If you need to ask whether you need to update your mattress, you probably do. There aren’t any hard and fast rules about when you should buy a new mattress, but there are plenty of signs to hint at it. First, you need to understand the importance of a good quality mattress. 

Why It’s Important To Have A Good Quality Mattress 

A good mattress is key to a great night’s sleep, but there’s more to it than that. Getting good sleep helps battle stress, which can reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and kidney disease. 

Investing in a good quality mattress can improve back pain and contribute to back health. Whether you bought the wrong mattress in the first place or it’s too old and tired to do the job now. If your mattress isn’t providing you with the proper support it will reinforce unhealthy sleep posture, which contributes to back pain. This can also result in interrupted sleep. 

Your mattress accumulates dust mites and allergens that can exacerbate respiratory illnesses, worsen allergies, and contribute to skin conditions like eczema. It’s a good reason to look at anti-allergen mattresses when you do choose to upgrade. 

Signs Your Mattress Is Wearing Out 

If you are concerned your mattress might be wearing out, look out for these signs. 

  1. It’s Uncomfortable

Spending every night tossing and turning is a recipe for aches, pains, and exhaustion the following day – it’s likely to disturb your partner. If you find yourself tossing and turning because your bed is uncomfortable, it’s probably a good indication that you need to update your mattress. 

  1. It Smells

If there is a funky smell every time you slip between the sheets, it might be your mattress. It’s been absorbing sweat for years, and it will eventually reach its breaking point. And if it has, it’s time to update it. Look at mattress protectors to save your new mattress the same fate. 

  1. Allergy Issues

Mattresses collect dust mites, mould, allergens, and bacteria. Some people are more sensitive to others, and if you find your allergies flaring more than usual, it could be down to your mattress. Start by regularly cleaning it to see if it improves, but don’t be surprised if it’s time for a mattress update. 

  1. It’s Saggy

If getting out of bed is a struggle because your mattress is sagging heavily, it’s time to go shopping. Moving forward, you should rotate your mattress in line with the manufacturer’s guidelines. For spring mattresses, rotation is recommended every three months, but every six is suitable for a foam mattress. 

  1. Disturbances

If your partner is shaken every time you stir, it’s time to look into a new mattress. It isn’t just people with sleeping partners that have this issue. If you bounce when you roll over, or start to slide to one spot without trying, you need a more stable mattress. 

Types of Mattresses 

Everyone has a different sleep style and body type, which can influence the type of mattress that is right for you. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of mattress types to choose from. 

  • Waterbed

A hard-side waterbed is a traditional vinyl mattress. A soft-side waterbed is encased in a foam box so it looks like any other mattress. Waterbeds used to be wildly popular, and while they went out of style for a while, they’re on a comeback. A quality waterbed can last up to 10 years. 

  • Latex

If you want a durable bed, a latex mattress is an investment that can last up to 25 years with the manufacturer’s warranty. It’s a sustainable choice if you care about the environment. 

  • Innerspring

Innerspring mattresses feature a coil support system to evenly distribute body weight. A two-sided innerspring mattress will last longer, but you can expect a standard innerspring to last for around ten years. 

  • Hybrid

A hybrid mattress is an innerspring and foam combination. The general design is a coil support system sandwiched by two layers of foam. The mattress’s durability will depend on the type of coils and grade of foam used, but they tend to last around six years. 

  • Pillow-top

A pillow-top will provide your mattress with an extra layer, but that extra layer won’t extend its lifespan. And the layer may break down quicker than the mattress, leaving you with an uneven surface. 

  • Memory Foam

Memory foam comes in a variety of densities and materials and can last anywhere from 10-15 years depending on your choice and dedication to rotation. 

How To Dispose of Your Old Mattress 

The best way to get rid of your old mattress is to call a Sydney rubbish removal company to handle it for you. And if you are calling in the professionals for rubbish removal in Sydney, you might as well have a major clear-out to make it worth your while. Contact Cheapest Load of Rubbish to schedule your free, no-obligation quote.