There are many reasons why you shouldn’t ignore a squeaky bed. The most important one is that a squeaky bed means you aren’t getting the support you need for a good night’s sleep.
But how do you fix a squeaky bed in a way that doesn’t just quiet the noise but also helps you sleep better so you can be happier and healthier? The only surefire way is to replace your old mattress and what better place to replace your mattress than a place with the largest selection in the northwest: Mattress World Northwest.
Read on to learn what causes a squeaky bed, how often to replace an old mattress, and how Mattress World Northwest can help you replace your squeaky mattress with a quieter, comfier one.
A squeaky mattress is cause for concern. Those noises are a sign that your mattress is no longer providing the spinal support it once did, and your health could suffer because of it.
Waiting to replace an old mattress until it begins to noticeably sag will make things worse, so it’s best to replace your mattress when it first begins to squeak. There are a number of things that could cause a squeaky bed.
If you’re wondering how often you should replace an old mattress, you should know that most mattress components are only built to last 8 to 12 years on average. If you have a squeaky bed, it’s most likely older than that and in need of replacement. An aging mattress is one of the biggest causes of bed noise.
If you went for the cheapest option when you bought your now-squeaky bed, it might be a lower-quality mattress. When shopping to replace a squeaky mattress, price is important, but it isn’t everything. Finding the right mattress that accommodates the way you sleep won’t just make for better rest in the long run—it also makes for a better long-term investment.
The issue isn’t necessarily that your squeaky bed relied on outdated or inferior technology.
It just might be that the technology in your squeaky mattress is all wrong for how you sleep.
Innerspring mattresses are still the industry’s most popular bed type, but they’re no longer the only game in town. Now there are many different mattress types, such as latex, memory foam, and hybrid. There are also different comfort types, such as firm, plush, and pillowtop, meaning there are many ways to replace your old mattress with one that works better for you.
When you lie down on a new mattress, it should conform to you, supporting your body where you need it but also taking pressure off certain points. A squeaky bed almost always means that your mattress is worn out and you are most likely bottoming out, and the springs are no longer providing the support it once provided to your hips, your knees, your back, and your neck. This can cause all kinds of problems.
Nerve compression in the neck can cause numbness in the hands when you wake up. If you’re sleeping on a squeaky mattress, your neck could be in the wrong position, pinching nerves and leading to numbness and discomfort. Your squeaky bed is a broken-down bed, and could also be cutting off circulation to some parts of your body, causing your arms and legs to fall asleep as well.
When an older squeaky bed isn’t supporting your spine the way it once did, it can lead to lower back pain. Sleeping on a squeaky mattress can even cause headaches due to uneven support points on the mattress. A sure sign it’s time to replace an old mattress is when the thing that’s supposed to help you rest and heal is hurting you instead. Our line of Fusion mattresses by Posh & Lavish is designed to keep your body in position to provide you quality sleep allowing for pain relief and even healing.
It seems obvious, but it’s often overlooked. Bad sleep can put you at risk of a host of health problems, so much so that the CDC considers sleep disorders a public health emergency.
23% of people reported that a lack of sleep negatively impacted their ability to concentrate.
Squeaky mattresses can cause sleep disorders that impact more than your energy level the next day.
Replacing an old mattress will reduce the amount of noise your squeaky bed makes simply by being new. Even newer innerspring mattresses can operate with less noise than older ones because many contain pocketed coils that make less noise. Other types of mattresses are quiet because they don’t have any metal in them at all and therefore can’t squeak. Like our Serta iComfort mattress.
Besides more peace and quiet, replacing an old, squeaky mattress with a new one will improve your life in a number of other ways.
Your old, squeaky bed is also home to the majority of dust mites and allergens in your house. A new mattress eliminates a major source of irritants that aggravate the symptoms of allergies and asthma.
A new mattress transfers less motion than a squeaky mattress. This means your sleep in a new bed won’t be as affected by who you sleep next to. Our Posh & Lavish Fusion Plush mattresses even go further, using split head technology to let you and your partner sleep easy regardless of each others movement
A new mattress can improve sleep quality and reduce discomfort, thereby leaving a significant and positive impact on the symptoms of stress.
In addition to all the points made above, another big reason why you shouldn’t ignore a squeaky mattress is that it can be easily fixed with a visit to Mattress World Northwest.
Whether you’re wondering when to replace your mattress, if you can fix a squeaky bed, or if you’re just curious about what type of mattress is best for you, the employees at Mattress World Northwest are uniquely qualified to provide the answers you’re looking for.
Visit Mattress World Northwest in one of our showrooms or online today to see what they can do to help you stop the squeaking and get a good night’s sleep.