Woman hugging her new mattress

How often should you get a new mattress?

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Attention sleepers – this is your mattress wake-up call! There are lots of reasons why people stick with their mattresses longer than the recommended eight years, such as saving money or having other things on the to do list. But it’s time to think about whether your mattress is really giving you the support you need – after all, you spend around a third of your life on it!

Making your mattress a priority can really revolutionise your sleep, and you’ll find all kinds of options when it comes to the size, comfort and support of your new bed. Still need convincing? Here are some things to consider.

Your days are shaped by your nights

Feeling well-rested is key to getting the most out of your day. We all know the difference between a sluggish, tired day and an energised one. If half of your life is spent informed by how you slept, then we’d say it’s a worthwhile investment!

Good sleep, good health

A good night's sleep can help to keep your heart healthy, and support your general health and wellbeing. Studies show that a persistent lack of sleep slows healing and recovery from illness or injury and can even affect blood pressure and hormone levels.

Brain function and memory

Additionally, many researchers point to the neurological effects of a good or bad sleep in the long term. Sleep is essential for cell redevelopment and neurological growth, so a good night's sleep can make you more alert by boosting cognitive functions such as your memory.

Test drive

A change in sleep environment can really show you what a difference a bed makes. For example, have you enjoyed a great night’s sleep at a Premier Inn hotel recently? Upgrading your bed means that you can enjoy that kind of cosy, restful sleep night after night in the comfort of home.

It’s been a while…

A lot can happen in eight years, and the truth is that mattress technology has come a long way since you bought your last mattress. With advances in spring zoning, supportive layers and clever foams and gels, your next mattress may be your best yet.