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A good mattress serves more than one year but sooner or later there comes a time when it needs to be replaced. What is the shelf life of this bedding and in what cases it will be necessary to get rid of the mattress, even if it did not last long?

Sign number 1. Shelf life

As a standard, mattresses serve within a decade and especially expensive models made of high-quality materials can have a guarantee of up to 15-20 years. Of course, a lot depends on the degree of load and the conditions of use of the product. So, for example, if the bed was in a room with high humidity — most likely, the filler will fail much earlier.

Here are some signs of product wear:

  • unpleasant odor, including dampness;
  • abrasions and noticeable dents on the surface;
  • creak of springs, their very noticeable contours when pressed;
  • crumbling filler (some models allow you to look inside the product).

You should not be guided by warranty periods if you accept a mattress “as an inheritance”. Usually, after prolonged use, the mattress somehow adapts to the person — some areas wear out or break through. As a result, sleeping on the same mattress will be uncomfortable for another person like wearing someone else’s shoes.

Sign number 2. Back pain

This trouble can be associated with both age and a sedentary lifestyle, sedentary work. If you do not rest during a long sleep, in the morning you feel weak and hardly get out of bed — it’s definitely time to update your bed. If you have pain in the cervical spine also buy a good orthopedic pillow, which will allow the muscles to relax properly, help to avoid blood stasis.

If back pain is temporary, pay attention to asymmetric mattresses, each side of which has its own level of stiffness. With an exacerbation of the disease, you can easily regain your former comfort by simply turning the mattress upside down.

Sign number 3. Allergy

Modern materials — both natural and artificial — often undergo several treatments, among which there is an anti-allergic one. However, over time, the action of these chemicals ends, the filler may begin to crumble or ticks will appear in bed. Often in such cases, an unpleasant odor also appears.

Sign number 4. Weight change

Like weight loss, weight gain can affect the level of comfort of sleep, because such changes also mean that you now need a mattress of a different degree of rigidity.

Sign number 5. Discomfort during sleep

In this case, a person does not specifically complain of back pain, but also can not boast of comfortable rest. If you constantly turn over during the night in search of a comfortable place — most likely this mattress is not suitable for you. This may be due to the age of the product, as well as your personal changes — age, weight, state of health.


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