Why You Should Replace a Sagging Mattress

Have you ever felt like your mattress is playing a not-so-funny prank on you, leaving you with aches and pains that just won’t budge? We’ve all been there. But how do you know when it’s time to bid adieu to your old, faithful bed? 

In this post, we’ll explore the signs that indicate your mattress might be past its prime and why replacing a sagging mattress is more than a luxury – it’s essential for a restful night’s sleep.

Woman wondering if she is sleeping on a sagging mattress

Identifying a sagging mattress may not be as straightforward as one might think. It is also generally more convenient for us to ignore the obvious discomfort in the hope that our mattress is not the culprit, because of the costs involved. 

Let’s think realistically instead, so we ask you – 

Would you rather want your back pain to be a sign of a health problem?

Or would you prefer to admit that you need to invest in a better bed? 

We believe the latter is a far better scenario, which is why we’re here to delve into the subtle indicators that signal your mattress may need an upgrade. We’ll also discuss the implications of persisting with a sagging mattress, not just for your comfort but also for your overall well-being.

Man not feeeling well in the morning due to sleeping on a sagging mattress

How to Identify a Sagging Mattress

Now that we’ve laid the groundwork, let’s roll up our sleeves and tackle the first order of business: identifying a sagging mattress. 

Your mattress might not send you a memo, but it does drop a few hints that it’s time for a retirement party:

  • Keep an eye out for uneven surfaces, noticeable indentations, or a general lack of support. 
  • Remember to run your hands over the mattress, feeling for irregularities or depressions. 
  • If you notice any prominent indentations, especially in areas where you usually sleep, it’s a tell-tale sign that your mattress might be succumbing to the wear and tear of time.
Woman trying to sleep while rolling to the middle of the bed.

Additionally, if your once-fluffy haven now resembles a gentle slope or you find yourself rolling into the middle like a misplaced grape, it might be the culprit. This is a sign of weakened edges and compromised support. Your mattress should provide a stable and even surface, not a journey towards the centre every time you lie down.

Don’t forget that the key indicator of a sagging mattress is minor aches and pains in the morning. 

It’s worth mentioning that memory foam mattresses compress when you sleep on them, making it difficult to tell if the indentation in the morning is due to the mattress sagging. However, if the indentation is that noticeable, doesn’t that make you wonder if memory foam is actually supporting your body properly throughout the night while you sleep?

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to “fix” a sagging mattress. Sending it back to the manufacturer for repairs or replacing it entirely is the only real solution, according to the Sleep Foundation (2023).

Finding a Suitable Mattress for Better Sleep Quality and Quantity

In the grand symphony of a good night’s sleep, the mattress takes centre stage. 

Imagine it as the conductor, orchestrating your restful slumber. Finding a suitable mattress isn’t just about comfort; it’s about unlocking the doors to both better sleep quality and quantity. 

A mattress tailored to your individual needs provides the right support, aligns your spine, and minimizes pressure put on the joints and pressure points. 

Woman peacefully napping during the day

This symphony of comfort directly translates into a deeper, more rejuvenating sleep. 

Moreover, the importance extends beyond the hours of sleep – a supportive mattress contributes to overall well-being, impacting your mood, cognitive function, and even your physical health. 

That is of course, if you choose a mattress that’s made from non-toxic chemicals, which can prove hard to find. This is because most manufacturers (excluding Naturelle) incorporate memory foam into their mattresses.

As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, memory foam is made mainly of polyurethane plastic with additional chemicals that increase its viscosity and density. Polyurethane itself is derived from petrochemicals. These chemicals off-gas as you sleep, exposing you to irritants and carcinogens. 

Irritants can cause allergies, a stuffy head or headaches, and fatigue. Carcinogens, on the other hand, are substances, organisms, or agents capable of causing cancer. Quite scary, but let’s not digress…

A mattress is not merely a piece of furniture; it’s your sleep sanctuary, playing a vital role in the rhythm of your daily life. So, let’s explore how investing in the right mattress can harmonise your nights, leading to a crescendo of restorative sleep and waking up ready to conquer the day.

Woman wakinng up refreshed

The Importance of Replacing a Sagging Mattress

A mattress tailored to your unique needs ensures that your body is cradled in comfort, with the right balance of support.

Additionally, hypoallergenic mattresses with enhanced breathability and temperature-regulating properties further enhance sleep quality. This careful calibration doesn’t just lull you into a tranquil slumber; it actively contributes to the restoration of your body and mind.

Man sleeping on his side

Picture this: as you settle into your mattress, it aligns your spine, alleviates pressure points, and embraces you in a cocoon of comfort. 

This orchestration of relaxation allows your body to enter the crucial stages of deep sleep, where tissues repair, memories consolidate, and your immune system strengthens its defences.

As the night unfolds, the mattress plays its part in creating an uninterrupted, serene symphony. You move seamlessly through sleep cycles, from the initial harmonious notes of light sleep to the profound depths of REM sleep. 

The result? You wake up feeling not just rested but invigorated, ready to conquer the day’s challenges with gusto.

It doesn’t end there though, the melodies of a good night’s sleep further reverberate throughout your day, influencing your mood, productivity, and overall vitality (thanks to the renewed energy and resilience associated with restorative sleep). 

Young woman sitting on her bed before she goes to sleep

Poor sleep is often connected to a sagging mattress. That’s why purchasing a quality mattress is actually a health choice. Studies have associated poor sleep with a weakened immune system, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease (according to Express UK publication).

Investing in a mattress that supports your sleep needs isn’t merely a purchase; it’s an investment in your overall well-being, and that’s why we’re here to help. 

Elevate Your Sleep with Pure Comfort and Sustainable Luxury

We make the world’s purest mattresses by combining organic latex and wool, because our mission, at Naturelle, is to provide you with the ultimate sleep comfort.  

All Naturelle mattresses, futons, toppers, duvets, and pillows are not only comfortable, temperature-regulating, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, sustainable, and biodegradable. 

They’re also extremely resilient and highly durable which makes them the best long-term investment in a mattress your money can buy. Additionally, for your peace of mind, our products are backed by our Triple Assurance Guarantee, which includes a 25-year Warranty.

Teen fast asleep on her new mattress

This is all thanks to the incredible properties of 100% organic latex and pure wool. We choose these fantastic materials to give you the very best, so we ask… why would you let yourself settle for less? 

You deserve the best rest. It’s up to you to decide if it’s worth sacrificing your health for a saggy mattress that doesn’t provide the ultimate in comfort. 

To find out more about the incredible benefits of sleeping on organic latex and pure wool, refer to our post: Organic Latex Mattresses: The Best for Your Health and Comfort.


Express. (2022) “Poor sleep is connected to a sagging mattress – health risks”. Available from: < https://www.express.co.uk/>. [Accessed February 2024]

Sleep Foundation. (2023) How to Fix a Sagging Mattress: Tips & Solutions. Available from: <https://www.sleepfoundation.org/best-mattress/how-to-fix-a-sagging-mattress>. [Accessed February 2024].