Most mattresses are designed to last seven to ten years. This may leave you wondering how you can tell if yours is nearing the end of its lifespan or if it has a couple more good years left in it. Here are a few of the signs that it is time to chuck your old mattress and replace it with a new one.


You Are Sore When You Wake Up

One of the signs that indicates that your mattress needs to be replaced is waking up sore. If your mattress is nearing the end of its lifespan, it may not be as supportive as it once was. In turn, your body weight is not supported and you may find that your back or hips hurt, depending on how you sleep. If you travel and wake up feeling better in a mattress in a hotel than you normally do in your own mattress at home, it is time to invest in a new mattress.


Your Mattress Feels Lumpy or Saggy

When your mattress is old, it may begin to sag or develop lumps. Sometimes you may feel these things as you lie flat in the bed. You may feel the lumps in your mattress or may feel like your body is sinking in a bit more in the middle of the mattress. When the problem is bigger, you may actually see these problems in your mattress. You may see lumps or see the mattress sagging. Regardless of whether you feel or see these flaws, they indicate that a new mattress is overdue.


You Are Sneezing More While in Bed

Mattresses can become a home to dust mites. Vacuuming the mattress and using a mattress cover that can be washed can help minimize the mites, but no matter how hard you try, some will still make their way into your mattress. If you suffer from allergies, you may find that you sneeze once you are sitting or laying in bed. If this is occurring and you have cleaned your room well, the problem may be an old, dust-filled mattress. Buying a new mattress may help decrease your allergies and help you sleep better.


If your mattress needs to be replaced, finding the right one should not be a hard job. Stop by Northland Furniture in either Minneapolis or Ham Lake, Minnesota. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help explain to you differences among various types of mattresses and help you determine which is the best one for you based on your needs and budget.

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