How long does a mattress last?

Man bekijkt matras met lange levensduur

The lifespan of a mattress depends on many factors. In addition to the way the mattress is handled, the construction of the mattress and the use of sustainable materials make a big difference. Would you like to know more about mattresses with a long lifespan? Then read on!

The factors of the lifespan of your mattress

Quality of the material

First of all, the quality is important for the lifespan of your mattress, which is sometimes difficult to distinguish as a consumer. A pocket spring can be of lower or higher quality, without direct communication about this. A good benchmark is to look at the further information provided by the brand, the different models offered and of course the price.

The degree of ventilation

You lose about 500 milliliters of moisture per night, which is more than 150 liters per year. A large part of the moisture is absorbed into the mattress, which obviously does not make your mattress any fresher. When you buy a mattress with foam or latex filling, for example, you know that your mattress will eventually become more susceptible to bacteria and fungi. With 3D material, the air and moisture permeability is so high that you can easily keep your mattress. Want to know more about a ventilated mattress ?


It is somewhat the same as the previous point, but you have probably seen a mattress with stains in it before. Not fresh and hygienic. A mattress whose cover and top layer can be cleaned therefore has a longer lifespan. With Ubed mattresses you can always wash the cover and rinse the top layer in the shower. Also clean the inside? That is possible, you can simply vacuum under the pocket spring.

Type of mattress

Nowadays there are different types of mattresses available. While latex mattresses often lead to massively heavy mattresses, foam mattresses, for example, are more susceptible to hollow formation. But which type of mattress actually lasts the longest? We have listed all types of mattresses.

Type of mattress

Lifespan in years

Polyether foam mattress


Memory foam mattress


Cold foam mattress


Pocket spring mattress


(Natural) Latex mattress


Talalay Latex mattress


* = pocket spring mattresses can be modular. In this way the lifespan can be extended, you can read how that works below.

How long does a modular pocket spring mattress last?

Pocket spring mattresses can actually last much longer than people think. The lifespan of a pocket spring mattress depends on the other materials used in addition to the pocket spring, because they will wear out first. We therefore recommend choosing a modular mattress that does not use glue between the materials. This makes it possible to replace the materials surrounding the pocket springs individually, so that the lifespan of the mattress can be extended without having to immediately purchase a completely new mattress.

Buy a mattress with a long lifespan at Ubed

It is important to know that the correct hardness of the pocket spring is associated with the lifespan of the mattress. If springs that are too soft are loaded too heavily, this will lead to unnecessarily rapid wear of the springs. It is important to accurately adjust the pocket spring to your body, so the springs can remain good for up to 20 years. In combination with properly tuned pocket springs, the modular UBED C-100 or UBED M-100 is an ideal choice for a durable mattress that will last a long time!

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