Getting a new mattress can be an ordeal. Not only is it expensive, finding the right mattress within your budget can be time consuming and difficult. Not only that, but once you find the right mattress, you have to figure out what to do with the old one. There are a lot of obstacles that keep people from getting a new mattress.But your mattress is an important part of your life. How well you sleep affects everything from mood to job performance. An old mattress can also cause a lot of chronic aches and pains that could easily be avoided. You shouldn’t let obstacles stand in your way of a good night’s sleep. Here are some signs that you need to grab the bull by the horns and start thinking about getting rid of that mattress.
An Old Mattress
Did you know that the average lifespan of a mattress is only about eight years? Consumer Reports recommends that you replace your mattress every seven to ten years to ensure a good night’s sleep. This comes as a surprise to many people, because mattresses sometimes come with 20-year warranties. That warranty is about parts like springs, not about comfort.
You Don’t Feel Rested
If you don’t feel rested after sleeping seven or eight hours, it could be because your mattress needs to be replaced. If you spend your night tossing and turning because you can’t get comfortable, you won’t get much actual rest while you are sleeping. If you don’t have other problems with sleeping deeply, such as sleep apnea, consider your mattress as the possible culprit.
Aches and Pains
There are contradictory reports from chiropractors and researchers about whether or not a mattress can cause back pain. Most chiropractors do suggest that you keep your back aligned when you sleep, and a poor mattress can make this impossible. If you have a lot of aches and pains when you wake up but feel better after being out of bed a bit, your mattress could be causing your pain.
You may not need a new mattress at all, but rather need a new box spring or bed frame. If there are a lot of squeaks when you get in bed or change positions, this could be a sign that something is not right with the springs supporting your mattress. Sometimes a brand-new mattress will do little good if you have a bad box spring or frame. Luckily, it is just as easy to get rid of these pieces of your bed and replace them.
If there is noticeable sagging in your mattress, or you feel like you are sinking when you lay down, there could be a breakdown of your mattress. Springs in the mattress could be broken or bent, not allowing for adequate support. If you have a partial or full memory foam mattress, the foam could be breaking down. This can also cause back and joint pain and getting a new mattress should be a priority.
If you seem to be having allergy symptoms only at night, it could be a sign that your mattress is riddled with dust mites. Dust mites are the most common of household allergens, and they love the cotton layers of spring mattresses. Dust mites build up over time, and they can cause serious problems for those highly allergic. A mattress cover may help but replacing the mattress with one that is resistant to dust mites is your best option.
Changes in Weight
Changes in weight can also affect how well your mattress sleeps. If you have lost or gained a significant amount of weight, the mattress that was comfortable for you previously may no longer serve. You will want to consider getting a new mattress that is more comfortable for your new body weight and size, whether it be smaller or larger.
There are, of course, obstacles to getting a new mattress. The biggest problem people have beyond actually finding a suitable mattress is how to get rid of the old mattress. Apartments do not allow mattresses to be put out with the trash, and most cities don’t allow mattresses to be placed on the curb. If you don’t have a truck to take it to the dump, you may have difficulty with mattress removal.
But mattress removal doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Our teams can help you through this process by picking up your old mattress, box spring, or bed frame and disposing of it for you. Scheduling your mattress pick up is easy and risk-free. You can schedule your mattress removal for the same day you are getting your new mattress delivered, so that you don’t have to worry about space constraints. Contact us today for your quote.