How long should a mattress last?

When it comes to most things in life, they all have a sell-by date, use-by date, or lifespan… Mattresses are no different. The Sleep Council recommends changing your mattress every 7 years. By that time, it’s had over 20,000 hours of use. But why exactly should you consider parting ways with your old faithful mattress after 7 years? Let’s delve into some interesting facts about mattresses after they've hit that milestone.

Over the span of 7 years, your mattress will have absorbed approximately 80 gallons of body moisture. Yes, you read that right - 80 gallons! That's more than enough to fill a bath!  And that's not all. Inside your 7-year-old mattress, there will be approximately half a stone of dead skin. Yikes! It's the perfect breeding ground for dust mites to thrive on.

Are you waking up with aches and pains? Have you ever spent a night away and found yourself sleeping much better than you do at home? This could be a sign that your mattress is no longer providing you with the support you need. It's crucial to pay attention to these signs and consider replacing your mattress. Doing so could prevent ongoing issues and help you get the restorative sleep you deserve.

Let's talk about those pesky dust mites again. These microscopic critters can wreak havoc on your allergies or respiratory issues, leading to poor sleep quality. If you find that your sleep is deteriorating due to these factors, it might be time to bid farewell to your old mattress and explore your options for a new one.

Now, we understand that purchasing a mattress is a significant investment and can be a hefty expense. However, we like to break it down for our customers so they can visualise the value they're getting. For example, let's say you invest in a £1200 mattress. If you keep it for 7 years, it would only cost you approximately 46p per night. That's less than the price of a pint of milk!

If you've decided to embark on the journey of finding a new mattress, we've got some tips to help you prolong its life and maintain optimal sleep quality. First and foremost, invest in a good quality mattress protector. It's like a shield for your mattress, keeping it clean and free from dust mites. Additionally, make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions for turning and rotating the mattress. This simple step can help prevent sagging and lumps, ensuring your mattress stays comfortable for years to come. Finally, our new Premium Bed Care Kit can help remove any stains, keep your mattress fresh & protect it from dust mites!

By paying attention to the signs, understanding the value of investing in quality sleep, and taking care of your mattress, you can ensure that you're getting the best possible rest night after night.