A: No! The warranty is there to protect you against product defect, not against the gradual loss of comfort and support. The chances that any bedding will go to pieces before the warranty expires are very, very slim. In fact, it may remain in tact for many years thereafter. what's important for you is how long the bedding lasts, but how long its good enough for you to be sleeping on. No warranty can legitimately assure the identical comfort and support at the end of a warranty period as the set had when it was new--everything eventually wears out and your need for sleep changes as you get older. Don't be misled in choosing the right set of bedding for you personally, for if all the salesperson has to talk about is a warranty, then it may not be a good value.