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7 Tell-Tale Signs It’s Time for a New Mattress

Getting a good night’s sleep is more important in today’s high-energy, high-demand world than ever before. Unfortunately, you can’t get the great night of sleep you need to refuel and recharge for the day ahead if you’re sleeping on a mattress that’s no longer in prime operating condition.



These are seven signs that now is the time to invest in a new mattress.

1) The Mattress is Past its Prime

The average innerspring mattress lasts about seven years before it begins showing signs of wear and aging. These older mattresses no longer offer the amount of support and comfort you need to get your 40-winks. More importantly, they are insufficient to keep the aches and pains associated with a less than optimal mattress at bay.

If your mattress is more than seven years old, it is most certainly time to consider alternatives. That is, unless you have a natural latex mattress from PlushBeds that comes with a full 25-year warranty, promising you a comfortable rest night after night for 25 years.

2) It’s No Longer Giving You the Support You Require

Like a good partner, your mattress is something that needs to offer abundant support. If it’s no longer offering the support you need to wake up free of back pain night after night, perhaps it’s time to move on to the next big thing in mattresses ― especially if you’re interested in getting the best possible night’s sleep, so you can wake invigorated and ready to face the day ahead.

Another thing to consider is to seek a firmer mattress the next time around. At the very least, one that offers the perfect blend of firm support and cushioning comfort, like a natural latex foam mattress from PlushBeds. Did you know that PlushBeds mattresses are customizable?: choose your firmness, and even after purchase, you can still adjust the firmness for the best fit.

3) It’s Lumpy and Bumpy in All the Wrong Places

Any place on a mattress is the wrong place for lumps and bumps. Not only can these throw your spine out of alignment, they can also cause great discomfort if you happen to be sleeping in or around one of these lumps or bumps. They are caused by indentations left in the mattress over time as you sleep.

Humans are habitual creatures. We like to sleep in similar locations and positions night after night. These are the locations where the indentions typically occur. Rotating and flipping mattresses can help prolong its life and usefulness, but eventually, the lumps and bumps will appear.

4) Your Mattress Aggravates Your Allergies

If you wake up morning after morning with a stuffy head, sneezing, or displaying other allergy symptoms that go away later in the day, you could be allergic to your mattress. Over time, things like dust, mold, and mildew get trapped deep within the layers of your mattress. That is in addition to the dust mite droppings and other detritus that gets trapped beneath these folds.

All of these add up to allergies that disrupt the quality of your sleep, and lead you starting your days at a disadvantage that slowly dissipates as the day moves on. The only problem is the entire process begins again the next night.

5) You Sleep Better Away from Home than in Your Own Bed

If you’ve noticed that you sleep better in other beds than your own, it’s a sure sign that your mattress is no longer working for you. One thing you can do is determine what it is about these other beds that is so comfortable to you, and seek a mattress that offers these characteristics.

  • Support
  • Softness
  • Size
  • Sneezes – well, the lack thereof

Perhaps even the pillow makes a difference for you. It may actually be a combination of all these characteristics. The good news is that there is a mattress that is sure to provide the very things you’re missing in your own.

6) You’re Experiencing Life Changes

Life changes can create the need for a different mattress. These changes may change how you sleep, and, as a result, the type of mattress that works best for your sleep needs. Some of the common life changes that precipitate the purchase of a new mattress include:

  • New life partner
  • Having a baby
  • Health concerns, such as arthritis
  • Significant changes in weight
  • Aging
  • Mobility issues

Any one of these changes may require you to rethink your current mattress, and explore your options a little more carefully in the future.

7) You’re Having Difficulty Getting Comfortable Enough to Fall Asleep

Sometimes it all comes down to an inability to get enough sleep in your night. This is often the result of finding it difficult to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. The more you toss and turn trying to find a comfortable position, the less sleep you’re going to get. This is when there is no doubt it is time to tell your current mattress goodbye.

If you’re sitting on the fence, perhaps it’s time to give something new a try. The PlushBeds 100 Night Trial allows you to try out our mattress risk-free for 100 nights, so you can buy with confidence that you’re going to get a great night’s sleep. Now and well into the future, thanks to our 25-year warranty.

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    Amber Merton

    Amber Merton is an accomplished writer on the topics of green living and sleep. Her work has been covered in numerous online publications. Amber has been a regular author on the PlushBeds blog for the past 7 years.

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