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Is it time for a new mattress?

9th September 2016

Guides & Advice

How long has it been since you last replaced your mattress? Beds don’t last forever and whilst your mattress may not be showing any visible signs of tiredness, it may not be providing you with the same comfort and support as it did when you first bought it.

Once you have invested in a mattress, it is unlikely that you will give it much thought for the next few years. It is often difficult to tell whether you need a new mattress as the decline in quality is likely to be a gradual process. If you’re not sure whether it is time to invest in a new bed – here are a few things to consider:

New Mattress

Do you wake up with stiffness or aches and pains?

Waking up with aches and pains, often in your lower back, is a definite sign that your mattress may no longer be providing you with the support you need. It may be that the internal system of your mattress has worn down over the years, particularly if you are sleeping on an open coil or memory foam mattress. This will mean the mattress isn’t supporting your spine and joints as it should which can be detrimental for your back and neck.

Does your mattress show signs of visible wear and tear?

If you’ve noticed lumps in your mattress, the interior is exposed, or there’s a dip in your favourite sleeping spot, then it is definitely time for a new mattress – these signs are obvious ones that can’t be ignored.

Have you had a better night’s sleep in a bed other than yours?

When did you last sleep really well? If it was when you last stayed in a hotel, or perhaps when staying at your friend’s house, then this could be a sure indication for a new mattress. Your best night’s sleep should always be in your own bed.

Changes in lifestyle?

Moving house, marriage, or even divorce – these changes of lifestyle can lead to a new bed. Even if it’s simply to fit in with your fresh colour scheme or to make room for your new partner, just because your bed is not worn out doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a new one.

Changes in your body?

As much as we may like to think otherwise, our bodies are likely to change as the years go by and now the mattress which you purchased all those years ago may not be right for you. Your mattress should keep your spine in a neutral position through the night. However if you have lost or gained weight, your mattress may now be too firm or too soft for you, causing the build-up of pressure points and leading to a disturbed night’s sleep. Discover more about the importance of your sleeping posture on Choosing a Harrison Bed.

Sleeping Positions
Just the right amount of support

If you are considering buying a new mattress, browse our full range of Harrison beds here. We always recommend that you visit one of our Harrison Bed Expertswho will be able to help you choose the right mattress for you, ensuring your spine remains perfectly aligned throughout the night.