When to Buy a New Mattress

How often do you buy a mattress? Most people don’t buy a new mattress nearly enough and as it wears out over time it can really affect our sleeping pattern. A bad night’s sleep can equal a bad morning.

When you get a new mattress, you’re making a serious commitment and investment. Mattresses don’t usually come with a lifetime guarantee, but they last just long enough for us to forget when we need a new one. Here are guidelines on how to figure out when you need to get a new mattress.



How Long Does a Mattress Last

A mattress can last up to ten years if you care for it properly. This means regularly flipping your mattress or, if you have a single-sided mattress, regularly rotating it from end to end. A lot of people don’t rotate or flip their mattresses enough, leaving them at an acceptable quality for only between five and seven years.

Are You Getting Enough Sleep

If you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, it might be time to start looking for a new mattress. According to a study out of the University of Oklahoma, a new mattress can improve sleep quality by 62%. How much we need sleep is often underestimated. Physical effects of sleeplessness can begin after 24 hours. Whether you’ve had your mattress for two years or ten years, if you’re not sleeping well, consider replacing it.

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