January 06, 2022 6 min read

When Should You Replace Your Mattress (5 Signs That Your Old Mattress Needs To Be Replaced)
When Should You Replace Your Mattress (5 Signs That Your Old Mattress Needs To Be Replaced)

Human beings spend about a third of their lives sleeping. While we tend not to notice how long we sleep, our bodies notice for sure. Sleep is almost as crucial to living for us humans as breathing. Everyone can tell if they don’t get enough sleep or miss a good night’s sleep.

When you realize that humans spend so much time sleeping, a suitable mattress becomes a bit of a higher priority than what you may have thought before. Indeed, the argument could be made that the bed is the most essential piece of furniture in your house.

If the mattress is so essential for good health and sound sleep, then we should be careful to watch for signs of wear and failure in a mattress, so that when the time comes to replace it, you will know what to look for and be ready to act when you see signs of failure.

Furniture Fair has a history of selling mattresses that is over 50 years old and still going strong. We have sold countless mattresses over the years, and we’ve learned to identify when you should replace a mattress and what signs you should look for in your mattress to see if it needs replacing.

We want to share our experience with you, so we’ve put together this article so you can know when to replace your mattress. This article will cover the average life-span of a mattress and the signs of failure to look for in an older mattress.

Read on if you want to be sure that you are getting the best sleep possible from your mattress.

When Should You Replace Your Mattress (5 Signs That Your Old Mattress Needs To Be Replaced)
When Should You Replace Your Mattress (5 Signs That Your Old Mattress Needs To Be Replaced)

Signs That Your Mattress Needs To Be Replaced

What are some of the signs that your mattress needs to be replaced? Ideally, you should want to look for signs of wear before your mattress looks like a pancake that somehow got run over by a car.  

There are signs you should be looking for in your mattress and in yourself. Your body will let you know when it is time for a new mattress. Here we will be looking at some of the signs indicating that you need a new mattress.

Your Sleep Is Being Affected

As we mentioned before, sleep is crucial to a good day and a good life. Your body needs adequate rest, and you will know when you haven’t been getting sufficient sleep. Here are just a few signs that you might not be getting the best sleep.

When Should You Replace Your Mattress (5 Signs That Your Old Mattress Needs To Be Replaced)

Trouble Getting To Sleep

If you are taking longer than usual to fall asleep, your mattress could be part of the problem. Most people need an average of eight to nine hours of sleep every night to function correctly during the day.

Sleeping on a mattress that no longer supports your body can make falling asleep more difficult. The longer you spend trying to get to sleep, the less consistent rest you will get. Prolonged sleep deprivation can put your body at risk for several diseases.

A healthy body is a well-rested body, and if yours isn’t getting a full 8 hours, then you might want to see if getting a new mattress adjusted for your body type is the right move for you. A better night’s sleep could be within your reach.

Risks For Diseases

Heart Disease
Heart Attack
Heart Failure
Irregular Heartbeat

High Blood Pressure
Memory Loss
Weight Gain

Tossing And Turning

If you can’t get to sleep because you can’t get comfortable, perhaps your mattress is to blame. That persistent tossing and turning to try and find a comfortable spot could indicate that your mattress is no longer equipped to properly support your body.

Mattresses are designed to support the human body in the best sleep position possible. Unfortunately, even the most well-designed mattress will fail at some point in time. Once a mattress has been unable to support your body correctly, you will notice, consciously or subconsciously, through tossing and turning.

If you are always rolling around in bed trying to find a more comfortable spot, perhaps the most comfortable area is on an entirely new mattress. Consider finding the right mattress for you and your partner, and help get rid of those nights spent tossing and turning.

Joint Aches And Back Pains

You might think it’s that old football injury acting up again, but the truth is you could be sleeping on a worn-out mattress. When mattresses are no longer viable for proper support, your body won’t be a happy camper. Improper support can lead to joint pains in your shoulders and hips and can also result in lower back and neck pains.

Once your mattress has failed to support you adequately, it is no longer a good place to sleep. Replace that useless lump of springs and foam with a new mattress that will support your body and keep your joints happy and well-rested.

Your Mattress Is Showing Signs Of Wear

Even if you aren’t paying attention to your body, there are a few signs to look for in your mattress that will tell you whether or not it’s time for a replacement. Most manufacturers recommend replacing your mattress every five to ten years, depending on the manufacturer’s warranty.

Keep in mind that mattresses are all built differently, and a cheap mattress will need to be replaced sooner than a higher quality mattress. Bear the mattress’s quality in mind when you are inspecting an older mattress for a potential replacement.

When Should You Replace Your Mattress (5 Signs That Your Old Mattress Needs To Be Replaced)

Broken Or Sagging Innersprings

Many older mattresses and modern hybrid mattresses use coiled innersprings to support your body when you sleep. These coils can fail after extended periods of use and can create an uncomfortable support level, leading to many of the physical problems mentioned previously in this article.

You’ll know when your innersprings start failing, when your mattress starts looking lumpy, or when it starts making odd noises when you lay on it. Those noises are usually a sign of the innersprings having broken and no longer properly supporting your body.

When your springs are failing, the integrity of your mattress is no longer intact, and you should begin planning on purchasing a new mattress. A new mattress will give you that support that your old mattress once had.

Mattress Dips And Sags

If your mattress is starting to look more like a valley, then it’s time to consider purchasing a new one. Most mattress manufacturers recommend replacing a mattress when the mattress is sagging below an inch and a half from when it was new.

Sagging mattress sections indicate that the mattress can no longer adequately support your body when you sleep. Your best option for dealing with a sagging mattress is to replace it with a new mattress. Mattresses sadly do not last forever, and you should be ready to replace your mattress when the time comes.

When Should You Replace Your Mattress (5 Signs That Your Old Mattress Needs To Be Replaced)

Know When You Should Replace Your Mattress

Now that you have learned a few of the critical signs for when to replace your mattress, you can be better prepared for when the time comes to get a new one. Remember to watch for the signals your body could be giving you that your mattress needs to be replaced.

Also, keep a careful eye on your old mattress for any signs of support failure, whether innersprings or sagging. If you follow these simple steps, you will be ready when your mattress decides to go to that great bed in the sky.

If you have a mattress in dire need of replacement, Furniture Fair would like to offer you a free bedMATCH Rest Test to help you determine the perfect mattress for your sleep needs. Our bedMATCH program uses scientific methods to assess your sleep profile and recommend the best mattress for your needs.

Come into any of our 11 locations and get tested for your perfect mattress. Visit in-store or online to look at our mattress selection and any other bedroom furniture needs you may have.

When Should You Replace Your Mattress (5 Signs That Your Old Mattress Needs To Be Replaced)

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