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Sleep Healthy

Just because you can keep your mattress forever, doesn't mean you should.

Over the years, your mattress practically doubles in weight from sweat, dead skin and millions of dust mites. That doesn’t just sound unhealthy- it is unhealthy - especially if you have allergies or asthma. To find out how old your mattress is, check the tag. If it’s over 8, it’s time to replace. Let Mattress Firm’s professional Sleep Consultants help you find the right mattress for a great and healthy night’s sleep, tonight.

According to Dr. Philip Tierno, your mattress will actually double in weight after 10 years simply because of all the dust mites and their waste particles. ... read more

Better Sleep Council

From our studies, replacing an older mattress (5 years or older) with a new, good quality mattress can significantly reduce discomforts. ... read more


Dr. Tierno notes, “The mattress and the pillows actually become reservoirs of human cells, dust mites, bacteria, fungal spores, fungal elements pollen, dander, and secretions and excretions of the body that accumulate over 10 years.” ... read more

Discovery Health

An average mattress contains 10,000 to 100,000 dust mites. ... read more

Mayo Clinic

Dust mite allergy is an immune system reaction to a certain dust mite protein. This reaction triggers inflamation in the lining of the nasal passage (allergic rhinitis), causing sneezing, runny nose and other signs and symptoms associated with hay fever. ... read more


It is estimated that 2 million dust mites can thrive in an unprotected mattress. ... read more

References / Sources:

  • Dr Philip M. Tierno, Ph D. - Director of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology at New York University Langone Medical Clinic. Dr. Tierno is the author of the book, The Secret Life of Germs.
  • Protect-A-Bed
  • Better Sleep Council

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