Unsure about whether you actually need a new mattress or not? Here are some of the tell-tale signs that your old mattress is not up to scratch anymore…
Are you waking up more at night? This could be down to your mattress. Even though you may not feel your sleeping surface is uncomfortable, it might not be right for your body or preferred sleeping position. Waking up significantly throughout the night could be a signal from your body that you aren’t properly supported or comfortable. Your quality of sleep should certainly come first.
When mattresses get older, they can begin to sag in the areas where the most pressure is applied which are typically around the back, torso, hip and shoulder areas. Sleeping on a surface that is sagging or lumpy will cause uneven weight distribution, improper support and can cause your spine to rest in a misaligned position. To prevent sagging, you can rotate your mattress seasonally and flip it too (if it’s double-sided).
No one wants to wake up feeling pain, but when materials within a mattress start to lose their form it doesn’t take much for your sleeping surface to cause aches and pain. Whether it’s due to your spine resting in an awkward position or simply not receiving enough support, save yourself the pain by upgrading.
The older mattresses get, the transfer of movement worsens. So as your partner moves around in the night, it could begin to wake up more frequently. Avoid the nocturnal disturbances and think about getting a new mattress, pocket sprung beds are particularly good at effectively controlling the transfer of movement too due to their independently moving pocket springs.
Whether it’s a hotel, friends or family’s bed, if you’re sleeping better on a different surface in comparison to your own, maybe it’s time to consider a new mattress. You may not have even realised there was anything particularly wrong with your sleeping solution, but if you sleep that much better on a fresher mattress, it’s a no brainer really.