If you are having trouble sleeping at night, your mattress may be to blame.
Since we do spend about a third of our life sleeping, skimping out on the quality and comfort of your mattress is not something you want to do! According to experts, the surface in which you sleep can have a huge impact on the overall quality of your sleep.
How to know when it’s time to replace your mattress
- If your mattress is older than 8-10 years. This is the general life span for most mattresses
- If you are waking up with any sort of chronic pain of soreness in your body
- If you are tossing and turning more than normal throughout the night
- If your mattress is lumpy or beginning to sag
Tips for finding the right mattress
- Find one with the firmness that works for you: most mattresses come in firm, medium and soft. Which one works best for you will depend on your primary sleeping position, comfort level and how it caters to the pressure points on your body.
- Test the mattress out in person before making the purchase. Don’t just sit on it for a few seconds. Take a few minutes to lie down in the position you normally sleep in and roll around a few times, just to make sure it’s a good fit.
- If you are not able to try out the mattress before buying it, make sure there is a sufficient return policy, just in case it ends up not working out
- If you and your partner will be using this mattress, make sure it is a good fit for both of you. Most newer spring mattresses have individual coils, which means if one of you moves, the whole mattress won’t move with it.
- Give yourself time to adjust! It may not feel absolutely perfect the first night, most mattress companies have a warranty of at least a few months after purchase.