How well have you been sleeping lately? If you haven’t been, it may have nothing to do with what you’ve been doing or how you’ve been feeling. Instead, it may have to do with your mattress. While you may have loved your mattress when you first bought it and found it to be incredibly comfortable, that might not be the case today. Mattresses break down over time, which is why many experts recommend replacing yours every eight years. Your body can also change due to injury or health conditions. What once felt comfortable now may put too much pressure on certain joints.
If you’ve had your mattress for several years, you may think it still has years to go before you need to replace it. However, that’s not always true. Just because you should replace your mattress every eight years doesn’t mean every mattress will last that long. You may need to look for mattress replacement in Cincinnati much earlier than that. Here are some signs that it’s time to start looking for a new bed.
You’re Being Poked in the Back
If you have a traditional mattress that uses coils, one very good sign that it needs to be replaced is when one or more of those coils start to poke you uncomfortably. This means that the padding between the coils and the top of the mattress has worn down to the point that it’s no longer effective. It may also mean that the coil has shifted out of place. Either way, it’s uncomfortable to sleep on. Flipping the mattress may solve this issue temporarily, but if the padding is wearing down in one place on one side, it’s likely going to start wearing down in other places, too.
The Mattress Sags
A sagging mattress doesn’t provide the support your body needs. It can happen when the coils begin to wear down and weaken. They simply don’t have the strength to provide the support they should. This can happen with memory foam mattresses, too, because that foam will slowly lose its firmness and its shape. If you take the sheets off your bed and can easily see an impression of where you sleep, it’s time for a new mattress. Another test is to lay down on the bed for a few minutes and then stand up. Does the mattress quickly flatten out? If it doesn’t, it’s a little too worn and won’t give you the support needed for a good night’s sleep.
You Wake up Hurting
Mattresses that provide poor support are likely to leave you in pain in the morning. If you’ve been waking up stiff and sore more times than not, it could be your mattress. Your body needs to be supported during the night. If it’s not, your joints, muscles, and skeleton won’t be aligned correctly, which can cause you to wake up in pain. As any doctor will tell you, pain is not normal. It’s a sign that something isn’t right with your body. When you wake up with pain often and your doctor has eliminated other causes, it’s probably because your mattress doesn’t support you correctly.
You Toss and Turn too Much
How long does it take you to get comfortable? Do you toss and turn a lot before finally falling asleep? If you do, it’s possibly because your mattress has become lumpy due to the padding breaking down. Sleep is vital for your body. It’s the time your body recharges and repairs itself. A lack of good sleep can cause chronic conditions to get worse, make it harder to heal after an injury, and make it more difficult to recover from an illness.
If you take hours to fall asleep or wake up multiple times during the night due to discomfort, it will affect more than just your physical health. You may also find it difficult to concentrate on work or on your hobbies. Your emotional state will also be affected. You may feel more irritable and snappish. This can affect your relationships and can impact your work. Good sleep is more than just about feeling rested, so it’s very important that you can fall asleep and remain asleep.
You Hear Every Little Movement You Make
Mattresses with coils will likely start making noises as they age. It might start out with a little squeak that you only hear when you shift in a certain way. However, it may get worse, and soon every time you change position creates a loud noise that you can’t ignore. It means the coils in your bed are loosening. When you start hearing these noises, check your mattress for sagging. Chances are, you’ll find that it does sag, indicating it’s time to consider mattress replacement.
Your Mattress Smells
One thing that might send you running for Cincinnati mattress disposal is a bad smell coming from your bed. Over time, your mattress can smell, and it’s not always your doing. While spills can certainly contribute, as can eating in bed, there is often another source: mold. Your mattress is a warm, dark place, which is perfect for fungi. If you tend to sweat at night, you add the third ingredient, moisture, giving fungi the ideal environment. Your mattress may have mildew or even mold inside it, and there’s not a lot you can do to get rid of it. Over time, this mildew starts to emit a noticeable odor. When that happens, it’s time to get a new mattress.
You See Stains on the Mattress
On a related note, if you do eat or drink a lot while in bed, spills may be inevitable. If you notice several large stains on your mattress when changing the sheets, it might be time to think about buying a new one. These stains not only look bad, but they can also contribute to mold growth and other smells. If you’ve got a lot of stains on your mattress, it may be time to go mattress shopping.
Your Body has Changed
As mentioned earlier, sometimes it’s not your mattress’s fault. Sometimes, your body changes, and your current mattress is no longer a good fit. For example, you may have started living with someone. Suddenly, the mattress that worked well for you when you slept alone isn’t doing its job. You may have developed some health issues such as sciatica or arthritis that cause you discomfort when you lay down. Maybe your weight has changed. Any of these things can affect how you sleep and how your mattress supports, or doesn’t support, your body.
You Sleep Great… Somewhere Else
Have you stayed in a hotel recently? Maybe you visited your family or a friend and slept on their guest bed. If you found that bed much more comfortable than yours and slept much better in it, it’s a good sign that your bed isn’t doing its job any longer. If possible, learn what type of mattress it is you slept on while away from home so you have an idea of what might be the right option for you.
Getting Rid of Your Old Mattress in Cincinnati
What do you do when you do get a new bed? Some furniture stores will remove your old mattress for you, but they may charge. Others may not offer removal services at all. That means it’s up to you to get rid of the old mattress. Due to the size and bulkiness, mattresses aren’t something you can just stuff in your trash bin or easily get to the city dump.
To easily get rid of your old mattress, give Junk King a call. Our team of professionals has years of experience in removing junk. You don’t even have to try to move the mattress to your garage or outside. Just take all the sheets off and let us know where it is. We will carefully get the mattress out of your home and haul it away.
We Take More than Mattresses
Junk King of Cincinnati takes more than just mattresses. We will haul away any old furniture, appliances, electronics, DIY construction waste, and more. The only thing we can’t take is hazardous waste. Just let us know what you need to get rid of and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.
If you have a mattress or a few pieces of furniture, you can give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK or text photos to 1-737-888-5865. We will put together a custom quote for you. You can also use our online price estimator if you’re getting rid of a few basic items. However, if you have a lot of stuff or items that are unusual, you may need to have us come out and do an in-person estimate. We may even be able to haul away the items right then and there, so you don’t have to wait for us to come back with the truck.
Whether you need to get rid of your mattress, have some stuff from the garage that needs to be hauled away, or have an entire house full of junk you want rid of, Junk King of Cincinnati can help. Give us a call today for your estimate or for more information.