A question we see quite often is - how long does a mattress last? This is a very reasonable question. Knowing how long a product can last will ultimately become a deciding factor in whether you decide to buy it. Unfortunately, it is a question which doesn’t appear to have a clear answer.
How Long a Mattress Lasts - The 7-10 Year Rule
It’s often said that a person should replace their mattress every 7-10 years. This is a very sweeping statement. In actuality, the lifespan of a mattress can vary quite considerably. How long a mattress lasts can depend on numerous factors. These include how often a mattress is used, how well it is cared for and most importantly the quality of the actual mattress.
It’s unnecessary to replace your mattress simply because it is more than 7 or even 10 years old. Some mattresses are very much suitable for use after these many years. Contrarily, some mattresses may need to be replaced much before the “7-10” year deadline.
Ultimately it is you that should be the one to decide when it is time to replace your mattress. After all, you are the one sleeping on it, thus making you the best judge on when it is time to change. With that said, there are some things which you can look out for which can help you to decide.
If you constantly find yourself tossing and turning at night on your mattress, this could be a sign that your old mattress isn’t allowing you to relax. Moreover, if you’re able to see visible signs of sagging (such as permanent dips or unevenness) then it’s time to get a replacement.
Some mattresses also attract allergens. If you’re seeing a spike in your allergies this could be a sign that your mattress is getting old. Thankfully, all mattresses from Lion Mattresses are hypoallergenic, so this shouldn’t be an issue.
Memory Foam Vs. Spring Mattress Lifespan
The two most common types of mattresses are spring and memory foam mattresses. You likely own either of these or else, a hybrid form of the two.
On average, a memory foam mattress will last you longer than a spring mattress will. This really boils down to the fact that a spring mattress is structurally more complex than a memory foam mattress is. You may have heard people say that the more parts an item contains, the more likely it is to break. Logically this makes sense and is certainly something which can apply to mattresses.
Due to the coil system design, a spring-based mattress is likely to eventually sag through consistent pressure from body weight. Because of this, spring mattresses often have shorter warranties when compared to memory foam mattresses.
Memory foam has a good level of elasticity. This allows it to quickly return to its original shape once pressure is relieved. As a result, a memory foam mattress will on average last longer than other mattress types. Memory foam contours to your body when you lay on it, thus providing additional levels of support and comfort.
Time to Replace Your Mattress
Thinking that it’s time to replace your mattress? Upgrade to a luxury memory foam mattress today! We have a wide selection of memory foam mattresses to choose from. From our Simple to our Best Memory Foam Mattress, you’re certain to find a great night’s sleep here.