My husband and I just got a new mattress a couple of months ago, but our old mattress was really old … like almost twenty years old. According to Consumer Reports, that was probably twice as old as it should have been!
Signs that you need a new mattress include waking up feeling tired or achy, or your mattress is saggy or lumpy. Also, apparently you should replace your mattress more frequently starting in your forties because your body is less tolerant of pressure. (Forty? Really? That doesn’t seem so old that accommodations need to be made.)
Of course, I knew all that. (Well, not the replacing the mattress more frequently at forty part. But I frequently woke up achy and the mattress was totally sagging on both sides of the center.) But replacing a mattress isn’t a straightforward proposition to a bargain hunter who also wants quality. I talked about wanting a new mattress for a couple of years. Then I got serious about it after my back really started bothering me and we even made it into a mattress store … once. Where we laid down on a few $2,000+ beds. And a couple of $1,000+ beds. I couldn’t decide if I liked them, and I certainly wasn’t comfortable spending that much money without more research, so we left.
The salesperson wasn’t quite as creepy as this guy, but our experience was about as helpful:
So, if you’re in the market for a new mattress, you might want to stop by Sears and check out their mattress sale. It looks like they have great discounts, extra promos, and a free delivery offer. Check to see if they will also haul away your old mattress (and box spring) if you’re getting rid of them, as that can save you some time and stress. (If you’re in Los Angeles, you can contact the city to schedule a Bulky Item Pickup.)
Happy (mattress) shopping!
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