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When Should I replace my Mattress and How?

By Direct Bed Team June 06, 2019 0 comments

"Replace every 8"

The new saying when it comes to mattresses is, "Replace very 8". This is particularly true with today's non flip mattress technology. While giving you a better sleeping surface throughout your mattress life, they do not last as long as some of the old fashion mattresses. 

How do I choose a new mattress? 

Choosing your new mattress can be an big task. If you have no idea where to start, here are some of the most important topics you need to know when you pick a mattress.

When did I last replace my mattress?

Do you remember the last time that you bought a mattress? Last year? Five years ago? Or has it been so long that you can’t even remember? If your mattress is over eight years old, it’s time to get it replaced. Even if it hasn’t reached that age, however, if you are not enjoying restful nights on your current mattress, then you should consider tossing it. The way that you sleep is the most significant factor that impacts your decision of whether or not you should get a new mattress. Have you been struggling to sleep lately? If so, go mattress shopping before the dream turns into a nightmare!

Have I preferred any particular type of mattress in the past?

When you choose a new mattress, the most significant choice will be between one made of foam or one made of coils. Foam mattresses are comfortable and will envelop your body as you sleep. Coil, on the other hand, is what you would expect from a traditional mattress. It usually comes with some bounce, too! The majority of sleepers would probably prefer foam. That being said, heavy people, those who prefer traditional mattresses, and those who like staying cool at night may be partial to the pocket coil.

How much money am I willing to spend?

When it comes to money, settle on whatever suits you and your needs best. However, remember that the more you spend, the better the mattress quality you will be able to get. A budget of anywhere between $800 to $1,000 is best because this will offer you a wide variety of options and even give you the choice of something luxurious. That being said, you can spend less. Just don’t purchase one for any lower than $500 or you will only be using it for a couple of months, at the expense of your health.

How firm do I want my mattress to be?

The majority of people are partial to firmness in the 6-9 out of 10 range. This is fine for all sleeping positions and most body types. Those who want softer beds are often those who tend to sleep on their sides. If you prefer to sleep on your stomach or back, however, it’s best to choose something higher than 7.

What is my body type?

Remember – your body type is something that needs to be considered because the support from a mattress relates directly to your weight and body. In regard to that, the more the support foams have to work to provide better comfort. How much you weigh reflects how much support you will need from your mattress.

How do I position myself when I sleep?

Other than picking a mattress with the appropriate firmness, you also need to think about the position that you sleep in. As mentioned above, if you are a side sleeper, you should go with a firmness of anywhere between 6 and 8. Love to sleep on your stomach? Go for  5 to 8. This may not fit everyone but can be used as a basic guideline.

If you’re looking for the best mattress, Direct Bed is your best bet. We have a wide variety of

top-shelf mattresses for you to choose from. Contact us today for more information.

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