Do I need a new mattress?
One night is all it takes! Sleep in a different mattress and see what happens. If you wake up feeling any better or worse – you know it’s the mattress that’s giving you a bad back.
The other test is this – take the sheets off and look at the mattress. Is it sagging where you sleep? If the answer is yes, you need a new one. It’s just not supporting you anymore.
But here’s the thing – you don’t need to spend a fortune getting a good night’s sleep. What you want is a firm spring mattress. And that’s it.
You don’t need a comfort layer, or velour covering.
It doesn’t need to be a chiropractic mattress – it makes no difference.
I recommend a Sealy Posturepedic. They last years, are well build and offer great support.
But here is the secret to a good night’s sleep. Go and buy a mattress topper from Big W or somewhere similar. This adds the comfort to the mattress. And when it wears out, which it will you can replace it without the need to buy a whole new mattress.