New year, new me! You’re going to hear this phrase a lot over the next few weeks. People have a tendency to plan big changes in their lives around the first of the year for the extra boost of the fresh start. Why not your mattress too?
You may be asking yourself: “What’s wrong with my mattress?” The truth is, it’s usually time for a replacement long before your bed becomes physically uncomfortable for you to sleep on. The 8-year rule is only one sign that it’s about time for a new bed.
1. You wake up with aches and pains: It’s possible you’re already being treated for back pain by a medical professional, but have you thought of the possibility it may be your bed? If you wake up feeling stiff and unrested, that may be a clear sign your bed is doing more harm than good. Old mattresses gradually lose the ability to provide proper support. As the layers of the mattress lose their compression, your mattress will create significant pain in your neck, shoulders, and back.
2. Your mattress squeaks and creaks: If your mattress or box spring has gotten extra noisy, it’s probably time to shop for a new one. Sometimes, the mattress is fine and it’s the foundation that needs to be replaced. Using a reliable box spring can help absorb shock and maintain the health and longevity of your mattress.
3. Sneezing and coughing at night: Over a long period of time, mattresses can accumulate many allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites. If you find yourself congested upon waking, or sneezing a lot as you fall asleep, it’s probably your mattress. When shopping for a new mattress, consider hypoallergenic materials like wool or latex if you’re extra sensitive.
4. It’s just not the right fit: If you’re just recently married, become pregnant, have a surgery or any other life altering events, it’s probably time for a new mattress. Don’t assume your new spouse’s mattress will also be a good fit for your body! Shopping for a mattress together is a great way to become closer and find something that makes you both comfortable. This also applies to pregnancy or surgery. Your body is changing, and if you find yourself tossing and turning at night, it’s time for a new bed to fit your new life.
Look no further. We’ve got everything you need at your discount mattress store in Atlanta, GA, Fred’s Beds! Visit our mattress store in Cumming or contact us at 770-450-5016 to get a high-quality mattress that fits your needs and budget. We are open from 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday and 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturdays. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and be part of our engaging social media community