Do You Need a New Mattress? 4 Signs It's Time to Buy a New Bed
Updated: May 27
Are you expecting to get the best sleep possible? If so, plan on replacing your mattress regularly. And by regularly, we mean every 8 to 10 years.
We get it. It can be tough saying goodbye to a mattress that has become a trusted friend and ally over the years. But once your quality of sleep starts deteriorating, don’t suffer longer than you have to.
Here are the signs that it is definitely time to buy a new mattress:
Sign #1: You Sleep Better Away From Home
Ever wake up in a hotel bed feeling like a million bucks? Maybe the mattress was something special—or, maybe not. You honestly may have slept well because the hotel mattress had seen fewer miles than the dusty old thing you have at home. If you find yourself getting better quality sleep anywhere else but in your own bed, then it’s time to consider a trip to the local mattress store. Better yet, give yourself a leg up by checking out our mattress collection.
Sign #2: Your Mattress Is Old Enough to Start Grade School
If your mattress is old enough to ride the school bus, then you’ve been hanging on to it way too long. Most professionals in the mattress industry advise replacing your mattress every 7 to 10 years. Why? Because we spend a significant amount of time in our beds over the years and the foam and springs can only take so much wear.
And while your 10-year-old bed may still have great cushioning, have you considered the sweat, oils, and skin flakes that you are rolling around in every night? Oh my… Gives us shivers, too.
Sign #3: Your Mattress Has Deep Body Impressions and Wear
Let’s face it: the foams and springs in any mattress will eventually wear down with time and use. And while mattresses can get even more comfortable once you “break them in,” it could be time to toss your mattress if you begin to notice visible, deep body impressions through your linens and bedding.
Body impressions deeper than 1.5 inches indicate that the materials in your mattress are failing. That means more restless nights and achy mornings.
If you are hoping to squeeze more time out of your old mattress, try the Bed Boss Renew Gel Memory Foam Topper. It offers 3 inches of premium, plush memory foam and the chance to transform your aging and uncomfortable mattress into a luxurious sleep experience for a fraction of the price of a new bed.
Sign #4: You Experience Aches, Pains, and Allergies When You Wake Up
We can all agree that waking up with neck and back pain and horrible allergy symptoms is not the best way to start the day. Ever thought your ancient mattress could be at fault for it?
Wear and tear on your mattress—which diminishes the support its materials once supplied—can cause neck and back pain. When your bed is lumpy or breaking down, say goodbye to the way it used to comfortably cradle your body and neatly align your spine. And say hello to... painful mornings.
You probably don’t want to think about this, but mattresses are like sponges for our sweat, oils, and dead skin—and after a while, all of that mess is going to cause problems like awful allergies. Dust mites and molds love warm and humid places with plentiful food sources, which means they love our beds. These same critters can also be a severe allergy trigger, so if you’re waking up with unmistakable allergy symptoms, it could be time to replace your bed.
Extend the overall life of your mattress by investing in the Bed Boss Preserve Mattress Protector or Cool Response Mattress Protector. Both of these mattress covers are machine washable so that you can reduce allergens to keep your bed fresh and clean. Plus, mattress protectors offer so many more great benefits.
Could you relate to any of the aforementioned scenarios?
If so, it’s a clear sign that you should do yourself a service and get a new mattress. It’s tough to put a price tag on good sleep, but chances are that you’ll forget all about the cost of a new mattress after you wake up feeling better than ever the next day.
When is the best time to buy a mattress, you ask? Read these tips directly from your mattress manufacturer, The Bed Boss, on when to buy.