YOUR MATTRESS: How Often Should You Replace It?
According to The Sleep Foundation, mattresses should be replaced every 6 to 8 years.
This is, of course, a broad guideline rather than a one-size-fits-all answer. When it comes to replacing your mattress, there are a number of variables to consider.
In general, if one or more of the following apply, you should replace your mattress:
- It’s around 6-8 years old.
- It’s interfering with your sleep.
- In some places, it’s visibly droopy or damaged.
- There’s a lot more noise than usual (noisy springs are common in old innerspring mattresses)
- You sleep better in hotels, friends’ residences, and so forth.
- You’ve seen a rise in allergies and/or asthma symptoms.
- You have muscular or joint stiffness every morning.
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