How often should you replace your mattress?

Here’s a good rule of thumb: if you’re having trouble sleeping, or waking up with aches—it’s time to look into replacing your mattress.

Your bedtime sleeping companion (we’re still talking about the mattress here), is one of the most significant factors when it comes to a good night of rest. We’re all aware of the benefits and the importance of sleep. And given that your mattress is the only piece of furniture you’re spending hours every day using, it’s a worthwhile investment to replace.

If you’re looking to replace your mattress and are wondering how often a replacement is needed, we’ve listed some key considerations below.

As one of Australia’s leading mattress manufacturers and direct to consumer retailers, Chiropedic Mattresses, have been proudly supplying Australian-made mattresses to customers for over two decades.

How often you actually need to change your mattress

As frustrating as it is, there is no clear answer on the timeline for replacing your mattress and pillows. But, as a ballpark figure, ten years is a reasonable amount of time to be considering if your mattress needs replacing.

  • Pillows usually come with a replacement date on the inside, which is a good rule of thumb to go on. Mattresses can be a little bit more complicated to figure out.
  • A budget mattress will usually last somewhere around the 5-year mark, whereas a premium mattress which you’ve invested in can last anywhere up to 20 years—a fair difference.
  • Foam mattresses are more likely to sag than spring mattresses, especially if your mattress has been produced with cheap quality, lighter density foam.

Signs you may need a new mattress


Aside from an old mattress losing its support and causing you pain or a poor night’s sleep, mould and dust mites can collect on pillows and mattresses after a long period of time.

However, this doesn’t have any immediate health risks, for the most part.

  • A good rule of thumb is that if you can see visible mould, it’s time to replace your mattress or any accessories and pillows, especially if you have asthma or a weakened immune system.
  • If you have asthma or allergies that are noticeably worse around bedtime or in your bedroom, it’s also worth looking into the lifespan of your mattress, as dust mites can trigger health issues for some people with asthma or eczema.
  • Itchy eyes, running noses or rashes are common symptoms which could indicate that you’re due for a mattress or pillow replacement.

Why choose Chiropedic Mattresses?

All Chiropedic Mattresses are made from top-quality, Australian-sourced materials from leading Australian suppliers such as Dunlop Foams and Bekaert Deslee Textiles.

It means that every time you purchase from us, you know that you’re buying a long-lasting mattress that is top quality, comfortable and supportive.

Because all of our mattresses and bases are sold directly to the public, we can pass savings onto consumers, making our prices up 70% cheaper than the big retailers without compromising quality.

To prove it, all of our Australian made mattresses come with a 20-year quality guarantee warranty. Now that’s confidence.

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Care notes


Keeping your mattress and pillows dry, and free from moisture will prevent any mould from forming on your bed. Human sweat and daily sleeping patterns won’t cause mould to form.

Using pillow and mattress protectors will also assist in increasing the lifespan and longevity of your bedroom items. Changing your linen regularly, as well as leaving a window open to get air moving through your bedroom are some easy ways to maintain the quality of your mattress and pillows.

If your mattress is a spring mattress, we’d recommend turning it around every month or so for the first six months, and then once every quarter after that. This allows for even weight distribution throughout the mattress, meaning you’ll be getting the most use out of your purchase.

Put a new mattress to the test and visit us at one of our 4 mattress stores across Victoria. If you’re not sure where to start, have a look at our mattresses online for sizes, feel, and comfort layers.

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