Good quality sleep is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sleep enables our bodies to repair, rejuvenate, and heal, and it ensures that our brains get a chance to consolidate memories and process information. One of the biggest factors that can impact the quality of sleep is the comfort and support of your mattress. After all, it is estimated that we spend more than a third of our lives in bed – so it is super important to ensure that mattresses are supportive and comfortable enough to enable a good night’s sleep.
So, how often should you change your mattress?
A good place to start is to look for signs that your mattress needs to be replaced. These signs are great indicators that the lifespan of your mattress has come to an end and it is time to look for a new one.
Signs of wear and tear
Visual signs of wear
The next time you change the bedsheets, check the mattress for visual signs of wear. These could be stains, rips, broken springs, or dips in the surface where you sleep. Make sure to inspect the top surface, the sides, and flip the mattress over to check underneath for any clues that it’s time to replace it.
Poor quality sleep
If you often wake up feeling groggy and tired after spending a night tossing and turning, it could be that your mattress is the culprit. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get between 7-9 hours sleep per night to ensure that the mind and body are getting all of the benefits of a good night’s rest.
Allergy or asthma symptoms worsen
Although allergies and asthma symptoms can worsen with the changing seasons, it’s important to note that mattresses can also exacerbate them. This is because they can trap a whole host of allergens that can trigger allergies or respiratory conditions, such as dust mites, pollen, dander, or mold spores. If your mattress is more than seven years old and has not had the benefit of a mattress protector, then it may be exacerbating allergies and asthma symptoms.
Waking up in pain
One of the biggest clues that it’s time to replace a mattress is if you regularly wake up with sore joints, backache, or neck pain. This indicates that the muscles are having to work extra hard during the night to keep the body in correct alignment, or that the mattress simply isn’t supportive enough.
Mattress is sagging
A sleep surface that is sagging means that it has lost its supportive qualities. This leads to poor quality sleep and can cause aches and pains.
Mattress has lumps
Lumps or bumps in the mattress mean that the springs or memory foam have ceased being effective and aren’t conducive to a good night’s sleep. A quality mattress will retain its flat shape and leave the body feeling supported.
Mattress could be better quality
With so many new quality mattress options available these days, it is much better to invest in one that will last longer and improve sleep quality so that you get a good night’s sleep.
If your mattress is showing any of these signs of wear and tear, or you’re finding that you’re waking with aches and pains, then perhaps it’s time to invest in a good quality memory foam or hybrid mattress. Memory foam is often the best mattress material as it has a longer lifespan and can lead to a more supportive, better sleep.
How long does a memory foam mattress last?
High-quality memory foam and hybrid mattresses are among the most durable sleep surfaces on the market. While models with lower quality memory foam may lose their shape within a few years, high-quality memory foam and hybrid mattresses can last between 10-15 years. That’s a lot of good nights sleeps!
When combined with innerspring technology and a good quality mattress protector, it is possible to extend a memory foam mattress lifespan much further than that of a lower quality mattress.
What are the benefits of a REM-Fit mattress?
REM-Fit mattresses are engineered with 6 layers of comfort and support. While some memory foam mattresses can lose their supportive quality, REM-Fit mattresses blend high-quality memory foam with more than 2,000 premium pocket springs to create a weightless sensation as well as pressure relief on the joints. The memory foam absorbs the weight of the body while the pocket springs work to isolate movement from partners while providing full-body support.
The unique open-cell memory foam also provides advanced temperature regulation which keeps you cool as you sleep, while the hypoallergenic stretched outer fabric is ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. Combined with a high-quality mattress protector, beautiful bed linen, and supportive pillows, a REM-Fit mattress will last longer, enhance sleep quality, and provide support for years to come.