Signs You Many Need a New RV Mattress…Bed Bugs!

There’s been what’s called the Bed Bug Epidemic that began in early 2010 and so far it’s shown no signs of stopping. Gross, right? So it may be time to invest in a new mattress for your RV, travel trailer or fifth-wheel. And who doesn’t love getting a new mattress? Time isn’t really the best telltale sign that you need a new mattress. Here are few signs that it’s time to replace your mattress:

  • You are uncomfortable when you lie down, and wake up tired and achy.
  • You see visible signs of wear and tear in your mattress. There is sagging, or you notice lumps. You can hear the bed springs when you lie down.
  • You’ve tried rotating your mattress, but it doesn’t feel more comfortable.
  • You suffer from allergies, and have had the mattress for a long time. Dust mite feces can double the weight of a mattress in ten years, and even the cleanest of beds can have dust mites. There are other ways of addressing the dust mite problem, but it helps to start with a clean, mite-free mattress.
  • You are older than forty and have had the mattress around ten years. Your body becomes more sensitive to pressure points with age. Pressure points can lead to tossing and turning and disturbed sleep which can be bad for your over all health.

Think you may have bed bugs? Here are the signs:

1)    You have bed bug bites on your back and maybe even all over your body. The bites are usually red, swollen and clustered together.2)    Bed bugs bite around areas that don’t have hair; if this is the case with your insect bites, you have bed bugs.

3)    Waking up with insect bites. If you only noticed the bites in the morning after waking up, those bites are sure bed bugs signs. Bed bugs are nocturnal and usually come out past midnight.

4)    Small, round seed-like things under your bed that resemble poppy seeds. These are eggs and definite signs of bed bugs.

5)    You have dark brown or black beads or smudges on your bed. Bed bugs excrete where they eat so these can be bed bug droppings that have been crushed while you move around in bed.

6)    Mysterious blood on the beddings. When a bed bug is bloated with blood after feeding, it releases some of the blood to gain back mobility.

7)    Discarded bed bug skin. Bed bugs pass 5 levels of growth before they reach maturity. At each stage they feed and then cast off their old skin. Discarded skin might be hard to see, except through a magnifying glass.

8)    Sweet smells. Infested areas can have a smell that’s been compared to almonds, coriander, raspberries (rotting or ripe) old granola bars and even old shoes. If you’ve been living with them long enough, you might have grown accustomed to their smell and not be able to tell. [Bed Bugs Signs]

So really, don’t let the bed bugs bite! And make sure you’re getting good rest on your mattress. If not, then it’s definitely time to start thinking about investing in a new one. Stop by today to checkout a mattress and other great RVing and camping accessories!

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