Waking up with aches and pains? Long for the night’s of good sleep and waking up refreshed? If you find yourself doing either of these then ask yourself, “When did I last replace my mattress?” Is it time to go shopping for a good night’s sleep once again? Here are a few signs you may need to replace your mattress.
If you are waking up with aches and pains, specifically back aches and pains or just an overall stiffness in your muscles, this is a telltale sign that your mattress may be to blame. It is likely that it has outlived its usefulness and has now become more detrimental than helpful to a good night’s sleep. When mattresses lose their structural support, its time to replace them and the first signs of this are restlessness and waking with aches and pains.
Do you wake up when your partner rolls over? Even with the advancement in sleeping technology you need to replace your broken down mattresses from time to time. All mattresses have life expectancies but remember those are under ideal conditions and many times we need to replace them sooner due to improper care and maintenance. When the material that makes up your mattress begins to degrade you will start to feel your partners tossing and turning, as a result preventing you from getting a good night’s sleep.
Can you physically feel lumps and indentations in your bed? You may like to think of this as just being “broken in,” but really it’s just plain broken. You shouldn’t be able to feel an indentation in your favorite sleeping position when you can, its because the fibers that create the support your body needs have started to break down. It doesn’t matter if the mattress is a pillow top, a traditional innerspring, memory foam, or a hybrid of both. Remember, memory foam isn’t the idea that that foam remember’s your bodies impression, but rather that it remembers its original form. When it stops bouncing back to its original position you should be looking to replace it and get back on track with a good night’s sleep.