Are you getting a good night’s sleep? Do you fall asleep easily, wake up feeling refreshed and rested? If not, why not? So many things affect the quality of your sleep, e.g. food, exercise, caffeine and other stimulants, anxiety and stress, etc. But perhaps the most basic and important element is the mattress you sleep on.

How do I know I need a new mattress?

Though not an exact science, the standard lifespan of a mattress ranges from seven to ten years and depends on a variety of factors. In fact, your mattress can still feel somewhat comfortable long after is lost its ability to provide the support and comfort your body needs. But because proper sleep is essential to your overall health and wellbeing, it’s important to take the time to evaluate your mattress and other sleep products on a regular basis.

If you experience any of the following, it may be time to invest in a new mattress:

  • wake up with stiffness, aches and pains
  • you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep
  • your mattress is ten years or older
  • you sleep better at hotels or somewhere other than your own bed
  • your mattress is sagging or showing other signs of damage, e.g. tears, holds, stains, etc.
  • you’re over 40: as we get older, our bodies change, increasing our need for better support and comfort.

Picking the perfect mattress

When shopping for a mattress, individual needs and comfort levels vary from one person to the next. Two important factors to consider are support and lifestyle.

When it comes to support, it may be a good idea to test a few different styles. Take 10-15 minutes to lie on the bed in the store and see how it feels. Decide what feels right for you: a bed with bounce, something a little firmer or more buoyant, single or queen sized, etc.

As for lifestyle, it’s important to consider factors such as:

  • how you sleep, i.e. on your side, your stomach or your back
  • f you sleep with a partner who tosses and turns all night or with different support preferences
  • if you tend to get hot when you sleep
  • etc.

No matter what your needs or preferences may be, BLU Sleep Products has a wide range of quality mattresses for you to choose from. Visit our website and find the one that’s right for you.

A great mattress means a great night’s sleep!