People spend about one-third of their entire lives asleep, which means that their latex foam mattresses in Bloomington, MN, get a lot of use. With the amount of time spent in bed, many people wonder how often they should replace their mattress. According to the Better Sleep Council, people should replace their mattress every 5 to 7 years; however, it’s more complicated than this. Here are 5 factors that should be considered when determining whether or not it’s time for a new bed.
Different types of mattresses have different lifespans. Most manufacturers say that the mattress should last about 10 years, but some of them can last even longer. Find out what the manufacturer states as the mattress’ lifespan.
With the amount of time spent on the bed, it’s important to have a mattress that provides the amount of body support that a person needs. Due to normal wear and tear, mattresses start to sag, so they can’t provide the needed support. If someone wakes up aching and tired every day, the mattress probably isn’t providing them the support they need to get a good night’s sleep.
As people get older, they require more support in order to get the rest they need. If the old mattress isn’t working out, it’s time to get a new one that will provide the support to the entire body.
The quality of the mattress impacts how often it will need to be replaced. A low-quality mattress will not last as long as a high quality mattress does. It may cost more to purchase a high-quality mattress, but it ends up being a great investment over time since it won’t need to be replaced as often.
A bed sitting in a guest room lasts longer than one used every night by members of the household. There are activities that cause the mattress to wear out quicker, too. For example, if someone reads or watches television in bed, the mattress will wear out quicker as the mattress conforms to their sitting position.
To help the mattress last longer, there are care instructions that we recommend to our customers. Doing these things prolongs the mattress’ lifespan. For example, place a protective cover over the mattress to stop spills and other things from getting into the mattress. Parents should prevent children from jumping on the bed, and take the time to rotate or flip the bed every couple of months. Purchasing a supportive bed frame also protects the mattress and helps elongate its life.
Think about the latex foam mattresses in Bloomington, MN, that are on the beds in your home. How old are they? Are they meeting everyone’s comfort and support needs? Are they high quality mattresses? How have they been used? How well have they been cared for? As you answer these questions, you may find that your mattresses could last a few more years. On the other hand, you may find that you’re overdue for a new mattress. If this is the case, we can help you choose the right mattress to replace it.
7835 Southtown Center
Bloomington, MN 55435
Between Bed Bath & Beyond and Herbergers
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