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Do I need a new mattress?

(Answer: probably)


How do you know if your mattress is robbing you of sleep?


Sometimes it’s obvious that your old mattress has seen better days; sagging, worn fabric and protruding coils are all signs that it’s time for a new one. However, other times mattress wear & tear is harder to notice.


Try asking yourself these simple questions to see if you’re due for a new mattress:  If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, a new mattress may help you sleep better.

  1. Do you wake up with pain or stiffness?

  2. Are you not sleeping as well now as you were a year ago?

  3. Have you had your best night’s sleep somewhere other than your own bed?

  4. Do you feel pain or tingling in your arm when you sleep?

Important things to know before you buy a mattress

Below is a checklist of things you should do before you buy a new mattress:


  • Establish your needs; consider the comfort and performance required from your new mattress

  • Visit retailers' and manufacturers' websites and print out the details of the mattress models that you're interested in.

  • Keep in mind that you should shop by type of mattress rather than brand.

  • Most major retailers carry the same types of mattresses under various brand names.

  • Record the measurements of your bedroom, hallways and doors, and take them with you to the store to ensure that the mattress you choose will get to where it is going easily and fit properly into the space.

  • Shop at a reputable retailer and ask for advice and recommendations based on your needs Don't be afraid to "test drive" and compare mattresses in the store.

  • Couples should test the mattress together for motion isolation and comfort levels.

  • Ask to see a cross-section of the mattress to see what you're getting.

  • Make notes of the retailer, mattress type, brands. and prices so you can easily go back to the one you like best.

How often should a mattress be replaced?


Due to numerous factors such as how the mattress was used i.e. guest bedroom, master bedroom and whether it was cared for properly and also the quality of the mattress itself will all determine when it will wear out. Other important factors are changes in a person’s lifestyle, how your body has changed over the years and personal comfort levels. A good indication would be to ask yourself the following every 8-10 years:

  • Are you waking up feeling stiff and sore?

  • Does your mattress have visible signs of wear and tear?

  • Would a new mattress improve your sleep?

  • Are you sleeping better or worse than you did a year ago?


What is the best mattress that you manufacture?



When it comes to mattresses, there is not a “one-size-fits-all”. It is all a matter of individual taste and preference. We recommend you go to a retailer and use the “rest test” to narrow down your choices. As you lie down on the mattresses, pay attention to three of the mattresses most important features: comfort, support and space. The mattress that best fulfils the combination of these needs is the best mattress for you.

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