Why Change Your Mattress Every 8 Years

why change your mattress every 8 years

Are you waking up with aches and pains? Are there lumps in your mattress? Are you sneezing and itchy during the night? That probably means it is time to replace your mattress. It’s recommended to replace your mattress every 8 years, especially if you’re over the age of 40. As you age, an old mattress prevents you from getting the regular, healthy sleep that your body needs.

Here are some of the signs you need to replace your mattress:

Obvious sagging

The most visible indication that a mattress needs replacement is sagging. This happens to all mattresses as the springs break down over time, memory foam gets softer and the fibers start to compress. Even minor sags of 1-2 inches shouldn’t be ignored, as they can mean less support for the most vulnerable parts of your body.

A lasting impression

This applies to memory foam mattresses. Memory foam is supposed to remember your body and sleeping position, but only to an extent. After you get out of bed the foam should return to its original position. Over time, the structure of memory foam breaks down, becoming softer and losing the ability to bounce back and support you.

Active allergies

Over time, most mattresses accumulate allergens like mold, mildew and dust mites. If you’re allergic to these irritants, it means your mattress could trigger an allergic reaction. If you notice that you’re sneezing when you’re near your bed or stuffed up in the morning, it’s time to think about mattress replacement. Mattresses from intelliBED are hypoallergenic, so consider this as you’re thinking about a new mattress.

Waking up is painful

If you’re waking up with new pains in your neck, shoulders, back and lower back, your mattress may not be supporting you correctly through the night. Mattresses are one of your most used items, and over time they lose the capability to properly support your body. Aches and pains are also a sign that you are sleeping on the wrong firmness level for your body.

Restless sleep

If you can’t fall asleep or frequently wake up during the night to adjust positions, it could be time to replace your mattress. Other things like stress or poor health can keep you up at night as well, but if you’re tossing and turning it’s likely that your old mattress isn’t providing comfort and support. The same goes for when you sleep all night and wake up still feeling tired.

Visit intelliBED

Are you ready to replace your 8-year-old mattress? Visit intelliBED for a therapeutic, hypoallergenic mattress. We guarantee that you’ll sleep comfortably and thoroughly on an intelliBED mattress.