How Often Should You Replace Your Mattress?

March 10, 2021 | Casper Editorial Team

If you’re already experiencing trouble falling asleep, sagging on your side of the bed, and never seem to wake up feeling rested, these are some obvious signs you need a new mattress. But don’t worry, a new, quality mattress will help increase sleep quality and give you a better night’s sleep. But how often should you buy a new mattress?

Typically, most mattresses should be replaced every 7-10 years, but this number can vary depending on the type of mattress you have.

Don’t wait any longer for a good night’s sleep. Read on to find out how often you should buy a new mattress, based on the mattress type you have now.

Mattress Types and Durability

So how often should you change your mattress? This depends on how long your mattress lasts which comes down to what your mattress is made of.1 

Latex Mattresses 

Mattresses made up of latex layers have an incredibly long life and can retain their shape for up to 15 years. However, there are some drawbacks. Because of the heat retentive nature of latex, some people tend to sleep hot on these mattresses. 

The mattress lifespan or longevity of latex mattresses also depends on semi-frequent rotation, 1-2 times a year, to prevent sagging and dents. Learning how often to rotate your mattress is essential to mattress lifespan. However, these mattresses can be incredibly dense and heavy so maintaining that longevity can be a difficult task.

Memory Foam Mattresses

These body-conforming mattresses deliver deep compression support and pinpoint pressure relief, making them extremely popular to all kinds of sleepers from a stomach sleeper to someone who prefers a different sleeping position like sleeping on their side. 

Not only are these mattresses comfy, but they also offer significant durability.

Foam mattresses can last up to ten years if you treat them well. That means rotating them 180 degrees every 3-6 months so you’re not sleeping in the same spot for too long, and ensuring those foam cells bounce back.

Does a memory foam mattress sound right for you? Casper offers two amazing memory foam mattresses for your next mattress upgrade:

  • Casper’s Original Mattress – A perfect example of the most comfortable foam mattress on the market is Casper’s Original mattress. We offer a three-layer innovative bed with a durable base, a zoned support center, and a dreamy Airscape foam top that conforms to your body and breathes for a cool that lasts all night.
  • Casper’s Element Mattress – If you’re looking for a similar foam bed experience but at a lower budget, our Element mattress provides premium comfort at a great price, with the same durable base and cooling top layer. It will work hard at supporting you while you’re doing the important stuff—sleeping well and waking up refreshed. 

Innerspring Mattresses

An innerspring mattress uses the coil system, and thus the longevity is on the lower end. The lifespan of an innerspring mattress is 6-7 years. 

On the bright side, flipping over and rotating innerspring mattresses 180 degrees every 6-12 months can increase their longevity. You can tell your innerspring mattress has lived out its purpose when there’s excessive sagging, and you start to feel the coils poke through. 

Hybrid Mattresses

These beds combine the best of all worlds, blending different materials for support, and often using the bouncy foundation of an innerspring base with a comforting memory foam mattress topper.

  • Casper’s Wave Hybrid – Casper has hybrid mattresses mastered. Our Wave Hybrid mattress is a sumptuous blend of 5 layers: a base of soft, resilient springs, covered by gel pads to support the waist and back, 2 layers of Airscape memory foam for all-night cooling, and a pillow-soft cooling gel Airscape combo to top it all off. This mattress is ideal for achy bodies and is sure to soothe any sleeper.
  • Casper’s Nova Hybrid – Looking for something softer? Casper’s Nova Hybrid offers the plushest sleep on the market. The same spring base supports a Zoned Support layer to hold your waist and lower back, while 2 layers of Airscape foam make you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud.

How often should you get a new mattress when it comes to Casper hybrid mattresses? Luxurious Casper hybrid mattresses last 8-10 years and like our other beds, we recommend rotating them 180 degrees every 3-6 months to keep them performing their best. Our hybrids provide you with the amazing combination of comfort and price that will keep your body happy, and your brain worry-free.

Mattresses That Last

For the best combination of quality and longevity, look to Casper for mattresses and pillows. Whether you’re looking to align your spine or fall into a plush cradle of comfort, you can rest easy knowing Casper has your back.

Experience true rest with Casper. Your body will thank you.

Sources:

  1. Savvy Sleeper. How Often Should You Replace Your Mattress? https://savvysleeper.org/how-often-should-you-replace-your-mattress/
  2. Savvy Sleeper. Best Memory Foam Mattresses: 2021 Buyer’s Guide. https://savvysleeper.org/best-memory-foam-mattresses/