This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all.
Myth or Truth: You should replace your mattress as soon as it’s no longer comfortable.
There are ways to make a mattress last longer once it becomes less than completely comfortable. A high quality mattress topper or mattress pad can reduce a lot of deficiencies in a mattress, including being too soft, too hard, or lumpy. To learn a little more about toppers, check out this SleepBetter article: http://sleepbetter.org/what-is-a-mattress-topper/ and then head on over to our Recommended Products page to learn about SleepBetter toppers and mattress pads.