Do you know how old your mattress is? If not, the odds are good that you need a new one. We spend a third of our lives in bed, so sleeping on a worn-out mattress can have a big impact on our well-being.
A mattress can last anywhere from 5 – 10 years, depending on the quality and how often it’s used. Even if your mattress feels comfortable, it may not be giving your body the support it needs. There are many studies showing the effects sleep deprivation and poor quality sleep have on our health, including heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, depression, weight gain and more. While it won’t fix every sleep disorder, a good night’s sleep starts with your mattress and foundation.
Here are some signs it’s time to get rid of your old mattress
Some signs are obvious, like lumps, holes, or sagging, but even if your mattress looks okay, it could still be past its prime. Over time, our bodies need different levels of comfort and support, and mattresses wear out and lose their ability to meet those needs.
If you notice you’re tossing and turning more than usual, or waking up several times a night for no reason, it could be your bed. Waking up every day with stiff, sore joints, numbness, or an aching back can be a sign that your old mattress is no longer doing its job. If you find yourself frequently nodding off on the couch in front of the TV, it could mean that you’re not sleeping well or that the couch is more comfortable than your bed. With that said, if you sleep better when you’re not in your bed, like at a hotel or a relative’s house, it’s probably time for a change.
Ready for a change?
If you’re ready for a new mattress, the sleep experts at Wichita Furniture, home of Furniture on Consignment, can help you find the right sleep set for your needs and budget. Check out our online mattress inventory, or stop by and see us at 4502 E. 13th Street in Wichita, KS.