What Is The Average Lifespan Of A Good Mattress?

Mattress life is one of the major considerations when it comes to buying a new mattress. This is important because on top of making an investment you’re also making a decision that you will live with for many years.

Typically, a mattress lifespan means the number of years a mattress can maintain its original comfort and support.  Nonetheless, mattress lifespan is a topic and there is no one solid answer. By knowing the average life of your mattress you are able to plan well for a replacement.

The major benefit of early planning is that you not only continue sleeping comfortably but you also save a lot in medical bills. Keep in mind that recent studies on back pains link it to old and worn out mattresses.

This research further shows that mattress replacement can have significant improvement in the quality of sleep.  Below I will show you almost everything you need to know about mattress lifespan.

So what is the average lifespan of a good mattress?

A good mattress should be able to serve you for many years before you think of a replacement. As mentioned earlier the average lifespan of a mattress will largely depend on the type of materials (latex, memory, innerspring, waterbed, airbed, futon) making it.

From this statement, we can deduce that some mattresses will last longer than others will. On average most of the high-end mattresses will last for between 7-10 years but with good care, it can serve you up to 10 years. This means that you should replace your mattress after every 10 years.

Average lifespans of different types of mattresses

  • Latex

Latex is king when it comes to durability. So it standouts from all others in terms of lifespan. The unique feature that enhances this lifespan is that the layer that wears out is replaceable. In addition, the mattress layers can be flipped individually. With good care, a latex mattress will last up to 15 years.

  • Memory foam

Memory foam mattress comes second in terms of longevity.  It can last for 10 years if it is flipped regularly and taken care off.

  • Waterbed mattress

These types of mattresses have medium durability and on average, they can last for 7-0 years.

  • Innerspring mattress

The springs used to make this mattress often lose its strength after a few years of use. This means it will sag quickly. Therefore, this type of mattress will only last up to 8 years

  • Hybrid mattress

This mattress combines the pocketed coil support core of an innerspring system and a comforting layer of memory foam. However, this mattress degrades faster than it is comparable. This mattress can last for 6 years before you think of a replacement.

  • Futon mattress

These mattresses tend to have below average longevity. Although they are best mattress for stomach sleepers, they will not last past 5 years.

What factors can affect the lifespan of your mattress

Usage: the number of hours you spend on your mattress determines how long your mattress can last. If you use your mattress quite often, then this will mean a shorter lifespan and vice versa.

  • Body weight

If you are huge bodied, you will be exerting a lot of pressure on your mattress. As a result, your mattress compresses more and sags quickly this reduces its lifespan. Consequently, if you are lightweight, you exert little pressure on your mattress and therefore can last a little longer.

  • Cleaning

Mattress cleaning is essentially important in the extension of a mattress lifespan. Cleaning a mattress gets rid of harmful bacteria, dust mites, and molds that destroys your mattress.

  • Activity

What you do in your bed can lengthen or shorten your mattress lifespan. For instance, eating or drinking on your bed may damage your mattress through accidental spillage.

Bottom line

As you can see, a good mattress can last up to 15 years if properly maintained. The type materials incorporated into the mattress, usage, cleaning, activity and body weight determines are some of the factors that will affect your mattress life. I hope this article has helped you answer most of your questions regarding a mattress lifespan.

Human Growth Hormone And Usage

The Human growth hormone is responsible for cells growth and regeneration which is naturally produced in the pituitary gland. With no GH muscle mass increase and increasing bone density is not at all possible. It plays a vital role in maintaining the health of all human tissues including brain and other major organs. After secretion HGH remains active in the bloodstream for few minutes which is the enough time for the liver to convert HGH into growth factors, particularly GH-1 or IGF-1 which mimics anabolic properties. After some years by knowing the anabolic properties, HGH has been started to use as a performance-enhancing drug.


Work of HGH Hormone

Pituitary or hypophysis gland is responsible for the growth of muscle tissues and bone by secreting HGH. This gland is small pea size shaped located behind the optic nerve. The pituitary is called Master gland since it controls the function of all endocrine glands. HGH is also responsible for converting protein to glucose. Sometimes HGH is called as Somatotropin STH.

When the HGH production goes down, the deficiencies raise up. Clinical studies on human growth hormone showed that Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) are caused by a number of contributing issues. The dysfunction of adenohypophysis leads to dwarfism. In adults GHD causes weight gain problems and in older people it may cause weakness and cardiac issues. GHD deficiency is purely visible in young children as short stature.

Growth Hormone Deficiency Diagnosis:

Typically the diagnoses start with a physical examination. The patient will be checked out with height, weight and body proportions. The children with GHG will not follow the normal children growth chart. Other than these physical examinations some blood tests are conducted to measure HGH level such as GHG stimulation test, GHRH Arginine test, Insulin tolerance test, Measuring other hormone levels produced by pituitary gland, measuring the amount of GH in the blood, Binding protein levels (IGF-I and IGFBP-3) blood tests to confirm whether pituitary gland is behind the growth problem.

How HGH deficiency is treated?

There are various medications available but treatment plan and medications differ from children to adult. The most common childhood deficiencies include a diagnosis of Turner Syndrome and Prader-Willi Syndrome. Pediatric GHD is supported with various medicines in the forms of Somatropin such as Humatrope, Nordiflex, Serostim, Norditopin, Nutropin Pro and Omnitrope etc.,

Prescribed HGH for sale medicines are always safe. Any expectant mother is not supposed to take HGH medication since it affects the fetus severely.  There are some HGH medicines which will not harm the fetus such as Serostim, Genotropin, and Zorbtive. GHD is treated with the help of prescribed medication or one may get the medicine over the counter. But after discussing with the physician helps to stand away from side effects.

The side effects are noted as Clinical studies on human growth hormone and personal experiences of individual:

  • Water retention
  • Flu like symptoms
  • Muscle and joint stiffness
  • Middle ear infection
  • Gastritis
  • Nausea
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Depression
  • Hypertension
  • Sinus Infection

If you have any of the following conditions please discuss with your doctor before starting HGH:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Liver and kidney disease
  • Cancer
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Open stomach surgery or heart surgery

Squat Rack Rank

When I first thought about writing this article, it was more just to rant about crazy fitness crap (there’s a lot of it out there) and gym behavior that drives me nuts. Since then I’ve decided to make it the spot to put new articles and ideas as they come to me, and then elaborate on them later for future use (book chapters, etc).

What’s with curls in the squat rack!!! I would think that by now it would be so cliche no one would be caught dead doing it, but apparently it’s still the thing to do. Yeah, I know, you can’t imagine why anyone would ever want to SQUAT, and the thought of picking a 65lb barbell up off the floor to do your curls is just too much effort to comprehend!

It’s also too much to expect for a gym to actually dedicate more than a fraction of the square footage to actual USEFUL equipment. So I guess I just need to get used to the fact that every time I head to the gym for leg day, I’ll have to sit and stare at the two idiots using the only two squat racks for arm curls, until one of them moves off to do trice kickbacks on one of the

What is a Dynamic exercise?

I would define it as any exercise done at maximum speed. That’s a broad definition but usually true. A squat, done in a normal fashion is not dynamic.

Form can easily be monitored and as long as common sense is followed, injury can be avoided.
An Olympic Snatch is a dynamic move, and even after proper instruction, form can easily break down when fatigued, causing serious injury (and these programs promote a continuous state of fatigue – something Olympic lifts were never designed for).

Having personally worked with many hundreds of “average Americans,” I can easily say there are a LOT of people out there that simply do not have the coordination to be competitive athletes.
I’ve had clients that need to have their form critiqued on almost every exercise for year after year.
Trying asking one of these individuals to do box jumps or Olympic lifts is just begging for an injury. This isn’t the rare person either. You can find further information on https://www.healthgrades.com/.

While most non-athletes have the coordination to go through everyday life just fine, subject them to dynamic exercises and it’s only a matter of time before they experience an injury.

The real shocker here is that the successes of these programs have absolutely ZERO to do with the dynamic exercises incorporated into the routines.
Take out all the dynamic aspects of the training and the individual would experience exactly the same body composition and health benefits that they would by including them.

Why do we see these dynamic exercises in such programs?
Very simply, because these programs are designed to duplicate the type of training competitive athletes use.
However, more thought needs to be put into which parts of an athlete’s training is necessary.
Dynamic training is VERY useful for increasing an athlete’s performance on the field, but has almost no benefit for body composition or health.

I’m not telling you to give up on these cross-training programs.
Not at all. Just use some logic, and don’t be afraid to tell your instructor that you don’t feel comfortable with a particular movement and ask why a safer alternative can’t be substituted.
If you’re VERY lucky, your instructor will have some understanding of exercise science help you find a safe alternative that will build your body, not your ego.

It’s one thing to break a leg skiing the beautiful slopes of Vail, it’s another to do it doing box jumps in the gym.
Sometimes I simply hate having to lower myself to these banal subjects, but YET AGAIN I recently had a discussion with an otherwise very intelligent young lady about lifting weights and looking sexy. No, working out with weights WILL NOT make you look like the shemales on the left! Not unless you’re a genetic mutant AND want to take steroids.

Lifting weights WILL firm you up, raise your metabolism, keep you from getting soft as you age, improve posture (if done correctly), and make sure you can dance at your great grandkids weddings!

I also had the ever annoying conversation with her about how the things you do that make you hot when you’re in your twenties (starve yourself, buy boobs, and have good parents) won’t keep you hot when you’re 40, but that’s a topic for another post.

Injuries SUCK!!

That’s no understatement, and I’m living proof.

I’ve got a completely butchered ankle from basketball and volleyball, herniated disk from recreational football, and a hopelessly messed up rotator cuff from motorcycle racing and mountain biking accidents.
I always say I’m not getting old, I’m just damaged from years of abuse.

I don’t regret playing sports (although maybe if I could do it over I’d play a bit more to my personal level), but what EVERYONE should regret is injuries in the GYM!

The gym should make you a better person, not cause you to deal with injuries that could last a lifetime.
I’m a big fan of many of the current trends in exercise.

It’s FINALLY fashionable to squat, and there’s now a line in most big gyms for the free weights while the nearly useless machines sit empty.
To some extent, this includes many of the “cross-training” type workouts. If you want a general level of overall fitness, there’s no denying most of these workouts will get you there. I just found a great list of injuries here https://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/.

The problem is many of these workouts contain dynamic elements that are more useful for professional athletes than to your average middle-aged accountant.