Good sleep is necessary for maintaining your physical and mental health. It helps you be more productive at work, keep extra pounds off, battle depression and other mental health struggles, and maintain a healthy immune system. The mattress you sleep on has a direct impact on the quality of your sleep, so read on to learn from our exports about your mattress, the lifespan of various mattresses, and when to replace beds in Bloomington, MN.
When you first get a new mattress, it has a certain firmness and density. Each mattress is different, and we recommend choosing one that meets your needs. The right mattress can help prevent back or knee pain and alleviate snoring. Over time, the part of the mattress that you sleep on becomes more compressed, losing that supportive feeling. This becomes especially pronounced if you sleep in the same spot or position night after night. Over the years, this creates dents or impressions that prevent you from sleeping on a flat, supportive surface. While minor impressions are normal, you should look at replacing your mattress when they become so deep it feels like you “fall” into them.
While the Better Sleep Council has a general recommendation to replace your mattress every 7 years, you are better off evaluating the condition of your mattress a few times a year. If you notice that the quality of your sleep has been declining, it is probably time to start mattress shopping.
There are a few things we recommend looking at in order to determine whether you should keep your mattress. Does it show visible signs of wear and tear, including major stains, ripping, holes, or other damage? Do you rarely feel rested? Did a night at a hotel feel much better than the bed you have at home? Does it squeak or make other loud noises when you move? Does your back hurt after sleeping on it? Do you still feel tired after a full night’s sleep? If you answered yes to any of our questions, you might want to look into a new mattress.
Some other considerations have less to do with age and more to do with your body’s unique needs. For example, if you feel there is not enough space for you or for you and your partner to sleep comfortably, your sleep would benefit from a bigger mattress. Additionally, if you may sleep better with additional joint support or firmness to help with sleeping conditions. The improved sleep you get will be well worth the cost of a new mattress.
7835 Southtown Center
Bloomington, MN 55435
Between Bed Bath & Beyond and Herbergers
Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM