The mattress. An essential part of the bedroom, but let’s face it, often neglected. Chances are the average household has at least one that is well past its use-by date.
How often should you change your mattress?
You should change your mattress every seven years. Lying in the same spot every night for years can wear a mattress down – which in turn can cause or exacerbate back pain and injury. Nightly sweat and dirt can also increase the risk of bacteria spreading which can cause infections.
One of the biggest reasons why people hold off changing their mattress is because their existing one still looks in decent shape. So how can you tell if yours needs changing? Some tell-tale signs to look out for include sagging, dents and bumps. Also, if you toss and turn a lot or sleep better elsewhere, then that’s something to consider too.
Once you’ve made the decision to buy a new mattress, the first question is how firm should you go? Too firm and you’ll sleep on top of the mattress with your weight supported only on pressure points, resulting in bad circulation. Too soft and it will sag in the centre, which will put great strain on your back. The perfect balance is a mattress that supports the spine in the right position, while distributing body pressure evenly.
A mattress is a fundamental part of getting a good night’s sleep. And sleep, as research has proven, plays an incredibly important role in maintaining good health and keeping stress at bay.
Our pocket sprung mattresses are your passport to a perfect night’s sleep. As seen with our Hypnos Alto Pillow Top mattress, individually housed springs allow independent body support exactly where you need it. This is especially important for preventing ‘roll-together’ when sharing a bed. Crafted from sustainable materials, this mattress features an added layer of luxurious cushioning for an irresistibly comfortable feel.
Over the years, stresses build up and take their toll, with the most significant change being a loss of support. According to the Sleep Council, up to 40% of the population will suffer from a bad back at some point, so an old mattress can aggravate or even cause back, shoulder and hip pain.
For even greater support, look to our Open Coil mattresses such as this Dreamworld Stanton Pillowtop. Crafted with twice as many springs as other styles, this option offers unrivalled support across the body and excellent comfort levels at the same time.
Meanwhile, memory foam mattresses are designed to adjust to the shape of your body as you sleep. This in turn, keeps your spine correctly aligned and helps maintain good posture. Our extensive range of mattresses includes this Templur Cloud 21 style, which offers an innovative balance of softness and support. The top layer is crafted from TEMPUR® ES (extra soft) material for a feeling of instant relaxation. This works in perfect harmony with the support layer to deliver the comfort, support and durability.
There are many other styles and types on offer to suit your needs, including a full range of orthopaedic and medical-grade foam mattresses for those looking for firm support and to alleviate stress on the body.
If you’ve made your mind up about which mattress to go for, or are at the beginning of the process, be sure to stop by our Sleep Centre and talk to our friendly experts first. All our mattresses in our dedicated Sleep Centre are available to try and if you share your bed, bring your partner along so you can make sure you’re both comfortable.