It's always talked about that we need 7 hours or more of sleep each night however what often gets forgotten is the quality of sleep you need. Spending 7 or 8 hours a night tossing and turning or waking up at 2 am with a sore shoulder isn't going to get you the rest you need! That's why it's so important to have a healthy sleep environment to ensure you're operating at your best throughout the day.
An important part of your sleep health is the mattress you sleep on, it's what supports you throughout the night and gives you the comfort you need to ensure you drift off as soon as your head hits the pillow. If you've been feeling less than your best recently then continue reading and you might find its time to start thinking about a new mattress.
If you know it's time to replace your mattress then visit your local Chiropedic store and our friendly staff will help you find the perfect mattress for you.
1. Have you been tossing and turning all night?
Tossing and turning is a sign that your mattress may either be worn out or that the feel is no longer suitable for you. Over time our feel preferences change and it's common for people to no longer find their mattress suitable despite previously loving it. Even if your mattress is still in good condition, it might simply no longer be suited to you.
There's no need for it to go to waste though! Many of our customers move their old mattress into the spare room if it is still in good condition which gives you and your guests a better nights sleep!
2. Have you been waking up sore in the morning?
If you have been waking up in the morning with soreness which gets better after a few hours then it's a good sign that you might need to invest in a new mattress. As a mattress gets older it will wear in and may lose some of the support it had when it was new, this means you're no longer getting the best support you can and you might start to notice some soreness. When this soreness improves throughout the day it's often a sign that your mattress might not be doing its job properly anymore.
3. Have you been feeling itchy while in bed?
Have you been feeling itchy in bed? Over time your mattress can accumulate a whole host of dust mites and bacteria that can negatively effect your sleep and health. Hygiene is one of the big reasons that it is recommended that mattresses are replaced every 7-10 years to ensure a healthy sleep environment.
Using a waterproof mattress protector on your mattress will also help to prolong its life and maintain a healthy night's sleep for you and your family.
4. Have you been waking up tired in the morning?
Does it feel like even with a good 8 hours sleep, you're still waking up tired in the morning? A bit like waking up with soreness, this can be a sign that you're not getting a restful nights sleep and might mean it's time to look into a new mattress. Over time, your mattress will wear and may not provide the support you need for a good nights sleep. This wear is completely normal, much like with a pair of shoes, one day it becomes time to replace it and get back to waking up feeling refreshed!
5. Have you been sleeping better in a hotel?
Did you get your best nights sleep in a hotel recently? This might be a sign that your mattress at home is past its best and needs a refresh. A good nights sleep is important for your health and to ensure you're operating at your best during the day. This means it is important to ensure your mattress is giving you the support you need.
Drop into a Chiropedic store near you and we can find you a mattress that you'll fall in love with, like you did that hotel bed, and have you wishing you could take your mattress with you on holiday!
If any of the 5 signs you need a new mattress got you thinking then maybe it's time to look into replacing your mattress and getting you the best night's sleep possible!