Uncovering Mattress Maintenance. To Flip Or Not To Flip?

Uncovering Mattress Maintenance. To Flip Or Not To Flip?

Customers have a very valid question when asking how often a mattress needs to be flipped. I mentioned in a previous blog about mattresses being a little like shoes. The full leather shoe will soften and mould around your foot where the cheap and cheerful variety usually fall apart before they wear out. The same goes for a mattress but with a little care you can get even more value out of it.

Every mattress will benefit from a flip or rotation. Not only will you extend the life of your mattress the end result will be that you get much more value for your money in doing so.

Why should I flip my mattress?

Flipping your mattress regularly is essential for a good night's sleep. Here's why:

When you flip your mattress, you ensure that the wear and tear is evenly distributed. This prevents certain areas from becoming more worn out than others, which can lead to uncomfortable lumps and sagging. By flipping your mattress, you extend its lifespan and maintain its comfort. By extending the life of your mattress you are giving yourself more return on your investment. Who doesn't want that?

Flipping your mattress helps to maintain its supportiveness. Over time, the materials in a mattress can compress and lose their ability to provide adequate support. By flipping your mattress, you give the compressed areas a chance to recover, ensuring that you continue to receive the necessary support for a restful sleep.

But what if my mattress has only one side?

Don't worry if your mattress is one sided, you will get the same benefits from rotating your mattress. Follow a clockwise rotation and stop when the head end is at the foot end. You can really do this in either direction I just like to follow the KISS method (keep it simple stupid) so that I don't need to try to remember which way I went the last time that I did it. Actually, I try to adopt the KISS method to most everyday life!

How do I remember when to do this?

In keeping with the KISS method use the available triggers from Mother Nature to remind you. No need to set an alarm just use the 4 seasons as your guide. At the beginning of each season take a minute or two to look after your mattress and flip it or if it's one sided, rotate it clockwise. 


While it may be tempting to leave your mattress untouched, flipping or rotating it regularly is essential for a good night's sleep and it gives you more value out of your mattress. By ensuring even wear and tear,  enhancing support and reducing body impressions you can extend the lifespan of your mattress and enjoy a more comfortable and restful sleep. So, don't neglect this simple yet effective practice and start flipping or rotating your mattress today (it's still the beginning of the season!).

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