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People often overlook that a mattress is an essential part of your everyday life and is vital to your overall health. The average person spends about a third of their life in bed. There is a lot of thought that goes into choosing the right mattress, so you expect it to last and stay with you forever. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

Mattresses have to support your body every night, and eventually, it succumbs to wear and tear, and it stops providing you with proper support. Your mattress is expected to last about 7-10 years, but how do you know when you need a new mattress? 

1. A dip in the middle

The most visible sign that a mattress needs to be replaced is sagging. If you aren't sure there is sagging, the best way is to take a stick and place it across the mattress. A dip in the middle of your bed can mean a lack of support to the most vulnerable parts of your body.

2. Allergy reactions

If you wake up itchy or with hives, it could be from your mattress. Mattresses attract allergens like mold, mildew and dust mites, and the longer the mattress has been used, the levels of allergens increase. If a mattress is old, it can have poor breathability and cause irritation. 

3. It's noisy

If your mattress creaks every time you move on it, then it is time you get a new one. Most likely, these noises are a sign that the springs are getting old. Old springs mean that the bed will not cushion you properly, and you may find it harder to sleep. Additionally, the noise can wake you up in the middle of the night.

4. Aches and pains

Sleeping is a time for your body to rest and recover. So after a full day of stress from either sitting at a desk all day or an intense workout, your mattress should be the last thing that causes you pain. So if you wake up feeling more sore than before, it is likely your bed. The top of the cushions are worn down and can create painful pressure points.

 

It's time to shop around for a new mattress, do your research and don't be shy. Test drive your mattress like you do a car! Make sure to compare special features and prices, find the bed that is just right for you. Contact Shop Foam Mattresses for more information.