How Long Do Mattresses Last? The Results May Shock You!

Mattresses are pretty expensive — one quick glance at our buyer’s guide will confirm this fact. This is why many people do not replace them – not even after many years of use.

They do not want to spend a lot of money on a new one. Besides, now you can delay the process of buying a new one if you do an excellent job at maintaining your existing one. So, how often should you replace your mattress?

It doesn’t matter which type of bed you have. Most of them are ready for replacement within ten years to ensure a good night’s rest (old mattresses can hurt your sleep quality). Besides, it can last beyond ten years on average, if the owners maintain it properly.

Also, many different factors affect a bed’s lifespan. You can extend its life expectancy by following a few easy steps in the text below. We prepared and wrote down some tips to boost its longevity.

Type of Mattress

The kind you own plays an integral part in dictating the average life of your bed. You have air, innerspring, latex, and memory foam mattresses. Among these, innerspring and air mattresses have the shortest lifespan. Memory foam and pillow tops have a mid-lifespan, and latex has last the longest (read our buyer’s guide).

guide for mattress shopping

Daily Cleaning

Beds that last longer are the ones that are often maintained with care.  Proper use includes sleeping for as many hours per day as you need — don’t sleep more than you need. This means no eating and spilling beverages on them. After sleep, you should always fold the bedding and change the sheets after a couple of days of use.

Usage

The lifespan also depends on its usage. Naturally, the more you use it, the shorter its lifespan. It will not last for long if you use it wrong, no matter which type you own. For instance, some couples use the same one for more than 10 hours per day. Moreover, if you do not clean it regularly, it can also get damaged fast.

Summary


As you can see, the type of mattress, cleaning method, and the right way of usage are essential. These factors determine how long your bed will last. If you follow some of the tips offered in this article, it will aid you in increasing the lifespan of your bedding. It will also keep you healthier and improve your sleep quality.

Author: Mark Reddick

When I’m not learning about sleep, you can find me hanging out with my wife and close friends.

I absolutely love entrepreneurship and learning how to improve yourself daily. We only get one life, and I want to make it the best one possible.

I hope that everyone that finds our site takes a new approach to sleep. The world needs to stop thinking about it as something “we just do,” but rather something that allows us “to do every day.”

1 Comment
  1. Reply
    A Butler May 25, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Change the sheets every couple of days? Who’s got that kind of time? Not very realistic. Once a week should be plenty IMO.

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