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When do I need to change my mattress?

by Justin Goh on November 14, 2023

Have you ever wondered how old your mattress is?  Do you remember when was the last time you bought a new one?  Did you just celebrate its 8th birthday and ate the birthday cake on it?  Or are you still sleeping on the same mattress that you bought when you got married….15 years ago.  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be in need of a mattress makeover.

Having a good mattress is not just a matter of comfort, but also a matter of good health. A good mattress can support your spine, relieve your pressure points, and improve your blood circulation.  A bad mattress, on the other hand, can cause you all kinds of problems, such as back pain, neck pain, insomnia, and allergies.  Not to mention, it can ruin your mood for anything today and possibly tomorrow.

That’s why in this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about when it is time to change your mattress.  So, to first settle the key question.  Just how often should you replace your mattress?

There is a no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as different mattresses have different lifespans and durability.  However, there are some general guidelines that you can follow based on what the experts, ahem, us at SLEEPNIGHT are saying.

The average lifespan of a mattress is around 10-12 years, but it can vary depending on the quality and type of the mattress.  For example, latex mattresses tend to last longer than foam mattresses but however due to weight and sleeping patterns of users, they will compress overtime, while spring system generally will not give any problems unless subjected to abuse.  While our professional opinion would be to consider a change after the 8th year onwards, you can also try paying attention to how your mattress looks and feels as you sleep on them over the years.

If your mattress is saggy, lumpy, or uneven in certain areas like a sink hole where part of your body is lying on. This means that your mattress has lost its shape and support, and it can cause you to sink into it or roll off it.  It may cause you to wake up with muscle stiffness, back pain, or joint soreness as it is not providing enough cushioning or alignment for your body which in the long run can affect your posture and health.   

Sometimes it could be due to personal habits changes over time such as change in your sleeping preferences or needs like a significant weight increase, health condition, or change in sleeping pattern.  This means that your mattress may no longer be compatible or supportive enough for your current situation, and it can affect your comfort and satisfaction.

If your mattress shows any of these signs or you are noticing that it makes more noise than usual, such as squeaky springs then it might be time to do a Marie Kondo by thanking it for taking care of your back and say goodbye to the one thing you spend the most time with and on.

And do check the warranty of your mattress and see how long it covers your product.  All SLEEPNIGHT, Sleepy Night and Dreamster’s mattresses come with a Law Tag system which not only shows you the warranty period, it also gives you full transparency of what goes inside your mattress so you can be assured you are getting the real deal with your purchase.

So, if any of the above applies to you or perhaps for hygienic reasons, it is time to have a have a think on getting a brand-new mattress to ensure you never miss out on a good night’s rest.  You can visit any of our 10 showrooms located around Singapore and let our team of professionals share more about our mattresses with you.  Alternatively, you can visit our website www.sommeil.com.sg for more details of our range and services. 

We hope the article has been useful for you and see you soon in our showrooms!