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May 23, 2023 3 min read

The Lifespan of a Mattress: How Long Do Mattresses Really Last??

Considering that we spend a third of our lives sleeping, it's no wonder a good mattress is essential for a comfortable night’s rest.

The thought of sinking into a cozy bed and drifting off to sleep after a long day is heavenly, but at some point, even the most luxurious mattress will wear out.

A mattress is an item you will use every day for years on end, so it’s crucial to invest in one that offers the best comfort, support, and quality for your needs. However, knowing when to replace your mattress is not always easy.

So, how long can you expect your mattress to last? Let’s look at a mattress's lifespan, some factors that affect it, and why you should choose one with replaceable components.

How long do mattresses typically last?

On average, a mattress lasts seven to ten years before showing signs of wear and tear. Even with proper care and maintenance, a mattress will slowly start to sag and lose its support over time.

If your mattress is sagging in the middle or on one side, showing lumps or bumps, producing creaks and squeaks when you move around, or just not feeling as comfortable and supportive as it once did, then it’s likely time to invest in a new one.

Another factor is if you wake sore or stiff in the morning instead of relaxed and refreshed that can be a sign you aren’t getting the support or comfort your body needs.

However, the lifespan of a mattress can vary significantly depending on several factors, which we will discuss in the following section.

What factors affect mattress lifespan?

All mattresses have a finite lifespan, but some factors can influence how long one will last. Picking the right mattress type and taking proper care of it can significantly extend its usage.

Materials

Any mattress is only as good as the materials it is made from. Look for higher quality materials, such Latex, High Density Foam and 4LB or higher Memory Foams for comfort. Avoid low density foams and ask the manufacturer what is in the mattress or find out online. Pocket Coil springs for innerspring mattresses have a better feel than more traditional coils.

 

Quality

Coupled with the materials used is the quality of construction. Poorly made mattresses will not last long and may cause health issues due to poor support or lumps. But top-quality ones are designed to withstand more significant wear and tear over time, providing superior comfort and support for many years.

Usage

The more frequently you use your mattress, the faster it will wear out. A mattress in a guest room that is only used once or twice a month will last much longer than the one you sleep on every night.

Sleep Position

Lying in the same position night after night can cause your mattress to wear out faster. For example, side sleepers put more pressure on the shoulder and hip points of the bed, resulting in quicker sagging and loss of support in these areas. Slow reacting memory foam can sometimes wear out in one zone a bit faster due to the nature of the material

Body Weight

Gravity works against your mattress over time. If you’re heavier than average, firmer mattresses with higher-quality materials may be more suitable than soft beds as you won’t sink into the mattress as much. This will give you better longevity, but you still want to ensure you have some surface comfort to not cause pressure points.

Care and Maintenance

Dirt, dust mites, and other contaminants can quickly break down a mattress. Cleaning your mattress regularly with an upholstery vacuum cleaner will help extend its life by removing dirt and debris that can cause damage over time. Flipping and rotating your mattress every few months will also help even out any lumps or sags that may occur.

Why choose a mattress with replaceable components?

Lasting three to four times longer than traditional mattresses, an Evrbed is designed with sustainability and durability in mind.

With replaceable components that can be swapped out as needed, such as the mattress cover and latex inserts, you can enjoy the same comfort and support for years without buying an entirely new mattress.

Evrbed goes beyond by providing a 20-year guaranteed warranty on the mattress core, staying true to their promise of never buying another bed.

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