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How Often Should I Replace My Mattress?

August 12th, 2008

I am very thankful for the amazing customers we have here at Rocky Mountain Mattress. I often get asked the question – How often should I replace my mattress? To answer that question so people do not think I am just trying to sell more mattresses, I did some research that I want to share with all who read this blog, and are wondering if its time to replace their mattress as well. The Better Sleep Council says every 5-7 years, and there is good reason for that so just read on.

Many people think that when they buy a mattress, it will last them 20 years or more. Although your mattress may appear to be in good shape, you need to take a careful assessment of its performance. Is your mattress giving you the support that it once did? Is it still comfortable to sleep on? Are you waking up feeling refreshed? Do you wake up with any sort of back or neck pain? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be time to replace your mattress.

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The Better Sleep Council recommends that you replace your mattress every five to seven years. However, there are many factors to consider. This recommendation may need to be altered depending on the quality and life of your mattress. A mattress used for a guest room won’t need to be changed as often as a mattress that is used every night. When you bought your mattress, was it top-quality or was it a cheap-o that you got on clearance. Inexpensive mattresses probably should be changed more frequently due to a lesser quality.

Not only will your mattress change over time, but your body will change too. Your body may need more support now than when you were 16. Studies have shown that a person needs more comfort and support while they sleep as they get older. Weight gain or loss may also affect the performance of your mattress.

It may seem inconvenient to change your mattress every few years. It is well worth it though. Your sleeping patterns and needs will change over time. It’s important that your mattress is providing you the best nights sleep possible. Examine your needs and your mattress quality every five to seven years. You will be more productive and happy if you are getting the sleep you need on a new mattress every several years.

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