After a long day, all you want is a good night’s sleep to relax and feel rejuvenated. A mattress is an essential part of your life but unfortunately, you cannot keep it forever. Any good mattress succumbs to wear and tear after years and will eventually stop providing you the proper support your body needs when resting. It may be hard to part ways with your favorite mattress, but you need the sleep you deserve, and an old mattress won’t provide that. JCPenney is here to inform you of the signs you need a new mattress. We also have a couple recommendations throughout this post so you can hit the quality snooze every night.
Age is Just a Number……Unless it’s your Mattress
A mattress doesn’t normally come with a defined age limit, but there are a few things you should consider when replacing it. Your current mattress has taken all your restless tossing, turning, sweating, and other atmospheric elements like dust, temperature, and humidity. Keeping this in mind it would be ideal for you to change your mattress after 6 to 7 years. In addition, your mattress expiration date comes down to what your mattress is made of. For instance, if you have a memory foam mattress, it can last up to 10 years. Whereas an innerspring and hybrid mattress can last up to 7 years.
One of our top sellers is the Retford Collection by Sealy. Customers love this mattress because of the motion-reducing encased coils and targeted memory foam support of similar Posturepedic® Spring mattresses that help provide the best support.
When It Starts Sagging
Sagging is a more visible sign of needing to change your mattress. One way to check your mattress is when you change your sheets or mattress protector. If your mattress is sagging in certain places or has a crater formed in the middle of your bed, that is a sign you should not ignore. Other things to note would be the breakdown of spring or when a memory foam bed gets too soft leading to sagging. One way to delay this issue is to flip and rotate your mattress from time to time.
Waking Up Achy
We all need a good night’s rest to wake up fresh and rejuvenated. But, if you’re waking up with backaches and neck pains, this could be the sign that your mattress is no longer supporting your body in the right places. For example, a memory foam bed is supposed to return to its original position. But as time passes, it can become softer and lose the ability to bounce back. But for an innerspring mattress, you might find a bump or two. It can cause uncomfortable pressure points for your spinal alignment.
You Allergies Are Acting up
Over time most of the mattresses accumulate allergens like mold, dust mites, mildew, pet dander, and so on. If you wake up with sniffles, sneezing when close to the bed, or feel stuffed, it’s time for you to rethink your mattress situation. Consider buying your mattress with hypoallergenic material like wool or latex. For long-lasting effect, wash the mattress cover regularly to protect against dust, bed bugs, sweat, and control moisture in temperature.
For this issue, we would like to recommend you one of our Antimicrobial collections, the Beautyrest Harmony Cayman Collection. Not only does this collection have an Antimicrobial Performance layer, but it also uses sustainable fabric featuring Seaqual Technology. This means each queen mattress in this collection helps eliminate the equivalent of up to 25 water bottles from our oceans!
If you can’t fall asleep easily or frequently wake up because your bed squeaks a lot, you need to change your mattress ASAP. It’s a sign of weak spring or they are starting to break down resulting in being less supportive to your body while you sleep. You could also check box spring or bed foundation if you’re tossing and turning in the wee hours. We also have mattress and box spring sets if you prefer a fresh start with a new mattress.
For the best combination of quality sleep and longevity, check our best recommendations of mattresses. You’ll rest deeply and wake up refreshed. We’ve got memory foam, memory gel, coil, and innerspring, so there is something for everyone. Share pictures of your revamped bedroom and tag us at #AllAtJCP. Then, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see if you are featured. Lastly, don’t forget to check out our mattress buying guide for more information.