A. If you have had your bed for longer than 8-10 years it is time to start thinking about a new bed. Some things to think about when considering a new purchase are:
- How long you have had your bed.
The average life span of a quality bed is eight to ten years. Mattresses older may not provide the level of comfort and support you need.
- You wake up feeling more tired than when you went to sleep.
If you don't wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, or if you feel any pain or discomfort, it is probably time to consider a new bed to ensure you get the quality of sleep you need.
- The couch feels more comfortable than your bed.
How does you bed feel? Do you feel coils or bumps? Your body needs a smooth, comfortable sleep surface to get a restful night's sleep. Your bed should allow you to sleep through the night, with minimal tossing and turning.
- Your bed looks worn and uneven.
Inspect your bed regularly for sags and imprints. If your mattress appears uneven, worn or frayed, it may be time to look at a new bed? The upholstery layers in mattresses compress over time. For optimal performance, be sure to rotate your mattress to extend its durability and renew its comfort.
- You've taken your mattress for granted.
Mattresses are the most used yet often most ignored piece of furniture in the house. Pay attention to your mattress. Do you hear creaks? Do you notice the surface sags or there are indents in certain areas and not in others? The condition of your mattress may come as a surprise, once you take a closer look?