Health Reasons Why You Should Replace Your Cushions

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Many products that are part of people’s daily routines eventually need to be replaced. From toothpaste and toilet paper to automobiles and makeup, no household product lasts forever. This is especially true of your foam seat cushions or couch cushions. Most couches are said to have a lifespan of 7-10 years. However, there are homeowners who have been using the same furniture for more than a decade. There are several health reasons why you shouldn’t wait that long to replace your cushions.

First, years of usage may cause seat cushions to become lumpy, uneven, and misshapen. This can lead to decreased comfort and even aches and pains. The best cushions are designed to support your weight and relieve pressure on your lower body and tailbone. No cushion can hold its shape and volume indefinitely when you, your friends, and your family have applied hundreds of pounds of pressure to it over the span of almost a decade. To avoid unhealthy body alignments, discomfort, and an inability to rest while reclining, it’s best to replace your cushions when you start to feel the discomfort.

Another reason to replace your cushions has to deal with the buildup of allergens inside your couch. If you haven’t picked up the habit of cleaning your cushions regularly, your couch may be a breeding ground for dust and allergy-causing dust mites. These microscopic pests may not bite humans or cause allergies directly, but their feces will certainly cause sneezing, runny noses, itchy eyes, and other irritating allergy symptoms. If you are prone to bad allergic reactions or asthma attacks, it may be worthwhile to get rid of your old couch cushions so you can recline on your couch with no worries.

If you need new foam couch cushions, be sure to check out The Foam Factory’s great selection of customizable foam seat products. Choose the right level of firmness and durability for your new couch cushions, and be sure to tell The Foam Factory’s team of experts if you need custom shapes and measurements for a unique couch. Contact them today for more details about custom cushions.