Thinking about investing in a new mattress? You may be wondering, how long should a mattress last? When it comes to weighing up your options, an important factor to consider is how many years a mattress will last. Naturally, a bed’s lifespan will determine your return on investment. For example, if you buy a mattress that you keep for five years, you’re only getting half as much value compared to if you bought one that lasts for ten years.

Sealy Posturepedic, awarded Canstar Blue’s “Most Satisfied Customers” Award for Mattress Brands in 2018 and 2017, works with an industry-leading Research & Development team that is dedicated to designing and testing quality bedding.

The Sealy Guarantee

When you make the decision to buy a Sealy mattress, you can rest assured that it is made to last. With the Sealy Guarantee, you will be able to use your mattress for at least ten years — and if cared for properly, it will likely last much longer. Some customers have claimed their Sealy mattress lasted them three decades!

The ten-year guarantee covers coils or wires in the mattress that are loose, broken, protruding or torn. It also covers the foundation if wood splits in the frame, modules compress, legs and castors fail, or foundation wires break through any fabric.

With this guarantee, you can rest assured that you will have a mattress in good working condition for the next decade.

Sealy mattresses are built to last

When looking into how Sealy mattresses are made, you will find that each state in Australia has its own mattress factory to meet local demand. You won’t find any warehouses full of imported mattresses because each one is made to order. This investment into local manufacturing supports the economy and its local people; employees return the loyalty with devotion to their craft. The highly tenured craftsmen and women have decades of experience and are the best at what they do.

Once the mattresses are made, they undergo rigorous testing by the Sealy Research & Development Centre, a NATA-accredited testing facility. Each mattress must comply with stringent Australian quality standards. This process includes testing raw materials and components; they undergo an initial series of quality tests, followed by ongoing testing to ensure consistent performance and durability. In addition to raw materials, Sealy tests the finished product, too. Every piece of bedding that leaves manufacturing adheres to benchmarks for durability, comfort and support.

By taking the time to ensure each mattress is up to standard, Sealy can consistently provide customers with high-quality mattresses that are built to last.

How do you know when your mattress needs to be replaced?

Aside from being a place to sleep at night, your mattress serves another important purpose. It should provide the necessary support so your body stays properly aligned at night. This is critical so your muscles can relax and you get a restful night’s sleep.

Over time, the infrastructure of the mattress will begin to deteriorate. As a result, the support it offers may also decrease. When that happens, you may find it more difficult to get comfortable; you may start tossing and turning and could even wake up with pain (often in the lower back or on pressure points).

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, think about how many years it has been since you purchased your current mattress and inspect it for signs of sagging or deterioration.

Tips to make your mattress last longer

Know the Guarantee information

First, read the guarantee information so you understand which parts of the mattress are covered. Then, periodically check to see if any of those parts malfunction — if they do, we can take action to quickly repair them. It also helps to be aware of what voids the warranty so you can take preventative action.

Moving the mattress

When you receive your mattress, carry it on its side with the help of another person. Be sure that it never gets bent. Additionally, while there are handles, avoid using them for lifting or carrying the mattress; they are designed for positioning that mattress once it’s on the foundation.

Prevent jumping

Once the mattress is in place, try not to let anyone jump on it. While it will be soft and a bit bouncy at first, jumping can damage the mattress’s infrastructure. If the mattress is damaged from abuse of this nature, the warranty will be voided.

Keep it clean and dry

Another important tip to maximise your Sealy’s lifespan is to keep it clean and dry. Purchasing a mattress protector is a great way to do this. It may be a good idea to place a waterproof sheet or cover underneath the mattress protector on children’s beds.

Choose a supportive foundation

The foundation also plays an important role in ensuring a mattress will last as long as possible. If the base does not provide adequate support, it can cause the mattress to sag. Sealy provides foundations which are designed to correctly support their corresponding mattresses; however, if you are going to use a non-Sealy foundation, you will want to ensure it is in good working condition.

Rotate it properly

Lastly, Sealy’s mattresses are one-sided, which means they cannot be flipped. However, they should be rotated head-to-toe periodically. Body indentations are normal after some time, so rotating the mattress will prolong the support and comfort it provides.