You love your old mattress. It’s given you so many wonderful nights of sleep!
All those happy memories of pleasant dreams, late nights binge-watching an entire series, sleeping in! We know how deep the connection between you and your mattress is, but we also know that eventually, all good things must come to an end.
Every mattress has a lifespan. While you may think that sleeping on that old, reliable mattress isn’t hurting anyone, the truth is that it could be hurting you!
So how do you know when it’s time to get a new mattress?
Here are five warning signs that your mattress is getting a little too old and why these warning signs should be heeded with great caution.
1) It’s Lumpy And Bumpy
If you can run your hand across your mattress and feel a noticeable dent from where you or your partner sleeps, it’s time to get a new mattress.
Indentations in the mattress can happen naturally over time, but they’re more than likely causing you physical issues while you sleep.
While you may think your personalized mattress mark is making your mattress more comfortable, what it really means is that the materials that comprise your mattress can no longer offer you the proper ergonomic support you need to sleep comfortably.
Comfort is an important part of sleeping well and resting comfortably. That’s why PerformaSleep’s mattresses are designed to support your body without allowing you to sink in too deep.
Sleeping in the same divot night after night means that you can’t roll over as comfortably, change positions without waking up, or invite someone to your side of the bed to get cuddly and cozy.
If your mattress has indentations…you need a new one.
2) It Smells Sort Of…Weird
Quite frankly, if your mattress smells at all you should really consider getting a new one.
We’re not going to sit here and say accidents don’t happen and smells don’t linger…of course they do. And while you shouldn’t go out and buy a brand new mattress if your two-year-old has an accident in your bed, you may want to consider that eventually, that accident is going to have a long-term effect.
The smell we’re talking about is more of a musty, mildew smell. The kind of smell that comes from years of using a bed exactly the way it’s supposed to be used.
Eventually, your bed begins to smell like you and you don’t even really notice. After all, it’s your bed and your scent! But after a while, those smells start to take on a personality of their own, and that’s when it’s time to start bed shopping.
Sweat is one of the biggest culprits of mattress-related odor, which makes having a mattress with cooling properties a big advantage. PerformaSleep mattresses help keep you cool while you sleep, which means less sweat and less residual odor.
If the smell that’s coming from your mattress isn’t the direct result of something recent, and if it can’t be eradicated by a rigorous surface cleaning…you’re due for a new mattress.
3) It Feels Heavier Than It Used To
You may think that your mattress is altruistic. You may believe that it just gives and gives night after night, never asking for anything in return.
The truth is, your mattress is greedy. Your mattress is a hoarder. Your mattress collects and accumulates and gathers and saves.
What does it save exactly? Whatever you give it.
Sweat, drool, hair, old skin cells.
If you’re sitting there reading this thinking “Oh my goodness that is so gross!” We’re with you!
You’re totally right to be slightly revolted and a little uncomfortable. That’s why it’s so important to have a mattress like PerformaSleep with an antiviral/antimicrobial copper lining to keep you and the rest of your mattress clean and germ-free.
Next time you lift a corner of the bed to change the sheets, or slide your mattress a little bit to the left on your bed frame, check and see if it’s heavier than it used to be. If it is then it’s time to go mattress shopping.
4) You’ve Been Sneezing…A Lot
There are these things called dust mites…DO NOT GOOGLE THEM!!! There’s a reason we didn’t hyperlink to any dust mite-related articles here, and it has everything to do with allowing you the ability to sleep tonight without crippling nightmares.
Anyway, these microscopic organisms are just about everywhere that there is dust and debris. Can you guess what one of the biggest collectors of dust and debris in your house is? That’s right…your old mattress!
Remember that antimicrobial/antiviral copper lining that we mentioned in #3? That same copper lining found in PerformaSleep mattresses helps kill dust mites and eradicate the dust they cling to helping keep your mattress mite free.
If you find yourself sneezing a lot, even though you just vacuumed the bedroom; and if you find yourself wheezing a little bit more often when you’re laying in bed, even though your sheets are clean; and if you find yourself waking up with a stuffy nose, even though it’s not allergy season…then it is DEFINITELY time to get a new mattress.
5) If Your Mattress Is Over 5 Years Old
Conventional wisdom says that mattresses last about 6-8 years. PerformaSleep mattresses are guaranteed to be free of quality defects for 10 years! But even that industry-leading time frame proves that nothing lasts forever; especially mattresses.
Most people really push the boundaries of how long they can make a mattress last, and we get it, mattresses are a big investment. But mattresses ARE an investment…and a really important one at that.
You spend about a third of your life in bed…maybe more now that streaming services are so popular. Shouldn’t you invest in a mattress that is worthwhile?
You deserve to be comfortable in your own bed, so if your bed is coming up on its 6th birthday, it’s time to go mattress shopping.
Getting a new mattress can be one of the most fun and simultaneously frustrating experiences you can endure as an adult. We’ve got good news, shopping for a mattress doesn’t have to be a pain!
In fact, at PerformaSleep we’re all about making the mattress buying process as easy as possible. Not only will you be comfortable in your new PerformaSleep bed, you’ll sleep better knowing we stand behind our mattresses with our incredible warranty and return policy.
We’re confident that PerformaSleep will be the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had. If your mattress is showing signs of aging, don’t fret…celebrate! Now you can get yourself a PerformaSleep mattress for a deep, restful night of total body recovery and rejuvenating sleep.