Getting rid of an old mattress and choosing the right one is essential if your desired outcome is to get a good night’s sleep like many of us. Some people spend most of their time on the bed when compared to any other part of the home. If you are wondering how to start and complete such a project then it’s important that you follow a mattress disposal checklist and it will help you know you are in the right direction.
A first-rate mattress will serve you fully for 7-10 years, but after aiding the body every night for those 7-10 years it finally gets old. When it starts getting old, you stop getting the necessary spine and back support needed for a healthy physical. This is when the need for a new one comes in.
These are 8 revelatory signs that’ll tell you when you need a replacement for your mattress:
Signs of Sagging
When you start noticing changes in your type of mattress like; softening of the memory foam or when the fibers in some other materials start shrinking, or when the spring of the mattress is worn out, these signs all lead to sagging. Do not ignore any sign of sagging even if it’s a minor sag of 1-2 inches, this might indicate that the exposed part of your body is deficient in support. Do not wait for a sign as large as a crater in the middle of your mattress to form before paying attention to the mattress.
When you discover you’ve been sneezing anytime you’re close to your mattress or you’re feeling bulked up when you wake up, this is a result of an allergy. Dust mites, mold, and mildew are some allergens that pile up gradually. Allergic feedback is activated if you’re allergic to one of those allergens, so you have to assess the situation of your mattress. Hypoallergenic materials should be considered when picking a new mattress.
Understand Your Pain
When you wake up with severe pains instead of feeling relieved, then during the day you feel much better, you should know it was caused by your mattress. When we sleep, this is the period when our body recuperates from the stress it passed through during the day (stress from sitting too much at your desk at work or an extreme session at the gym). Due to the depletion, and diminishing quality of the mattress it loses its capacity to supply important parts of the body; hips, neck, and low back with the necessary sustenance. As the mattress gets depleted, it can create pressure points that are painful.
Waking up with severe aches and pains can’t be avoided when your back is sagging and the springs are hitting your hips. You should know you need to replace your mattress when you wake up with pains rather than feeling relieved.
When you sleep all through the night and still wake up feeling tired or when you keep turning and tossing around through the night or you can’t fall asleep easily or you wake up repeatedly during the night to change positions (stress and inadequate sleep hygiene can also keep you up at night) you should know it might be the right time to replace your mattress.
Everything Has a Time Limit
After 7-10 years of using the mattress and you think you are sleeping just fine without pains and aches, you just might have been used to sleeping without comfort. The ideal time to replace most mattresses is after 7-10 years, if the mattress is older than that, then you need to analyze the situation.
Another sign that you need to replace your mattress is when screeching metal sounds and squeaking sounds are coming from your mattress, but this mostly occurs in mattresses that have a coil as part of their features which can be fixed by tightening the loosened box spring or bolt or this can be an indicator that the coils are getting old and are not as hospitable as before. This indicates that the sleepers are not getting enough backing and is causing the mattress to sag.
The Situation Is Not Like Before Anymore
A person with a condition like arthritis will need a mattress with greater pressure relief. Things can change in an instant, life especially, even if the mattress is still in tip-top condition it might not fit the owner’s needs anymore and would require a change. Conditions such as weight loss, gaining a new sleeping partner, pregnancy, and weight gain can require buying a new mattress.
Sleeping Better On a Different Mattress.
If you notice you haven’t been getting adequate sleep on your mattress, you could try sleeping on a brand new mattress and evaluate how it felt when compared to sleeping on your old mattress. If you notice you sleep better on a mattress that’s different from yours or if you wake up with pains or a blocked nose then sleep on a hotel bed and wake up feeling better then it is time for you to replace the old mattress.
When wondering if you are due for a change then always watch out for noises, sagging, and discomfort. This should tell you your mattress is due for a change, and help you to make an informed decision that will be worth it.