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When to Replace Your Mattress

When to Replace Your Mattress

When Should You Replace Your Mattress?: Our Guide

Choosing to replace your mattress can be a big decision. Thankfully, here at BedPlanet, we’ve been able to assemble this helpful and informative guide which will assist you in making the right decision on whether or not you should replace your mattress. Enjoy!

Factors to Consider When Determining Whether or Not to Replace Mattress

Below are some factors to consider when weighing the decision on whether or not you're likely to replace your old mattress with a brand new mattress from BedPlanet:

Your Mattress is 6-8+ Years Old

If your mattress is approaching the 6-8 year mark, you may want to look into purchasing a new mattress sooner, rather than later. When your mattress reaches this age range, you’ll most likely notice some problems developing, if not fully present every time you sleep.

Your Mattress is Negatively Affecting Your Sleep Patterns

Don’t let your mattress negatively impact your sleeping patterns. An older mattress with lots of use throughout the years may begin to infringe upon your good night’s sleep. The best way to resolve this issue is to browse our selection of mattresses right here!

Your Mattress is Noticeably Saggy or Damaged in Certain Areas

If your mattress is noticeably saggy, even after rotating and flipping, you’ll likely want to start browsing for a new mattress. This is a sign of true damage from years of use, which is normal after an extended period of time; but nonetheless a sign it’s time to replace the old with the new.

Your Mattress is Noisier than Usual

If you’re noticing your mattress is making odd sounds with each movement or shift throughout the night, you may want to examine the problem. Sure, it may be a one-off squeaky spring if you have a spring-loaded or hybrid mattress, however, this noisiness often indicates your mattress may be nearing its final years.

You Sleep Better at Hotels, AirBnBs, Family’s Houses, etc…

Do you notice whenever you sleep at a hotel, an AirBnB, or a family’s house, you sleep much better? Maybe it’s the ambiance, but it’s most likely the better mattress itself.

You Notice an Increase in Allergies and/or Asthma

Are you noticing your allergies or asthma increasing every time you lay down on your older mattress? If so, there may be a strong buildup of dander, debris, and dust causing you to feel as though you’ve just entered a dusty attic.

You Regularly Wake Up with Muscle or Joint Stiffness

If you’re regularly waking up with muscle or joint stiffness after sleeping on your mattress, but not other mattresses, this may be an indication it’s time for a new bed.

Factors Influencing Your Mattress’ Lifespan

Mattress Materials

Mattress materials greatly influence the lifespan of your mattress. If you have a traditional spring-loaded mattress from yesteryears, you may have discovered it’s not holding up as it used to. If you have a true memory-foam mattress, you may have had a decent run out of it for the past 6-8 years, but it may be sagging and not as supportive as it once was. A hybrid mattress may offer further support and stability when compared to a traditional spring-loaded mattress or a pure memory foam mattress; as it has the best of both worlds.

Routine Maintenance & Care

As long as you treat your mattress with routine maintenance and care, it should last longer than if you were to completely neglect it. This is obviously true of most things in life, yet it’s especially true with the new mattress you purchase. You’ll want to rotate your mattress from head to toe about every six months. Ensure your mattress is protected with a high-quality mattress protector. Check out our selection of mattress protectors right here!

Your Size & Weight

Your overall size and weight will greatly influence the length of time your mattress lasts. If you’re a 6’5” tall male weighing upwards of 250 lbs, you’re most likely going to see sagging and reduced support quicker than a 5’5” tall female weighing 130 lbs. This is simply basic physics combined with gravity. The more weight the mattress has to support, the more wear and tear the mattress will encounter.

Do You Have Children & Pets?

If you have children or pets, you may find yourself running into more wear and tear than someone without children or pets. The main reason behind this is the fact pets can have accidents on your bed, as can children. When you combine the added weight from pets and children if they sleep in the same bed as you, the accident-prone nature of children and pets, and the potential for intentional damage from your pets if they become bored and want to tear up the side of your mattress; you may find yourself having to replace your mattress much sooner than anticipated.

Is a New Mattress Worth the Cost?

This question is often asked, and ninety-nine percent of the time, the answer is “Yes!”. Let’s explore some of the reasons why below.

Improved Sleep

Your sleep quality is so important. If your sleep is suffering due to an older, defunct mattress, you’ll want to invest in a new mattress as soon as possible. If you decide to “save money” by not purchasing a new mattress, you may end up developing a health condition later down the road from joint stiffness, back pain, neck pain, or hip pain; which will most likely cost you much more than the price of a new mattress, all things considered. Knowing we spend about ⅓ of our lives sleeping, it’s very important to have quality sleep.

Reduced Aches & Pains

A reduction in aches and pains can be truly life changing. Sometimes you don’t realize how good your sleep can be until you’ve slept on a brand new mattress from BedPlanet. Reduce your aches and pains today if you’ve been noticing your old mattress just isn’t cutting it anymore.

Reduced Motion Transfer Between Partners

If you’re constantly waking up from your partner’s shifts, tossing, and turning throughout the night, it may be time to look at a mattress which offers little to no motion transfer between partners as they sleep. Having a restful, complete night’s sleep while sharing a bed with your loved one can be a game-changer.

Possible Reduction in Allergy & Asthma Symptoms

If you’re noticing allergy symptoms or asthma symptoms increasing as soon as you lay down in your bed, it may be harboring nasty bacteria, debris, dander, and dust. Your old mattress may contribute to your allergy symptoms or asthma symptoms if not addressed properly with the purchase of a new mattress, free of dust, dander, debris, and bacteria.

Choose BedPlanet for Your Next Mattress!

If you’re in the market for a new mattress, BedPlanet is the right choice for you! Discover our wide array of mattresses for any sleep style by clicking the button below! We look forward to being your choice when it comes to replacing your old mattress with a new mattress!


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