There are a few ways of understanding whether your mattress needs to be upgraded. And don’t be fooled by thinking that if you have a firmer mattress it will last longer because it doesn’t! On average, it’s said that a mattress lasts around 8 years. However, this really depends on these factors:
- What type of mattress it is and how durable it is
- How frequently the mattress is used
- Your bodyweight
- How often the mattress is cleaned and cared for
Take a look below at how durable typical mattress types are and how long they generally last…
With this in mind, a top tip is to look out for the signs of deterioration: sagging, increased soft/hardness and body indentations. If your mattress is showing signs of this, then you know it’s time to probably invest in a new one.
Make your mattress last longer by caring for it…
It’s no myth that caring for your mattress can increase its longevity. If you have a two-sided mattress, then flipping it over every few months will relieve the pressures on the springs. If you haven’t got a two-sided mattress, then it’s good practice to rotate it frequently for the same reason. Generally, it gives the mattress a chance to use other springs, and give the ones that are frequently used a break.
In terms of cleaning, it can actually increase the lifespan of your mattress. Keeping it clean can help eliminate some bacteria, insects and dust mites. All of these can damage your mattress if they’ve built up over time, so keeping on top of the cleaning can help this.