Two Reasons Why You And Your Spouse Need A New Mattress And Tips For Purchasing A New One

Posted on: 16 November 2015

If you have had your mattress for 7 years or longer, you should purchase a new one. Below are two other reasons you need to replace it.  Once you decide to go shopping for your new mattress, the information below will give you some tips on what you should look for.

Dust Mites

Beds are the perfect habitat for dust mites, and a typical used mattress can have anywhere from 100,000 to 10 million dust mites inside it. Dust mites love warm surroundings, such as inside a mattress, and their favorite thing to eat is dander from human skin flakes.

Dust mites are so small that you cannot see them with the naked eye but can only see them through a powerful microscope. Dust mites also live in pillows, which is why it is important that you wash both the pillows and pillow cases regularly.

If you suffer from allergies, dust mites may be the cause. Purchase a brand new mattress, and put a dust mite cover over it to keep the dust mites away from you. You can also find dust mite covers for pillows and comforters.

Body Changes

Your body is likely not exactly the same today as it was when you purchased your old mattress. For example, you may be heavier now than you were then, and your current mattress does not support your extra weight properly.

You may have pain in areas, such as your lower back, that you did not have before. Your old mattress may make the problem even worse if it does not provide you with the right support.

New Mattress

There are many things to consider when purchasing a new mattress including:


The dimensions of a queen mattress is 60 inches wide by 80 inches long. The dimensions of a king mattress is 76 inches wide and 80 inches long.

A queen sized mattress is the right choice for couples that like to sleep close to each other. If you sleep alone a lot and like to sprawl out on the bed, the queen is also a good choice

If you and your spouse like to have some personal space, a king mattress is the best choice. If you have children that like to jump in bed with you early in the mornings, a king size mattress can accommodate them, along with you and your spouse.


You will find mattresses with an innerspring, which has a steel coil support system.

Memory foam is another choice, which is sensitive to heat and conforms to your body. You can also find innerspring mattresses with layers of memory foam placed over the springs.

An adjustable air mattress is another option you have, which allows both you and your spouse to choose a different firmness. For example, your spouse may like a very firm mattress where you may prefer less firmness.

For more information, contact a mattress retailer in your area.