The foundation of a good night’s sleep is solely relied upon in the type of mattress you use, according to a spokesperson for the Better Sleep Council. The group has, time and again, said that mattress replacement should be considered within 5 to 10 years of purchasing the mattress, as this may be the cause of back and joint pains, as well as the inability to get proper sleep.
This suggestion, however, has been debunked by the latest from Consumer Report, which says that holding on to a mattress for beyond 10 years is still acceptable. Says their spokesperson, “It’s not like replacing tires after, say, six years, because the rubber hardens. It’s a different deal. So if your mattress is still comfortable after 12 years, keep it.”
Consumer Report apparently conducted tests to verify their claims. But Better Sleep Council, meanwhile, also have done studies and tests to support their own stipulations.
This video should provide a more detailed insight on whether or not a mattress should be replaced within five to ten years.
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