There are a few household items that you routinely upgrade without much fuss: cleaning supplies, light fixtures, and decor like candles or artwork all fall into this category. But a new mattress? Not so much. While most mattresses have about a decade of life in them, their longevity depends on several factors, like how much wear and tear it undergoes, the quality of its parts, and if you use a protector. Some memory foam and latex mattresses can last up to 15 years with proper care. Still, searching for a new mattress that’s comfortable, affordable, and that you and your partner can agree on isn’t easy. If you’re having trouble deciding if it’s time to upgrade your bedroom’s biggest drawer, here’s how to tell:
We love using our Room + Linen Spray to keep the entire house smelling fresh—but when you spritz it in the bedroom and the smell seems to dissipate within minutes, it might mean your mattress is eating it up. Try using Garment Groom to help treat stains and other baked-in spots on your mattress in the meantime.
If you're suddenly waking up with unexplained soreness or pain, your mattress might not be giving you the support you need. Sure, you can throw mattress toppers and cozy blankets on it as a Band-Aid, but if your bed physically pains you, it’s time to look into getting a new mattress.
You’d rather sleep elsewhere
Sure, we all hate when someone wakes us up out of a restful slumber on the couch, but usually, staying there means you’ll wake up with back or neck pain that’ll be hard to kick for days. But if you’d rather sleep just about anywhere other than your bed, it’s time for an upgrade.
There’s noticeable wear-and-tear.
If you have a traditional innerspring mattress, coils will begin to stick up and feel like they’re about to break through the top, or you may be able to feel the coils when you are laying on the bed. Other obvious signs of a worn-out mattress include lumps, bulging, or sagging. You may also notice when you’re lying in bed that you (and perhaps your partner) tend to slide toward the middle where the bed has less support.
It’s just plain old
Sometimes, it’s just time. We recommend purchasing fresh sheets to match your brand new mattress and to be sure it smells just as clean as you’d like, launder your new sheets in our refreshing, natural Laundry Detergent and throw them in the dryer along with a few drops of our Fragrance Oils, which can help keep them smelling great until their next wash.
Sure, a new mattress is a big purchase, but look at it as a chance for a great night's sleep. Light a few candles, set the mood, and enjoy your newfound ability to sleep through the entire night!