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How did you sleep last night? Answering this question honestly is the easiest way to know whether it’s time to replace your mattress. A bad mattress can cause a host of issues, including back and neck pain and unsatisfying sleep that leaves you tired all day. The Better Sleep Council recommends that mattresses be replaced every 5 to 7 years, but many people sleep on a mattress that is giving them improper support and should be replaced sooner.
Your mattress may not fit you for several reasons. The most common issue is that the mattress does not provide proper support to align your spine as you sleep, which causes you to wake up with discomfort, pain, or the need to stretch out kinks and stiffness. The mattress may also not have the right type or number of pressure relief layers, which can leave you tossing and turning all night in an effort to ease the pressure and cause you to wake unrefreshed and still tired.
It really depends on the materials the mattress is made of. A traditional innerspring mattress will usually last from 5 to 7 years. Most memory foam mattresses can last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, depending on their construction. Warranties will typically cover any foam breakdown for the first 10 years, and for the 10 years after that any costs due to breakdown will be prorated. Just remember, you get what you pay for!
There is an old belief that firmer is better, but this is not always the case. A mattress that is too firm can cause the lower back to arch and create lower back pain. But instead of considering firmness, it is often more important to choose a mattress based on the level of support it provides. If a mattress is firm but lacking support, it can lead to shoulder and upper back pain or a fitful night’s sleep full of tossing and turning. If you prefer a firmer mattress, latex foam may be a good option for you. Latex foam is a perfect combination of firmness and support, and it doesn’t conform to the body like memory foam.
Mattresses sold today range in price from $150 or less to more than $5,000, but most shoppers can find the mattress they need for under $1,000. The price-point of a mattress depends on several factors, including type, size, height, material composition, and durability. Mattress type impacts the price-point more than any other factor. The price range of foam mattresses, for example, varies significantly from the price ranges of latex or hybrid models.
The type of mattress you choose for a child is extremely important because children grow while they sleep. For safety reasons, crib mattresses are firmer than adult mattresses, and they fit most babies until toddlerhood, though exact timing is different for every child. Like adult mattresses, foam or innerspring crib mattresses both work well depending on preference, and some crib mattresses are lighter for portability or easier to clean in case of spills.
If you are a stomach sleeper, we recommend a supportive mattress to keep the back from arching and support the midsection.
If you are a side sleeper, we recommend a pillow top that has an added layer of soft padding stitched to the mattress’s top. Besides supplying an extra layer of sumptuous, cloud-like luxury, the pillow top mattress is also effective for soothing side sleepers’ hip and shoulder pressure points.
A box spring is typically made of springs surrounded by a wooden frame then covered by a cloth material. If you purchased a traditional innerspring mattress, it would lay on top of the box spring. A foundation, however, is typically made with a nail-free design and heavy-duty boards that provide more support for a heavier memory foam or latex foam mattress.
A good bed foundation can be just as important to a good, healthy night’s sleep as the mattress that it supports. The foundation will make sure that your mattress is on a completely flat surface and elevated to a proper level. If you choose an adjustable bed foundation, you can elevate your legs for comfort or raise your head and torso to sit up and watch tv or read.
Most importantly, a good bed foundation will aid in extending the life of your mattress. Each time you get on or off your mattress, or even roll over in the night, your mattress absorbs the shock of your movement. A foundation helps absorb the pressure and shock of your body weight and keeps the mattress in top condition for years longer. When the mattress is placed directly on the floor or on wooden slats, it wears out rapidly from the intensified pressure.
If you have a bad back, we recommend a firm mattress with good support for the lower spine. A firm bed provides enough comfort for most sleepers without sacrificing support and proper alignment.