Six Signs That It’s Time To Replace Your Mattress

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How are you feeling today? Are you feeling rested and refreshed from a great night’s sleep? If you’re like the majority of the population, your answer is probably “no”. That’s because an estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep-related problems. That’s a huge number! In today’s post from America’s Mattress in Fort Collins and Greeley, we’re going to discuss five signs that it’s time to replace your old mattress. So, before you start your search for “mattress stores near me”, keep reading. Buying a new mattress may not solve all of your sleep problems, but then again…it just might!

Age of Your Current Mattress

According to the National Sleep Foundation, most mattresses have a lifespan of about eight years. However, most people don’t buy a new mattress nearly that often. Just think about it — how many times have you purchased a new mattress? And, how many years ago did you buy the one that you’re sleeping on right now? If you can’t remember the last time you bought a mattress, then chances are it’s well beyond its lifespan. 

Although eight years is a general guideline for mattress age, keep in mind that this isn’t a hard and fast rule. If you purchased a lower-quality mattress, it may not hold up that long. How long you keep your mattress also depends on your sleeping needs. Do you require a lot of support or more support in particular areas? If so, you may need to upgrade your mattress more frequently.

You Never Feel Rested

As we mentioned above, some people wake up each morning never truly feeling rested. If you’ve grown accustomed to dragging yourself out of bed knowing that it will take at least three cups of coffee before you’re awake enough to dress, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to keep living this way! You shouldn’t have to battle with your alarm clock each morning, you should actually look forward to getting out of bed, feeling ready to start the day with enthusiasm.

If you’re longing for a restful night’s sleep, the problem could be with your mattress. If you own a mattress that doesn’t fit your sleeping style or support needs, chances are you spend half of the night tossing and turning and you may even wake up with a headache or a sore back. Stop by one of our America’s Mattress Front Range locations and we can help you figure out if a new mattress could help.

Not sure what kind of mattress you need? Ask about our Sleep Theater Discover System and by answering a few simple questions, our proprietary computer software will create a customized report with mattress suggestions just for you.

You Wake Up Feeling Sore

If you’re waking up with a sore back, neck, hips, or all of the above, it’s possible that you’re not getting the right kind of support you need from your mattress. Not only does it make for a slow, painful start to the day, but it’s also likely that you’re not getting good, restful sleep throughout the night. Although aches and pains can be caused by several factors — such as poor posture, sitting too much, and wearing the wrong kind of shoes— it can also be attributed to a previous injury, degenerative diseases, and sleeping on a mattress that’s past its prime.

You Sleep Better On the Couch Or In a Recliner

Do you often find that the only place you can sleep is in a recliner or on the couch? If you can’t remember the last time you stayed awake for an entire movie, it might be because you’re exhausted from not getting quality sleep at night. It could also be that your favorite sofa or chair provides support and cushion in all of the right places — this is something that you should be getting from your mattress, but probably aren’t if you prefer to sleep elsewhere.

Falling asleep in places other than your bed at times outside of your normal sleeping hours is not only a bad habit to get into, doing so disrupts your sleep cycle and only makes it harder to get a good night’s sleep. If you want to feel better and get quality sleep all throughout the night, consider buying a new mattress that’s tailored just for you and your sleeping habits. You might find yourself actually looking forward to going to bed each night and it will be easier to change your evening ritual of falling asleep on the couch after dinner.

Your Mattress is Noticeably Saggy

The last time you changed the sheets on your bed, maybe you noticed that your mattress sags in the middle. That might seem perfectly normal since over 50% of your body weight rests in that area. However, if you have a quality mattress that is well within it’s estimated lifespan, sagging shouldn’t happen.

Sleeping on a sagging bed means that you’re not getting the support you need, where you need it most. Your neck and spine are likely out of alignment when you lay on your mattress, causing a whole host of problems including a sore neck, sore back, and headaches. Many people don’t even realize that they’re sleeping on a mattress that has lost its support until they lie on a new one and feel the difference. If you want to experience how a new mattress with the right support can feel, stop by our store in Fort Collins or Greeley. You’ll be amazed at the difference.

You Wake Frequently During the Night

There are many reasons why you might frequently wake up during the night, and one of them could be because of your mattress. An unsupportive or uncomfortable mattress can prevent you from ever really getting comfortable and getting into that deep state of restorative sleep. Maybe your mattress is too firm, too hot, or just not suited for your sleeping style. Whatever the case, a mattress that is old or not the right fit for you can make your life miserable. And likewise, the right mattress can actually improve your health and wellness, make you feel better, and affect nearly every aspect of your daily life.

Shop America’s Mattress

Do you suspect that it’s time to start shopping for a new mattress? If so, we hope that instead of doing a web search for “mattress stores near me”, you’ll visit one of our America’s Mattress stores in Greeley or Fort Collins. 

Are you doing your part to prevent the spread of Covid-19? Practice your social distancing and visit our website to learn about all of the trusted name brands we offer. You can even purchase your new mattress online without having to leave the comfort and safety of your own home. You can rest easy with our free, no-touch delivery to any location along the Northern Front Range.  

Buying a new mattress is a big decision, and we’re here to help you navigate the process. If you have any questions about our mattresses please don’t hesitate to contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call today, or visit our website to learn more.