Good things don’t last forever, and certainly not your mattress, even with the extra-special care you’ve been observing. Ultimately, it will reach a ‘let-go’ date by which you should replace it. While a good and high-quality mattress can last for years, it’s always wise to keep in mind that it can start to wear out earlier.
But don’t just take our word for it; you can look out for these signs.
Visible Wear and Tear
The most visible indicators that it’s time to replace your mattress include sagging, dents, worn-out or torn covers, visible stains, uneven bumps or discolouration. Any of these or a combination of these signs is an out-loud-call for replacement.
An uneven, sagging, dented or bumpy mattress shows that it doesn’t provide the ideal support to your muscles, joints, and spine and could result in sleepless nights or injury. This is especially so for memory foam mattresses. A sagging, dented or bumpy surface means it had lost the quality you were looking for when you purchased it.
It Starts Making Noises
Pocket spring mattresses are made of many springs covered up with insulation and in different “pockets” within the mattress. These springs are supposed to provide specialised support to your body when you lie on the mattress distributing your body weight evenly across different pockets and quietly. Even when you turn or change positions.
The springs are often made of metallic materials and coil or bend and stretch with your body weight. However, as they age, you may start hearing a funny sound that wasn’t there before. If you hear the sound of grinding metal or displaced springs eight years down the line, don’t worry. Your mattress wasn’t low quality. It’s just a sign of natural ageing and an indicator that you need to replace it.
It Smells Funny or Allergies Are Worsening
You could have observed all the rules about maintaining your mattress to the letter. But, after some time, it starts emanating a funny odour. Perhaps you are experiencing worsening allergic reactions in the mornings. Yes, you wash your bed linens every week and clean the mattress protector often but something still doesn’t smell right.
It’s a sign that you need to replace your latex mattress.
We spend several hours on our beds each night and during this time our bodies release significant quantities if perspiration and dead skin. Naturally, bacteria are attracted to these environments, and although you observe the utmost care, bacteria can keep piling.
A good, washable mattress cover will slow-down this process significantly and increase its lifespan. However, if your mattress starts to smell funny, or allergies get worse, know that it’s time to replace it.
If You Wake Up Tired and Sore
Your queen size mattress in Singapore could look excellent, produce no sounds or scents and you don’t experience worsening morning allergies. However, you still wake up tired and sore or with a terrible back pain that dwindles with a few stretches.
It’s an indicator that you need to change your mattress.
It could be that the mattress has not lost its entire properties but perhaps you purchased a wrong mattress, not suiting your sleeping style or weight. It could also be that over the years you’ve gained a few kilos. After all, good things don’t last forever. But you can change your mattress and experience sound and refreshing sleep once again.