Industry standards dictate that a mattress must be replaced when it’s been used beyond eight years. But a street survey done by this broadcasting company indicate that in reality, people still sleep in mattresses that are twenty years or older.
Is this a bad habit? Experts say that it an only be bad for those who suffer from allergies and that changing mattresses doesn’t really require a specific number of years. A good indicator would have to be when the mattress starts to lose support for the back, making sleep really bad for the body (which also affects ones disposition and energy).