You may be thinking of investing in a new mattress but aren’t sure if your old mattress is really worn out. Don’t worry: there are a few easy-to-determine external signs that indicate that your old mattress is worn out and in need of a replacement.
Firmness is a big indicator. Once your mattress begins to sag and loses its firmness, then it certainly is no longer fit to support your body. If you have a spring mattress, you’ll start to feel the springs in your back. Your bed may also begin to squeak but, with this, double-check that it’s not the box spring causing the problem. Another sign of a sagging mattress, particularly in the case of foam mattresses, is if the mattress doesn’t easily return to its natural shape, even after you’ve been up for a while.
Another indicator of a worn-out mattress is motion transfer. If you usually can’t feel your partner’s movements and suddenly you can, this is a sign that the mattress is beginning to wear out.
In all of these instances, your mattress is beginning to deteriorate, which is negatively affecting your body and your sleep. This definitely means that it’s time to invest in a new one.
That said, you may also need to change your mattress if you’ve experienced drastic weight loss or weight gain as this changes your personal requirements.
If it’s time to invest in a new mattress, then you may consider investing in a luxury mattress that will last for many years to come.
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