With the new year fast approaching, the passage of time may be weighing on your mind. As you’re considering everything that has changed this year, take some time to think back to how well you’ve slept this year. Maybe you’ve been sleeping soundly, but maybe you’ve found yourself tossing and turning, more than just a few times each week.
If the latter sounds more applicable to you, you could be sleeping on the wrong bed. Try thinking back to when you first bought your mattress… Can you remember when you selected it? How much has changed since then? Maybe you’ve moved, gotten married, even had children.
Over time, your once-perfect mattress ceases to meet your sleep needs. Why? Because as you grow and change, so do your needs from a mattress. From obvious updates such as needing a larger bed (maybe a king mattress instead of a queen mattress) once you get married to those that are lesser-known, like having a more supportive mattress for when you’re pregnant, it’s important to make sure you’re constantly evaluating your sleep needs.
Why am I Sleeping in the Wrong Bed?
Still not convinced? Let’s take look at all the changes that could (and probably have) occurred during your mattress’ lifetime.
1. You’ve Changed.
Whether it’s an injury or ailment, change in relationship status, a full or empty nest, new job, or a move to a warmer climate, it’s likely that your sleep situation looks different than it did the day you bought your mattress. As you go through these major life changes, your sleep needs continue to evolve and change.
As you get ready to select a new mattress, keep these developments in mind when talking to an in-store expert – a Mattress Firm employee can help you identify some of the features that used to suit you (from mattress firmness to whether you have additional support through an adjustable base) are now doing more harm than good.
2. Your Mattress Has Changed.
Mattresses pick up a lot of unpleasant debris over the course of a lifetime. From dead skin cells to pet dander and dust mites, you probably don’t want to think about what’s in that old mattress you’re sleeping on every night. However, that build up is something to consider.
Even if you clean your mattress regularly, other signs of wear like bumps and dips may be part of the reason you have trouble falling asleep or why you wake up with aches and pains. In short, if you suffer from allergies, insomnia, aches and pains, or all of the above, your old mattress could be to blame. The good news: the solution to your troubles might be as simple as visiting a Mattress Firm location and swapping that old mattress out for a newer model that fits your current sleep habits.
3. Your Selection Has Changed.
Mattress Firm is proud to offer a wide range of options and products, not just because it sets us apart from our competition, but because it allows us to better meet your specific (and changing) needs. And, if you haven’t visited our store since the last time you made an investment in your rest, you might be surprised at what you find.
The mattress industry has evolved in recent years, and new technology means that our team of specialists will be able to find the perfect mattress to accommodate both your sleep and budgetary needs.
Now, It’s Time to Make a Change.
A new mattress is an investment. It’s an investment in you, your rest, and ultimately, your lifestyle. And, when it comes to making any investment, it’s best to do your research and consult a professional.
Not sure where to start? Drop by your nearest Mattress Firm store and talk with one of our in-store experts about how we can help replace your wrong bed with one that perfectly meets your sleep needs. With our quick and easy delivery, you can be sleeping better before you know it!
About The Author
The Daily Dozers is a team of our finest Mattress Firm sleep happy experts, pooling their expertise to bring you all you need to know on sleep news of the day and the latest trends in sleep health. Sometimes our team of regular Daily Doze contributors (Craig, Ken and Sunni…not to name names) will throw a pillow or two when trying to decide who gets to write about which topic; and when that happens, we let our task force of daily dozin’ specialists play referee, pooling their knowledge on the topic. From super-sized snoring habits to the very real struggle of trying to become a morning person, there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers.
Best Night’s Sleep: There’s nothing that this dream team loves more than long walks on the beach to prepare for a peaceful slumber, a warm cup of lavender tea, an old Jane Austen novel and curling up in the comfort of their very own Mattress Firm beds.