It’s easy to get attached to our self-created, cozy little cocoons. After all—who wants to replace a mattress that’s comfortable and familiar? But even the best mattresses have lifespans, so it’s important to know how often to replace yours.

While every ten years is a good rule of thumb, different mattress types have different lifespans. Foam and innerspring mattresses need to be replaced around the seven-year mark, but latex and hybrid models can last up to 10 years.

Not sure what your mattress lifespan is? Check for the following signs that it’s time for a replacement:

Noticing sagging, lumps, and coils when you lie down
Experiencing allergy flare-ups that have no other explanation
Finding visible mold or mildew on the mattress
Spotting bed bugs
Hearing the springs with every move you make
Waking up with muscle stiffness every morning

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