Bed Smart 101
The first question when someone buys a new mattress is: How long will this mattress last me? Buying a mattress is a big financial commitment, so you want to ensure that it is going to last you for a long time. The lifespan of a mattress is important to be aware of for the sake of your comfort and support. No one likes an uncomfortable bed.
One important thing to consider is that mattress durability will differ from person to person. No one person’s body is like the other, so their mattress lifespan may differ, simply because of their build.
The average lifespan of a mattress is 7-10 years. There are multiple factors that play into how long your mattress will last.
Type of Mattress
There is a different life expectancy based on the type of mattress you own. Latex mattresses tend to last the longest out of all the types. Its average lifespan is about 15 years. The mattresses with the shortest lifespans are innerspring and air mattresses, lasting 7-8 years. Memory foam mattresses tend to last about 10 years if properly cleaned, ventilated, and rotated.
The more you use the mattress, the quicker it is going to wear out. So the bed in your guest room is probably going to last a lot longer than the one you regularly sleep on in your bedroom. Keep in mind the type of mattress you have, and how long you spend in it. If it is left unused, it still needs to be cleaned otherwise it won’t last as long.
Your mattress will last longer if you regularly clean it. This helps rid of bacteria, insects, mold, and dust mites, which can potentially damage your mattress. Vacuuming your mattress regularly will help ease the problem. Consider avoiding eating and drinking in your bed to avoid spills. Also, a mattress cover can help with preventing bugs from getting to the surface of your mattress. Make sure to rotate your mattress to extend its lifespan.
A mattress is a big investment, but know that it will last you a long while if properly maintained. Your health will thank you later for a good night’s rest.
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