When Should You Replace Your Mattress?

Losing Sleep

Sleepless nights, soreness, or covers strewn all over the place after waking are some of the best indications that it's time to replace your mattress. Of course, individuals shouldn't jump to blaming their mattresses for sleep problems. It's important to first rule out other factors that might be affecting restfulness, like partner snoring (which a new lifestyle adjustable bed base can help alleviate) or high levels of stress. If these don't seem to be causing your overtiredness, pay attention to whether you've been favoring the sofa, recliner, or spare bedroom to the bed, as this is a sign your body needs better support. Also, if you or your partner are constantly waking up in the middle of the night to shift position, your body is letting you know it isn't comfortable. The only way to correct this restlessness is to replace your mattress.

Signs of Wear & Damage

While each person has different preferences and each mattress has its own longevity, the general rule to follow is replace your mattress at least every eight years. Though inexpensive mattresses often need replacing much sooner, following this rule for quality mattresses ensures you never experience the negative side effects of an outdated mattress. At the eight-year mark, you'll begin to notice sagging or deeper body impressions. You may also hear creaking or find the mattress smells malodorous. Once these things become apparent, you know it's time for an upgrade.