How often should I replace my mattress?

China
April 28, 2007 9:20am CST
How often should I replace my mattress?
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16 responses
• United States
28 Apr 07
I always heard that your mattress is good for 10 years, now that is with the fact that you are flipping it every year, which can do wonders to an old mattress.
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• United States
28 Apr 07
I'll second that!
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@juntoboy (612)
• Indonesia
30 Apr 07
you must every time replace it
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@Willowlady (10658)
• United States
29 Apr 07
www.bettersleep.org/OnBetterSleep/faqs.asp Go to this site and it should tell you how long a mattress lasts and other information also. Tis a grand thing with the mattresses they sell now. Much better made and comfort can be selected as to firmness etc. Good luck with this.
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@vanities (11397)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Apr 07
I dont know since in my marriage i have only replace twice and we are 25 years now,
• India
30 Apr 07
twice or thrice a mont isn it ok or i m wrong i dont know about it so what do u say ?
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@luay673 (153)
• United Arab Emirates
30 Apr 07
it depends on the quality of the mattress and of being comfortable. we have purchased a medical mattress, they have given us 5 years warranty so i guess it will be still on shape till the next 15 years or more. but the problem is that the semi medical mattress we bought are too much hard that i guess we'll be placed in the hospital for back pains LOL !!!
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@deebomb (15307)
• United States
28 Apr 07
You should turn your matress over and change the head end with the foot end at least once a month. Most matresses were made to last at least 10 years. If you are suffering from back trouble then it jusy might be time to change it for a new one.
@Lydia1901 (16351)
• United States
1 May 07
I would got until when it needs to be replaced. Some mattresses can last for a very long time and if you have one of those, keep it until it pieces out or something.
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@evlo173 (434)
• United States
28 Apr 07
A mattress lasts from 8 to 10 years. It depends on how you care for the mattress.
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@sigma77 (5384)
• United States
29 Apr 07
That depends on the useful life of the mattress. All of them are different. Some might last only 4 or 5 years and the higher quality ones might last 10-15 years. But I would say at least every 7-10 years unless it is a higher quality mattress.
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@Aussies2007 (5336)
• Australia
28 Apr 07
Depends what sort of a mattress you have. Foam mattresses last about 7 years. If you buy a top quality mattress and you protect it by covering it with a blanket before putting your bed sheet on... it could last you 20 to 30 years. And the base of the bed will last just as long if you buy a complete bed.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
28 Apr 07
A lot depends on how much you pay for the mattress,and how you take care of it.I just replaced my mattress after 20 years...I think you need to buy a good quality mattress,and i always put a mattress cover on mine,and i flip it over ever so often..I also put a 2 inch mirofiber topping on mine..try to avoid staining the mattress,don't let the children jump on the bed..It really depends on the quality ...I think it is wise to invest in a very good mattress,that way you will get many years of service.
@romel_ece (1290)
• Philippines
3 May 07
According to some matress dealers, a mattress should be replaced every seven years or so. Why? Simply put, mattresses "wear out over time." Not only do they begin to sag (affecting comfort), they also attract lots of nasty stuff like dirt, allergens, and dust.
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@opinione (749)
• Italy
28 Apr 07
We use to change our lattice-foam mattress each 5 years of common use. We got pets (a cat) and children too.
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@academic2 (7000)
• Uganda
28 Apr 07
Depends on the mattress material and make, but as soon as a mattress begins to sag, please know that those are warning signs for replacement-this could be 4 or 5 years!
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@GardenGerty (154191)
• United States
28 Apr 07
Like many of the others, I agree that a quality matress lasts longer. Other determining factors are the qualitiy of the box spring beneath it, and the care it receives. I bought a very inexpensive mattress, and the furniture store where I bought it pointed out that it was only of the quality to use as a guest room bed. Mattress toppers and pads also help it wear longer, as well as flipping and rotating the way the manufacturers paperwork says.