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It's time to get a new mattress - Here's how to tell

March 16, 2020

It's time to get a new mattress - Here's how to tell

There is nothing more important than a good night's sleep, and we can prove that the right mattress can solve the problem. The average lifespan is around 7 years, so if back pain and restless nights are part of current routine, it is time to replace a new  mattress.

If you buy a mattress worth $ 1,000, you can only sleep 300 days in a year, and you own it for seven years, you actually spend $ 0.48 a day to get a good night's sleep. 

We have concerns what to look for when buying a new mattress in Singapore, self-care tips and more. Uninterrupted sleep can make you wake up feeling rested, work more efficiently and conquer the day.

There are several signs that you know it's time to change to a new mattress, including morning aches and pain, tossing and turning while sleeping, and of course the age of the mattress.

Your mattress feels sagging or clumping

Over time, the material in the mattress may start to deteriorate or deform, especially in the most used areas. Pay attention to this warning sign and "take action quickly" as it can cause bodily harm if not noticed.

You’re tossing and turning more than usual

Insomnia occurs among us, and this is most likely a signal that we need a new bed. The inability to find a comfortable position on the mattress is another sign that it may be time to change to a new mattress. This is the result of the mattress losing of ability to support the body, which means that you really start tossing and turning every morning, and you feel horrendous when you wake up.

You have generally poor sleep

If waking up sans a good night’s sleep is a regular event for you, it means you need a new mattress. If you're not sure if you feel unwell or lack of sleep because you are due for a new mattress, try sleeping on a different mattress for a few days. Monitor patterns and consider a mattress upgrade if sleep patterns are all over the place.

The body will show instant signs by way of aches and pains if it’s time to say goodbye. Sleeping on a too old mattress (or not suitable for you) may mean that it’s not responding to your body movements throughout the night. Therefore, instead of providing support in all positions, it provides a sleeping platform that cannot give in or push back in the places it needs to, causing your body to feel sore or painful in the morning.

The inability to find a comfortable position on the mattress is another sign that it may be time to change to a new mattress.

Mattresses may lose responsiveness or rebound ability over time. Ideally, you need a mattress that can be pushed back strategically when pressure is applied. If you find yourself sinking in a mattress, it may mean it has lost the ability to properly support the body.

Mattresses may lose responsiveness or rebound ability over time.

Consider sweat and bacteria multiplying over time

In addition to comfort, sweat and bacteria are creepy factors to consider. Ordinary people sweat half a pint of perspiration each night, so think about it over time.

Of course, you can clean the mattress and use a mattress protector, but as time goes by, it is inevitable that dust mites, bacteria, body fluids and other microorganisms will enter all layers of the mattress.

As time goes by, it is inevitable that dust mites, bacteria, body fluids and other microorganisms will enter the various layers of the mattress.

You are a little numb in the morning

If your mattress lost all firmness, you will most likely wake up with numbness in your limbs. Your body is basically stuck in some parts of the mattress, which is not a good place for the body's muscles to recharge and rejuvenate - a critical part of sleep. This should be a solid sign for mattress shopping.

You can feel your partner move ever so slightly

Snoring is one matter, but if there are other major issues that waking you at every roll or shift in bed, it will drive you crazy. And it may be time to throw the mattress  to the curb.

This type of disturbance can interrupt important sleep cycles and make you lose quality sleep. Feeling that every movement of your sleeping partner may mean that your mattress is no longer isolated motion like it used to, which is an important factor for couples who share a bed with each other.

You prefer to sleep in a hotel bed than in your own bed

Everyone likes to get a good night's sleep in a quiet, comfortable hotel room sans spouse (or kids, or dogs), but in the end you should miss the amazing beds when you away from home. If you find that you just want to check into the hotel just for a solid night of z’s, it may be time to consider upgrading your mattress at home.

You have no ample support

If you wake up in pain, especially on your back or neck, it may be an alignment problem, which means your mattress cannot provide proper support. Of course, we always recommend that you consult your doctor first, but knowing that the right mattress will provide you with the correct support and pressure point relief, which will reduce tossing and turning, and help eliminate aches and pains.

If you wake up in pain, especially on your back or neck, it may be an alignment problem, which means your mattress cannot provide proper support.

You excessively extended the 10-year lifespan of your mattress

Never ending, especially when it comes to mattress. This is an expensive investment, but if you want to invest in quality products, it should last nearly ten years. The innerspring mattress has a service life of about seven to eight years, foam can last up to ten years, and latex rolling in at a whopping 15 years thanks to their “durable makeup.

MattX latex memory foam mattress

Try before you buy

Many online companies offer "try before you buy" offers, and you can spend up to 30 days testing your new bed before you own it. This will really show the mattress and all its glory (or no glory), so the money is well spent at the end of the day. Check out our brand MattX.

Quality is of utmost importance

The same shopping rules apply when searching for new mattress: Do a lot of research on fabrics, crafts, etc. Research what materials your mattress contains. The better the quality and more natural the materials used, the longer the life of your new mattress and the better you sleep every night.

Finding the right mattress is the key to a good night's sleep, and it all depends on personal preference. We firmly believe that everyone deserves a great night's sleep, so we design mattresses for all sleep types—from stomach, side or hot sleepers.

The better the quality and more natural the materials used, the longer the life of your new mattress and the better you sleep every night.

Rotate, don’t flip

When properly caring for a mattress, the obvious solution—and what most will relay—is to flip it over to keep it bouncy and comfortable. flipping the mattress will prevents uneven wear and extends mattress life. Instead, rotate it so you’re sleeping on different sides.

Always leave the cover on

While it might be tempting to rip the cover that comes with the mattress off in a heartbeat, don’t do it. All of our mattresses come with a cover that isn’t made for removing or washing and removing it could inhibit the fire safety barrier, so we recommend to always leave the cover on. Not to mention, the cover will help keep the mattress in pristine shape.