Did you know that people, on average, spend more than 200,000 hours sleeping during the course of their life? So, it’s obvious that the quality of your mattress is of utmost importance if you want to enjoy restful sleep.

With a life cycle of 10 to 12 years (30,000 hours of sleep), a mattress is designed to last approximately 3,650 nights. Beyond this period of time, your mattress is likely to hinder the quality of your rest.

You will find below a short list of indications that will help you realize when it is time to buy a new mattress.

Sign#1: You wake up with aches and pains

Do you sometimes wake up in the morning feeling sore for no apparent reason? If yes, it could be a sign that your mattress is no longer providing you with the restful sleep you need. Backaches, various discomforts, neck and head pains are signs that all is not well with your mattress. Not only do these symptoms prevent you from enjoying your sleep, they often mean that your mattress is no longer providing the muscle relaxation you need. So, it might be time to consider buying a new mattress. The quality of your sleep depends on it!

Sign# 2: You suffer from persistent allergy symptoms

Over the years, a mattress accumulates an impressive amount of dust and dust mites (especially if you neglect to clean it regularly). This can cause very annoying respiratory allergies and affect your health negatively. If you’re experiencing nasal obstruction, a runny nose, repeated sneezing and a dry cough, it’s high time to change your mattress.

Sign#3: You notice that your mattress lacks support

A good mattress should be able to embrace the contours of your body while ensuring the necessary support. However, when it is no longer able to provide you with adequate ergonomic support, your mattress has probably outlived its usefulness. Typical signs include holes or bumps, worn out seams, being able to see the shape of springs under the fabric, etc. If your mattress is showing the signs described above, then it’s time to make the change. Buying a new mattress now will allow you to avoid major problems down the road, including back pain from chronic discomfort and insufficient sleep. Well worth it, No?

Sign#4: Your bed makes squeaking noises

When the springs in a bed’s box spring wear out, the bed starts making sharp squeaking noises. This is often a sign that your bedding is reaching the end of the line. You tend to hear these noises when you sit down or get up from your bed, or even when you turn over during the night. If this is your case, you need to replace the box spring, which is an integral part of your bed and an essential complement to your mattress. Without a good box spring you can simply forget about restorative sleep. So, this is one problem that should be remedied ASAP.