Get Better Sleep By Learning To Recognize When To Replace Your Mattress

Posted on: 30 June 2015

The mattress is one of the most overlooked parts of a bedroom. Most people update their bed linens numerous times before they even consider the idea of updating their mattress. However, keeping your mattress longer than its lifespan can significantly lower your quality of sleep. Make sure you know how to recognize the signs that's it's time to update your mattress to ensure a good night's rest, every night.

Painful Slumber

If sleeping on your mattress is more of a painful experience than a pleasant one, it's time to consider an upgrade. Overtime, mattresses start to lose some of their support, creating a sleeping surface that is too soft. While a soft mattress might seem comfortable, it's not supporting your body properly. Without the right amount of support, this causes your muscles to get stiff, which eventually leads to soreness.


Overtime, the padding inside of a mattress can start to shift around and cause lumps to form. This is an indication of an uneven level of padding density throughout the mattress. This means that you will have areas with more or less padding in them, which can lead to an uncomfortable surface. A high quality mattress can be used for a long time without this type of problem, but with a low quality mattress this can happen quickly.

You Have to Hang on to the Edge

If you and your partner have to literally hang on to the edge of the bed to prevent rolling into the middle of the mattress, it's time to replace. Mattresses start to sag in the middle when the innerspring system is worn. You can prolong wear of the innerspring by frequently flipping the mattress. However, after you've flipped the mattress in both directions and you're still having this problem you need a new mattress.

Consider a Latex Mattress

If it's clear that it is time for you to replace your mattress, consider upgrading to a latex mattress. Compared to other mattress styles, latex mattresses last longer, which can save you a considerable amount of money in replacement cost. However, unlike many other fire retardant mattresses, latex mattresses afford this protection while still being non-toxic, which is critical to your health.  

Although it's often overlooked, your mattress is an integral part of your home. Make certain you are upgrading your mattress when necessary to ensure you are getting the best quality of sleep you can. Contact a company like Nature's Embrace Latex Matresses to learn more.