According to hygiene of our body looking after the place where we sleep is very important, so let’s find out how often should we change our mattress?
Replace your mattress every 7 years
Some organisations recommends replacing your mattress every 7-10 years, depending on comfort and support. The truth is that the life of a mattress varies wildly, which depends on how you take care of it, how you sleep on it and how often you rotate it.
No need to panic, but a mattress that’s 10 years old could house up to 10 million dust mites.
The life of a mattress varies wildly and depends on these factors
Here is the type of mattress you buy that makes a difference:
An innerspring mattress contains coil support systems that help to distribute your weight evenly across the mattress. They can last up to 10 years — sometimes longer if they’re two-sided and can be flipped over for more evenly distributed wear and tear.
The durability of a latex mattress can vary depending on whether you buy a synthetic or organic latex mattress.According to the Sleep Help Institute, some latex mattresses come with warranties for as many as 20 to 25 years.
- Memory foam
Foam mattresses come in different materials and densities, which will determine how well they hold up. A quality memory foam mattress can last from 10 to 15 years with the right care, which includes regular rotating.
Waterbed mattresses come in two types: hard-side and soft-side. Hard-side mattresses are the traditional type of vinyl waterbed mattresses, while soft-side are encased in a foam “box” and look much like other mattresses. Although less popular now than in the past, waterbed mattresses may be making a comeback. They can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years.
On average, a hybrid mattress needs to be replaced after 6 years.
Hybrid mattresses are a fusion of foam and innerspring mattresses. They usually contain a base layer of foam, a coil support system, and a top layer of foam. They don’t last as long as other types of mattresses, but the durability depends on the grade of the base foam and the type of coils.
A pillow-top may provide an extra layer between you and your mattress, but it won’t necessarily increase the mattress’ lifespan. The extra cushiony layer can break down over time and leave you with an uneven sleeping surface.
How to know when to get rid of mattress?
It’s recommended to replace your mattress.
This is because the older your mattress gets the less it can support your pressure points and the more it retains dust and sweat. For example, a mattress that’s 10 years old could house up to 10 million dust mites.
Another sign that it’s time to say goodbye to your mattress is if you often wake up with aches or pains. This could be due to sagging in your mattress and if this is causing discomfort it’s time to renew.
Unsure where to put your old mattress once you’ve bought a new one?
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