3 signs it’s time to replace your mattress



One of the most common questions we hear from customers is: How often should I replace my mattress? While the mattress industry has its own recommendations, we believe that only you can know when it may be time to start shopping for a new mattress. We’re sharing some helpful hints that your mattress may be telling you that it’s time for a replacement:


1. You’re not getting a good night’s sleep anymore.

There are a lot of reasons you might not be getting enough rest at night: stress, anxiety, medical conditions, a toddler in your bed who seems to play soccer with your kidneys every night. But a worn-out mattress may be the problem, too.

It sounds obvious, but sometimes it takes time to notice that it’s been a while since your last full eight hours of sleep. It may be time to replace your mattress if you’ve noticed that:

  • You’re not getting as much sleep as you used to
  • It takes you longer to fall asleep
  • You find yourself tossing and turning throughout the nigh

2. You’re waking up with new aches and pains.

An old mattress may not offer the same support it did when it was brand new. That may mean that you’re waking up feeling stiff instead of relaxed and refreshed.

That said, aches and pains aren’t always caused by your mattress. It could be that you simply need a new pillow or you have developed a medical condition or injury. You may want to rule out other potential causes before purchasing a new mattress.

3. Your comfort preferences have changed over time.

Our bodies change as we age, and those changes may impact your comfort preference or your support needs. For example, while you could fall asleep anywhere in your 20s, your comfort preferences are probably quite a bit different by the time you hit your 30s — and your preferences will probably change a few times over the course of your life.

While your mattress may still be in good shape, it may not be the right mattress for you anymore. You may be able to pass it along to a family member or donate it to a local charity when you’re ready to purchase a new mattress.

Is it time to start looking for a new mattress?

Only you can decide when it’s time to shop for a new mattress. A bad night’s sleep can make for a rough morning, but weeks or months of bad sleep can have a big impact on your health and quality of life.

Check out Mattress Shopping 101.

Ready to start your mattress buying journey? Come to The Original Mattress Factory first. No one knows more than our team about what makes a great mattress great. Whether you buy from us or not, you’ll be better prepared to make a smart mattress buying decision. Find a store near you.