Even with the best mattresses, there comes a time to replace it. While common wisdom says you need to replace your mattress every 7 to 10 years or so, due to wear and tear, there may be signs you need to part ways with your mattress even earlier. Waking up isn’t just tough, it’s downright painful.
4 Signs That You Need A New Mattress And Foundation
- Back Aches – You wake up with stiffness, numbness, aches and pains
- Restless Night – You had a better night’s sleep somewhere other than your own bed (such as a hotel)
- Regular Use – Your old mattress shows visible signs of overuse – (it sags, has lumps, the interior is exposed, etc.)
- Age – How long a mattress will last depends on several factors, such as amount of use and original quality, but in general, a mattress set that has been in use 5-7 years is no longer providing you with the best comfort and support. Keep in mind that people’s bodies change over time, and the need for good comfort and support only increases with age. That’s why it’s a good idea to compare the mattress and foundation you are sleeping on now to newer models every 5-7 years.1