Q1: How to pick the right mattress?
The right mattress for you will depend on your body, your budget and the mattress feel you need.
If you are older, have aches and pains, or struggle with hip, back and neck problems, you may need a mattress that supports the more tender parts of your body. If you are above average weight, you will need a mattress designed to support a heavier frame.
Latex mattresses relieve pressure points and would be an ideal choice for those looking for extra therapeutic support.
A good quality mattress is an investment that will last many years if well maintained. Buying an inferior quality mattress not only compromises your sleep quality, but may need to be replaced more often, costing you more in the long run.
The mattress feel
Mattresses come in either firm, medium or plush density. The choice will depend on your physical needs.
For more information about what type of mattress might be right to you, please refer to the Mattress Buying Guide.
Q2: How long does a mattress last?
The average mattress lasts about seven years. However, there are some good quality mattresses that are designed to last upward of 12 years. Generally speaking, the more you spend when you purchase the mattress and the better you care for it, the longer it will last.
Q3: How often should you change your mattress?
You should change your mattress as soon as your sleep quality is negatively affected. The best indication that a mattress needs to be replaced is if it looks worn out and doesn’t provide the support it once used to, or doesn’t provide the additional support you now need.