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Internet rumour mills claim that mattresses double in weight every 8 years. Probably not double but easily by several kilograms. It's well known that beds, in general, are a prime habitat for dust mites where one third of their nasty and brutish life occurs.
Spurious claims have been going around that the coiled metal springs in mattresses somehow "amplify em waves" and cause cancer on the side of the body that rests on the mattress as you sleep. Some retailers have mistakenly or purposely picked up on this claim and use fear-mongering tactics to market springless mattresses, preying on customer's fear for their own health in order to push products that 'protect' them from a nonexistent threat.