There is no more important item of furniture in your home than your bed, because apart from being somewhere you spend a huge amount of time, a good bed is also integral to your overall health. Knowing when to upgrade your bed is crucial, and the following is a brief look at some of the major signs that you need a new bed.

You no longer fit in your bed

If you have had the same bed for a long time and no longer fit in it, it is time to get a new bed, because otherwise you will be putting yourself at risk of suffering an injury. Similarly, if you have started sharing your bed and there is not quite enough room in there for two, a larger bed can be well worth the investment — not to mention a lot more comfortable for you both.


You wake up feeling sore

Waking up feeling sore is not the way it is supposed to be. Rather, it is a sign that your mattress is not doing a good enough job of providing your body with the support it needs. Even good-quality mattresses don’t last forever, so if it has been a while since you last upgraded your mattress and you are waking up sore, invest in a new mattress and you are sure to see a huge boost to your quality of life.

Your current mattress sags

Even if you seem to be getting good sleeps, if you start to notice that your mattress is sagging in the middle, it is time to start shopping for a new one. A sagging mattress cannot provide anywhere near enough support for your back, and it will only be a matter of time before that sagging mattress starts causing you back problems. To prevent your mattress from sagging, it is recommended that you flip it on a regular basis — as often as every two weeks for a new mattress or every few months otherwise.

You have a bed-bug problem

If you have been unlucky enough to have bed bugs at your place and your mattress was anywhere near the affected area, it is time to look for a new mattress, because it is virtually impossible to get bed bugs out of your mattress once they get in there.

Your bed is causing allergies

Some people can have allergic reactions to various materials used in mattresses, and chances are good that it is not something you will just get used to. If you have picked up a new mattress and are noticing a definite allergic reaction to it, you are going to need to keep looking for another. If you have had the same mattress for a while and start experiencing an allergic reaction, it may be due to the build-up of dust and skin particles in there. Start with getting new pillows, but you may need to bite the bullet and upgrade that mattress as well.