7% of People Don’t Get Rid of Their Mattress Until It Starts Smelling
There are different theories on how long you should go before you replace your mattress, five years, seven years, whatever. This isn't a theory, it's fact: If it smells like a pile of dead raccoons, it's time to replace it.
According to a new survey, it turns out very few people are in a hurry to replace their mattress.
The study found that:
- 55% say they'll get a new one once their current one loses its firmness.
- 16% will wait until they start having back pain because of it.
- 11% have no plans to replace it ever.
- 7% of people won't replace their current mattress until it develops a nasty smell.
In other words, only about one in 10 people will actually be proactive about replacing their mattress before something goes bad.