When it’s time to purchase a new mattress, there are tons of options out there. Take a look at the video below or read this post to help narrow down things to think about when choosing a mattress.
Is a new mattress really necessary?
Most mattresses last for around 7-12 years. While some products last longer, it might be time to think about a new mattress if it’s been used for a decade or more.
Extensive sagging is another sign that it’s time to get a new mattress — this is often caused by failing to regularly turn the product, which can also reduce its lifespan. Back and neck pain can also be indications that the mattress might need to be replaced.
What do I need to keep in mind when selecting a new mattress?
There are two things to consider when selecting a new mattress: what it’s made of and firmness. There are two types of mattresses currently available; foam and hybrid options. Foam options tend to be lighter and easy to carry. Hybrid choices frequently have a combination of coils and foam. Both options are available in firm, medium, and soft, but hybrid options provide more support for individuals who weigh more, putting more pressure on the mattress. Those who weigh less than approximately 250-270 pounds and don’t have back or neck issues often choose foam options, in part because of the added convenience and potential cost savings.