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How Often Should You Replace Your Mattress & Pillows?

Your bed is like an old friend, always there when you need them without too much thought or effort. But there will come a time when that old friend just can’t give you the support you need anymore… When this time comes, instead of tossing and turning and accepting poor sleep, you should swap out your mattress and pillows for ones that will serve you!

But how often should you replace your mattress and pillows, and what are the signs that it’s time? Maybe the memory foam has taken to be more of a waterbed, or sneezes and sniffles are disturbing your sleep. These are all signs to treat yourself and buy a new mattress or sink into some new memory foam pillows.

If you’re still not convinced, we’ve put together a few signs new bedding would benefit your sleep. Read on and discover exactly how often you should refresh your mattresses and pillows for a night of quality sleep.

Signs to Replace Your Mattress

A mattress is one of the most important things you can own. It helps you to rest, recover, and relax. In this day and age, where rushing from one place to another is the norm, our mattresses must support us when we need to wind down. If you suspect your mattress is past its best before date, here are some signs to look out for.

There are Dips in the Mattress

Do you wake up feeling like you’re playing a game of roly-poly through the sags and dips in your mattress? It’s probably a sign it’s past its best. Over time, memory foam and bed springs wear down and no longer have the bounce back they used to – just like us! So, if you’re sick of having to climb out of a sagging mattress to start your day, a new mattress is calling you.

You Have a Sore Lower Back, Neck, or Headaches

A good mattress should support the whole spine, from tailbone to neck. A sore back, neck, or even a headache is a sign that your mattress isn’t the right fit for you, or perhaps it’s lost its springy integrity.

There are so many mattresses that offer all levels of support for your spine. Don’t put up with a stiff back. Replace your mattress and get a new—more mobile—lease on life!

Your Mattress Is Talking to You

If bedtime has featured less pillow talk and more mattress chats, it’s time to hit the bed stores. Squeaky springs are annoying and can interrupt your sleep; plus, it’s likely not as supportive as it once was. This mainly applies to spring mattresses. Metal coils become worn down and tired over time and start to protest their old age!

Keep your ears open and listen to what your mattress is telling you. Get a more peaceful night’s sleep with a new mattress that knows when your ‘do not disturb’ is on.

Discolouration & Funky Smells

It might seem obvious, but if your mattress is yellowed or has a funky smell, it’s time to say goodbye. A new mattress comes with welcome freshness and a side of comfort.

Signs to replace Your Pillows

Pillows also have a limited lifetime and have some pretty noticeable signs they need replacing. Take note of the following and see if you need new pillows.

Sneezes & Sniffles During the Night

Over time our pillows collect dust mites from the air and ourselves. Even if we wash our pillows frequently, there comes a time when that dust takes up a permanent abode. If you’re waking up with a stuffed nose or sneezes are jolting you from your dreams, it’s a sign you’re harbouring a dusty pillow!

Skin Breakouts Are Becoming More Frequent

The dust mites don’t just affect our airways but also lead to acne and skin breakouts. If pimples and oily skin start to pop up, it’s time to replace that pillow.

A new pillow kills two birds with one stone, great sleep, and great skin!

Lumps and Bumps

No matter how much you plump and fluff that pillow, it’s stubbornly flat or filled with pesky lumps and bumps. Replace that pillow! Rest your head in the clouds with a Conforma Lux Pillow which conforms to the shape of your head. Welcome a luxurious night’s sleep and say goodbye to lumpy pillows!

Your Sleep Situation Has Changed

Over time our bodies change, and so do our seeping positions. If you’re pregnant, switched to side-sleeping or tummy snoozes, your pillow should change with you. The Tempur Obracio Pillow is great for tummy sleepers, but it’s versatile and can cater to all sorts of sleep positions, which makes it great for prospective parents!

Replace Your Mattress and Pillows With Bedpost’s Extensive Range

If you’re in the market to treat yourself to a new mattress and pillows, Bedpost should be your first point of call. We have a range of mattresses and pillows to suit every sleeper. From lush memory foam mattresses that support your unique body shape to pillows that move with your sleep cycle, we can help you chase that elusive great night’s sleep.

See our collection of beds, mattresses, and pillows today. If you’re not sure what you’re in the market for, find the nearest Bedpost store location, test, try, and talk to our friendly team in person.

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