According to a poll developed by the National Sleep Foundation, 92 percent of people consider that their mattresses are a determining factor in getting a coveted good night of rest. This nicely explains why the idea of counting on a comfortable surface where to spend a good night of sleep is not a recent challenge; first mattresses were invented by cave women and men, thousands of years ago. In fact (and to add a little bit of history about mattresses), we would like to mention that Egyptian pharaohs were the ones who discovered the luxury behind raising the bedding of the ground, as a result, mattresses became an essential element in the constitution of a healthy environment, where they could rest and thus, pleasantly developed their lives.
The statement that a mattress is a key element in any bedroom can absolutely be justified, due to the fact that a good or poor quality mattress directly affects your sleep; so along with good nutrition and exercise, these three elements are really relevant contributors to a good health. It is like running, we are more than sure that you would not run marathon without the right gear, would you? The main purpose of this post then is to show you how important is to make a conscious decision on your mattress purchase, and also to help you recognize those subsequent signs that warn you about considering the idea of change the mattress that is no longer make you feel comfortable on it.
Since it is a gradual deterioration process, it might be tricky to notice when your beloved mattress is declining in terms of quality, not to mention that as your body makes adjustments you can easily ignore those clues that are trying to tell you it is time to replace such an important piece of your bedroom. The following are some signs you should check in order to know if it is a good time to change your mattress.
Your Mattress Has Been Part of Your Life for over 8 years
It often happens, people tend to forget when they bought their last mattress and remembering the age of your mattress is one of the most important aspects you need to keep in mind. In accordance with the Consumer Reports magazine, a mattress should be changed every 7 or 10 years, and does not necessary believe in what the mattress’ warranty says, actually some of them guarantee your mattress will last 20 years warranty but this might refer to certain parts such as springs or workmanship, not about a mattress’ overall comfort.
Waking Up Is Downright Painful
Aches or pains in your back and lower back are common symptoms your mattress needs to be replaced. So if you wake up in the morning feeling tired or drowsy during the day, it is probable that your mattress is not giving you the right support through the night, so your body is working overtime in order to find a more comfortable sleeping position but that is not going to happen; and remember you need to make sure your mattress gives you an adequate support not only for a few minutes of napping time but for 8 hours of sleep at night.
There Are Other Places where you lie down and Feel More Comfortable
A very fairly sign your mattress is no longer suiting your needs is when you can achieve a good night of sleep in another bed that is not your own. This can be clearly proved for instance when you spend the night at a friend’s house or in a hotel, and you realize you woke up properly rested. Your mattress is suppose to make you feel refreshed in the morning, if this is not happening with the one you have at home, then it is time to replace that old mattress and improve both your quality and quantity of sleep.
If you are suffering from Annoying Allergies
Sometimes it is not enough having a mattress which is relatively new and provides a proper support; you still need to pay attention to allergy troubles that can be attribute to your old mattress. Dust mites are one of the most common causes of allergens and unfortunately they thrive in mattresses and bedding, so if you are suffering from bad allergies that get worse at night or when you wake up, this may be an indication that your mattress in making you feel this way.
Given that a good quality mattress certainly contributes to an overall health; in FinishBuild we totally support those amazing sleeping aid apps and ideas that sleep industry is launching every day in order to help us reach an excellent rest, however we still believe that noticing (in an early stage) the signs your mattress is giving you in order to replace it plays a crucial role when it comes to identify what is making you have a lack of sleep or poor quality sleep. Additionally, you need to know that any mattress gradually loses its supportiveness with time, and thus there are more than one hygiene reasons to make us reflect and decide to change our mattresses. These signs we have just shared with you will help you to detect whether your mattress is still able to provide good postural alignment, or improve your sleep quality.
Keeping in mind that we spend around the third part of our lives in bed, it might be worth for you to do some research to get the right mattress for your need. And in order to avoid simple health issues like a crick in your neck and your lower back, or what can be worse headaches, irritability or allergies; changing your mattress in a period of time no longer than eight years will be an excellent investment you will be doing, after all striving to have good quality health is something you should not leave behind, spend the time and necessary amount of money to acquire the mattress that best fits your needs…you dream it, we Build it!