Is It Time to Replace Your Mattress
Is it time to replace your mattress? If it’s more than 5-10 years old, it may very well be overdue for replacement. Not sure if it matters? Read on. (And be sure to share this article with others.)
Sleep is touted as the most important part of the day for our health and wellness. It is essential to our immune system, and it affects our mood and judgment, according to Harvard Research. Sleep has also been linked to career success and the ability to lead effectively.
According to an ABC News report, sleeping on a bad mattress can trigger lower back pain, cause sleep deprivation and insomnia, and from there, increase your risk of serious health conditions like stroke and diabetes, and even depression. If that weren’t enough to send you to the mattress store, remember old mattresses can become a breeding ground for bacteria and even bugs.
This means sleeping on a bad mattress can take a serious and substantial toll on your quality of life.
Ready to replace your old mattress now? Let’s look at your mattress disposal options:
Rent a Dumpster. Carry your mattress and box spring to the dumpster, and you’re done with it. And while you’re at it, you can rid yourself of plenty of other junk as well, depending on the size of the dumpster you choose. *Some cites charge extra for mattress, remember to ask when placing a order.
Curbside Pickup. Call ahead and make special arrangements to pay the fees and put out at a specific date and time range according to your trash collection service. If you fail to follow their rules, you may be hit with hefty fines and other penalties.
Junk Removal Service. Sometimes feedback regarding junk removal services is that you don’t know for sure how much you they’ll charge you for their services until your junk is already loaded in their truck, so be sure to ask about pricing and policies up front to ensure your best experience possible.
And by the way, if you’re planning a move or a remodel and you need to get rid of a guest bedroom mattress that was barely used, consider donating to Bed Start, a sharing charity.
Mattresses, dust mites, and skin cells: How gross does your mattress get over time? (slate.com)