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How Old Is Your Mattress?

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When should you replace your mattress? Experts say you should not sleep on the same mattress for more than five or ten years.

Although Jackson has been an amazing sleeper, it’s been many, many months since I’ve had more than one uninterrupted night’s sleep in a row.

In the past couple of weeks, things have gotten a little worse, and we’re now cosleeping. Between trying to find a comfortable position with him next to me and dealing with his restlessness, I’m more than a little tired.

For me, being tired makes me feel foggy (oh so foggy!) and grumpy (oh so grumpy!). I have trouble concentrating, staying on task, and focusing, which makes working, homeschooling, and even reading difficult. Oh, and it makes me crave carbs and sugar like no tomorrow, which just isn’t fair!

The Better Sleep Council offers a guide for how to get better sleep, but they don’t offer any tips for sleeping with a wiggly 7-month-old! 🙂

One thing that might make a difference, though, is a new mattress — a purchase we’ve been putting off for too long.

We bought our current mattress almost 10 years ago, and we chose it for one horrible reason: price. It was the cheapest one we could find, and you can imagine what kind of shape it’s in after almost 10 years of use. It’s uncomfortable and has left my husband with a backache after more than one night’s sleep.

Despite our attempts to flip, rotate and otherwise care for our mattress, it’s just plain worn out (kinda like me — ha!), and there’s no doubt that it’s time to buy a new one that provides better comfort and support!

Shop for a New Mattress This Memorial Day

May is Better Sleep Month, and this Memorial Day mattress sale is the perfect time to shop for a new bed.  If, like us, you’re living with an old mattress that’s uncomfortable and unsupportive, consider it an investment in your health. “If you need to get rid of your mattress but don’t want to pay disposal fees, consider breaking down your old mattress instead.

And if the idea of shopping for a new mattress is overwhelming, start with these tips on how to buy a mattress. I know you’ll be shocked to see that they don’t recommend sleeping on an old, cheap mattress long past its peak!

In fact, a scientific study conducted at Oklahoma State University found that people with mattresses 5 years old – or older – reported significant improvements in sleep quality and comfort when they slept on a new mattress.

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Better Sleep Council for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.