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The Brick's Complete Guide to When to Replace Your Mattress

Take a moment to think back to what you were doing 10 years ago. Were you living in the same house, or have you moved somewhere new? How was your health 10 years ago compared to today?

These aren’t just interesting things to think about; they’re also important factors if you’re considering buying a new mattress for your bed because many mattresses need replacing within at least 10 years. Here’s The Brick’s complete guide for when to replace your mattress.

1. Your Mattress Is Lumpy, Sags, or Squeaks

Lumps and bumps are no good when it comes to mattresses. One of the most obvious signs you need a new mattress is lumps and bumps in the surface that’s supposed to be smooth and comfortable. Check for lumps in the areas of the bed where you most often lie, and then consider getting a replacement mattress with high-density foam to prevent lumps from forming in your new one.

Over time, mattresses tend to sag in the middle or where you normally lie in bed. However, a good mattress is flat without obvious dips in any places. When you get a new mattress, try turning it around occasionally or getting a foam topper to prevent future sagging. Innerspring mattresses provide just the extra support you need to prevent sagging.

Another common issue is a squeaky mattress, which can be really annoying if your partner shifts around a lot in bed or are trying to be quiet because of other people in the house. It is also one of the signs you need a new mattress because the springs inside may be worn out and to eliminate that annoying noise. We love pocket coil mattresses for this purpose because they have springs that act independently of each other to eliminate both motion and noise…even if the person sleeping next to you is notorious for tossing and turning.

Memory Foam Mattress Laying Bare in A Bed Frame

2. You Wake Up Feeling Achy

It’s not normal to wake up feeling aches and pains unless you have a medical condition that is causing those uncomfortable feelings. So, if you feel unrested every morning when you wake up, an old or unsupportive mattress could be to blame.

Lots of different things change in the human body with age, and the body handles pressure less well with each birthday that goes by. As you get older, you may benefit from replacing your mattresses every five to seven years rather than every 10.

To reduce those aches and pains even more, try the Serta® iComfort Excellence mattress. With its wireless remote to position yourself and a three-speed massage function, it’s the perfect remedy for soothing yourself after a stressful day.

Close Up Shot of The Sealy Posturpedic Crown Germaine Queen Mattress

3. You Have Allergies or Asthma

People who suffer from allergies or asthma may have to replace their mattresses sooner than other people because mattresses can harbor millions of dust mites inside them. These are common allergens and may make asthma worse, as well as the mold and mildew that old mattresses can have.

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Pillows should also be replaced occasionally because of dust mites and their effects on allergy and asthma sufferers. If you suffer from allergies, definitely pick up a MasterGuard® Natural Bamboo™ Mattress Protector to prevent dust miles and keep your sneezes and sniffles away.

4. You Have Kids or Pets

Don’t you just love morning snuggles with your little one? As much as we enjoy bringing our kids, dogs, and cats to cuddle in bed, we all know that these small household members can cause seriously big messes.

If you’ve had some accidents happen over the years, it might be time to look into an upgraded mattress to suit your whole family’s needs. King-size mattresses are usually best if you’re sharing your bed with more than one loved one. Just remember to protect your new mattress from future wetness with a MasterGuard® Quilted Tencel® Mattress Protector that has a waterproof membrane and a hydrophobic weave for a dry sleep zone.

Dog Laying ON The Symmetry Mattress

5. You Sleep Better Away from Home

When you go on a trip, do you feel like you sleep better in hotels or someone else’s house compared to how you sleep in your own bed?

If so, this could be a sign it’s time to change your mattress because something is affecting your quality of sleep at home, even if you can’t put your finger on exactly what that is yet. You can even get all the comforts of your favorite luxury hotel with a bed that has USB ports!

6. You’re Moving or Changing Your Bed Style

So, how long do memory foam mattresses last? Well, it depends on many of the factors described here but also comes down to a matter of convenience and practicality. If you are moving into a new house, it may be the most logical time to get a new mattress to put in your new home. Perhaps you’re changing bed sizes to a king, queen, full, or twin. Or you’re updating your bedframe and bedroom décor, so a new mattress makes the most sense right now.


The Brick's Mattress Policy

The Brick offers an industry-leading 120-night guarantee that’s risk-free so you’ll get your money back if you’re not happy with your new mattress purchase. We do this because we only sell the very best mattresses that money can buy and are so confident that you’ll love your new mattress from us. This 120-night guarantee applies for both online and in-store purchases and gives you the option of a one-time reselection or a full refund.

We also guarantee that we have the very best prices on mattresses and offer a “Plus 10” guarantee. This means if you see a mattress we have offered at a lower price somewhere else within 120 days of delivery or pickup, we’ll not only match that price, but also beat it by 10%!

Are you ready for the best sleep of your life?