Unlike most things in life, it can be hard to
see when your mattress needs replacing. It might not show any
obvious signs of wear and tear and it may feel just as supportive
as the day you bought it. But what your eyes can't see is the
gradual wear of the springs and foundation over time.

The life of a mattress depends on how often you use it and what
level of quality it is. An average well-made mattress is estimated
to last around 7 years. All Silentnight
mattresses are tested
to last for 10 years.

It's best to listen to your body to know if it's time for a
change. If you wake up feeling unrested, uncomfortable or maybe you
got a poor night's sleep overall, it could be time for a new

To help minimize poor sleep and to help you relax, you need to
choose a mattress which suits you. Mattresses tend to fall into
three firmness categories. As we get older, opting for a softer
mattress may be just what you need to avoid discomfort from aches
and pains.

  1. Soft mattresses
    are usually most suited for
    reducing aches and pains but don't deliver support for the entire

  2. Medium mattresses
    deliver equally on
    comfortability and support and are known to have the best life
    expectancy of the three firmnesses

  3. Firm Mattresses
    offer great support so are
    ideal for people with bad backs but will not fulfill everyone's
    comfort needs

If you think it might be time for a change, put your mattress to
the test as sleep is crucial for good health and feeling your best.
Below are our top signs that you need to change your mattress:

  • You wake up with stiffness, numbness, aches and

  • You realise you got a better night's sleep
    somewhere other than your own bed

  • Your mattress shows signs of age, for example it
    sags or has visible springs

  • You are usually tired despite getting a full
    night's sleep

  • Your mattress is seven years or older

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