep set on a regular basis.

You wake up with stiffness, numbness, aches and pains
 
You had a better night’s sleep somewhere other than your own bed (such as a hotel)
 
Your mattress shows visible signs of overuse (it sags, has lumps, the interior is exposed, etc.)
 
Your mattress is 5 – 7 years old*
*How long a mattress will last depends on several factors, such as amount of use and original quality, but in general, a mattress set that has been in use 5-7 years is no longer providing you with the best comfort and support. Keep in mind that people’s bodies change over time, and the need for good comfort and support only increases with age. That’s why it’s a good idea to compare the mattress and foundation you are sleeping on now to newer models every few years.

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