5 Red Flags That Say It’s Time to Change Your Old Bed

You know that things are meant to end at one point or another and that you would eventually have to say goodbye. But the question is, how do you know it’s time to let go?

While it may be easier to know when to replace other household furniture, it can be quite difficult when it comes to your mattress.  After all, it can still function enough, even though it’s not the same as it used to be.

How do you know when it’s time to replace your old mattress? Here are five red flags to watch out for:

You always wake up with a stiff body and sore muscles.

Are you having a hard time getting out of bed because of back pains as well as numb and sore muscles? Your old mattress may be the culprit. A  good quality mattress must provide you with adequate support and comfort throughout the night. So, if you are finding yourself tossing and turning in bed oftentimes or waking up feeling more tired, it’s time to buy a new one.

Your mattress looks worn, lumpy and saggy.

If you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep, you might also want to check the condition of your mattress. The next time you change your bed sheet, closely examine your mattress. If it looks old, worn and saggy, you already need to replace it. Also, keep in mind that a sagging mattress may cause back pains and affect your posture.

You sneeze and itch a lot whenever you’re in bed.

It may be caused by bed bugs, but the truth is, mattresses do accumulate dust and other household allergens over time. Unless you have a latex or a high-end memory foam mattress, your constant sneezing and itching may be caused by those irritants harboring in your old mattress.

The last time you’ve bought a new mattress seemed ages ago.

Experts recommended that you change your mattress every 7-8 years. In fact,  your age may also be a good reason to get a new one. According to ABC News, as people get older, their bodies become more prone to pressure. Thus, the need for new and firmer mattresses. So, if your mattress has been with you for more than a decade already, replace it immediately.

Sleeping in someone else’s bed feel so much better.

It’s true that nothing beats sleeping in your own warm and cozy bed. That’s why if you find yourself feeling more comfortable and relaxed sleeping on a couch, recliner, or a bed other than your own—it’s time to replace your old mattress.

A good night’s sleep is crucial for people to function well, and a mattress may make or break it. Evaluate yours and make sure that it can provide the comfort and support that you need. If it doesn’t, replace your old mattress with one that can give you the rest you truly deserve.