Age Is An Obvious Indicator
The easiest way to tell if it’s time for a new mattress is age. The general rule of thumb is that if your mattress is more than seven years old, it’s time to buy a new one. It might not take that long for a mattress to become worn out, however. Look for telltale signs, like lumpiness, or sagging areas. If you see either of these, then it’s a sure sign your mattress is not supporting you as you’re sleeping. If you’re unsure of the last time you got a mattress, or if you have one that has followed you through your last couple of apartments or houses, then it’s more than likely been longer than seven years since your last one. Do yourself a favor and get rid of it.
Size Does Matter
Maybe the size of your current mattress made sense a few years ago, when you were in college, for instance. Now, years later, you might be married, and you might have a couple of kids. Maybe you even got yourself a nice Saint Bernard or a Great Dane. If you’re running out of room for all the people and animals in your house that like to snuggle up with you, then it’s time to trade out that single for a queen or a king. You want everyone to be comfortable, yourself included. Family movie night is no fun when you’re all jostling for position.
You shouldn’t look at getting a new mattress as a chore, or an inconvenience. Sleep and comfort are so important, and it’s no exaggeration that a new mattress can make an enormous difference in your life. When you lie down for that first night on a mattress where you can stretch out, and that supports you entirely, you’ll know that you made the right decision.