8 Red Flags that you should break up with your current mattress

Ciao! This blog is an evaluation of how your current mattress is doing, and if it is time to replace it with a new one. It is important to regularly check on your mattress, but sometimes it is easy to forget this. Not to worry because I will be listing the major signs that are red flags in the world of mattresses and by the end of this you will know if it’s time to move on!

Red flag #1: Your mattress has deep indentations and lumps instead of being firm and flat. The reason this is a sign to replace your mattress is that the lumps will affect how much comfort and support you will be provided with. The uneven parts of the mattress due to the indentations will cause discomfort and could affect the amount of rest you truly allow your body to get. 

Red flag #2: Your mattress is sagging. If your mattress does not look even and you can see it sagging even if it is just in some places, it is time to replace it! If you continue to use the mattress, it could prevent your body from getting the support it needs. You could even feel yourself sinking into the mattress and this can affect your sleep, which can leave you feeling exhausted in the morning and can have your body aching. In addition, when the mattress is sagging, you may experience some back pain and your spine will not be aligned… we clearly would not want that!

Red flag 3: Your allergies begin to act up. Mattresses that are kept long over time can start to develop allergens such as dust mites, mold, and mildew. These allergens can start to affect you and it can start up your allergies which can start from the moment you lay in bed to the moment you wake up. So, if you catch yourself specifically sniffling every time you are in bed, it may be that it is time to move on and replace your mattress. 

However, memory foam is a great asset to the next mattress you look for because memory foam can prevent and resist the build-ups of these certain allergens mentioned above. Here at GiNO, we provide memory foam to assure you have the most powerful mattress as your next. 

Red flag #4: The obvious bed bugs. Stay away from a mattress that shows any signs of these creepy crawlers. One tip to protect yourself from this red flag and even stains and odors is to invest in a mattress protector ASAP! 

Here at GINO, we provide our customers with mattress protectors that include long-lasting waterproof and breathable protection, that is suitable for any mattress, and perfect for all seasons.

Red flag #5: There is someone else now. If you recently have been sharing a mattress with someone else, and it is not just you anymore, if there is not much room for the two of you then it might be time to consider replacing your mattress with a bigger size. Having the new mattress include motion separation would be a plus for sharing a bed. With the motion separation, you can easily move around on your side of the mattress, and it would not affect the other side where your partner would be sleeping. You want to make sure you and your partner have a restful and pleasurable sleep each night, so in this case, start by replacing your old mattress! 

Red flag #6: You start to feel pain or aches. Getting your sleep should be a stress reliever and a chance for your body to rest so that you can have enough energy for the next day. If you have been waking up feeling aches around your body, it might mean that your mattress does not provide enough support which then can create painful pressure points. It is not normal to constantly wake up with unexpected back pains so make sure to immediately replace it if you have been experiencing this. Say Arrivederci to pains! 

Red flag #7: Age matters if we are talking mattresses! Even though it is easy to get attached to your mattress, unfortunately, they should not be lasting forever. Most mattresses should be replaced every 7-10 years. To read more about how often you should replace your mattress, click on the link below for a separate more in-depth blog on this topic! 

Red flag #8: It is not you, it’s me. Maybe none of these red flags is something you need to worry about. However, if you still feel like there is something making you consider changing mattresses anyway, then it might just be you, not the mattress! But do not worry, that is totally normal because not every mattress will be suitable for you for a long time, and you might just need something a little different now. If you need that little push to let go, well I am here to let you know that it is okay! To make sure your next pick is the best, check out our shopping guide blog where I help you pick out the perfect mattress match, and continue to read the upcoming blogs on all things mattresses. 

Bene, if any of these red flags stand out to you, make sure to give your mattress and a check, and say “Grazie, il prossimo” (Thank you, next) because bigger and better things are coming your way and by that, I mean, a new mattress that will allow you to have the calm restful sleep you desire. Stay tuned for more blogs, but for now, buona notte e sogni d’oro as always from yours truly GiNO. 

Questions to ask when buying a mattress

Ciao! I am sure you all have many questions regarding the process of buying your perfect mattress, well lucky for you, I am here to fill in those missing puzzle pieces and help you get one step closer to having the best sleep of your life! All you have to do is grab a nice tall glass of wine and read away. Okay, do you have your wine or whatever beverage you desire in your hand? Bene, I will start the Q&A!

I will now list the six questions that you should ask when buying a mattress:

  1. What size mattress should I buy?
  2. When should you replace your mattress/what are the signs that you should replace your mattress?
  3. How to dispose of your old mattress?
  4. When is the best time to buy a mattress?
  5. Will the new mattress give me comfort and support?
  6. Will this new mattress address my allergies?

Let’s start off with question #1: What size mattress should I buy?

If you have not already, check out our blog about the perfect shopping guide for picking your mattress! In there, it talks about the different heights, as well as a ton of other aspects to consider when looking at mattresses. However, I know you are already here reading thus far, so let me make your life easier and tell you some information about sizing!

The key secret to choosing the right size for you is to take your height and width into consideration because you want to make sure you can fit comfortably. Another thing is to take into consideration how many people will be sharing this mattress, for example, if you will be sharing with your partner you will want to make sure the mattress size is spacious enough for two people.

Once you compare all your measurements with the measurements of the different size selections, you will be able to see which one will give you exactly what you are looking for! GiNO has many size selections to choose from starting at Twin all the way down to a California King. The options are endless here!

Question #2: When should you replace your mattress/what are the signs that you should replace your mattress?

Are you wondering if it is truly time for you to change that mattress? Might be hard to let go, but trust me, if any of the signs I am about to mention are valid to your mattress, LET IT GOOO!

  • If your mattress has deep indentations instead of being firm and flat, this will affect how much support you will be provided with. And you deserve the most support and firmness, so do not settle for your old mattress it is time to replace it!
  • An obvious one, are stains that are not removable. We all have those days where eating in the comfort of your bed sounds piacevole (pleasant) , however a couple of spills are inevitable. Or even having your kids on the bed, or your pets can make a bit of a mess at times. Instead of keeping the stains there to possibly smell, it is time to replace!
  • Bed bugs. I know, I am getting the chills even thinking about this one. But it is very important to make sure you examine your mattress time to time, to make sure you are staying clear of any of the creepy bedtime crawlers. If there are any in sight, you know what I am going to say at this point. REPLACE IT!
  • If you are realizing that you could possibly be allergic to your mattress and the materials that it is made out of, do not continue to ruin the most peaceful hours of your day sleeping on it! Say it with me now, REPLACE IT!
  • The timeline on how often you should replace your mattress, if your mattress does not have any of these signs but you still want to know how often a mattress should be replaced, I have the answer for you! You should try to replace it every seven years, as the older it gets, it may not be able to provide the full comfort you desire.

Question #3: How to dispose your old mattress?

Okay, bene, so you got your new mattress, but you have no idea what to do with your old one right? There is a proper way to dispose of your mattress and the secret is coming out right now.

The two ways to dispose of your mattress, which will not harm the environment or cause you additional stress during the process are donating or recycling! Donating your mattress that could still be of good use to organizations such as Goodwill can be beneficial. There are also many services where you can have your mattress picked up to be recycled, however, a fee might be included, the fees could range depending on the service and mattress it is highly recommended to call and confirm the prices. However, the majority of the time, the fees are reasonable.

Question #4: When is the best time to buy a mattress?

SALE SALE SALE!!! Do not miss a good sale for mattresses when you see one!

The best sales are usually presented to customers on holidays all year round from Black Friday through Labor Day. Also be sure to check online deals, such as Cyber Monday.

Question #5: Will this new mattress give me comfort and support?

Of course, the number one must-have in your new mattress is the feeling of comfort. Things to consider when it comes to deciding if the mattress you are interested in will be the most comfortable and supportive for you are the materials the mattress is made out of, what kinds of support does the mattress enhances, and the qualities that allow relaxation when resting on the mattress.

Here at GINO, comfort, and support are important to us, and we only want the best for our customers. Our mattress provides optimal spinal support to make sure your back is well-rested and relaxed, our mattress also allows airflow and flexibility, this is important because you want to be able to comfortably move around in your sleep and have that breathability room.

Question #6:  Will this new mattress address my allergies?

Lastly, you should always make sure you consider what the mattress is made out of and if you see that certain materials might activate your allergies, it is highly encouraged to stay away from it. However, some mattresses can also be made to avoid any allergy start-ups by having different features of prevention.

Here at GiNO, our mattresses have a removable cover that allows you to wash and clean them when needed and is made out of hypoallergenic materials! All GINO products have received the highest Oeko-Tex rating of Standard 100. Oeko-Tex is a worldwide recognized certification that guarantees the total absence of toxic and harmful substances. We are proud to have a production process that does not rely on toxic chemicals, and we are able to provide you with a mattress that has passed the Oeko-Standard 100 requirements on every layer of the mattress.

Do not worry, I know you have many more questions building up in your head, and we are totally not done yet, so maybe grab some cheese and grapes with your wine before we continue!

Before you purchase a mattress, it is important to ask the big three questions which are:

  1. What is the return policy?
  2. What is the warranty policy?
  3. What is the shipping & return guidelines?

Usually, any website that you are purchasing from would provide this information, so you want to make sure that you know all the rules and regulations before making any purchase decisions.

Let’s break down why these three are important to consider, shall we?

  • The return policy is something that you would obviously wish you will not need to worry about, but just in case you should definitely be aware. Say the mattress is not working out for you, if there are no return options you could be stuck with something you do not want. Or if you want to avoid return fees, you want to make sure you know the exact deadlines for when it turns from free returns to returning at a cost!
  • Warranty is essential, especially when you are purchasing something like a mattress where you will be using it everyday for as long as you wish to keep it.
  • The shipping and returns guidelines are crucial to know, because you want to make sure you are aware of the costs for shipping and the expected timeline for delivery.

Here at GiNO, we strive to have the best policies when it comes to all three of these aspects. We can assure you that you will love our products, however, we got you covered if there are any issues or concerns!

  • We want the process to be stress free for you, GiNO has a 100-day sleep trial and within those days you can return your mattress for free with a full refund. I am sure you are smiling with relief; you see what I mean? Stress free!
  • But the great news does not stop there, we know you will love our mattress so we have a 20 year warranty to make sure you are always being taken care of ❤️
  • As for shipping, there is free delivery with UPS anywhere in the contiguous U.S., products also typically ship within two-six business days. However, keep in mind UPD typically does not deliver on Saturday’s or Sunday’s!

Buonanotte e sogni d’oro

So as you take your last sip of wine, I would like to wrap up this Q&A, I hope this helped you, and it is never a bad idea to make sure you have all your questions answered. If you would like more assistance, we got you! GiNO has a live chat on their website, so ask away and remember to dream on. Wish you the best on your mattress journey! As always Buonanotte e sogni d’oro 💤

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