How do you know when it’s time to look for a new mattress?


If you’re not sleeping regularly or your mattress is between 5-7 years old, it’s usually time to find a replacement. Most warning signs are usually pretty obvious.

  • Signs of overuse: If your mattress has visible sags, springs, or tears, it could be time for a new model.
  • Waking up with pain: Listen to your body. If you start noticing that you wake up with any type of pain, your mattress may not be supporting your body anymore.
  • You sleep better elsewhere: Do you sleep better away from home? This could be a sign that your mattress isn’t providing the comfort and support you need to sleep well throughout the night.
  • Age: Most mattresses last around 7 years.

Mattresses wear out differently, depending on things like how the mattress was used (e.g., did the kids jump on it?), how it was cared for (e.g., was the mattress regularly rotated?), and the quality of the mattress materials and construction.

Mattress reviews specifically about back pain.

Independent consumer reviews mean a lot. Look at sites around the web that have independent reviews from consumers who are specifically talking about back pain. Saatva Mattress has a very large number of reviews that address back pain and health issues.

"I woke up pain-free for the first time in 8 years."

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