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How to Determine When to Buy a New Mattress

Jun 2, 2008
Even though you may feel reasonably comfortable with your current mattress, it may be time for a change. Your ability to sleep comfortably influences every part of your life, so it may be better to purchase a new mattress sooner rather than later. In some cases, you may also find that it's worthwhile to start pricing and testing mattresses a few months before you're ready to buy one. At the very least, this will give you an opportunity to spot a good sale, as well as give sufficient thought to what type of mattress will best suit your needs.

Signs of mattress wear

You might not consider mattress staining to be an indicator that it needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, stains are a direct indication that an area of your mattress may also be housing bacteria and other dangerous pathogens. Even if you clean the stain, it's almost impossible to clean the layers beneath the cover. Therefore, a soiled mattress may need to be replaced long before it becomes physically uncomfortable. When you do purchase a new mattress, it might be best to purchase rubber sheets or some other type of fabric protection that will help prevent staining.

Mattress noise

In some cases, you may notice that the springs in your mattress make noise each time that you move. This is a good indication that the metal portions of the spring are starting to give way and are losing their ability to flex properly. As a result, you may soon start to feel the motion of the springs each time you move around, which can lead to poor sleep or aches and pains when you wake up. Even if your mattress is just starting to creak, it may be time to start shopping for a new mattress.

Body aches and pains

One of the most common reasons people have for buying a new mattress is they have frequent aches and pains when they wake up. Typically, these pains go away during the day if it's the mattress causing them. Of course, it should go without saying that you should check with your doctor to make sure that the aches and pains aren't being caused by some other factor. In particular, having hip pain or bone pain upon waking can be an indication of a condition that requires medical attention.

Many people don't begin shopping for a mattress until it's too late and they're having a great deal of difficulty sleeping. Unfortunately, desperation alone can cause you to make a hasty decision and you won't get the best value for your money. If you notice that your mattress is starting to make noise or has other signs of wear and tear, it may be a good idea to start looking around. Even if you don't see a price that you're willing to spend, you'll be in a good position to take advantage of any clearance sales or other discounts that come along.
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