Do You Need a New Mattress?

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Mattresses are one of those home products that many of us let fall by the wayside when moving, renovating, or just redecorating. They’re often “inherited” from one sibling to another within the household, and slept on for many years. Mattresses are a big, important purchase, but it’s also necessary to replace them every so often to ensure that we’re getting the best possible night’s sleep and not harming our backs, necks, and posture.

UntitledWe typically spend about one-third of our lives in bed, so it’s important that we update our mattresses as needed.  Some experts say they should be replaced around every 5-7 years, while others say every 8-10 years. Either way, changes in our bodies, such as pregnancies, surgeries, and more can affect our mattress’ condition. So if you find yourself wondering if a new mattress is in order, there’s a good chance that it is!

Mattress shopping can be fairly daunting, however; there are so many brands, styles, and sizes to choose from. Do you need a California king or will a queen-size do? Should you stick with a standard spring mattress, or does memory foam sound like a good fit? Pillow-top or feather-top? There’s a dizzying array of choices, but you can leave a lot of the guesswork out of it by shopping online. Retailers like ShopNBC, for example, sell a wide variety of mattresses complete with customer reviews and detailed product descriptions to aid in your decision. They also sell many trusted brands, such as popular Serta mattresses. Whatever brand or style you decide, it may be easier to find it online than in the store – and will certainly save you loads of time!

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23 thoughts on “Do You Need a New Mattress?

  • February 26, 2012 at 6:00 am
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    I need a new one that's for sure! It's so hard shopping for one. I swear they always feel different once it's home. Reply
  • February 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm
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    We need a new mattress in a BAD way. Sadly, every time we get enough spare cash saved to buy one, some emergancy comes up that the money has to be used for. Nona recently posted..BrytonPick Review Reply
  • February 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm
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    We spend one-third of our lives in bed... you should get the best you can afford! Reply
  • February 10, 2012 at 11:53 am
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    Great article! I like the idea to find a new bed online instead of a store. Reply
  • February 10, 2012 at 11:16 am
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    I'm pregnant and definitely need a new mattress! Reply
  • February 10, 2012 at 9:48 am
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    We've had our mattress for a little over 6 years now. It started to get pretty uncomfortable, but then we got rid of our box springs, and went with a platform frame. It's been nicer since that change. Hubs and I bother each other less dring our sleep, because we just don't notice the other one moving. Adelina Priddis recently posted..Foodie Friday - Rodelle baking Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 11:10 pm
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    We need a new mattress desperately. But not sure what kind of mattress to get. I will definitely do more research online before we go shopping. Thank you for sharing! Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 11:06 pm
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    Thanks for the reminder of the benefits of online shopping. I guess the thought never crossed my mind to shop for a mattress online...when I'm in the market for a new mattress, I'll have to see what's out there to comparison shop (although I think I'd end up purchasing something like that at a store so I can give it a test drive for comfort, firmness, etc). Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 10:52 pm
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    Good Idea, I'd do my research in retail stores then order online for the best price Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm
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    so true!! my husband and i desperately need a new one but they're so expensive! we both have back issues so we'd like a special one; hopefully we can save enough. that'sa good idea to look online. annae07 at aol dot com Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm
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    That's a good point to shop online for a mattress first, then go to a store to try them out. Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 11:07 am
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    I need one with two pregnancies, one surgery (my husband) it's no wonder our back hurts. Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 10:57 am
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    I need a new matress! Ive had mine for 5 yrs now so it's gotten some wear Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 9:59 am
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    OMG I got a sleep number 4 years ago and I hate sleeping in any other bed. I will never buy anything but a sleep number now Reply
  • February 9, 2012 at 9:51 am
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    this looks great will love to have one like this Reply
  • February 8, 2012 at 10:13 pm
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    I definitely need to buy a new mattress. Mine is almost 10 years old. There's a depression in the middle of the mattress and it's not good for my lower back. Reply
  • February 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm
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    Dear Lord, there are few things I hate in this world more than picking out a new mattress! I think I'd rather have a root canal. Reply
  • February 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm
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    We FINALLY got a new mattress, and needed it badly. We also upgraded from a Queen to Cal King which is sooooooooo nice. I'm having a hard time getting sheets to fit though. If it says Cal King it should fit right?? ARG. We got a few month old Tempurpedic from a friend that just got married and didn't need it. If it wasn't such a killer price there's no way we would have spent the 6K that thing costs retail. I'm surprised at how much I like it though. Reply
  • February 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm
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    I am one of those who definitely needs to purchase a new mattress...however I rate mattress shopping up there with buying a car...no fun at all. Maybe online will be better. Dana J Valle recently posted..Sit Back and Relax.... Reply
  • February 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm
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    I do need a new mattress. Thank you for the review! Reply
  • February 8, 2012 at 10:49 am
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    I love my mattress, were it not for the fact that it gets so darn hot! That is one thing about memory foam I wish I'd known about before I purchased it. Reply

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