After you’ve had a long day, the only thing you want to do is go to bed and sleep. Your bed is your private domain and one where you can relax in peace and get a good night’s sleep. The trouble is, some people don’t get a good quality of sleep at all! Why is that?
Well, the answer is simple. The mattress just isn’t fit for purpose any more! The thing about all mattresses is that they have a limited lifespan. One might assume that they are items that seldom need to get replaced. But, in reality, you must replace your mattresses every eight years at the least. Here are some of the reasons why this is necessary:
You wake up with aches and pains
One of the obvious warning signs that you need a new mattress is when you wake up in pain. Sometimes you might think this happens because you sleep in a weird position. But, if this is a regular occurrence, it’s usually because you’ve got the wrong mattress.
As we age, our bodies change in shape a little. Plus, medical conditions could get worse if our beds are too firm or soft. Your doctor may have prescribed you some painkillers to ease the pain. The thing is, something as simple as getting a new mattress is a better idea. Plus, you won’t have to take medicine as you won’t be in pain anymore!
You keep tossing and turning at night
It doesn’t matter whether you sleep alone or not. If you keep turning in your sleep, it means that your body isn’t comfortable. When that happens, a few things will ensue. First of all, the quality of your sleep will be lower. Second, you won’t get enough sleep, making you feel cranky and grumpy in the day. And, third, fatigue will set in and make you feel tired more often.
It’s crucial that we have a good amount of quality sleep each night. That way, we can start the next day feeling fresh and fired up. Plus, we’ll feel more productive too.
You keep sneezing when you’re in bed
Another reason to get a new mattress is if you’ve become allergic to it! Believe it or not, thousands of people cannot sleep in their beds until they get a new mattress. So, what is it about our mattresses that make us allergic to them sometimes?
What you may not realise is that mattresses become a haven for all kinds of allergens. Examples include dead skin cells, body fluids, dust mites, and germs. Washing your bedding on a regular basis will cut down on that risk. As will steam cleaning your mattress. But, over time, there will be some allergens that you just can’t get rid of!
It’s not a new mattress
Let’s say that you’ve moved in with your partner. You are, of course, now sharing a bed together. The thing is, you don’t know who may have slept on that mattress in the past. A new mattress will help you both sleep better at night. And it’s even a good foundation for a new relationship in some respects!