When you buy any product, you buy it with a mind-set that syncs with the product. That is to say, you know how long a particular thing will last. With most products, it is quite easy to decide whether or not they need a replacement. This may display reduced efficiency, or begin to wear out, or even stop working altogether. But there are some things which won’t give out in the obvious way. For instance, you could have your favorite pair of bedroom slippers which could be old and worn out, but in which you still feel comfortable. Likewise, your mattress is one such product in which you could feel comfortable long after it has lost its ability to provide your body with the support and comfort it requires.
So how do you come to know when is the time to replace your old mattress with a new one? The answer is simple. Since our ability to function depends on a good night’s sleep, the evaluation can be done on the basis of your sleep set.
Here are some points which will help you understand better whether or not your mattress needs a replacement.
1 – When you wake up in the morning, your body experiences stiffness, aches, and numbness: When you get out of your bed in the morning and instead of feeling well rested if you feel achy all over, then it could be because of an uneven mattress. As the mattresses grow older, the depressions made by the body in them may lead to sagging areas, thus causing uneven support and pains throughout the body.
2 – You get allergies in the morning: You may have heard or experienced this, the weight of a mattress gets doubled over the years. This could be because of the fact that mattresses are full of little critters and also the dust mites that tend to gather with time, which could lead to allergies. If your mornings are spent sniffing and sneezing, then maybe it’s time for you to get rid of your old mattress and get a new one.
3 – You feel tired all the time: This is a chain reaction that occurs after a single cause, and that cause could be your mattress. If your nights are spent tossing and turning, you are deprived of proper sleep, which in turn leaves you with a feeling of fatigue constantly. Your mattress may not be providing you with the necessary comfort and support leading you into sleepless nights. When your sleep quota remains incomplete, the tiredness surrounds you all day.
4 – You sleep better everywhere but your own bed: If you get good rest when you’re sleeping somewhere else, say hotels, and you don’t get the same kind of sleep in your own bed, then maybe it’s time you consider changing the mattress you’re using. Take a good look at the kind of mattress you feel comfortable in, and when you go out to buy a new mattress, what you observed may come in aid.
A good mattress should be able to provide you with the necessary comfort. Before buying a new mattress, make sure that you have your requirements all laid out so that you will not have to worry about anything later on. Remember, buying a mattress is not just buying, it’s an investment. Therefore, make sure you choose nothing but the best.
So when you head home today, subject your mattress to a thorough evaluation and if it does show signs of wear and tear, you know it’s time for a change. Switch to a better mattress and pamper yourself and your family to a restful sleep only to welcome each morning with renewed energy and enthusiasm.