It is very uncomfortable to sleep on a compressed mattress. To make the bed more comfortable, it is advisable to periodically turn the mattress over, as well as rotating it so that the head is at the foot. There are other secrets to good sleep. How often the mattress should be turned depends on its filling; the general recommendation is 4 times a year.
Which mattresses should be turned over and why?
The correct answer is all except water mattresses. It doesn’t matter if it is a mattress for kids or adults, with springs, filled with cotton, latex or something else. Any material has a fatigue limit, and elastic and soft structures “get used” over time.
When to flip the mattress?
No need to wait for dents to appear. You should flip the mattress before it gets to this stage. The softer it is, the more often you should flip it. It is advisable to turn the mattress at least every 1-3 months, change the bottom to the top, and once a year – the headboard and legs.
How often you need to flip it over depends on a variety of factors:
- Do you sweat a lot at night?
- Are you using your frameless mattress with slats?
- Is the area under the batten frame (if any) blocked?
- Does your mattress have a mattress cover or not?
- Do you also spend time in bed during the day?
If you answer yes to one or more of the above questions, you should rotate the mattress more often, e.g. once a month.
Here is another tip: change sides every three months, alternating rotations of the lower and upper part of the head and legs.
Other tips to keep your mattress as new
1. USE A MATTRESS PROTECTOR
Put a cover on the mattress. Choose one that can be washed at a temperature of 60 degrees because that heat destroys mites. Of course, the cover must also be washed. Every few months. It would be good if it is waterproof. This will protect your mattress from liquids and moisture.
2. VACUUM DUST
You can also wipe the mattress with a wet cloth and detergent. But you should never leave anything damp on it. Dust and mites collect in the mattress, so it needs to be vacuumed regularly. Do this using the furniture suction attachment on the vacuum cleaner.
3. REMOVE STAINS IMMEDIATELY
Try to remove stains with natural cleaners first. Baking soda and vinegar are the right things to use. Or detergent. The most important thing is to dry everything well.
4. AIRING THE MATTRESS
Airing your mattress is just as important as turning it. What does that mean? It would be good to occasionally pull the MATTRESS out of its upholstery and leave it during the day in a light breeze to dry a bit and air.
With these tips, your mattress will last longer and will be cleaner and fresher.