It is very essential to replace your mattress every 8 years. An old mattress can prevent
you from getting the type of healthy, regular sleep that keeps your body feeling young. As your mattresses ages, the effects of it aren’t pretty— even with the protection of bed sheets. In fact, after about eight years, your mattress will have lived its natural life span and then some. If your mattress is eight years old, or older – it’s time to replace it!
The Effects of Long term Mattress Use
Over time, a mattress accumulates oil from years of sleeping on it. This can cause the mattress to smell or for your skin to break out. This is why it is essential to use a mattress cover to protect it from the buildup of oils or spills.
Even worse than stains and oil build-up is the notion that over years of use, a mattress loses its shape. A saggy or out-of-shape mattress doesn’t provide your muscular and skeletal system with proper support, so your muscles will have to overcompensate, leaving you sore and tired in the morning.
Also if you have allergies, your mattress may be the problem. Your mattress is the perfect place for dust mites and their good friends, bacteria, to reside. Yep, you heard right. Millions of dust mites can live in a single old mattress alone. Your body heat and dead skin cells provide dust mites with the perfect home, one that keeps them warm and well fed. Dust mites feed on the skin cells your body sheds at night and their droppings are a major source of discomfort for allergy sufferers.
You spend one third of your entire life sleeping so you should be sure that when you purchase a mattress, you purchase one that best supports your individual body type. A mattress that’s more than eight years old needs to be replaced because it lacks the support necessary for some of the most important areas, like your lower back, hips and neck.
Sit ‘n Sleep is dedicated to educating people about the importance of sleep health and how essential it is to Replace Every 8.