Replace Every 8

4 reasons to replace your mattress

  • Recent research conducted by The Furniture Industry Research Association has revealed that new mattresses are significantly more comfortable than those purchased just 6 years ago.

  • Scientists have discovered that people experience higher-quality sleep when using a new mattress as opposed to an older one.

  • After 8 years of use, your mattress will have absorbed substantial amounts of sweat and dead skin. Not the most pleasant thought!

  • According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Ergonomics, individuals dealing with back pain reported a remarkable 63% improvement in their condition after sleeping on a new mattress.

  • It's crucial to consider the frequency of washing your bed sheets. Allowing dirty bedding to remain on your mattress for extended periods can lead to an increased influx of dirt and dust, ultimately shortening the lifespan of your mattress. Therefore, it's advisable to launder your bedding on a weekly basis.

  • If you find yourself waking up in the morning with stiffness, aches, or pains, it could be an indicator that your mattress is no longer offering the necessary level of support and comfort. In such instances, it may be prudent to consider replacing your mattress, regardless of its age. Moreover, if you're experiencing more sneezing than peaceful slumber, it could be due to the accumulation of allergens in your mattress. In such cases, it might be a suitable time to contemplate a mattress replacement.

  • We often receive inquiries about the ideal frequency for purchasing a new bed frame. Unlike mattresses, this isn't as time-sensitive, as it doesn't directly impact your comfort. Bed frames generally do not have a predetermined expiration date. You can continue using them until a slat breaks or you decide it's time for a design refresh.

  • It's a question that frequently arises! We recommend considering a mattress replacement approximately every 8 years to ensure you enjoy the best and most hygienic night's sleep. However, the timing may vary depending on your mattress's comfort and support levels.

    You dedicate about one-third of your entire life to your bed, making your mattress a significant factor in your overall health, well-being, daily energy levels, alertness, and mood. Both the mattress industry and the Sleep Council strongly advocate for replacing your mattress every 8 years because, by this point, it would have likely lost much of its original comfort and support.

    Furthermore, aged and worn mattresses can become a breeding ground for allergens, dead skin cells, dust mites, germs, and even bedbugs (quite unsettling!). This can occur even if you diligently launder your sheets. In fact, a mattress that's a decade old could potentially harbor up to 10 million dust mites, making it a compelling reason to consider mattress replacement before it reaches this stage.

    For a deeper understanding of the science behind the changes that occur in your mattress over time, we've prepared an informative infographic titled 'What Happens to Your Mattress Over Time.' Feel free to explore it to learn more.

  • Additional indicators that it's time to replace your mattress include the presence of a noticeable dip in the middle or the sensation of springs poking through the surface. In such cases, a replacement is undoubtedly warranted. The same principle applies to a noisy mattress. If it's emitting persistent creaks, groans, and pings throughout the night, it's evidently not in a sound condition and should be considered for replacement.

  • If you've experienced a significant weight change, whether you've gained or lost a substantial amount over the years, it's entirely possible that your body has undergone transformations to the point where your current mattress may no longer provide the comfort you need. This phenomenon can also be observed with children's mattresses, as they may struggle to adapt to the evolving support requirements of growing kids.

  • As a mattress ages, its ability to effectively minimise motion transfer diminishes. This can lead to significant disruptions in a shared bed, with each person waking up whenever the other moves. A quality mattress should ideally support both sleepers with equal comfort and minimal motion transfer, ensuring a restful night's sleep without the nuisance of 'roll together' disturbances.