It’s a false economy to save money by not renewing your bed. A bad night’s sleep can result in feeling tired during the daytime. This can have a negative affect on your day ahead. Imagine going to a job interviewing and yawning all the way through it.
Buying a new mattress from Budget Carpets not only guarantees you get a fresh night’s sleep, but you will save money on your new purchase. We currently stock two style’s of mattress:
- Singles 3′ x 6′
- Doubles 4.6′ x 6′ Measurements are in feet. These beds have proven popular over the years, among our budget seeking customers.
Change your Mattress every 7 to 10 years
While it’s not an exact science, it’s recommended that you change your mattress every 7 to 10 years. By this point, your mattress is probably not giving you the support or comfort that you need to get a good night’s sleep. There’s a good chance that an army of dust mites and bacteria have crept their way into your mattress over this period of time, too.
It’s also possible that you’ll need a new mattress before the 7-year mark is up. If you’re not getting quality sleep, it’s not worth waiting it out. Budget Beds can offer you a budget option for a good night’s sleep.
You don’t need a PhD in sleep disorders to know that you feel better when you are well rested. You are more productive, more resistant to stress, and better able to learn and retain new information. You’re (generally) an all-around nicer person when you’re not tired and cranky. But there’s more to it than just performing better and having a more pleasant day.
Why is sleep so important?
Your body actually needs high-quality sleep. You may think you’re just resting, but while you’re sleeping you are actually protecting your physical and mental health, improving your quality of life, and ensuring your safety.
Physical Benefits of Sleep
Seven to nine hours of high-quality sleep decreases your risk of:
- heart disease
- kidney disease
- high blood pressure
- infectious diseases
Mental Benefits of Sleep
A good night’s sleep also improves:
- problem solving
- emotional stability
- ability to cope with stress
With so much at stake, doing everything in your power to ensure a good night’s sleep seems like a no-brainer. And having the right mattress that can give you support you need to have a good night’s sleep is so important.
Top four reasons to change your mattress every 7 to 10 years
Believe it or not, mattresses age much the same way that people do (only at a faster rate). What was once firm, shapely, and gravity-defying eventually succumbs to the pressure of gravity and becomes saggy and limp. If you share your bed, this mushiness will make it feel like you are constantly falling toward your partner. Every move they make will jiggle your side of the bed disturbing you and disrupting your sleep.
Saggy mattresses are bad for single sleepers, too. No matter where you sleep, you will get the feeling that you are sinking. And that’s because you are. Your mushy mattress cannot support your body weight sufficiently. Throughout the night, your spine and neck will not be properly aligned causing back and neck pain and headaches. A sagging mattress needs to be replaced.
Even if you sleep alone, you’re not really alone. Unfortunately, not all bedfellows are invited and this type comes in astronomical numbers. Dust mites are microscopic arthropods related to spiders that feed on the tiny flakes of dead skin that you shed all the time. They thrive in warm, humid places, so they love your bed. Not only is the climate right, but there is an all-night diner with free food provided by you. Your bed is dust mite nirvana! Symptoms of dust mite allergy are similar to seasonal allergies:
- runny nose
- itchy, watery eyes
- stuffy nose
- postnasal drip
And for asthma sufferers, this allergy can trigger an asthma attack. When you think about dust mites, you might be inclined to change your mattress even more often than every 7-10 years.
Mold and Mildrew
Mold and mildew can grow on and in your mattress if it becomes wet and stays wet for a period of time. Spills and even sweat can penetrate your mattress and create an environment that is perfect for hosting mold and mildew.
While some infestations can be cleaned, eventually repeated outbreaks will linger making your mattress smell musty. And that’s just the beginning. That musty odor can cause serious health problems for people who are allergic to mold, people with compromised immune systems, and people with asthma. Even healthy people often suffer from a stuffy nose, coughing and wheezing when exposed to mold.
How you know it’s time to change your mattress
But what if you don’t notice any of these issues with your mattress? Do you still need to replace it? There’s no simple answer to this question, but the Better Sleep Council recommends you check your mattress for signs of old age. Ask yourself these five questions:
- Do you wake up with aches and pains, stiffness or numbness?
- Do you notice you feel more rested when you sleep in a different bed, such as one at a friend’s house or a hotel?
- Are there stains, tears, impressions or other signs of damage on the mattress?
- Does your mattress smell musty?
- Are you usually tired even though you get a full night’s sleep?
If you answer “yes” to any of these questions before seven years, you may need to replace your mattress sooner. Not all mattresses wear the same and not all sleepers use their mattresses the same way. Lower quality mattresses will not last as long as premium styles. Some mattresses get used more than others, like those in the guest room. And bigger people will wear out their mattresses differently than smaller people. So, it’s a good idea to check the condition of your mattresses often.
How to make your mattress last longer
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make your mattress last longer.
- Protect your mattress from dampness and spills with a moisture proof or moisture resistant mattress cover. This will help to keep stains off your mattress and prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
- Vacuum your mattress with the upholstery attachment when you change your sheets. This will help keep your mattress from becoming the Dust Mite Diner.
- Rotate your mattress 180° so the top becomes the bottom. If it is a two-sided mattress, flip it over. Both steps will help to delay sagging and reduce the formation of impressions.
- Replace warped or broken foundations (box spring or slats) to prevent sagging. Providing a solid support for your mattress will help it retain its shape and provide better support longer.
Replacing your mattress doesn’t have to be hard or expensive
The good news is that it has never been easier to replace an old mattress. If you’re in the market (or think you will be soon), check out our reasonably priced mattresses for singles and doubles. . That’s a small price to pay for a happier, healthier, and better you.
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