August 23, 2021 2 min read

Why do old mattresses cause pain?

 When sleeping on an old mattress?

Sleeping on an old mattress can cause lots of problems, such as the old mattress can cause allergies, cause sneezing, runny noses, itchiness, and many more problems as lots of dead skin cells stay on your old mattress over time. Since you spend almost a third of your life in bed, therefore, over time your mattress starts to collect lots of dead skin and body oils, and an old mattress or a mattress that is too soft for you can put unwanted strain on your spine leading to back pain in the morning. An uncomfortable mattress can be the root cause of back pain, hip pain, and neck pain

How to tell if your mattress is old?

These are some of the signs where you can tell your mattress is old and it needs changing:

  • It takes you a long time to fall asleep: If you feel uncomfortable and find it more difficult to fall asleep that shows your mattress is quite old and it needs replacing.
  • You wake up tired
  • You wake up feeling congested or with a stuffy nose: This is a common cause of mattress holding dust and dead skins and causing your allergies and you are waking up with haye fever, blocked nose and watery eyes then your mattress needs changing as soon as possible and do check our Hybrid Sprung Memory Foam Mattress. (https://www.furnitureful.com/).

When does a mattress need replacing?

On average your mattress should last about 7-10 years, and should be at least cleaned once a year and look for these signs to know when your mattress needs changing:

Sagging:

Sagging is typically the result of normal wear and tear to your mattress, the foam materials used in mattresses tend to soften over time, as they are exposed to significant pressure every night from sleeping.

Pain:

After using the mattress for quite a while, our body started paining especially in the lower back and neck area, the reason being the mattress tends to bow in the middle where we put the most weight. so if you feel any of these symptoms and sign then don't take loads of time and check our website and look at the range of mattresses we have available (https://www.furnitureful.com/).

Hygiene:

Over time, mattresses start gathering dust, dead skin cells, human sweat, and moulds, so if you feel like there is some sort of smell coming from your mattress then the best thing would be to change your mattress as you would not like to get ill, our memory foam quilted fabric mattress are ideal as they allow air to flow through the mattress reducing the risk of sweating and trapping body heat look at the range of mattress on our website (https://www.furnitureful.com/).

Ammar Asad
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