The idea of buying a mattress is an ancient one. History shows the Persians were buying the first waterbeds as early as 3600 B.C. and hundreds of years later, the Romans were buying and selling featherbeds to the masses. Buying mattresses is a human convention as old as buying itself. As far back as mattresses go, how old is your mattress? If you can't remember, it's probably a good time to consider purchasing a mattress.
• A new mattress will deliver a better night's sleep. If there is just one reason to buy a new mattress, this is it -- a restful night of sleep. 75% of Americans report experiencing sleep deprivation on a regular basis. More than half of the adult population (51%) admits to having sleep problems at least weekly. The nation is suffering from a massive sleep problem. Even though more sleep is a solution, its only part of it as higher quality sleep is as much a part of the solution to sleep deprivation as more sleep is. One of the best ways to improve the quality of your sleep is to purchase a better mattress. Consider a new mattress as a way to improve your health, your work performance, your personal relationships, and your entire life. Your success as a human being depends upon your ability to get a good night's sleep. The best way to get a good night's sleep is to have a good quality mattress.
• A new mattress will be far more comfortable than your old one. Mattresses, like clothes, cars, and computers, wear out over time. Since you actually spend up to a third of every day using your mattress, it is constantly being used and has to handle the whole weight of your body as you sleep and move around on it. Mattresses do not last forever, and their comfort level decreases over time. With the new technologies and advancements such as memory foam, no-spring mattresses and pillow top mattresses, you'll be getting a great night's sleep.
• A new mattress is cleaner. Over time, mattresses will absorb dirt, old skin cells and even dust mites as you sleep. As humans sleep, old skin cells are sloughed off and filtered through the layers of sheets and mattress covers, eventually settling deep into the mattress itself. Though invisible to the naked eye, this host of dust and human matter is a major allergen source. You may find that the removal of an old mattress and replacement with new mattress will freshen the air quality in your bedroom and around your house.
According to sleep researchers, if your mattress is more than ten years old, you are probably getting insufficient quality and comfort of sleep. Buying a mattress may seem like a big purchase, but it is better to think of it as an important investment in your health and quality of life.