5 signs you should get a new mattress

Have you recently checked your mattress? You might want to do so right now. Most people use the warranty of their mattress as a guide to determine when it is time to replace it. People should understand that the comfort ingredients, on top of your spring core, wear out much sooner than the springs, and sagging or softening of the top layers is considered normal by the mattress industry. It doesn’t have to be that way.

How do I know if I need a new mattress?

Here are 5 signs to determine if you need a new mattress:

1. Suffering from bad dust allergies

If you find that allergies seem worse at night or first thing in the morning it may be an indication that it’s time for a new mattress.

Dust mites are one of the leading causes of allergens and they thrive in mattresses and bedding. Memory foam, latex and waterbeds are most resistant to dust mites. Our MattX™ Hybrid and MattX™ Dual Mattress are made with natural latex that deter dust mites and bed bugs alike.

2. Wake up with back aches and pains

Morning neck and back pain that gets better throughout the day is a sign that you need a new mattress.

Mattresses that are too old gradually lose the ability to provide proper support, and once the comfort zone has matted down you will experience pressure points when sleeping directly on the springs.

3. You feel tired when you wake up

It may be due to too much tossing and turning throughout the night. Your body is working overtime to find a comfortable sleeping position that does not exist.

4. You sleep better in hotels, at friends' houses, etc.

You should consider buying a new mattress if you find yourself going into another bedroom to sleep or preferring the couch to your bed. If you find that you sleep better in a hotel mattress while on vacation, the same applies to you. Your mattress should be comfortable and supportive. This will allow your body to relax and fully recover. It is common to struggle to sleep at night due to discomfort. However, studies show that simply replacing an old mattress can improve your sleep quality and quantity.

5. Your mattress is over 8 years old

If your mattress doesn't meet the conditions listed above, you can recall that how long you had used it. The age of the mattress is one of the first things to consider.  Consumer Reports magazine recommends replacement every 7 to 10 years.


When you do decide to replace your mattress, look to Affairs Living for a 1st Flippable Mattress in Singapore. We offer mattress types for every need: The MattX™ Hybrid, providing a TENCEL™ knitted cover that is moisture absorbent and removable for washing; and the MattX™ Dual, features Artic Cool Technology™ zipper cover, which makes it stay cool at all times. Our unique design allows you to flip it to the side that feels best for you! Discover a new level of rest with Affairs Living.

About Affairs Living

Affairs Living is one of Singapore’s leading smart furnishing solutions. Dedicated to helping you create a cosy living space you’d look forward to at the end of the day, our selection of bedding accessories—ranging from quilt covers to fitted sheet sets—can truly provide you with the ultimate sleeping experience. 

Whether you’re looking for an adjustable bed base for the perfect sleeping position or a mattress that can alleviate your back pain, we can be your one-stop solution. Our smart home technology also carries the promise of ending morning grogginess through an AI Function SMART Alarm, head and foot controls, and presetting your favourite positions!

Here at Affairs Living, we have everything you need to make your bedroom feel like a luxury hotel. Grab the best deals, enjoy same-day delivery services and visit our newest showroom to start the most romantic affair of your homeownership journey. Shop now!

January 21, 2022 — Hue Lai