The ‘Ons’ and ‘Offs’ of Changing Your Mattress

You have a great mattress that has served you years and years or even decades, but there comes a point in time where you feel like it’s time you gave it a break… for good! This article will give you some tips on how to find out if the time has come to replacing your mattress.

What factors do you consider when buying a new mattress?

What would make you decide to change your mattress? Moving house, home renovation, a bedroom redo complete with upgrades, perhaps tardiness or infestation (mold, bugs-the ones that bite!), or seldom random but much welcome visit from the Judy Bloom team of “How Clean Is Your House?” Rather, if your sleep quality does not stir you to warrant a change in your sleep lifestyle, let alone the constant need to keep turning over your mattress like turning over a new leaf, only with a high turnaround time but no comparable turnover, more trouble is certainly looming large. If it’s not too late for one, a risk assessment (or collateral damage assessment – depending on the timing) could certainly reveal some scathing if not scarring truths….at least as far as your health (and by extension, your wealth) is concerned. So before the acute turns to chronic, or a matter of quick relief turns to somewhat of a life sentence with lifetime management, perhaps you need to read the tea leaves in your cup before a storm brews therein. In simple words, rather than waiting for your current mattress to become harmful to your health, you might want to consider replacing it with a high-quality mattress right away.

If you wake up with these signs, a mattress change be on the cards

  • Muscle Stiffness
  • Aching or Sore Joints
  • Scapulae Pains
  • Cervical Pains
  • Lower Back Pains
  • Numbness and Aching Arms
  • Spinal Discomfort
It’s not just a sales gimmick, if your mattress is not for your comfort, it’s certainly going to account for many if not all of the above symptoms. Whether or not it’s the primary, secondary or tertiary causative, your mattress will surely contribute greatly to magnifying the symptoms instead of being your comforter it shall be for complaints. In conclusion, if you wake up with any of the above signs, the time may be ripe for a change of mattress. After reading this article, if you think you ought to change your mattress, the next decision you need to make is weather you want to buy a latex mattress, memory foam mattress, spring mattress or a different type of mattress altogether. Every type of mattress has its unique pros and cons. You can check out our mattress comparisons or directly go to our memory foam mattress reviews to check on the best mattresses out there. For more signs on how to find out if your mattress needs replacing, watch this excellent video.