Two big reasons you should replace your mattress

November 10, 2019 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Hardware,Industrial and Manufacture

Blog by The Foam Factory

If you’re like most people, you probably want your mattress to last as long as possible, especially since mattresses cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. However, just like everything else in life, nothing lasts forever. There comes a time when you need a mattress replacement and there are two big reasons why you should take that next step.

First, you could be nearing the end of your mattress’s lifespan. The National Sleep Foundation suggests that most mattresses have a lifespan of around eight years. Furthermore, your mattress’s lifespan can depend on what material it is made from, as foam, spring, and futon mattresses are less durable than latex or air mattresses. The longer you’ve been using your mattress, the more prone it will be to having uneven lumps or sagging spots. Also, dust, dead skin cells, bacteria, and body excretions can accumulate after years of sleeping on the same mattress. According to one NYU microbiologist, “The actual weight of a mattress doubles in ten years from all of that.” Therefore, replacing your mattress is necessary to maintain good levels of comfort and hygiene.

Second, your mattress might not be a good fit for your body type. Mattresses come in different levels of firmness, all of which work for some people but not others. Lower levels of firmness may not be suitable for people with heavier weights or who share beds with their partners. Also, you must make sure your mattress properly aligns your spine, or you’ll have a harder time falling asleep and a higher risk of aches and pains when you wake up.

If it’s time for you to get a new mattress, The Foam Factory has multiple foam-based options that can be custom cut for your specific needs. Visit their site to find the right mattress for you.