Sleep is essential to our overall health and well-being, known to affect our mood, immune system, energy level and much more, so it’s very important to get the best sleep possible. To do this, you must maintain good sleep hygiene and make sure that you are sleeping on a mattress that is comfortable and complimentary of your lifestyle and sleep habits.
Once you find a mattress that you get used to and like sleeping on, it can be hard to know when it’s time to part ways. The average lifespan of a good quality mattress is 7-10 years and will eventually start to break down and become affected by the wear and tear of nightly use. Every night our faithful mattresses support the weight of our bodies while we rest; after years of nightly compression, eventually, even a great mattress will no longer be able to provide the support you need which will eventually lead to aches and pain and, ultimately, loss of sleep.
So, beyond simply the broad 7-10 year ballpark, how do you know when it’s time to get a new mattress? Here are six major indicators: