After investing in a brand new mattress, it is important to maintain it throughout its lifetime. It is commonly known that you should turn your mattress to ensure that it lasts and when looked after correctly, regardless of the size or material of your mattress, a good quality one should aim to last you at least eight to ten years.
It is said that the average individual will spend approximately one-third of their lives in bed, therefore it is of the utmost importance to make sure your mattress helps you to get a good nights sleep. While this doesn't necessarily mean buying the most expensive one, factors such a sagging, loss of support and whether it gets harder or softer over time can affect its lifespan, therefore the importance lies in maintaining your mattress over a long period of time.
The latest generation of mattresses are now built up of many special layers, customised completely for the style of the mattress and therefore in some instances, flipping or turning the mattress is not required. Some mattresses also come with seasonal sleeping surfaces, one for winter and the other for summer which would require to be turned depending on the weather.
However, some mattresses have been made to use both sides to their full potential and it is normally recommended that along with cleaning it regularly, the mattress should be spun 180 degrees monthly and then turned over every 3-4 months, depending on the manufacturer's instructions, to make sure that it lasts for as long as possible.
Why should you turn your mattress?
Turning your mattress regularly is an important factor to consider when maintaining your mattress. Without doing this, it is possible for your mattress to start sagging and it will wear unevenly after sleeping in the same position every night. This can potentially leave permanent body impressions, which is generally when it is too late to correct the problem. By turning it at least every 3 months, you can even out the pressure on the mattress, therefore, ensuring a much longer lifespan of your mattress.
How to rotate your mattress
Rotating the mattress just means to turn it 180 degrees so that the head of the mattress would then be at the foot. Rotating the mattress does not involve turning it, therefore you will still be sleeping on the same surface. However, by changing the pressure points on the mattress will ensure it wears more evenly.
How to flip your mattress
You can flip your mattress by turning it over completely so you are sleeping on the other side. When turning your mattress, it is also ideal to rotate it at the same time so that where the foot of the mattress was initially, will be at the head. This will ensure an even amount of pressure over the mattress and ensure it provides the right support over a long period of time.
Keeping these points in mind when purchasing your mattress can make all the difference. If you're due to upgrade your current mattress, come and visit our showroom and we'll be happy to explain your options and assist you in making the right purchase. Alternatively, if you have any queries, you can leave us a message here and a member of our team will get back to you.