If you’re not sleeping as well as you used to, it may be time to replace your mattress. Learn when to get a new mattress with this guide.
Have you noticed lately that you aren’t getting a restful sleep anymore? Your mattress might be the reason, and it might be time to replace it.
Keep reading to learn the signs for when to get a new mattress.
If you notice that your mattress is making squeaking sounds or the sound of screeching metal, that could be a sign that it is ready to be replaced. This is mainly the case for mattresses that have metal coils inside them.
You may be able to replace the box spring or tighten the metal bolts in the mattress for a temporary fix.
Generally, though, this is a sign that the coils are starting to deteriorate, aren’t as supportive as before and could lead to sagging. This means you won’t be getting the support that you and your back needs.
Once your mattress starts to sag, it’s time to replace it. This is the most common sign that your mattress is beginning to fail.
Usually sagging is an indication that the coils are starting to weaken or, if you have memory foam, that it is beginning to lose its overall shape.
It’s easy to tell if your mattress is sagging because you will see it dip down and begin to take the shape of a body.
This can happen to mattresses quicker for those who may be a bit heavier since the sleeper might leave a deeper indentation in the mattress throughout the night.
If in the morning when you wake up, the mattress doesn’t return to its normal, flat shape, then its time to consider replacing it with a new one.
3. Waking Up with Pain
If you are waking up in the morning consistently in pain, then your mattress is no longer as supportive as it should be and is making your body uncomfortable.
You may experience pain in your shoulders and hips because the mattress is not taking the pressure off of those areas.
Another common pain will be in your lower back, especially if your mattress is sagging. Waking up with pain in the morning could lead to further aches and pains and problems down the road and is not something that you should let go on for too long…
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