It is a well-known fact that sleep is an integral part of general well-being. There is a direct correlation between the quality of sleep and mattress one uses. The type of mattress you use will impact your energy levels, mood and cognitive faculties. Getting up with aches, pains and a stiff body are signs that your mattress has lived its life and should be replaced immediately.
Following are some pointers to help you know when it’s time to swap an old mattress for a new one:
- The Age Of Your Mattress: A mattress that’s over 8 years old will do no good to your body. Old mattresses no longer offer the same comfort and support like they did when they were new. It’s best to get rid of them at this stage.
- Sleep Quality: The best indicator of the quality of your mattress after years of use is your sleep. If you suspect that your mattress is too old, reassure yourself by judging how you feel when you wake up. A good mattress should make you feel refreshed and energetic on waking. If you’ve spent the night tossing and turning for want of a comfortable position, it’s high time that you search for a new mattress for the sake of your health.
- Sagging Into The Mattress: If you find yourself sleeping directly on the springs as your old mattress has lost all its strength and support, you need to toss it away. Sagging occurs due to broken springs and degradation of the polyester fiber, foam and felt over years of usage. Sleeping on mattresses that sag is not good for the spine. Such mattresses exert a lot of stress on the neck, shoulder and back muscles which lead to significant aches and pains throughout the day. A good mattress should be firm enough to support your body without making it sink at the center.
- Dust Allergies: Dust mites thrive in old mattresses as a result of oils that the body produces at night. They can be a cause of allergens. Allergies caused by dust mites are aggravated at bedtime and early in the morning. Look out for symptoms such as itchy eyes, a runny nose and troubled skin. The only solution to this is to replace the mattress. To prolong the life of your new mattress and keep dust mites and bugs away, wash your pillows and beddings every week, use mattress covers and vacuum the mattress often.
To get more information, visit Ashley HomeStore at 1101 South W S Young Drive, Killeen, TX 76543 or call at (254) 634 – 5900.