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Last Updated October 8, 2023
Mattresses are one of those essential items that you need in your everyday life, and you put a hell of an effort and thought into choosing the right one. It can be quite tempting to believe that you and your mattress will have an 'always & forever' relationship. Your mattress has always been there to let you sleep in on weekends, comfort you when you're ill, and give you a break after a long tiring day from work. Unfortunately, no matter how extraordinary your mattress maybe, this is one relationship that must come to an end.
You shouldn't just rely on your mattress's warranty card to determine how long it will last, as many other factors can also indicate it's time for a new mattress. If you're unsure what you should be looking out for to conclude whether you need a new mattress, we're here to help you out. Read on to discover these five key signs.
Over time, most mattresses made of synthetic, spring, and memory foam can turn out to be a hotbed of allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites. So, if you are sensitive to such things and experience symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, or itchiness when you get near your bed or feeling stuffed up in the morning, it's probably time to say bye to your old mattress. Using mattresses made of naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial materials is one way to combat this situation.
Are you waking up with more aches and pains than you had when you went to bed? If yes, your mattress is likely the culprit. Old mattress materials undergo gradual degradation and softening, thereby losing their ability to provide the necessary support for vulnerable areas like your lower back, neck, and hip. Once the cushioning or the comfort layers get worn down, it can create awful pressure points that will make you toss and turn all night long. Morning back and neck pain that gets better throughout the day is another sign that shows you need a new mattress or that you are sleeping on the wrong mattress.
Sagging, especially in the middle of your mattress, is the most visible indication that shows your mattress needs to be replaced. It's also a sign that goes for mattress types like memory foam and polyester fiber. As the spring breaks down over time and loses its resiliency, the mattress materials get softer and compressed, all of which lead to sagging. And according to sleep surveys conducted by experts, it shows that sagging and impressions as little as around 1to 2 inches in depth are linked to increased pain in the joints, muscles, or back.
If you are finding it difficult to sleep or frequently wake up during the night and change your sleeping position, chances are there that you need a new mattress. Of course, you should first lookout for conditions such as anxiety, stress, depression, or insomnia, and you should also make sure that you aren't just battling your internal clock. If you come to the conclusion that you're healthy and on a regular sleep cycle and still tossing and turning for hours, the same may be very well true.
If you are not feeling comfortable on your current mattress and instead feel well-rested on another bedroom, the couch, or a hotel bed, this is a fairly good indication that it might not be the right one for you. You should get the best quality sleep in your own bedroom, on your own mattress, since that's where you spend the majority of your sleeping hours. So, if you're struggling to sleep in your personal sanctuary, it's high time for a new mattress.
Are you planning to switch your mattress to one having a longer lifespan? If yes, we recommend you to go for a natural and organic latex mattress. These types of mattresses tend to be durable and last longer than the traditional foam and spring mattresses. At Turmerry, we have toxin-free adjustable latex mattresses made with the perfect blend of organic cotton, New Zealand wool, and organic latex layers. Not to mention, our organic latex mattress has a longer lifespan of 20 years and more. That's super cool, right?
Struggling with constant aches and pains? Worry not! Turmerry's green and organic mattress with no synthetic latex or springs has a natural body cradling property. This means that our mattress is supportive of your body shape and works well in reducing back pain, body aches, stiffness, etc. Moreover, our organic latex mattresses are hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to mold, mildew, dust mites, and other allergens. With three different layers made from 100% natural and organic latex, Turmerry's Dunlop latex mattress is specifically designed to keep you well-rested for years to come, no matter what position or 'angle' you sleep in.
We know it can be really hard to part with something you've had for a long time that you've come to rely on. But if you really want to experience the best night's sleep of your life, there's no second choice.
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Disclaimer: What is said in this article has been referenced from multiple sources and is intended only for educational and informational purposes. Please note that no content in this article is a substitute for professional advice from a qualified doctor or healthcare provider. Always consult an experienced doctor with any concerns you may have regarding a health condition or treatment, and never disregard any medical suggestions or delay in seeking treatment because of something you read here.
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