For the lucky ones, we spend 8 hours of our day in bed—basically a third of our lives! Even if you’re only getting a few hours of sleep a night, they’re important hours. Our bodies take that time to rest and restore. One of the most essential parts of a good night’s rest? Your custom mattress.
Your Mattress Will Make or Break Your Sleep Quality
Having a bad mattress causes ripple effects: too little support can cause your back to ache, which can lead to sore muscles and headaches. Bad physical health can lead to lower energy, which can impact your work, studies, and relationships.
It’s a vicious cycle! And while many different things impact your overall health and having a bad mattress won’t ruin your entire life, it can drastically help you improve your day-to-day well-being.
What Does Your Custom Mattress Have to Do With Your Health?
Let’s start with mattress comfort. If you feel like you’re sleeping on concrete instead of a cloud, it could take you much longer to fall asleep. If you’re already running on low battery, you need every precious minute of sleep. Discomfort can cause you to wake up throughout the night and not get the restorative sleep that you need.
Besides comfort, your mattress can influence how much back pain or muscle soreness you experience. Some mattresses provide better support than others and will help limit pressure points and keep your spine in alignment while you sleep. Consistent back problems can lead to more serious health issues if left unaddressed.
It goes beyond our physical health. A lack of sleep contributes to anxiety and depression because bad sleep makes it hard to regulate emotions. Our brains are like our electronics—when they’re running low on battery they don’t function as well. Your brain needs to be recharged and rested so it can work optimally.
You also have to think about hygiene. Even if your mattress is only 5 years old, you’ve probably logged over 12,000 hours on it already. Over time, mattresses accumulate dirt, sweat, skin cells, and dust mites, leading to allergies and other respiratory problems.
How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Mattress
It’s hard to tell when a mattress is at its end of life. Here are 7 signs that it’s time for an upgrade.
If you’re having a hard time falling and staying asleep but you haven’t had any changes that would affect your ability to sleep, it may be your mattress. Even if you don’t feel any physical discomfort when lying down, a mattress that’s lost its support can keep you up at night.
Old Age (The Mattress, Not You)
Most mattresses will last about 3-10 years, depending on the quality. There are several factors that will influence your mattress’s lifespan, such as the quality and how well you care for it. The Better Sleep Council recommends changing your mattress every 7 years, so if your mattress is 7+ years old, it’s probably time to replace it.
Sagging or soft spots on your mattress are a sign that it’s worn out and no longer providing proper support. The most common type of sagging is in the middle—you’ll notice yourself rolling toward the center when you go to sleep.
If you start having unexplained allergies or notice a spike in your asthma symptoms, it could be due to dust mites and other allergens accumulating in your mattress. If this is the case, it’s time for a new one.
Wells Where You Sleep
Our bodies need to be supported correctly when we sleep. If you notice that your mattress has started forming wells where you or your partner lay down, it’s a sign of wear and tear. This means the mattress is no longer providing enough support to align your spine properly.
Not Bouncing Back
When you press down on your mattress, it should bounce back up. If it’s slow to recover its shape or not bouncing back at all, that means the foams have worn out and it’s time for a replacement.
A mattress in good condition should regulate your temperature and keep you cool as you sleep. If it’s not doing that, the mattress might no longer be designed to keep air flowing like it used to and should be replaced.
Tips for Finding Your Perfect Mattress
What works for one person might not work for you. It’s time to find your Goldilocks mattress—not too firm, not too soft but just right. At Tochta, we have 3 mattress lines that provide the perfect level of comfort and support. Here’s what you should look for when searching for the right mattress.
A mattress should contour to your body while still providing enough support to keep your spine aligned. The ideal firmness depends on your sleeping position, body weight, and height. That’s why we designed the Divini mattress: a completely custom mattress that allows you to choose between 9 comfort levels and do split-side customization.
You don’t have to choose between you and your partner’s preferences—you can have the perfect mattress for each of you.
Your custom mattress should be made with high-quality materials that are designed to last. Our mattresses are built with quick-recovery foam that’s designed to keep its shape and not sag, even after years of use. The Utopia mattress is a great choice for back and side sleepers because it provides excellent support and pressure relief from our specially-designed gel bead infused foams.
Since they’re so vital for everyday life, some mattress companies will charge exorbitant amounts for nothing more than a piece of fabric on springs. For a luxury quality mattress made with CertiPUR-US Certified clean foams, hundreds of customers have gone with our Journey mattress.
Made with high-density foam and topped with cooling gel memory foam, this mattress is designed to last and keep your spine in line. Plus, it comes at an affordable price so you can get the restful sleep you need.
Your Custom Mattress With Tochta
No matter what type of mattress you’re looking for, Tochta has something for everyone. With our range of comfort levels and sizes, finding the perfect mattress doesn’t have to be as boring as counting sheep.
After spending years trying to find a mattress that was made with safe materials and actually gave us a good night’s sleep, we decided to design our own! With a 100-night trial and 10-year warranty, you can sleep soundly knowing that you’re investing in quality without breaking the bank.
Design your custom mattress today so you can improve your health and well-being with a restful night’s sleep.