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How do I know when it’s time for a new mattress? This is one of the most frequently asked questions we here from our customers here at OC Mattress. The broad answer is pretty simple – if you aren’t getting comfortable, restorative sleep at night, then it’s time to evaluate what’s impacting your sleep and consider a new mattress. That said, it can be difficult to pinpoint the specific signs that your mattress is ready for an upgrade. In this article, we’ll share some of the most common sleep issues to look for when thinking about whether or not it’s time to upgrade yours.
Before we dive in, it’s important to note that every individual is unique when it comes to sleep and mattress needs. If you are experiencing issues such as stress, anxiety, or muscle aches that are impacting your sleep, you should speak with your doctor about possible solutions.
When Is It Time for a New Mattress?
If you are unsure whether or not it’s time to start shopping, here are some telltale signs that a new mattress may be what you need.
Consistent Sleep Disruptions
Do you frequently wake from sleep due to tossing and turning caused by uncomfortable pressure build up? Or is your partner’s movement so disturbing that it jolts you awake in the middle of the night? Disrupted sleep can leave you feeling unrested and groggy the following day, so if this is happening consistently then it’s time to evaluate your mattress. You want to make sure that your body is getting the pressure relieving comfort it needs, which can help reduce tossing and turning. You’ll also want to make sure your mattress is designed to absorb motion from one sleep partner to another so you can sleep soundly even when your partner moves (or your pet jumps in the bed).
Waking Up Sore
Body aches and pains are a natural part of life, but if you wake up in more pain than when you went to sleep, you may need to evaluate the body support you are getting from your current mattress. It should promote proper spinal alignment so your body can completely relax while sleeping, which can help reduce aches and pains upon waking. So, if you are sore and stiff upon waking, it may be time to think about upgrading your support system with a new mattress.
Sleeping Too Hot
Temperature swings during sleep are completely normal as your body works its way through your sleep cycle. However, overheating and waking up in a sweat is not something that should happen on a nightly basis. Once you’ve adjusted your thermostat and found the right bedding, if you are still waking up overheated then your mattress may be playing a role. You want to look for highly breathable materials that promote airflow, which reduces the amount of heat that gets pushed back up against you while sleeping.
An Unhappy Partner
If you love your mattress, but your significant other hates it, then it’s definitely time to compromise on a new mattress that works for both of you. Start by evaluating what type of comfort you each prefer. If you both love something as soft as a cloud, then it will be easy to find an ultra-soft mattress that works However, if your partner prefers something on the firmer side, then you’ll want to meet in the middle and find a medium-level of comfort. It will make for better sleep and a happier life together!
Running Out of Room
Do you find yourself curled up in a tiny ball in the corner of your bed while your partner, kids, and pets are sprawled out? Or do you sleep alone and love the idea of extra room to stretch? Upgrading to a larger size is definitely the way to go! We always suggest that you select the largest size mattress that your bedroom can accommodate. So, go ahead and upgrade to a king size and enjoy all the benefits of the extra space – even if it’s just for yourself.
Whenever you determine that it’s time for a new mattress, we are here to help! Our commitment is to take the stress out of mattress shopping while helping you find the right mattress at the right price. Click here to get started.