When Should You Replace Your Mattress?

May 20, 2018

When Should You Replace Your Mattress?

Sleep is arguably the most important part of our day. Without sleep, we can’t function in our day-to-day lives. If on a regular basis, you don't sleep well, that can translate into less productivity in the long run. Many people assume mattresses last for ages, but that’s not always the case. The quality, build and brand all play a factor when choosing a mattress. Remember, you’re going to be spending about 8 hours each night on it, so it’s important to enjoy what you’re sleeping on.

While the title of this post is self-explanatory, the answer to it may not be as easy to figure out. Sleeping is an essential part of our daily lives. We want to provide you with some guidance and what you should be looking out for when you choose your next mattress.


So When Should You Replace Your Mattress?
We’re sure you’ve heard the rule that your mattress should be replaced every 8 years but that isn’t necessarily the case. The Better Sleep Council says that you should be replacing your mattress every 7-10 years depending on your support and comfort level. Mattresses lifespan does vary and if you take care of it, rotating it often, it could end up lasting closer to the 10-year mark. Also, remember that the quality of the mattress helps that lifespan as well. Mattresses made with the customer in mind, like this Serta Limited Edition Pillow Top, is sure to last you a lot longer than a lower-end brand.
Will The Right Mattress Prevent Tossing And Turning?
The simple answer is no. We’ve been tossing and turning our whole lives and it won’t stop even with an amazing mattress. We move around during our sleep because our bodies need to reduce stress and strain from our backs and joints. Now, although there is no stopping the tossing and turning, a mattress of higher quality like this Simmons Beautyrest will certainly reduce how much you do.
Will Your Mattress Be Perfect From Day One?
Again, this is wishful thinking. Usually, you’ll need about a month for your body to fully adjust to your new sleep surface. When you choose your new mattress, think long term, not a few nights. Shop around and do your research. Find out what kind of mattress will be the best fit for you after a few months sleeping on it.
What Kind Of Mattress Are You?
Different mattresses address our different needs. A mattress’ main goal is to provide comfort and support but what’s comfortable and supportive for one person may not be for another. There are 3 main categories when it comes to mattress type. First, there is a soft mattress which conforms to your shape but will not deliver uniform support across your entire body. Second, there is medium-firm which delivers comfort and support equally across your entire body. Thirdly, there are firm mattresses which offer great support, but lack in the comfortability department which can cause a lot of pressure point pain. It’s up to you to figure out which type will be the right fit for your body.


Dodd’s furniture stores lead the charge when it comes to furniture like the Ashley furniture brand. We also strive to provide our customers with top-quality mattress brands like Sealy at furniture liquidator prices. Don’t believe us? Come into one of our showrooms today and test our mattresses out for yourself!