When was the last time you replaced your mattress? Although your bed is one of the most important pieces of furniture in your home, you may not have thought about the state of your mattress in years, even when suffering from the effects of a poor mattress. A comfortable place to sleep is essential to a comfortable home. Consider these signs of an old, worn out mattress and ask yourself whether it’s time to replace your own mattress.

You’re Feeling the Aches and Pains

This is the easiest sign that your mattress may be in need of replacement: you wake up sore with aches and pains. Sometimes even throughout the day, you might still feel a little stiff — because of the way you slept. Lumpy, sagging mattresses lead to rather unnatural sleeping poses, and that can mean you wake up in the morning with significant aches and pains. It might be your pillow, but there’s a good chance that the mattress is the culprit here.

You’re Losing Sleep

In today’s world, there could be a number of reasons to lose sleep. Maybe you’re prone to staying up late, have something on your mind, or you live with insomnia. However, if you have every reason to get a full night’s rest but wake up feeling groggy and can’t shake the feeling of tiredness, it may be a problem with your mattress. When your body has to work to find a comfortable position for your mattress, you lose time that could be spent resting.

You’re More Comfortable On the Couch

If you find yourself taking naps on the couch or find that you’re more relaxed stretched out on the couch than on your bed, it’s a problem with your mattress. You might have an excellent couch, but there’s no way that it should be more comfortable than a mattress designed for sleep…unless the mattress isn’t offering the comfort that it should.

Your Sinuses Are Triggered

Another sign that it’s time for your mattress to go is an abundance of dust mites and allergens. Dust mites thrive around your mattress. You can avoid them to a point by cleaning, but if you’re overwhelmed with them, there’s a good chance that your mattress is too old and it’s time to replace it.

Your Mattress Is Squeaking

Sometimes your mattress is trying to tell you that it’s overdue for a replacement — really trying to tell you. Old box springs and mattress springs can become pretty talkative when they’re worn out. You might notice squeaks when you get out of bed or when you move around in bed. In this case, it might not be your mattress itself that’s the problem. Take the mattress out of the bed. It may be in good condition. Check instead the box spring. If the box spring is the source of the squeaking, you need a new box spring. If not, time to look for a new mattress.

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