Your mattress won’t last forever. A combination of factors works together to determine how long your mattress will provide optimum comfort and support.
It’s All About You
- Lifestyle: Changes in lifestyle, such as moving into a new home or getting married, may call for a change in your mattress.
- Your Body: As we age, our bodies change. What was comfortable and supportive when you were 25 may not meet your needs when you’re 35 or 45. Likewise, the amount of space that’s right for a six-year-old may not be enough for a 16-year-old. Make sure that every mattress in your home meets the sleeper’s current needs for comfort, support and space.
It’s Also About Your Mattress
- Age: Don’t look to the age of your mattress or the warranty to determine whether it’s time for a new mattress. Neither are indicators of how long your mattress will maintain optimum comfort and support.
- Quality: A poor-quality mattress set can deteriorate quickly, while top-quality sets can provide comfort and support for a number of years.
- Use: A mattress set that is used nightly or that gets more of a workout (e.g., you watch television or read in bed) will lose its comfort and support more quickly than a set that is used less often, such as a guest room bed.
Care: Improper care can shorten the life of a mattress. See Mattress Care Tips for more information.