Out with the Old: Signs that You Need to Replace Your Mattress
Mattresses last for a long time. Individuals can expect around seven to ten years out of a high-quality mattress. These household objects, however, won’t last forever. They will eventually succumb to wear and tear and stop providing you with the proper support you need every night. When this happens, you’ll need to shop for a replacement bed.
Not sure when to get a new bed? Consider these signs to determine if you need to head to a mattress store.
Foam, fiber, and pillowtop materials all break down over time. You’re likely to experience more discomfort when the sag in your mattress is deep. Saggy beds cause aches and pains when you wake up in the morning. They can also disrupt sleep. If you spot a dent or “valley” in your mattress that looks like the shape of your body, it’s a clear sign of an overly worn mattress.
Lumps that show across the mattress is an indicator that the padding has broken down and is causing uneven density. Although lumps are common in low-quality mattresses, they could also show up in higher-end beds that have run their course.
Feeling Exhausted after Waking up
People wake up feeling rested and refreshed when they get a good night’s sleep. If you notice that you’re waking up feeling drowsy and tired (and are not suffering from sleep apnea or other sleeping disorders), it could be due to excess turning and tossing throughout the night. During this, your body will work overtime to find a comfortable sleeping position, which does not exist in an old and worn out mattress.
Other Sleeping Places Feel More Comfortable
If you find yourself preferring to sleep on your couch or another bedroom instead of your bed, it is a good sign that you should think about purchasing a new mattress. The same goes if you notice that you’re sleeping better on a hotel mattress when you’re on vacation.
Worsening Asthma or Allergies
If you’re experiencing an uptick in asthma or allergy symptoms and it’s not allergy season, the culprit may be your mattress. Dust and dust mite feces accumulate in your bed over time, which may cause asthma attacks and allergic reactions. If flipping, steaming, or vacuuming your mattress doesn’t ease your symptoms, you may need to replace your bed.
Experiencing Weight Gains
You may find yourself gaining weight if your mattress is preventing you from sleeping soundly. Poor sleep messes with leptin and ghrelin, two hormones that regulate hunger. Leptin is responsible for letting your brain know when you’re full. If you’re not receiving enough sleep, your brain thinks that you need to eat to produce energy. On the other hand, ghrelin tells your brain when to store calories as fat and when to eat. The levels of Ghrelin spike when you don’t get adequate sleep. As a result, your body thinks it needs more calories to function properly.
Quality sleep requires a quality mattress, which you can get from Furniture and Things. We provide excellent-quality mattresses that will keep you happy and well rested.
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