May 11 , 2022
When you consider that we spent a third of every day in bed, it’s fair to say our mattresses go through a lot! It’s recommended that you change your mattress every seven years, however, there are signs to watch out for that signal yours is ready to be replaced.
In this blog, we’re going to take a look at when and why you should change your mattress, from sleep quality to all-important hygiene factors.
Why should I change my mattress?
We get it. When you spend money on a high-quality mattress, you want to get the most time out of it as possible. The key to a great night’s sleep is a comfortable mattress and with all the wear and tear the average mattress goes through, the seven-year rule is very important. Here are just some of the reasons you should regularly update yours.
Promotes good hygiene
Did you know?Our bodies lose around half a pint of fluid and a pound of dead skin cells every year.
All of these materials end up on your mattress, creating an environment where bacteria and mould thrive. As well as these nasties, dust mites are also attracted to these conditions, creating an unhygienic sleeping environment.
As your mattress gets older, it starts to lose its shape. This reduces its ability to offer comfort and support throughout the night. If you continue to sleep on an old mattress, you run the risk of causing neck and back pain, which impacts overall sleep quality.
Signs that you need a new mattress
While the seven-year mark is a good rule to keep in mind when replacing your mattress, there are ways that you can tell your mattress is ready for retirement.
Let’s take a look;
There is visible damage
If you can see visible signs of deterioration or damage such as lumps, dips or bumps, it’s time to upgrade. Other signs here include springs poking out of the mattress and excessive sagging in the middle.
If you find yourself waking up stiff or sore, your mattress could be the culprit. After sleeping, sore body parts suggest that your mattress isn’t providing the support it used to.
While some degree of disturbed sleep is normal, spending the whole night changing positions, tossing and turning could indicate that your mattress is unsupportive. Your mattress should support your body correctly to prevent aches and pains, allowing you to wake up rested and ready for the day.
Mattress in hiding
If you find yourself quickly putting on your mattress topper to disguise dirt or stains on the mattress itself, it could be time for a change. Over time, it’s normal for mattresses to be discoloured with mild stains, however, if you wouldn’t let your guests see your mattress - chances are it’s time for a new one.
If it’s time for you to replace your mattress, don’t worry! We have you covered.
At Ambassador Beds, we stock a wide range of high-quality mattresses to suit all sleepers. We create all of our mattresses in-house using the best German springs, known around the world as the sturdiest in the market. The natural fillings consist of silk, cotton, cashmere, wood, horse hair and coconut fibres. These natural fillings are kind to the environment and wick moisture away from the body as well as allowing the mattress to aerate it also means you won't be sleeping on layers and layers of chemically produced artificial foam.
Take a look at our full mattress collection today.