How did you sleep last night? If you’ve been improving your posture while working and relaxing, getting regular massages, getting some movement or exercise into your days, and you are still waking up with back pain or stiffness, it may be time to replace your mattress.
The Sleep Foundation says:
Generally speaking, you should replace your mattress if one or more of the following apply:
• It’s 6-8+ years old
• It’s negatively affecting your sleep
• It’s noticeably saggy or damaged in certain areas
• It’s making more noise than usual (noisy springs are common in old innerspring mattresses)
• You find that you sleep better at hotels or friends’ houses
• You notice an increase in allergies and/or asthma
• You regularly wake up with muscle or joint stiffness
Remember, it can take a couple of weeks to adjust to the new feel and support.