Taking care of your mattress involves many components. Things like changing the sheets and washing the mattress pad are regular tasks for keeping it clean and functional. But after a while your mattress may start to dip in some places, making it super uncomfortable. Thankfully there is a remedy for this! Flipping and rotating your mattress is important for extending the life and comfort of your sleep system.
Box Springs need to be rotated. Just make sure you don’t flip them, as this can violate the warranty. They need to be rotated every 6 months, so you can coordinate it with the rotating of your top mattress.
The top mattress can be tricky though, since there are two basic types. Some are ‘no-flip’ mattresses, and others are the traditional type that do require flipping.
No-flip mattresses simply need to be rotated every 6 months. You can coordinate that with holidays or events, like New Years day and July 1st, Daylight Savings (beginning and end), or Spring Break and Labor Day weekend. Just make sure it’s something you can easily remember!
The flippable mattresses are a little more tricky. You want to alternate every 3 months with the flipping and rotating.
Here’s an example Schedule:
January 1st flip
April 1st rotate
July 1st flip
October 1st rotate
January 1st flip again.
I recommend using a calendar to keep track of it all!
Here’s a chart explaining how to rotate and flip your mattress without getting hurt. It suggests both flipping and rotating every 3 months, but that isn’t necessary. You can decide when you want to flip or simply rotate.
All in all, taking care of your mattress isn’t too hard. Keeping track of it is the hardest part! But writing it down on a calendar or using a schedule you can remember will help you to stay on top of it and rest easy.
Alyssa Staheli is a life-long learner and a health and fitness expert. She loves to write and share her knowledge with others. This is because she believes that “knowledge is power” and that with the right information, one can achieve optimum health. You can find Alyssa on Google+.