How often should you replace your mattress?

Sleep is incredibly important for all of us, contributing massively to our health and well-being each day. Factors such as energy levels, your bodies ability to cope with stress and illness, as well as your mood are all affected by sleep.

Getting a good nights sleep is vital, we all know it. Being aware of what contributes to restful sleep is just as important, however. Having a mattress that provides support for you specifically, can change how you sleep. Likewise, a mattress that is old and uncomfortable will cause poor sleep.

If you’re deciding whether to replace your mattress, you need to know what to look for. So we’ve put together this short guide, featuring tips on what to look for when inspecting your mattress.

When should you replace your mattress?

Believe it or not, on average we spend around a third of our entire life laying on our mattresses. So a bad nights sleep on an uncomfortable bed can is noticeable in both our energy levels and our moods.

How does your mattress make you feel?

When getting up in the morning, if you’re experiencing any aches and pains that are not due to a medical issue; it may be time to replace your mattress. Choosing the right replacement mattress means finding something that provides you with the right level of comfort and support to meet your requirements.  

Are there any noticeable issues?

If there are visible deformities in the structure of your mattress, you should replace it immediately. This could be a loose spring or a dip in the middle of the mattress. Whatever the case, a change in the shape of your mattress will negatively affect your sleep with immediate effect and cannot be remedied without replacing it.

Another key indicator is if your mattress begins to ping and creak as you move around on it at night. Whenever you first hear these noises, it is a good idea to start looking at new mattresses that can provide you with better quality comfort.

No longer made for you

Typically, a manufacturer’s warranty will suggest how long the mattress will provide comfort. However, there is no reason to keep it for the time suggested if it is preventing you from sleeping well at night.

If your mattress has passed that 5-year mark, it is best to check to see if it is still “just right” for you. This is because over time our bodies change and the type of mattress we have may no longer be suitable for us. For example, if you lose or put on weight, there may be a mattress that could suit your needs better than your current one.

If you are interested in replacing your mattress, be sure to check out our bespoke range to achieve a perfect night’s sleep.