Mattresses are one of those things that we normally don’t pay attention to or don’t invest in. But, according to a survey, we spend almost half of our lives lying in our beds. And taking that moment into account, we must begin to think about the importance of having a suitable cushion for sleeping, especially since beds play an important role in our well-being.
We have compiled a list of reasons why mattresses are important and why investing in them is worth every penny. Look for additional tips on how to extend the life of your bed.
Mattresses Have A Limited Life Span
According to experts, a typical mattress has an average lifespan of 8 years. But the actual value of your cushion may be higher or lower depending on the material and quality of the product.
“Latex” mattresses are usually warranted for 20 to 25 years. Meanwhile, good quality “memory foam” can last 10-15 years with proper care.
“Hybrid” mattresses are less durable and generally need to be replaced after 6 years. The “water beds” live between 5 and 10 years.
A Worn-out Mattress Can Disrupt A Good Night’s Sleep And Affect Your Health
Over time, the shape of the mattress changes and shows signs of wear and tear. For example, you may have noticed that with an old cushion there is sagging in the center or where the weight is concentrated.
When mattresses begin to lose their support capacity, they can cause discomfort and make it difficult to catch ZZZ.
In addition to feeling tired and grumpy the next day, poor quality sleep can also lead to health problems, such as obesity and heart disease.
A bad mattress can also lead to muscle stiffness and body aches. If you wake up to pain in your neck and shoulders (and you’re sure it’s not due to injury), your mattress could be the culprit.
And according to research, new bed systems can help improve sleep quality and reduce back discomfort.
Cushions Are A Haven For Bed Bugs And Allergens
One study found that mattresses have the highest concentration of mites among all household items, and these bacteria multiply rapidly over time.
Mold and insects that have taken refuge in mattress foam can also trigger allergies or exacerbate asthma symptoms. Experts suggest that if you notice your allergic reactions getting worse, it could be a sign that you need a new mattress.
When Your Bed Is Making A Lot Of Noise, Take It As A Call For Help
If a simple toss and turn lead to creaks and pops, your mattress is in poor condition (pun intended). Noise is a sign that the coils have lost their durability and are not as efficient in responding to pressure and movement.
Another thing to check to determine if your mattress should go is if you can feel your partner’s movement on the bed. This could mean that the foam has already lost its ability to reduce movement transfer or minimize the impact of the movement.
Tips On How To Extend The Life Span Of Your Mattress
Rotate the foam every 3-6 months so that it wears evenly on both sides. Follow the cleaning instructions provided by the manufacturer. Open your bedroom windows for better ventilation and ventilate the mattress regularly.
To avoid damaging the coil, prevent children and pets from getting out of bed. Cleaning the bed cushion can also help reduce allergens and dust mites.
When did you change the mattresses? How would you describe the quality of your sleep in your current bed?