Why It’s Healthy and Hygienic to Replace Your Mattress

Article provided by The Foam Factory

Most people know that there are several common household items that need to be replaced for hygiene purposes. From towels to toothbrushes and sponges, these objects collect large amounts of bacteria after a period of usage. Even while knowing this, there are many people who do not feel the same way about their mattresses.

No matter how well-made it appears to be, your mattress won’t last forever. According to the Sleep Foundation, mattresses usually last 7-10 years. This may vary depending on the type of material the mattress is made out of and the owner’s sleeping habits. However, it should provide a good general idea of when to think about replacing your mattress.

There are several health-related reasons why you should replace your mattress eventually. First, after a decade of usage, your mattress may be lumpy and misshapen. This can result in discomfort, aches, spine misalignment, which can result in losing sleep. As you may know, a good night’s sleep is necessary for good health. Losing sleep makes you more tired and less alert. It also weakens your immune system, making you more prone to viruses such as the common cold.

Furthermore, old mattresses may have built up dust and dust mites over a long period of years. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that feed on dead skin cells commonly found in dust. Since dust and dead skin cells collect on mattresses, old mattresses may have colonies of dust mites living on them. Dust mites’ fecal matter can cause allergies, leading to coughing, sneezing, runny noses, and even asthma complications. Using covers and regular cleaning can reduce the presence of dust mites, but you may want to consider getting a mattress replacement instead if your bed has also become uncomfortable.

Foam mattress replacements have become popular for their malleability, which provides both comfort and support. The Foam Factory sells conventional foam, latex foam, and memory foam mattresses based on your individual needs. You can also find memory foam and latex foam toppers, along with foam futon pads. For more information on all their high-quality foam products, contact them today at 586-627-3626 or send them an email at info@foambymail.com.