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Is It Time For A New Mattress?
Do you remember the last time you got a really great night's sleep? Perhaps it
wasn't even in your own bed. Where were you? A hotel? Your favorite easy chair?
All too often, the answer is somewhere other than your own bed. But you should
be getting your best night's sleep on your own mattress.
If you find you're not sleeping as well as you should in your own bed, you
may want to consider that your mattress and foundation could be robbing you
of sleep. It may be time for a new mattress if:
You wake up with pain, stiffness or soreness.
You are not sleeping as well as you were a year ago.
You had your best night's sleep somewhere other than your own bed.
Your mattress shows visible signs of wear and tear.
Too often, people are unaware that their mattress is no longer meeting their
needs. You can avoid sleepless nights by carefully evaluating the comfort and
support of your sleep set twice a year to make sure your personal comfort preferences
are still being met.
If you're still not sure whether your mattress is stealing your sleep, you
may want to visit your local retailer to compare the comfort and support of
new sleep sets in the store with your old set at home.
Mattress Life Span
Your mattress won't last forever. A combination of factors works together to
determine how long your mattress will provide optimum comfort and support.
It's All About You
LIFESTYLE Changes in lifestyle, such as moving into a new home or getting married,
may call for a change in your mattress.
YOUR BODY As we age, our bodies change. What was comfortable and supportive
when you were 25 may not meet your needs when you're 35 or 45. Likewise, the
amount of space that's right for a six-year-old may not be enough for a 16-year-old.
Make sure that every mattress in your home meets the sleeper's current needs
for comfort, support and space.
It's Also About Your Mattress
AGE Don't look to the age of your mattress or the warranty to determine whether
it's time for a new mattress. Neither are indicators of how long your mattress
will maintain optimum comfort and support.
QUALITY A poor-quality mattress set can deteriorate quickly, while top-quality
sets can provide comfort and support for a number of years.
USE A mattress set that is used nightly or that gets more of a workout (e.g.,
you watch television or read in bed) will lose its comfort and support more
quickly than a set that is used less often, such as a guest room bed.
CARE Improper care can shorten the life of a mattress. See Mattress Care Tips
for more information