If you have purchased a new bed or bed frame and have decided to use your existing mattress, you really want to read this short article. When it comes to mattresses, the average lifespan of a mattress is ten years, though experts recommend that you replace your mattress even sooner. The fact is that over time your mattress will wear out, break down and either sag or develop spots on it from your bodies natural oils and other contaminants like dead skin. Not only that, but many consumers either end up buying a mattress that is either too soft or too firm for their needs. So even if you don't need a new mattress immediately, purchasing a new latex mattress could make a lot of sense.
You may be wondering why we recommended that you purchase a latex mattress. While there are several different types of mattresses on the market, latex mattresses not only tend to last the longest, but you can get them in a variety of different firmness levels. So if you have back problems and need an extra firm mattress to keep your spine aligned you can certainly purchase a firm latex mattress. However, if you are looking for a little softer mattress, the great thing about latex mattresses is the fact that they also come in less firm varieties, so you can really pick the best mattress for your needs. Of course there are other types of mattresses, for example, if you are looking for a really super soft and plush mattress, then you should look into a memory foam mattress. Not only are memory foam mattresses, more affordable than latex mattresses, but you can still get over ten years of use out of a good quality memory foam mattress. The other thing you should look for in a mattress is the warranty that comes with it. Avoid mattresses that do not come with any type of warranty or from manufacturers that have not been around for a long time.