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Do mattresses gain in weight as they get older?
Aug. 07, 2023

Yes, mattresses can gain weight as they get older. As mentioned earlier, this weight gain is primarily due to the accumulation of various substances over time. Here are the factors that contribute to the increase in weight:

  1. Absorption of Sweat and Body Oils: Our bodies naturally produce sweat and oils during sleep, and these fluids can be absorbed by the mattress over the years, adding to its weight.

  2. Accumulation of Dead Skin Cells: We continuously shed dead skin cells while sleeping, and these particles can build up within the mattress, contributing to its weight.

  3. Dust Mites and Allergens: Over time, mattresses can become a breeding ground for dust mites and allergens. The presence of these tiny creatures and their waste products can accumulate, adding to the mattress's weight.

  4. Dust and Debris: Dust and other airborne particles in the bedroom can settle on the mattress's surface and eventually work their way inside, increasing its weight.

  5. Absorption of Liquids and Spills: If liquids or other substances are accidentally spilled on the mattress, they can be absorbed into the materials, making the mattress heavier.

While the weight gain in a mattress may not be substantial, it can add up over the years and contribute to the overall wear and aging of the mattress. Using a waterproof mattress protector can also help prevent fluids and debris from seeping into the mattress, which may limit the weight gain and prolong the mattress's lifespan.

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