Do you remember those nights when you woke up well rested and ready to jump out of bed? If not, you might need to grab yourself a new mattress. In fact, here are five signs that you need that new bedroom addition.
- You Wake Up Stiff and Sore
If you didn’t have an incredible workout yesterday, you shouldn’t be waking up sore or stiff. While your mattress may have been a perfect fit when you got it, you have to pay attention to what your body is telling you. If every morning requires a physical warm-up, it’s time for a new addition to your bedroom.
- You Get a Perfect Night’s Sleep Anywhere Else
Does the chocolate on your pillow usually mean you’re in for the best sleep you’ve had in a month? You shouldn’t be getting the best sleep of your life in a hotel room when you’re on a work trip. If you can get a good night’s sleep anywhere else but home, it might be the mattress.
- You Can See the Wear and Tear
Look at your mattress. Ignoring cosmetic stains and an occasional frayed thread, can you see the wear and tear? Is your mattress lumpy or drooping in some sections? Can you see the insides of the mattress? If you answered yes, your mattress is on its last box spring.
- You’re Allergic to Your Mattress
Your mattress shouldn’t give you the sniffles, but it might if it’s too old. Like any large piece of fabric, your mattress will collect dust and other things over the years. Since you can’t quite put it in your washing machine, your mattress can exacerbate allergies or even house mites over extended periods of time.
- It’s Been Seven Years Since You Bought a Mattress
Especially if you’ve got a sore back or are getting a little older, the best mattress for you is under seven years old. The average lifespan of a mattress is around five to seven years. After that, it’s time for an upgrade.
As you look for a new mattress, you may have to get one that’s a little firmer than your last to give you the support necessary for great sleep. Happy mattress hunting!