Is it good to flip your mattress?

Posted on Tue 14 June 2022 in Mattress

It is good to rotate a mattress because it prevents indentations. Indentations cause sagging. Sagging affects the life of your mattress. Rotating your mattress every three to six months makes it last longer.

What happens if you don't rotate your mattress?

Most mattresses can be rotated. In many cases, this will help to protect the mattress from premature damage. Rotating helps to spread out the wear-and-tear that comes with sleeping in the same position on your mattress every night.

How often should you turn your mattress?

For latex, fiber, and memory foam mattresses, opt to rotate 180 degrees once or twice a year, every 6-12 months. Newer innerspring mattresses also need a rotation every 6-12 months. Older innerspring mattresses need slightly more frequent rotation, at 2-5 times per year.

Does flipping a mattress help sagging?

By rotating a mattress, swapping the foot and head of the bed, you can extend its lifespan significantly. Regularly rotating a bed will help to prevent premature sagging. Doing so every three to six months is a good rule of thumb. If your mattress is already sagging, rotating it can still help.

When should I rotate my mattress?

Regardless of the type of mattress you have, you should always rotate your mattress from end-to-end at least every three months. If your mattress is double-sided, you'll need to flip it over when you rotate it too.

How do you rotate a mattress yourself?

Can you flip a one sided mattress?

A one-sided mattress has fillings such as foam or high loft fibres in the top layer of the mattress. These can't be turned over because if they were, they would get crushed and potentially not return to their usual shape or feel. You also cannot sleep on the other side.

Should you rotate your box spring?

Box springs wear the same way as mattresses, so they need rotating every 6 months to even out wear and tear. To make life easier, rotate your box spring at the same time as your mattress.

Should you rotate a memory foam mattress?

Yes, you should periodically rotate your memory foam mattress head-to-foot. By rotating your mattress 180 degrees every few months, you'll ensure the mattress wears evenly and prolong its lifespan.