Are you tired during the day? If so, your old mattress may be to blame. Most of our days are so busy with work, family, and friends that a good night’s sleep is essential.
To optimize your sleep, make sure you’re sleeping on the right mattress. Wrong mattresses includes those that are old, unsuitable to a new lifestyle, do not adequately address a health issue, or that aren’t approved by a new significant other. Studies show that replacing a mattress at the right time may lead to dramatic improvements in your sleep, your health, and your daily energy levels. Some people never replace their mattress. They’re crazy! You spend ⅓ of your life sleeping and the other ⅔ performing tasks -- effectively or not, depending on last night’s rest. There’s nothing in your home more important than your mattress, so make sure your mattress can keep up with your busy lifestyle. Here’s our list of the top six signs to tell you when to replace your mattress (immediately):
- You’re tired during the day
Do you envy those rare people that spring out of bed, full of energy and ready to take on the day? A good night’s sleep is not just about the amount of shuteye you get. It’s also about the quality of the sleep environment and the comfort of the bedding, conducive to making everything work in tandem. Perhaps your sleeping situation could use a refresh with a new high-quality but inexpensive mattress, some comfortable cotton sheets, and a neck contouring pillow. It’s worth looking into.
- You sleep better when you stay at a hotel
Do you find yourself sleeping better when you are traveling than you do in your own bed? You are not alone. Many of us don’t realize it’s because of the hotel-grade bedding products – supportive mattresses, breathable and heat-insulated duvets and luxury cotton sheets, just to name a few. The good news is that many of same products found in hotels are available to consumers, you just need to know where to look. Check out the Osaka Hinode Hotel Collection by Hush Home, now available worldwide.
- It’s lost its bounce
Over time and use, mattresses lose their ‘spring’ and the cushioning support that once attracted you to them. It’s all about balancing surface area and pressure. If the bed is too soft, it can cause bad posture while you sleep. Too firm, it will put pressure on your joints and lower back, putting your spine into an unnatural position.
- You don’t remember when you last replaced it
A good quality mattress can give you years of comfortable sleep – but do you know when you last replaced yours? It’s probably been a while. There is no magic number as to exactly how often to replace a mattress, but studies do show that mattresses older than five years probably need an upgrade due to wear and tear.
- Aches and pains
If you wake up in the morning with lingering stiffness or aches and pains that were not there the night before, it could be that your mattress is not providing the level support and comfort it should. Your bed maybe causing bad posture while you sleep which will lead to long-term problems if it is not dealt with right away. We advise immediately looking for a new high-quality, inexpensive mattress that is a good mix of supportive and comfortable which is a key formula for a good night’s sleep.
- Mites and Allergies
Did you know that dust mites can live in old mattresses, snacking on the old dead skills cells and body oils we natural leave behind during the night? It sounds pretty disgusting, but it’s even scarier to know that they could be the reason you are having health issues. Dust mites can cause sneezing, runny noses, itchiness, watery eyes, coughing and sinus pressure. If nothing else, protect yourself and your family by making regular, interrupted changes to bedding.
The only way to tell which new mattress will work best for you – is to test it out at home in your regular sleep environment. Some select companies, including Hush Home, offer a 100-day home trial, which includes delivery and, if you’re not fully satisfied with your mattress, return it. Now that’s a mattress worth trying!
Ready to part with your mattress? During the month of February, Hush Home is offering free mattress removal promotion with the purchase of a new mattress.
A better night’s rest could be just one mattress away…