When to Replace Your Mattress
Experts say to replace your mattress every 8 years. Over the course of time, your mattress doubles in weight from sweat, dead skin and million of dust mites. According to Glen Needham, a retired professor of entomology at Ohio State University, mattresses can become a infested over time. “All you have to do is get a female dust mite to start laying eggs, and pretty soon you have a starter set going in your mattress,” Needham said. It doesn’t help that these tiny creatures feed on the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily and they thrive in warm and humid environments.
If that isn’t enough, during that time span, your mattresses shape and condition can cause aches and pains as well as lack of sleep. Here are some additional signs you might need to replace your mattress:
- You wake up with aches and pains.
- You toss and turn at night.
- You feel the coils when lying on the bed.
- You hear noises and creaks on your mattress when moving around.
- No matter what the temperature in your bedroom, you feel too hot in bed.
- You can see the inside of your mattress.
- You’ve outgrown your current mattress.
- Your mattress is more than 8 years old.
- You don’t remember the last time you replaced your mattress.
Any of these issues are a sign that it’s time to replace your mattress set. Our Bed & Bath Event is the perfect time to replace your mattress and box springs for up to 67% off the big box mattress retail stores.