by Khulsum Khanom January 25, 2022 3 min read
Mattress are an investment; some are more expensive than others and when you buy a mattress you want it to last as long as possible so you can guarantee to get your money's worth. Some mattress last longer than others, there are a lot of mattresses with different qualities, that are made out of different materials so they have different lifespans. Some factors such as how the mattress is taken care of, what material is it made out of and the type of mattress that it is, will have an impact on the lifespan of said mattress. Below is a little bit about the mattresses and their estimated lifespan.
A hybrid mattress has multiple layers to it that blends memory foam, gel or latex with an innerspring system. A hybrid mattress allows you to feel and experience the sturdiness of a classical spring mattress with the pressure relief that a foam mattress offers. Hybrid mattresses are believed to have the lifespan of 10 years.
A gel foam mattress is very similar to a memory foam mattress, however with a gel foam mattress the gel pods are added to the top layers of the foam. The gel foam mattress blends the gel foam with a foam or sprung base, which provides the mattress with extra support for your lower back and neck. The gel pods have cooling technology reducing your body heat as the gel draws heat away from your body. The lifespan of a gel foam mattress is between 10-15 years.
A memory foam mattress is a mattress that is able to contour itself to fit your body shape, it is able to do this because, it is made of a synthetic material called polyurethane that uses body heat to mould to each sleeper’s position. A memory foam mattress blends a layer of memory foam with supportive foam or springs. To ensure that you get the best out of your memory foam mattress you should rotate it every so often, the lifespan of a memory foam mattress is around 10 years.
An innerspring mattress has a metal wire system that combines with springs to give it the support that an innerspring mattress offers, the wires are then topped with a supportive material that gives the mattress that extra support. Innerspring mattresses are the oldest, most commonly used mattress design, these mattresses usually have a shorter lifespan compared to the other mattresses mentioned with a lifespan of 7-8 years.
A western futon mattress is usually around 4-6 inches thick and it comes with a frame that can be folded up to be used as a sofa and as a bed, and it comes with a lot of benefits. Some of them are that it can be folded up into a sofa, they are cheaper than a regular mattress, typically at least 6 inches thick for more pressure relief and comfort, usually made from foam to provide more pressure relief for side sleepers. A western futon mattress has a short lifespan of 5 years.
Latex mattresses blend a latex foam with reflex foam or springs to create a durable and supportive mattress to sleep on. Latex typically is derived from the sap of a rubber tree, although there is a synthetic latex as well. This type of mattress has the lifespan of 15 years, the durability of this mattress allows it to last for so long.
As with most things there usually is an estimated amount of time that something will last for or an estimated amount of time that something will be good for, but often those expected lifespans can be extended with great care, if you can take care of a mattress then the likelihood of that mattress lasting longer than the estimated lifespan can increased, but with poor care the estimated lifespan of the mattress can decrease too.
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