Your body should tell you when it’s time for a new bed. If you regularly wake up feeling stiff and sore or if you are not sleeping as well as you did a year ago, it may be time to replace what you’re sleeping on. At least twice a year, check for visible signs of wear and tear and ask yourself if you’re sleeping better or worse than you did a year ago. If worse, a new mattress may be the answer to improve your sleep.
Some other signs that you may need a new mattress include:
- mattress wear and tear, including dipping or sagging
- your sleep gets disrupted by your partner moving or rolling over
- you have specific body ailments that your mattress should be supporting but isn’t.
As a general guide you should change your mattress every 8-10 years.