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7 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Mattress

Posted By On March 24 2022
Signs it’s time to replace your mattress

At Scarborough Disposal, we understand that when it comes to mattresses, we often don’t know when to buy a new one. It’s a big investment and if you’re just sleeping on it, you may simply think that it should last a long time. Similar to typical furniture items, though, mattresses aren’t meant to last forever. Nowadays, technology is producing smart beds that are more comfortable because they come with handy features you can control from your phone.

If you’ve had your mattress for a long time and are considering upgrading to a new smart bed or just a new mattress, you’ll need some help in disposing of your old mattress. Don’t delay with getting a new mattress, as we provide year-round services for bin rental in Toronto.

So, what signs should you be looking for when it’s time to replace your mattress? We’ll tell you what they are, but first, let’s explore the reasons why you should replace your mattress and its benefits.  

Why should you replace your mattress? 

From the moment you buy a mattress and you start sleeping on it, its lifespan is an average of 10 years. After the 10-year mark, it might start to show signs of wear and tear. If you got your mattress over 10 years ago, then you should consider replacing it. Think of getting a new mattress as giving yourself a gift of better sleep. Along with better sleep, here are some potential benefits of a new mattress:

Fewer body aches. Replacing your old mattress will bring back your body to life—literally. If you suffer from body pain like lower backaches, instead of taking medication, look into getting a new mattress and feel the pain disappear after you wake up. 

Less motion transfer. If you and your partner share a bed, the older your mattress gets, the more motion gets transferred from one side of the bed to the other. For instance, when your partner changes positions while sleeping, their movements can wake you up. Getting a new mattress produces less motion, thus giving you and your partner a good night’s sleep. 

Fewer allergies. Just like all your furniture that gets past the 10-year mark, they begin to smell and accumulate dust, mould, and bacteria. Because you sleep on your mattress daily, it collects a lot of dust mites, thus causing potential allergic reactions. If you’ve developed allergies lately or they have worsened, your mattress might be the culprit and it’s time to get a new one. 

Improved energy levels and overall health. Nothing beats a good night’s sleep, and when you replace your old mattress with a brand new one, you’ll feel rejuvenated. Getting quality sleep ensures you wake up feeling refreshed. This contributes to increasing your energy levels throughout the day and, in the long run, your overall health will improve from good rest. 

While you might think that your mattress is still good, if it’s older than 10 years, then it’s worthwhile to make the upgrade. Remember that you’ll spend a lot of time in bed, so there’s no better way than to invest in getting quality sleep. Now, let’s look at 7 signs that it’s time for a new mattress.

7 Signs You Need to Replace Your Mattress

1. You wake up with back pains

If you wake up with a stiff back, painful shoulders, neck, and hips, your mattress could be the main reason. Dealing with pain the moment you wake up does not make your day any better. So, instead of suffering in pain, invest in a new mattress and wake up feeling refreshed.

2. Your mattress sinks when you lie on it

Do you lie in your bed and feel like you’re on a sinking ship? If so, your mattress springs are worn out, and this calls for a replacement. When sleeping on your bed, the mattress should stay firm upon your body’s contact and should feel like it’s supporting your body, instead of giving you that sinking feeling. 

3. Your mattress reaks with strong odours

If your mattress smells bad even after cleaning or spraying it with a sanitized cleaner, it needs to be replaced. The accumulation of mould, dust mites and sweat can create strong odours that stick to the mattress, despite cleaning it. Once you get your mattress replaced, you will realize the difference because your new mattress will be odourless.

4. Your mattress has bed bugs

If your mattress became infested with bed bugs and you deep cleaned it, but they came back, then you should immediately replace it with a brand new mattress. The reason why the bed bugs reemerged is that you didn’t clean it deeply enough, and these little pests can lay hundreds of eggs in an area of the mattress that you overlooked. 

5. Your mattress is stained

Over the years, if you ate or drank while sitting in bed, you might have spilled some food, crumbs, or drinks on it. Also, wearing dirty clothes could stain a mattress. If your mattress has accumulated stains and they are beginning to smell or can’t be removed, then it’s best to get a new mattress.

6. It squeaks when you sit on it

The most visible sign that your mattress needs to be replaced is that it squeaks when you sit on it. The mattress springs inside wear down over time, along with compressed fibres and memory foam getting softer, thus leading to a sagging mattress. If you wait too long to replace it, a crater can form in the middle of the mattress, which will make it almost unsleepable.

7. You get better sleep somewhere else

Do you find yourself getting better sleep at a friend’s house or in hotels? If your answer is yes, then it’s time to treat yourself to a new mattress. You should be getting the best sleep in your own bed, and not somewhere else..

When you contact our team at Scarborough Disposal, we’ll make sure we dispose of your old mattress properly. We will never enter your home, letting you keep your privacy. All of our contractors have WSIB Clearance Certificates, and our dumpster trucks are fully licensed and covered with liability insurance. If you would like to request a no-obligation estimate on our bin rentals in Thornhill, call us at Scarborough Disposal at (416) 265-7979 or contact us here.

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