Having health issues or a restless sleep once in a while is inevitable, but too many people these days put up with pain and discomfort that is entirely preventable.
Sometimes the pain you feel after waking up in the morning isn’t from lifting weights the day before or from last year’s car accident. Sometimes, it’s simpler than that.
An old mattress is a common cause for restless nights and discomfort, among other things.
But how do you know when you need a new mattress?
Here are five signs that you need to replace your bed:
Your mattress is over 8 years old
Even quality mattresses are not exempt from the ravages of time. We spend around one third of our life in bed, so think about the amount of time that we spend on our mattresses over 8 years!
The widely accepted recommendation is to buy a new mattress after 7 to 10 years, but it’s a good habit to check your mattress’ condition at around 8 years.
When you wake up, you are tired and sore
If you are waking up with more aches and pains than you had when you went to sleep, there’s a problem. It is similarly concerning if you regularly wake up exhausted and foggy-headed.
There is a misconception that being tired, especially in the morning, is a normal part of life.
With a proper sleep routine and a good, supportive mattress and pillow from Majestic Mattress, your sleep should leave you feeling rested and restored. If you’ve ruled out health issues like sleep apnea with your doctor, it’s time to head to the mattress store.
You feel extra comfortable sleeping in a different bed from your own
It’s difficult to notice gradual changes, especially when you are exposed to something all the time. This is why it’s easy to sleep in the same bed every night without considering your mattress as the cause of your aches and pains.
Have you recently slept at a hotel or a friend’s place and been surprised at how comfy it was and how well you slept? This is definitely a sign that your mattress has had its day.
Your mattress creaks or sags
You may not think to take a good hard look at your mattress very often, so take a moment to notice its physical condition.
Is there a slight sag in the middle that you didn’t see before? Get onto your bed and explore the surface for dents, while also being aware of creaking noises as you move around.
It’s easy to tune these things out when you finally crash into bed at the end of a long day, but they are crucial signs that your mattress is past its prime.
You have allergic symptoms, especially at night or in the morning
This is a big one, as it is easy to go unnoticed. The buildup of allergens, be it from skin cells or pet dander, can add a considerable weight to your mattress and make you sneeze.
An easy way to protect against this is a mattress pad. Adding a bit of comfort while locking out those allergens from the mattress, a good mattress pad will keep your mattress in top shape for much longer.
But if your mattress is too old, you’re better off buying a brand new one!
If these signs reflect how you have been sleeping or living, it’s time to look for a better option. Reach out to Majestic Mattress in the Okanagan to receive customer service that is focused on finding your perfect option. Give us a call at 250 860 4453 and experience the difference a new mattress can make in your life!