A good night’s sleep is a must when leading a healthy life. However, a lot of us have trouble accomplishing that. Our everyday responsibilities and tasks are taking over our lives and we’re left with almost no time just for ourselves during the day. The whole thing becomes way more serious when we know that more than 1.2 billion people worldwide have a variety of sleep issues.
As more and more people are becoming aware that sleep deprivation interferes with their activities, or causes mistakes and absence at work, most of them are trying to find the best solution for their problems. With all of this in mind, it’s no wonder how the global mattress industry is valued at more than $31.6 billion.
However, mattresses have their lifetime, and the reason for your bad sleep quality might be just around the corner. If you’re having sleep issues and you’re feeling tired even though you’ve slept for more than 7 hours, it’s time to review the following signs and see if you can blame your mattress for your inadequate sleep.
1. Your Mattress is 7-10 Years Old
A life span of mattresses varies by manufacturer, mattress type, number of people sleeping on it, and the way you sleep. Research shows that the life span of a mattress is roughly eight years. However, if you’re a larger person, or you share a bed with your partner, your mattress will probably wear out faster than the manufacturer guidelines suggest.
Mattresses are not meant to last forever, and even the highest quality mattresses have their “expiry date” and will eventually need to be replaced. So, if the mattress you’re sleeping on is old, the best solution for you would probably be to get yourself a new mattress.
2. Your Mattress is Uncomfortable
Knowing how to differentiate a comfortable mattress from an uncomfortable one sounds like common sense. However, our bodies can adjust to discomfort without us even noticing. If you’re having a better quality sleep on your sofa or in your friend’s guest bedroom, it’s probably time to check out a new mattress.
The upper part of the mattress consists of comfort layers that should relief our body and make the stress go away. However, comfort layers can thin out over time, resulting in the discomfort of our bed.
3. Worsening Allergies or Asthma
We all know that over time our mattress becomes a perfect home for dust mites. If you’re starting to notice that you’re getting allergies or your asthma’s worsening, and it’s not even that time of the year, dust mites might be the reason. The protein in their feces and the dust in your mattress can cause allergic reactions and asthma symptoms.
Vacuuming, steaming, and flipping your mattress can reduce the amount of dust that is in your mattress. However, if you’re not seeing an improvement in your health, getting a new mattress might be the best solution for you.
4. You Wake Up Stiff and Sore
We all hate back pain, and poor sleep might be one of the reasons for it. If you experience back pain in the morning, which goes away as soon as you get out of bed and stretch, your mattress is probably causing it.
Even though we think that a firm mattress is the best solution for this problem, a study showed that medium-firm mattresses provide better comfort for chronic back pain. Experts suggest sleep testing different kinds of mattresses before buying a new one.
Sleep is very important, and a good quality mattress plays a huge role in having a good night’s sleep. If you’re having a hard time either falling asleep or having a good sleep quality, do some research and see if getting a new mattress would help. Don’t hesitate to try a couple of mattresses and see which one works the best for you.
Salman Zafar is an acclaimed blogger, editor, publisher and digital marketer. He is the founder of Blogging Hub, a digital publishing portal with wide following across the world.