Nobody disputes the importance of getting a good night’s rest, but what are the factors that go into that? There are a number of varieties that play a role such as lighting, room temperature, noise level, and your internal state.
But what about the quality of your mattress? This may be an often overlooked factor determines the quality of your rest. If your mattress is inadequate, it not only deprives you of sleep, but it can also have a negative impact on your body.
Here are some signs you should look for when either shopping for a new mattress or thinking about replacing the old one:
- Young Age
- Suitable to your body shape
- Firm structure
- Money back guarantee
- Fire resistant
If your mattress is still relatively new, then it should still be a quality mattress, retaining all of its good properties. The material should still be of good property and not be worn out. Eight years is a pretty good benchmark.
If your mattress is less than eight years it should be in good condition. Over that and you might want to consider replacing it. If you are feeling aches and pains or do not feel comfortable, then that is sure sign you should replace your mattress.
A mattress should ideally mimic the shape of your spine. If your spine is in a fairly neutral position as you lie flat then it is probably a good fit, but if you find yourself sagging then take that as a sign that the mattress is not suitable for you.
The mattress should be of a firm structure and not feel saggy. This is crucial to avoid back pain. Lie flat on the mattress to get a feel of how firm it is. If you can lay comfortably without feeling stiff and without drooping, you’ve found a good fit.
If you are allergic to dust mites, mould and bacteria then you should read the label carefully to make sure that the material is resistant to these things. Alternatively you can get a hypoallergenic mattress.
This may not apply to your current mattress, but if you are shopping for a new mattress then it would be safer to get one with a money back guarantee. You don’t want to be stuck with a mattress that turns out to be unsatisfactory. You can also have the possibility of exchanging the mattress for one that suits you better.
Mattresses now are designed to be fire resistant, so you should avoid buying old mattresses (made before 2007). It is unlikely that your bed will catch fire but for those who are safety conscious this is something to look for.
If you’re looking for a quality mattress to last you more than a few years, visit our team and see the difference we can make!