Thursday, July 18, 2013

It's Time For a New Mattress

Did you know that the average person spends half of their life sleeping? We’re talking about a large chunk of time spent snoozing on a piece of furniture. To us, this isn’t just any piece of furniture; which is why at Hennen Furniture, we have a selection of over 70 different types of mattresses. We understand the importance of having a good mattress as well as the fact that every person has different wants and needs when it comes to the perfect mattress. The first step is deciding when exactly is the right time to start considering investing in a new mattress – here are some indicators to look for:

  • One of the most obvious signs that it’s time to update your mattress is if you’re waking up with stiffness, aches and pains, or are having certain limbs go numb while sleeping. These issues are annoying to endure at the time and can even alter the rest of your waking hours. Don’t let a bad mattress keep you from productivity of any kind! 

  • Some people just are restless sleepers, but the majority of us will find a sleeping position that works and stick to it throughout the night. If catch yourself spending an excess amount of time tossing and turning, it is usually your body’s way of telling you it isn’t comfortable which stems from having an inadequate mattress. 

  • Stop and take a look at your mattress, literally. Rip off all of the covers and sheets to check out the actual condition of your mattress. Some red flags to look for are major rips, protruding springs, and most importantly, any drooping issues. Most mattresses will start sagging in the middle over time which means it will stop giving your body the support it needs for a good night’s rest. 

  • Lastly, if you’ve owned your mattress for 10 years or more, it’s highly recommended to start mattress shopping for a new one even if you think you’re satisfied with your current one. Over this long period of time, your mattress becomes an attraction area for dust mites or allergens. These might not be affecting your sleep schedule now, but they have the potential to negatively affect your physical health. 

Unlike other products, sometimes it isn’t completely obvious when it’s the right time to upgrade. The tricky part is that even after a mattress has lost its ability to support, it can still feel comfortable. This is why it’s important to follow the general rules of thumb listed above when weighing the idea of a new mattress. After all, life is hard enough as it is. The best thing you can do for your body is to give it the proper down time it deserves and in return, it’ll give you the energy it takes to function efficiently and effectively each and every day!

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