Check your Mattress Tag
If it's over 8, it's time to replace it.
There are several things that happen to a mattress over time, and some of them aren't pretty. As a mattress ages, oil stains form on its surface. This is a normal occurrence, but unpleasant over time. The oils can cause your skin to break out. They can also cause the mattress to smell.
The best way to protect a mattress from oil stains is to fit it with a mattress protector. Mattress protectors keep oils and other contaminants from ruining a mattress.
Even worse for your body than oil build-up and stains is a misshapen mattress or ill fitting pillow. Over time, a mattress or pillow can sag or otherwise lose its form. Your muscular and skeletal systems pay the price, because they no longer provide the proper support.
Imagine the work your muscular system will have to perform each night keeping you aligned atop a misshapen mattress or pillow.
It is widely known that when your body is tired, it is more difficult to digest foods, stay active, and sufficiently circulate blood throughout your body. Exhaustion prevents your body from reaching its full potential. Don't let an old, sagging mattress or pillow lead you to live an unhealthy lifestyle.
You know those allergies you've been complaining about? The sore throat, the itchy eyes, the sneezing? Well, all that could be caused by your mattress. Your mattress and pillow are the perfect residence for dust mites and bacteria. Millions of dust mites can live in a mattress.
Dust mites feed on the skin cells your body sheds as you sleep. The droppings from those mites, in turn, become a major source of discomfort for allergy sufferers.
After purchasing a new mattress and fitting it with a mattress protector, it is not uncommon for an allergy sufferer to report relief. Not only is congestion cleared up for these people, but the burden of exhaustion is also lifted as they begin to enjoy better sleep.
Replacing a Mattress
You're not getting any younger—and neither is your mattress. As you age, sleep becomes increasingly critical for the maintenance of health and weight. An old mattress can actually prevent you from getting the rest your body needs in order to feel young.
Did you know that your mattress has an aging process, too? Well, it does. In fact, after about eight years, your mattress will have lived its natural life span...and then some. So, if your mattress is getting over the hill, replace it!
Why Jordan's Sleep Lab?
Because you spend one-third of your entire life sleeping, we want to make sure you purchase a mattress that supports your individual body type. Our JaZzzz machine, which is available at all Jordan's Sleep Lab locations, will help our technicians determine which type of support is best for your body.
Jordan's Sleep Lab is uniquely equipped to help you replace your old or unhealthy mattress and pillow. Stop by any Jordans Sleep Lab location. We would love to teach you about your body and recommend the sleep system that is right for you.
Do Yourself a Healthy Favor
The most important function of your mattress should be to promote healthy living. It should do this by properly supporting a healthy alignment of your spine, by enabling the muscles of your body to fully relax, and by providing an environment that is as free from allergens as possible.
Stop by any Jordan's Sleep Lab location. We would love to teach you about your body and the mattresses best suited for it.
- Better Sleep Council – Dr Bert Jacobson’s groundbreaking research, recently published in the Journal of Applied Ergonomics, attributes improved sleep to a new mattress.
- CBS News - Dr. Tierno notes, "The mattress and the pillows actually become reservoirs of human cells, dust mites, bacteria, fungal spores, fungal elements pollen, dander, and secretions and excretions of the body that accumulate over 10 years."
- Discovery Health – An average mattress contains 10,000 to 100,000 dust mites.
- Mayo Clinic - Signs of dust mite allergy include those common to hay fever, such as sneezing and runny nose. Many people with dust mite allergy also experience signs of asthma, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing.
- Protect-A-Bed - As many as 2 million mites have been counted in unprotected mattresses and it only takes 4 months for an unprotected mattress to become infested.