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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Replacing Your Mattress


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How to know when to replace your mattress?

Does your existing mattress set still feel comfortable to you even though it is not providing you with proper comfort and support. Like an old pair of shoes or your favorite chair, you’re used to it, and it’s familiar. This familiarity, unfortunately, doesn't mean it is doing the job you need it to. 

Here are a few things to consider :

How old is your mattress? The Better Sleep Council suggest that if your mattress set is between five to seven years it may be time to consider buying a new one.

When you wake up do you suffer from stiffness, numbness or aches and pains? As your mattress ages and as your body makes normal depressions in your mattress over time. These depressions can lead to uneven support contributing to pains throughout the body.

• Have you had a better night’s sleep somewhere other than your bed? (For instance, a friend’s guest room or in a hotel) Try to take notes regarding what you liked about that mattress. Was it firm or soft? How did it support you? Remembering this will help you when researching your next purchase.

Does your mattress set showing signs of age such as sags, lumps, stains or rips? An uneven mattress may be the reason you’re waking up with aches and pains.

How do you function throughout the day? Are you fatigued, having difficulty concentrating or find yourself with a short temper? These can all be signs of not enough sleep.

Do you have allergies? Do you wake up sniffling and sneezing? The reason could be that over the years  microscopic dirt, and bugs like dust mites build-up within your mattress making it a major contributor to your allergy issue.

Has there been a change in your medical health? If you all of a sudden go from being healthy to dealing with a permanent or long-term medical condition. Studies have shown that improving your sleep quality can help treat and prevent many medical conditions.

Unfortunately replacing your mattress is often a grudge purchase. However, when considering the importance of sleep, and how much time we spend in bed, I believe the most comfortable mattress is a necessity that we cannot afford to ignore. 







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