Is it Time for a New Mattress Already?
Do I need a new mattress? Have you asked yourself this lately or at some point in time? This really isn’t too difficult to assess, but there are some very tell tale signs that your mattress is nearly done with. Is your mattress is north of 5 to 7 years? Is it more than 10 years old? It’s probably time for a new mattress (unless it’s natural latex). Older (traditional) mattresses tend to get lumpy, their springs bend, they become indented, or they just don’t offer the kind of support and comfort that a mattress should give a person who needs quality sleep (which is all of us). If you see any of these tell tale signs, it could be time for a new mattress. If you are waking up with aches and pains, it could either be something medical that you need to deal with or it could simply be your mattress.
If it’s time to buy a new mattress — after you have assessed some of the above points and determined that it’s indeed time — how do you choose a mattress?
If you are choosing a new mattress based upon price and look alone, stop! Reconsider, you could be in for a world of hurt (literally). Sure, price is going to figure into the equation somewhat, and the look of your mattress may be trivially important, but you should definitely base your decision more upon how the mattress feels to you and if it’s going to hold up longer than the mattress you are replacing. Of course we are biased, but we believe that mattress materials like latex and memory foam are much better solutions than almost anything out there. You’ll get a very robust warranty so you can know your mattress will outlast just about anything else you could hope for at the pricing point they run, and you’re going to get much better pressure point pain reduction. If you have convinced yourself that it’s time for a new mattress already… it might just be time to look into memory foam or latex. And you might be surprised that in the long-run they’re less expensive in terms of cost per sleep hour than the alternatives.