Platform Beds Announces Recommendation to Replace Mattresses Every 7 Years to Avoid Health Complications

October 16, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Lifestyle News
Old Mattresses Should be Replaced for Health Concerns, the leading online provider of quality beds, bedding and mattresses, recommends that people should replace their mattresses approximately every seven years to avoid health complications. Due to multiple environmental and biological factors, older mattresses can become a significant source of potentially dangerous diseases and more. This fact has prompted to recommend removing older mattresses from the home to replace them with new, safer mattresses.

According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, millions of households have bedding with dust mite concentrations at levels high enough to cause serious health complications, such as hay fever, asthma and more. Dead human skin (which is itself laden with disease) is the major food supply for dust mites. As humans shed more skin on their mattresses, more dust mites arise to feast. Over time, this cycle can lead to dangerously high levels of mites and the health risks associated with their lifecycles. In addition, mattresses have the potential of harboring bed bugs and a whole host of other potentially dangerous bugs and microbes.

Some mattresses may also lose their quality of support as the years go on. This can introduce body aches and pains associated with distorted mattresses beyond their prime. Replacing old mattresses has the benefit of both eliminating a major source of household environmental hazards and possibly dramatically improving one's quality of sleep. is dedicated to supplying quality platform beds, mattresses, platform bed frames and services and this recommendation is an extension of their commitment to their customers.

About Platform Beds: was established in 1999. They are the website extension of LifeStyles Furniture. In the summer of 2011, Platform Beds and LifeStyles Furniture moved to a new location featuring a new 12,000 sq. ft. showroom to better display the wide variety of brands of beds, casegoods and mattresses that they offer. offers many bed types, including metal, wood, and modern platform beds, bedding, and mattresses from twin to Cal King. Their website has a user-friendly interface designed to maximize the shopping experience. They have offered free delivery continually since 1998, to anywhere in the continental United States. They have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit