5 Signs You Desperately Need a New Mattress



The quality of sleep that you get each night largely depends on the quality of your mattress. If your mattress is lumpy, sagging in spots, old, stained, or even ripped, it will compromise the quality of your beauty sleep.


Whether you like it or not, your mattress has a limited lifespan and will eventually need to be replaced. Most mattress brands recommend that you rotate or flip the bed anywhere from once every three months to once a year. But even with regular flipping, your mattress will need to be replaced. The upside here is that you will have the joy of choosing a mattress to sleep on. Here are several signs that your old, lumpy mattress is ready to be sent to mattress heaven and that you should begin the process of choosing a mattress that's brand new.


  1. Sagging: This is where the springs wear down and everything compacts together, so the outer material is no longer tight. If you can see your body impression in the foam, choosing a mattress for replacement purposes just became a priority.

  2. Lumps: Do you regularly roll around looking for a spot on the bed that is lump-free? Once that spot is found, you are quick to mark it out as your own. But that relief might not last for long. Sleeping should cause your body to relax and be ready for the new day. But if you are in pain, choosing a mattress can help.

  3. Allergies: If you're constantly sneezing when you head off to bed, it could actually be due to the age of your mattress. Mattresses pick up dirt and allergens over time, which means a replacement will be in your future -- especially if you have a respiratory condition.

  4. General Discomfort: People change over time. As you move through life, you will find that your body will need a different type of mattress to sleep on. You will need to find one that meets your changing needs. For example, you may find you need a firmer mattress rather than a pillowy-soft one as you age. If you're not getting a good night's sleep but there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with your current mattress, you might simply require better back support or additional cushioning.

  5. Old Age: Sadly, mattresses don't last forever. If your mattress is older than 10 and is showing any of the signs listed above, you will need to shop around for a replacement sooner rather than later.


There are a lot of ways that your mattress can alert you to the need to replace it. The signs are there for you to see. If you are searching for a new mattress, you will want to look at various options. The last thing you want to do is get another one that does not meet all of your needs. For more information on choosing a mattress that fits your lifestyle, preferences, or health concerns, please contact us today.

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