A Mattress Checklist

Screen Shot 2013-11-18 at 11.46.37 AMAre you planning on buying a new mattress this coming Black Friday? You can actually save a lot on deals for this. The yearly event falls on November 29th this 2013, which means you have plenty of time to come up with a checklist to determine if it’s really time to replace your mattress.

Here’s what you should ask yourself before you make any purchase:

1) How old is your current mattress? Most mattresses are good for up to 7 to 8 years and if you are using one that’s older than this, then you are probably already starting to feel that the mattress doesn’t provide enough support.

2) What type of mattress do you have? A mattress’ longevity differs with each type, so let’s say if you have a memory foam, it’s good for at least 7 to 10 years, with the higher density types lasting the longest. Latex mattresses that are made of natural materials last longer than synthetic latex, while innerspring mattresses with pocket coils are more durable than those with bonnell springs.

3) Is it getting so much harder to fall asleep? Do you find yourself tossing and turning in bed? If you’re starting to feel uncomfortable, and have considered all the possibilities with your health, then maybe it’s time to look at the quality of your bed and consider a replacement.

4) How do you assess your bed’s physical appearance? Obvious lumps and sags, as well as body impressions, are clear indications that the mattress must already be replaced.

5) How old are you? People who are above 40 will have more body problems with a bad mattress, that sometimes, it really is necessary to replace this, rather than suffer the consequences.

Sleeping on a bad mattress can take a toll on one’s health, especially since we all spend a quarter of our life in bed. With this checklist, it will be easier for you to decide on whether or not you should go ahead with a replacement. If you’ve answered yes to at least three questions on this list, then there’s no second guessing.

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