Do I Need a New Mattress or Pillows?by Angela Antrim
A good night's sleep shouldn't be just a dream! Don't let your mattress, pillow, or bedding cause you to wake up not feeling rested. Since each of these items has a shelf-life, so to speak, use this quick guide to decide if it is time to replace your mattress, pillow, or bedding.
When to Replace Your Mattress
Usually, when people search for when to replace a mattress, they already have the assumption it is time. The most common sign that it is time to replace a mattress is that you wake up with stiff muscles or not feeling rested. A comfortable mattress is essential for a good night's sleep! Once you see signs of wear or the mattress becomes uncomfortable, you know that it is mattress shopping time. If your mattress has any of the below signs, it is time for a new mattress.
- Your mattress has sags or dips
- You can feel lumps in your mattress
- You can easily feel the mattress coils
- You hear squeaky springs when you move
- You wake up feeling sore or stiff
- Your allergies or asthma have gotten worse
- You can easily feel your partner turning over or getting out of bed
- The mattress must support more weight from the addition of a partner
Although the task of mattress shopping can seem daunting, don't continue tolerating a mattress that needs replacing. Replacing your mattress has tremendous benefits to your sleep and overall health.
Don't forget your fresh sheet set to complete your new mattress! Our super-soft, breathable sheet sets will have you sleeping in style and comfort.
When to Replace Your Pillows
Although you may not think a pillow is as important as your mattress for a good night's sleep, it plays an important role. It supports your neck and head each night, to prevent neck stiffness or soreness. Over time, even the nicest pillow will need replacing. Not only will your pillow lose its supporting abilities, but it can also develop an environment for dust mites with the absorbed body oil, dead skin cells, and hair from sleeping on it each night. While the answer to how long a new pillow should last is debatable, these are some signs that it is time to replace your pillows.
- Pillow batting or foam feels lumpy
- Pillow is flat as a pancake or needs constant fluffing to get head support
- Pillow has an odor
A common test to decide if it is time to replace your pillow is to fold it in half. If the pillow stays folded, then it is time to buy a new pillow.
When buying a new pillow, don't forget to dress it up with a customized, monogrammed pillowcase from Lifestyle Marketplace. Our pillowcases come in a variety of colors to match with any bedroom space. Being machine washable and wrinkle-resistant, our soft pillowcases are the perfect way to help protect your new pillow each night.
When to Replace Your Bedding
It is time to replace your sheets and your other bedding when you see signs of wear, such as:
If it is time to replace your sheets, shop Lifestyle Marketplace's extensive selection of premier sheet sets for high-quality, comfortable bedding.
Our three-piece duvet cover sets are a perfect way to help protect your comforter and extend its life.
Knowing the signs of when it is time to replace your mattress, pillows, and bedding will ensure you continue to have a good night's sleep. Sleep is important for your physical and mental health, so don't take a comfortable bedroom space lightly. Lifestyle Marketplace is here for all your quality, comfortable bedding needs.
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