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Six Surprising Mattress Facts You Need to Know

February 23, 2017

On average, humans spend one third of their lives asleep. With so much of our time spent lying down, mattresses have an enormous effect on our health and well-being.

Ideally, mattresses should be replaced every 7-10 years. Don’t believe us? These cringe-worthy facts may change your mind.

FACT ONE: Mattresses can double in weight over a period of 10 years due to dust mite debris and skin cells.


FACT TWO: If you sleep without using a mattress protector or regularly vacuuming your mattress, you are harboring dust, dead skin cells, and mites — three irritants that contribute to asthma and allergies.


FACT THREE: The average bed is home to six billion dust mites. You read that correctly: six billion!


FACT FOUR: Old and low-quality mattresses are one of the largest causes of lower back pain.


FACT FIVE: An eight-year-old mattress contains more than 10 pounds of dead skin cells.


FACT SIX: Although experts recommend washing your bed sheets once a week, some admit to only washing theirs once every three months!


Now that you’ve learned the dirty details, we’re here to help you take action. Check out our mattresses and bedroom sets to revamp and refresh your room!

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