This is the one item in our homes that we can't do without, but when is it the right time to start thinking about buying a replacement mattress? You wake with back pain in the morning. This is the number 1 sign your mattress is no longer supporting your back to allow proper spinal alignment.
You have trouble falling a sleep at night. If it takes you a while to fall a sleep at night it's more than likely a comfort issue. A comfortable mattress will help you fall a sleep quickly, which mean you will get more sleep by falling a sleep quickly.
You wake in the night with numbness or tingling in your arms or legs. This sign is telling you your mattress is too firm/hard! Don't confuse firmness with support. You can get the proper support without your mattress being too firm or hard.
You roll into the center of the mattress! This is a very common sign that you mattress is worn out. It's also is a sign you may not have the proper bed frame. All queen size sets need a bed frame with a center support.
Your mattress is over 10 years old. The useful life of mattress today are 8 to 10 years. Not to mention 8 to 10 years of dust mites and their dropping building up in your old mattress. We as humans sweat every night and guess where that goes, right into the mattress. These are also very good reasons to buy a very good mattress and have your mattress cleaned twice a year.
Now that you have determined that you do need a new mattress, there are two aspects that are important when selecting a new mattress. Comfort and support, everything else is an optional and subject to your taste and finances.
You want to find a mattress that helps you fall a sleep quickly. Comfort is what helps you to fall a sleep. The quicker you fall asleep the more sleep cycles you will complete and the most restorative sleep come in the last 2 hours of an 8 hour session. A mattress' comfort level is a personal preference that reduces tossing and turning by eliminating circulatory distress caused by pressure points.
What do you mean by support? Support from a mattress means that the mattress will ensure that you maintain the proper spinal alignment so that your muscles can relax and be restored. Two requirements for supportive sleep surfaces are contour/conformability and positive resistance. Both of these requirements contribute to the support you receive from your mattress.
A comfortably supportive mattress helps you get enough, quality sleeps so your mind and body can feel restored and ready for the daily physical, emotional and mental challenges you face. Make sure you are sleeping on a comfortable and supportive mattress to ensure you will be well rested and ready to take on the day, EVERY DAY!