How long a mattress lasts will depend on various different factors, including what it’s made of.
Obviously most mattresses are used every night, but some are installed in guest rooms, so the frequency of use also makes a difference. Generally, a mattress is usually changed every 7-10 years. After that time, it’s likely to sag and become less hygienic.
Newer mattresses are more comfortable than ever, with manufacturing technology enabling companies to offer improved designs. If your mattress is a decade older, you might be missing out on many great features.
What are the signs you need to upgrade your mattress?
The first sign is obviously visible signs of wear-and-tear. Perhaps your mattress is sagging and no longer supporting you effectively, or you notice visible indentations, lumps or an uneven surface.
Changing a mattress can significantly improve your quality of sleep.
As mattresses age, they may become less comfortable and supportive. If you’re frequently waking up with aches and pains, it’s a major red flag. You should always feel fully rested after spending a night on your mattress.
Another reason to upgrade a mattress is if your lifestyle has changed. Perhaps you’ve developed arthritis or you often get back pain. In such cases, it’s a good idea to choose an orthopaedic mattress.
Over time mattresses gather dust mites, allergens and sometimes mould.
Although regular cleaning can help, if you're dealing with allergies or respiratory issues, you might want to consider replacing your mattress if these problems persist.
Frequently assessing the condition of your mattress and paying attention to changes in your sleep quality can help you determine when it's time for an upgrade.
If you’re ready to find your next mattress, Direct Beds 2 U has a wonderful range to choose from.
Based in Essex, our latest selection of mattresses include:
- Memory Foam. These types of mattresses offer excellent lumbar support and distribute your weight in the most healthy way.
- Natural Talalay Latex for exceptional pressure point relief. The unique buoyant quality of latex is great for relaxing your muscles and relieving tension.
- Cool Gel. A cool gel mattress is ideal if you want better temperature regulation. Naturally hypoallergenic, they also provide full body support and good spine alignment.
- SinLatex which works in a similar way to Natural Talalay Latex.
- MediFoam. Ideal for good spinal support and pressure relief ,along with immediate bounce back when changing sleep positions, Medifoam has more air flow than memory foam.
- Reflex Foam for those seeking a firmer surface. Generally highly affordable they are ideal if you don't like sprung mattresses or the warmth that can be associated with some memory foam
- Natural Wool Silk which is ideal for anyone who suffers from allergies.
- Cotton paired with pocket springs.