How I Selected My Comfortable Bed for My Bedroom

If stands to reason that if your bed is very old, it might be affecting the quality of sleep that you are getting. Many people don’t think much about an old mattress but perhaps we should consider how much of our lives are spent in bed.  And a mattress that is old can affect whether your sleep is of good quality.

Benefits of good sleep

If you have done any reading at all, you probably know how a good night rest is the most important thing in affecting your health, so you need to have a mattress that is not 20 or more years old. The effects of sleeping on a mattress that is bad extend far beyond your bedtime and affect your breathing as well as your mental health. You can find articles to read about mattresses as well as other home improvement articles at

Mattress life

The life expectancy will vary depending on who you ask. Mattress manufacturers advise that after 8 years you should consider a new mattress. But Consumer Reports says that a quality bed can usually last for 10 years.

20 years

I had a mattress that I slept on the first 20 years of my life. It had lumps in some places and sagged in others. So, when I finally left my parent’s home, I decided that it was time to get a new mattress. I tried to find a good mattress that was within my budget so basically, I waited for the annual sales to begin. There was a world of a difference sleeping on a new mattress, so I have replaced my mattress every 8 years since then.

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