Top 7 Reasons to Replace Your Old Mattress

Getting a good night’s sleep is very crucial for both your physical and mental well-being. In this era, everyone is leading a busy lifestyle and a restful sleep is not much common anymore. The standard of your sleep relies greatly on the condition of your mattress. If your mattress is not good enough, it can ruin more than your sleep as discussed below,

Stress level

Other than your job and health issues, your old mattress can contribute a lot to your stress level. The back pain you receive because of sleeping on an old mattress and the grumpiness associated with your lack of sleep are found to increase the levels of cortisol in your body.

Dust mites

Old mattress attracts dust mites. They can cause skin problems, respiratory illness, sore throat etc. Also, they can generate irritation in the airways, increasing the chance of snoring.

To avoid this, purchase a dust mite resistant Latex mattress.

Back ache

Poor quality mattress can trigger back pain and decrease your sleeping quality. Hence, Mattress manufacturers suggest replacing your mattress once in every 5 years to reduce back pain.


Snoring is often an overlooked issue and very few people realize that it has the potential to be deadly. If your mattress is old or do not support your body perfectly, the airways are blocked or subjected to tension, and that could result in snoring.


Do you know that sleep deprivation can cause weight gaining? If you do not sleep well, you are more likely to have mid-night snacks. Studies shows that eating at times that contradict with your natural body rhythms can lead to obesity.

Heart problems

Yes, you have read that right. Lack of sleep can significantly increase your chance of developing a heart disease. According to European Heart Journal, people who do not sleep well have 48% increased risk of contracting heart diseases when compared to those who sleep long and more comfortably.

Memory loss

It is during the REM stage (deep) of your sleep that your memories are being formed. If you do not enter REM, the memories are not formed at the right time and you could start suffering from poor memories. Thus, a poor mattress can promote memory impairment.

As the old saying goes,” A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book”

The author is a lifestyle blogger. She has written various articles about carpets, blinds, curtains and mattress in Perth. To know more, visit