Don’t Buy a Second-Hand Mattress

1st July 2022 Off By Marketing

There’s nothing better than bagging a bargain, these days we are all trying to save some cash, but when it comes to buying a mattress it’s just better to buy new.

Here are a few reasons you should never buy a second-hand mattress.


Where has it Been?

Buying a mattress second-hand is risky as you don’t know where it’s been, who slept on it or how clean it really is. Keep in mind, that the average human sheds approximately 3.6 kilos of dead skin cells every year and we constantly secreting sweat and oils. All of these factors feed and attract dust mites. Dust mites shed their skins, defecate and reproduce inside your mattress. So, as the saying goes, don’t let the bed bugs bite, only you can decide if you want to take that risk or rather save a bit more and get a brand new mattress.


Your time together is limited.

The average lifespan of a new mattress is 7 to 10 years and even the best mattresses won’t last forever. So, when buying second-hand, you might get something that’s already past its expiry date.


New Mattress Technology

The same as a new car or phone, the technology of a mattress changes too. When buying a second-hand mattress you miss out on an upgraded mattress that will not give you the comfort you require.

Warranty and Guarantee

Used mattresses will not have a warranty or a guarantee that will protect it against any defects. Warranties are not transferable even if the bed is only a few years old. So, if your used mattress becomes problematic, there will be nothing you can do but tough it out or replace the mattress.


You can’t return it.

You cannot return a second-hand mattress, so before saying yes, make sure that you are willing to pay and sit with a mattress you might not be so happy with.



You will not get to test a used mattress before you buying it. The reason we replace our mattresses is that the old one is no longer supportive or comfortable. With a used mattress, you won’t know if the materials used can still offer the support you’re looking for.


It is highly recommended to rather buy directly from a store where you can test out the different models to suit your needs.