Most people do not know whether or not they are sleeping on a bad bed that may affect their sleep quality and their health in the long run. However, the easiest way to know whether or not your bed is bad is by looking at the mattress on it as well as by knowing the symptoms of a bad mattress. These are:
- When you wake up with a pain in the neck or back
- Experience soreness in your muscles
- Feeling that there are a few of your usual pep missing
- Feeling like you are falling into depression and
- Feel dizzy throughout the day.
Well, there is a possibility that all these are the result of some other sources but there is a high chance that your mattress is at fault and it is time to consider it before you think of making any other drastic changes.
Contrary to what you may believe just like all other people, no mattress is designed to last forever. Therefore, even if you are very fond of the groove that you fit in every night on your 20-year old mattress, it is surely not doing any good to your health, in fact, your spine health. Your old mattress can cause physical pain, affect your mental health negatively and also affect your feelings and emotions!
Signs to look for
- First, it is the age of your mattress that you should consider. The mattress that has taken care of you for the last ten years may or may not be still good as it all varies depending on the source you use it on. However, the overall consensus is that a mattress is good to sleep on if it is within eight to 10 years old, assuming that you have treated your mattress well for all these years.
- Then there is the hygiene issue which is once again related to the age of your mattress. If you know that you sweat a lot while sleeping each night this will affect the functionality and life of your mattress negatively as well. All these liquid material along with the dust on it goes straight inside your mattress. This leads to mold formation which further leads to spores. A mattress cover can prevent this from happening quickly but that is not a permanent solution.
- If you suffer from allergies and asthma, there is a high chance that your mattress has become the happy home of dust mites. These mites develop on your mattress and feed on your dead skin cells on it. These dust mites can cause a lot of health issues as these are allergens and can cause serious problems if you suffer from asthma. It can also exacerbate skin problems such as eczema.
Lastly, deformation is the most significant thing to look for in your mattress. Any dent or dips, change in shape is an indication for mattress replacement.