Have You Bought A New Mattress Lately?

How long has it been since you bought a new mattress for your bed?  I know the television commercials recommend that you buy a new mattress every 8 years or so, but I love my mattress and have had it for over 15 years now.  It is so comfortable and broken in just like I like it!  It is a pillow top mattress and I have no intentions of getting rid of it anytime soon, but I have been looking at a few adjustable beds.

My in-laws just bought an adjustable bed a few months ago and my kids love it.  Every time we go to visit, the kids beg to sleep in it while we are visiting.  I haven’t had time to really find out much about their bed, but I believe they bought a  tempurpedic ergo adjustable base for it.  They replaced an older mattress with their new adjustable bed because they thought that the old mattress was causing them back problems.  I don’t have any back problems, but I have read that since the adjustable bed can be bent to your “fit” your body, it offers additional health benefits.  Some of the benefits are relief from snoring, relief from feet and ankle swelling, it can help with breathing difficulties associated with asthma,  and even heartburn.  I also read that this bed may be more comfortable for those that sleep on their backs than it is for side sleepers, which is me.  So, after all this research, I guess my favorite mattress is staying right where it is for a few more years.

How about you?  Are you a side sleeper?  Have you ever tried out an adjustable bed?  How long has it been since you’ve bought a new mattress?