Does a mattress really double its weight in 10 years??
Short answer is no, it doesn't actually double in weight, but it does gain some weight.
The long answer, a mattress does gain weight year after year… Mattresses will absorbs the fluids that your body excretes (oil and sweat) as well as dead skin cells. Another weight factor, is that a mattress can becomes host to microscopic dust mites, which live in the dust and feed on the skin cells. These then perform their normal biologic functions, and their excrement adds its weight to the mattress as well.
You should change out your mattress every few years not only to keep it fresh and clean but also to ensure your sleeping well. Mattresses become dense and break down. Pick out a new mattress that is perfect for you and the way you sleep. New technology in mattresses have come a long way in ensuring a good nights sleep. Traditional mattresses come in either pillowtop or no pillowtop with different levels of firmness and or plush. Foam mattresses are great for longevity because they don't breakdown like traditional mattresses. They are made of synthetic materials and also come in different firmness levels. Foam contours to your body and doesn't move when you move like traditional mattresses. New technology has brought us Gel Mattresses as well. The Roomplace has the next generation in sleep technology with our Dormia Cool Gel mattress. gel offers superior pressure relief, better support, plus a cooler sleep surface.
Experts say that anything less than five minutes to fall asleep at night means you're sleep deprived. The ideal is between 10 and 15 minutes, meaning you're tired enough to sleep deeply, but not so exhausted you feel sleepy by day.
Don't wait to long to get a new mattress because your health depends on your quality of sleep. Come by any of our showrooms or shop online for the perfect mattress for you…