Moving Day Mattress Dilemma: Should It Stay or Should It Go?
Prepping for a move is a time of questions about what will work best for you in your new home. And when it comes to your mattress, the question is should it stay or should it go?
When deciding whether to leave your mattress right where it is or schlep it with you to your new place, there are several questions to ask yourself…
Are you waking up refreshed?
Innerspring and multi-layer mattresses restrict airflow while you sleep, causing you to heat up during the night, which in turn causes you to toss and turn. All of this leads to a lumpy, misshapen mattress, which leads to back pain, even more tossing and turning, and can cause you to wake up feeling like you were mugged during the night.
Have your allergies been acting up?
Over time, mattresses attract dust mites, microbes, and other allergens. If you’ve been doing more sneezing, coughing and wheezing than usual lately, the culprit might be lurking right there in your bedroom, hiding under your favorite comforter and Martha Stewart throw pillows.
How long have you had your mattress?
Mattresses are like big sponges that soak up stains, odors, body oils, and germs. That’s why sleep experts agree that replacing your mattress right around every 8 years is what’s best for your health, sleep cycle, and general well-being. If your mattress is old enough to be entering the 2nd grade, it’s time for the two of you to part ways.
The bottom line.
If you answered the above questions with no, yes, and longer than most sitcoms stay on the air, it’s time for a fresh start. Leave your old mattress behind and have Lull deliver a brand new one to you in a box the size of a mini-fridge – for a third of the cost of a retail store mattress. The movers, your back, and your bank account will thank you!