There are so many companies who claim to make ‘the best mattress’. As such, it’s no wonder many people don’t know where to start when it comes to shopping for a new one.
However, the average person spends a third of their life sleeping. On average, that’s 27 years of our life we spend in bed.
So after your home, a mattress is one of your most important investments you’ll make.
In this buyers guide, I’ll show you how to choose a mattress and cover everything you need to consider before spending any money.
When to Invest in a New Mattress
According to the National Bed Federation, you should really change your mattress every 7-10 years. Over time, after sleeping on it night after night, a mattress will lose its shape and fail to provide adequate support.
That said, the lifespan of a mattress does vary by type:
|Mattress Type||Average Lifespan|
|Open Coil Spring||7-8 Years|
|Pocket Spring||8-10 Years|
|Memory Foam||8-10 Years|
How to Know You Need a New Mattress
Regardless of lifespan though, there are a several tell tale signs that you might need a new mattress. These include;
- Your mattress feels saggy or lumpy
- Tossing and turning during the night
- Waking up with pain or numbness
- Waking up with stiffness and aches
- You feel like you’re sinking into it
- Your partner’s movement wakes you up
- You sleep better in other beds