How long should you wait to replace your mattress?
Have you ever slept on the same mattress for over 10 years? Most people get used to sleeping on their mattress year after year and get attached to it causing them to disregard the need to change it. You will actually know that it’s time to shop for a new mattress based on the way you feel when you wake up. Yes, you are right! You should think about getting a new mattress when you start waking up with back or neck pain.
Think of your mattress like a good pair of running shoes that can help you run faster and prevent injuries. A supportive mattress can deliver better, healthier sleep. So how long should we take before replacing our mattresses? Different kinds of mattresses have varying life span depending on their quality and type. You may get more or less time from your mattress.
The lifespan of an innerspring mattress is up to 10 years — sometimes they can last longer if they’re two-sided as they can be flipped over to give them a more evenly distributed wear and tear.
Memory foam mattresses
Memory foam mattresses can last as long as the innerspring mattresses, and sometimes even longer. Also, Memory foam beds have different densities and the depth and quantity of the foam vary from bed to bed. Obviously, mattresses with more foam and higher quality foam last longer than the inexpensive ones with lower quality foam beds.
If you are too busy or lazy to change the mattress after 10 years, you can consider buying a latex mattress which has the longest lifespan; 15 years, Sometimes they can last twice as long if they have an innerspring.
The lifespan also depends on its usage. Naturally, the more you use it, the shorter its lifespan. It will not last long if you use it wrong, no matter which type you own. Moreover, if you do not clean it regularly, it can also get damaged fast. The suggested way is to use it with a mattress protector or topper to minimize damage on your mattress.