We already know that sleeping on an old mattress can be detrimental to your health, causing allergies and chronic health issues. But what are the other benefits of replacing your old mattress? Turns out, there are tons. And we believe when you sleep better, you perform better in everything you do.
A New Mattress Means Longer, Deeper Sleep
According to a number of surveys, including this one from the Better Sleep Council, indicate that people sleeping longer nights are sleeping on a newer mattress: respondents who report getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night (7.5 is optimal) are more likely to be sleeping on a newer mattress (one to four years old).
A New Mattress Means Getting More Exercise
The same survey from bettersleep.org showed that “those sleeping on a newer mattress are significantly more likely to engage in physical activities than those who sleep on older mattresses” (see chart below).
A New Mattress Means Better Physical Performance
Suffering from debilitating neck and back pain is often improved with the purchase and use of a new mattress, according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Ergonomics. According to the study, the effects continued to improve pain over time: “reduction of pain and stiffness and improvement of sleep comfort and quality became more prominent over time.”
So, if you haven’t gone mattress shopping since Ronald Reagan was president, it’s time to start thinking about improving your quality of life with one small change.