You knew it was going to happen finally. All those long nights (and even all those short ones) together had to get to an end at some point. But the trouble with endings is always determining when the time is right.

When has the spring eventually gone out? When are you tired of all the lumps and sagging? Is it time to restore your mattress? We’ve talked before about how to know when it’s time to split up with your mattress, but it’s such an essential topic, it bears repeating.

Even with the best mattresses, there comes a time to restore it. While common wisdom says you need to return your mattress every 10 years or so due to wear and tear, there may be symptoms your mattress and you need to part ways even earlier.

Waking up isn’t just difficult, it’s absolutely painful.

If you’re waking up to new pains in your neck, shoulders, back and lower back, your mattress may not be carrying you right through the night. Mattresses are one of the most utilized items in your home. Over time and use, mattresses fail their ability to support your body properly. Body pain may also be a sign that your sleeping on the mistaken firmness level for your body.

One lump or two?

Do adjectives like lumpy or saggy explain the state of your mattress? You may need to start looking for a replacement. Body impressions can appear over time as your body breaks in your mattress. If you feel body pain, examine your mattress for lumps and impressions. If the results are more than 1.5 inches deep, you may need to start looking for a replacement.

 

There are more sneezes than snoozes.

Over time beds attract household allergens, and except you’ve upgraded to a bed with comfort response latex or you’ve bought a great mattress protector, your bed may be clinging on to more and more of them.

 

Maybe there is a chocolate on your pillow?

Sleeping away from home can be difficult, particularly in unfamiliar enclosings with unfamiliar sounds. So if you find that you obtain a better night’s sleep away from your own mattress, it might be time to consider why.

 

Age is before beauty sleep.

The older you get, the harder your mattress may need to be to combat back pain. On top of that, the best mattress for you may vary every 7 to 8 years after the age of 40. Of course, how firm it should be can depend on whether you sleep on your back or on your side.

The good news is, technology is improving.

When you make the decision to dismiss your old bed in favor of a fresh, clean, comfortable new one, you’ll be back in dreamland in no time. Of course, once you have your new mattress, you’ll want to take some measures to extend its life. Here are a few ways to keep your mattress stay good (and feeling good) longer.

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