Has your mattress given up the ghost?

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If your mattress has body impressions that look like something from a crime scene, it’s definitely time to think about a new one.  But even if there are no visible signs of wear, your old innerspring mattress may deserve retirement.

A clinical study published in Applied Ergonomics found that subjects who slept on a new mattress achieved significant improvements in comfort, sleep quality, back pain and shoulder pain relative to sleeping on a mattress that was 5 years in age or older. 

So consider buying a new mattress, and don’t let the kids use the new one as a trampoline.

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