Let’s start with an equally important question: How old is your mattress? Don’t worry if it takes you a bit to remember—your mattress is probably older than you think! Whether you’re a young adult who inherited a mattress from your childhood home or a homeowner with an old, faithful innerspring, you could be holding onto your mattress out of habit. Buying a new mattress can be an investment, so you want to make sure you’re investing in something that will last. So, how long does a mattress last? We’ll break it down by mattress type and look at some of the factors that can impact that lifespan.
The short answer to how long a mattress lasts is anywhere from 5-10 years, on average. The long answer? It depends on the material, how well you care for your mattress, and a couple other factors. But let’s focus on materials for now, examining the three most popular mattress types—innerspring, memory foam, and latex:
Keep in mind that these are estimates of the average lifespans—and are typically true of high-end mattresses. There are other factors to consider when determining how long your mattress will last, including:
So, how can you prevent these issues? No matter what type of mattress you have, be sure to flip it regularly and keep it clean. If you’re not ready to buy a new mattress, consider a mattress topper, which can offer protection, prevent the buildup of bacteria, and even add temporary comfort. However, be sure to ditch your mattress if you experience frequent discomfort or persisting symptoms of allergies!
An old mattress may be a point of pride for some, but it’s more likely a source of pain! Luckily, the Swift Mattress is built to last. We’ve combined several of the most durable (and comfortable) materials on the market today: a high resistance base, a cooling gel-infused memory foam comfort layer, and a highly breathable Talalay latex surface later to keep you more comfortable, longer. Try it risk-free for 100 nights!
Everyone has a unique body—which also means they have unique sleeping needs. For people who are overweight, a quality mattress can be the difference between a restful and healthy night’s sleep and feeling tired and lethargic throughout the day. To make sure you have the right mattress for your size, what should you look for in the ideal mattress? Here’s what to look for in the best mattress for heavy people.
According to a survey, 74% of us sleep on our sides, yet only 65% of us say we get a “restful night’s sleep” three times per week. Why the discrepancy? It may be that many side sleepers don’t know which mattresses work best for them. That leads us to a very important question—one that can impact the way you experience a third of your life: are memory foam mattresses good for side sleepers? Let’s find out.
Flat pack furniture can feel like a revelation the first time you experience it: these low-maintenance, easy-packing products make moving and furnishing much easier than traditional furniture. But not all ready-to-assemble furniture is made alike. So, as you shop, what should you look for in high quality flat pack furniture? We’ve put together a brief list of the characteristics you should look for in your next furniture purchase.