Why You Should Flip or Rotate Your Mattress Regularly
Many people wonder if flipping or rotating their mattresses regularly is really necessary. Learn why you should and how it can affect your health.
Many people wonder whether or not they actually need to flip or rotate their mattresses regularly. This practice can be time-consuming and difficult to do on your own, you might prefer to skip it. However, flipping or rotating your mattress has many benefits for you and for the mattress itself. Keep reading to learn why you should flip or rotate your mattress.
Getting a good night of quality sleep is one of the best ways to live a healthier lifestyle. Good sleep can strengthen your heart, boost your immune system, improve your memory, and more. To get this good sleep, though, you need to be sleeping on the right mattress and flipping or rotating it regularly. Failing to do so can pose health problems. For instance, if you sleep on the same spot on your mattress for too long, that spot can sag, which can result in spinal misalignment because the spine is no longer properly supported. Spinal misalignment can cause neck and back pain as well as muscle stiffness, so you’ll wake up sore in the morning instead of refreshed. Rotating or flipping your mattress will prevent these sagging spots and keep you healthy and well-rested.
Flipping or rotating your mattress isn’t just good for you; it’s also good for the mattress itself, extending its life by several years. Regularly flipping or rotating it will prevent sagging and other types of wear and tear that degrade and shorten its life span. If you have an inner-spring mattress, this regular practice will also prevent the coils from wearing out as well. However, if you notice your mattress sagging despite regular flips or rotations, it may be time for a new mattress.
If you want to unlock these health and mattress benefits, then you need to learn whether flipping or rotating your mattress is best. You should rotate one-sided mattresses—such as memory foam, hybrid, latex, and pillow-top mattresses—every six months, although hybrids and older mattresses will require more frequent rotations. Rotating is best for one-sided mattresses because they’re designed to have one soft side for comfortable sleep with supportive layers underneath. Flipping it would make you sleep on the wrong side.
You should flip two-sided mattresses such as cotton, wool, polyester, and older inner-spring mattresses that don’t have a pillow top. These mattresses have support in the middle with cushion on either side, so you can flip them and still be comfortable. To further extend the life of two-sided mattresses, flip and rotate them at the same time every three to six months—and more frequently with older mattresses.
Now you know why you should flip or rotate your mattress. Doing so will unlock health and mattress benefits that will lead to a better night’s sleep and a healthier lifestyle.
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