They say breaking up is hard to do. Well breaking up with your mattress is something you often forget to do. Even though you may sleep on it for 6-8 hours a night, it is a relationship most people often forget about.
Your mattress is often hidden by sheets and blankets, so we don’t truly know what is going on under the surface.
5 Common Signs It’s Time to Break Up With Your Mattress
It’s an Unsupportive Relationship
Are you getting the support you need? If you wake up tired and sore in the morning, the answer is no. Everyone needs a supportive relationship in their life, even with your mattress. The proper mattress support will keep your body aligned throughout the night, allowing your muscles and body to relax. With the right mattress, you should wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day.
Don’t Settle for Less than Perfect
Is your mattress worn out or lumpy? Don’t settle for an old, worn out bed! An old, lumpy mattress can cause you to toss and turn throughout the night trying to find a comfortable position. It is not providing the support you need and you are more likely to wake up with a stiff neck, sore back or numb limbs. A worn out mattress is also more likely to restrict blood flow in your body, causing limbs to go numb. This signals your body to move, which creates the constant tossing and turning.
It’s Not You, It’s Me (I’m Allergic to Dust Mites)
Do you ever have a stuffy nose, itchy eyes or sneeze after crawling under the covers? You might be allergic to your bed! As we sleep, dead skin cells are sloughed off our body, which is food for dust mites. Many Americans are allergic to dust mites, which means that every night they crawl into an old bed, they can experience allergy symptoms. Over the years, the amount of dust mites in your mattress, bedding and pillows can really add up. Stop wheezing and sneezing, and invest in a new mattress with a quality mattress protector.
Don’t be a Player
Do you often find yourself cheating on your mattress with the couch or a recliner? Or even another bed? Stop being a player—if you are finding comfort somewhere else, it is time to settle down with a new mattress. If you prefer to sleep on a recliner, try an adjustable bed that lets you customize your sleep position.
Are you in a committed, long-term relationship with your mattress? If your relationship is over 8 years old, it is time to break up. Mattress technology is constantly evolving, developing new foams and springs to comfortably support your body and create a better night’s sleep. Also, if you have had any life changes, such as gained/lost weight, had a family, developed health issues, or even got married, it’s time to find a new bed that fits the new you.
If you have said yes to any of these signs, it is time to break up with your mattress. But don’t worry about letting your mattress down easy—we recycle.
About The Author
The Daily Dozers are the mattress experts behind The Daily Doze, pooling their knowledge to bring you all that you need to know about what’s right under your head (literally). The Daily Dozers are team members who have been embedded in the mattress industry for years, whether that’s at one of our more than 3,000 neighborhood stores, or in our hometown of Houston at BedQuarters. These product experts can answer any question you might have about your bed. From ‘what size mattress do I need for my room?’ to ‘how do I know if I need an adjustable base?’ – there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers. Even better? The Daily Dozers work together with The Savvy Savers to make sure you’re getting the bed you want, at a price you can’t find anywhere else.