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All mattresses have a finite lifespan, but depending on whom you ask, some types of mattresses last longer than others. Latex is one of the longest-lasting mattress materials with some claiming that it can last up to 12-20 years. Memory foam is also relatively long-lasting, with some claiming that it can last up to 10 years if it is well-maintained. If you do some research on the Internet, you’re likely to find varying numbers and claims about how long a certain type of mattress is supposed to last. However, it might not be the best idea to wait until the very last year of your mattress’s lifespan to replace it.
According to the Better Sleep Council, it’s a good rule of thumb to check if your mattress needs a replacement seven years after you started using it. They also recommend replacing it even earlier if you feel significant discomfort, pain, or a decrease in sleep quality. The priority in this situation is putting you in a position to get a good night’s sleep, rather than making sure you don’t get a new mattress until you really need it. Old, worn, misshapen mattresses can cause pain from spinal misalignment, reduced blood circulation, and sleep deprivation. It’s more important to avoid these health issues than to save money by waiting 10 years to get a new mattress.
If you’ve experienced any major discomfort or difficulty sleeping on your bed, then it might be time to get a mattress replacement. The Foam Factory has a selection of latex, memory foam, and conventional foam mattresses may be exactly what you need for a good night’s sleep.