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Despite what some mattress warranties say, the general consensus among sleep experts is that you should replace your mattress every seven years. However, if you are experiencing certain pain symptoms or sleep issues, then you may want to trade your mattress in even earlier than that. Scroll down to learn more about some telltale signs that you need to ditch your current mattress — as well as some strategies for keeping it in good shape for as long as possible.
If you are experiencing any of the following issues, then you should probably think about getting rid of your mattress and investing in a new one:
Mattress warranties will often offer coverage that exceeds seven years — 20 to 25 years, in some cases. However, warranty length is not the same as the lifespan of a mattress. Lifespan will depend on the type of mattress and the quality of its components, as well as the way you use and maintain the mattress (see next section).
Using our research data, the graph below features lifespan expectations for the five most common mattress types. As you can see, some mattresses last longer on average than others. But please note: regardless of the estimated lifespan, you should always think about replacing your mattress if you are experiencing any of the problems or issues listed above.
New mattresses are expensive, especially if you have to replace them prematurely. The following strategies can help you get as much use as possible out of your current mattress.
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