How Long Does A Mattress Last?


January 9, 2024

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “How long does a mattress last?” If you have, you’re right to think so! By going through this post, you will be able to find out-

  • The average lifespan of a mattress
  • How to recycle an old mattress
  • How long does a foam mattress last

A mattress should last between seven and ten years on average. Its lifespan also depends on factors such as type, amount of weight applied, and usage. Memory foam, polyfoam, and latex mattresses will last longer than spring mattresses. 

How Long Does A Foam Mattress Last?

Like any other product, your mattress, too, will come with an expiry date. So, when you have been using the same mattress for too long, you might start to wonder exactly how many years does a mattress last? You may also want to know how long a foam mattress lasts if you own one. 

A high-quality foam mattress will last you eight to ten years with proper maintenance. You can also extend the life of your mattress in several ways. You can rotate and flip the mattress and vacuum the mattress’s surface to eliminate dust and debris. You can also neutralise its odour by placing it in direct sunlight. 

The mattress market in Australia is expected to grow at a 3.5% rate during the fiscal year from 2018 to 2023 due to increased technological advancements. The main reason is that there have been several awareness campaigns on the importance of good sleep. As a result, people can look for mattresses that can lessen several back problems. 

You can also purchase a mattress protector to help your mattress last longer. Dust, allergens, debris, and other components won't settle on the surface of the mattress. Furthermore, it will also protect your mattress from moisture.


Read also: Australian Sleep Statistics

How To Recycle An Old Mattress

You don't have to throw away your mattress when it's time to say goodbye to it! In fact, you can recycle your old mattress and even profit from it. You can start by going to a recycling facility if you live near one. To find out, here's our post on how to recycle your mattress in Australia.  

You can donate or sell your mattress if it is still in good condition. You can upcycle your mattress by breaking it down and using the components for the flower pots, candlesticks, and much more!

Here’s a video of how recycling facilities go about recycling mattresses to reclaim recyclable materials.