You’re not the only one aging, your mattress is getting older too! Aging mattresses can be problematic to your health. Keep reading to learn more about the signs and symptoms and when it’s best to ditch the bad mattress for a new one.
“I can’t throw away my mattress; it’s too much work!”
Trust us, we get it! Your old mattress hugs your body shape perfectly. You have gotten so comfortable sleeping on it that you can’t imagine sleeping without it. On top of that, the effort of lugging it out of the house can be a real pain. Even so, you may be suffering needlessly already.
Your love of your mattress could be keeping you from realizing the current health issues you’ve been encountering lately because of it!
Don’t believe us?
Here are some issues an old mattress is responsible for causing. If these sound like things you’re dealing with, then it may be time to browse some mattresses today.
Your mattress isn’t supposed to last forever, though we admit that it would be nice if it did! A mattress living beyond its time will cause trouble sleeping at night. The foam in most mattresses isn’t built to last more than ten years – the recommended time for buying a new mattress. The springs also wear down and support less and settle more easily on joints, causing back pain and restless tossing and turning.
Lack of sleep will lead to mental health issues and poor concentration. If you find sagging spot, pointy springs, wear and tear, or torn material, it’s best to rid yourself of the old mattress.
As we said before, ten years is when most mattresses should be replaced. However, it’s important to note that the more the mattress is used and the more weight it holds up, the faster it will age. The easiest way to find out how old your mattress is by looking at the tag attached to it or looking up the model or manufacturer.
Do you clean your mattress frequently? Vacuum it once a week? What about once a month? Do you have a mattress protector? If any of these made you cringe at not having done them, then you probably know what we’re going to say next. Mattresses that aren’t maintained or protected can collect harmful allergens as the mattress becomes dirtier over time. When your sleep, your body sweats and that can get leak into an unprotected mattress.
The sweat can not only damage the mattress, it can cause the growth of spores and mold. This can create an unhealthy breading ground to bacteria and pathogenic fungi. In return, these can cause staphylococcus, MRSA, and enterococcus, which can then cause skin infections, urinary tract infections, asthma, and other health issues.
Mold can also cause coughing, itchiness, eczema, and other allergic reactions. Dead skin on your mattress can attract bed bugs and dust mites. Now, this is a huge unpleasant side-effect of sleeping on an old mattress. If any of this sounds like something you’ve been dealing with, then you should already know what to do— get rid of it.
Have you woken up in the morning with aches and pains? If you have, odds are, your mattress is old. Older mattresses don’t offer the support and comfort a new mattress can. The sags and indents in it have worsened the mattress’s ability to support your body. The aches and pains you feel in your shoulders, neck, back, and legs could all be due to your old mattress.
“If I throw my old mattress away, which mattress should I buy?”
You can get your new mattress from Wolf Corporation. Explore our collection of high-quality mattresses and if you need help choosing, contact us for experienced and friendly staff.
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3434 S. Maplecrest Rd.
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