Sleep is one of the most essential parts of human health. Without quality sleep, our bodies are unable to heal and restore themselves, and our brains struggle to process emotions and store memories.

 

One of the biggest factors in getting a good night’s sleep is the comfort of your mattress. There are few other products that can have such a significant effect on our health and happiness. Therefore, it’s important to invest in a quality mattress, and replace it according to expert guidelines. But when should you replace your mattress?

 

Under normal conditions, mattresses should be replaced every 6 to 8 years.

 

Of course, this is a general guideline and not a one-size-fits-all solution. There are various factors that influence when you should replace your mattress.

 

Generally speaking, you should replace your mattress if one or more of the following apply:

 

  • It’s 6-8+ years old

 

  • It’s negatively affecting your sleep

 

  • It’s noticeably saggy or damaged in certain areas

 

  • It’s making more noise than usual (noisy springs are common in old innerspring mattresses)

 

  • You find that you sleep better at hotels, friends’ houses, etc.

 

  • You notice an increase in allergies and/or asthma

 

  • You regularly wake up with muscle or joint stiffness