Turning a mattress is an important part of mattress care and getting the most out of your purchase. If you’re wondering whether you should turn your mattress, the answer is usually yes. A new mattress is an investment in your sleep. Enjoy it even longer with this guide to turning a mattress.

The Benefits of Turning a Mattress

There are several benefits of turning a mattress these include:

  • Prevent the settlement of natural fillings (lumps, bumps and sagging over time)
  • It increases the longevity of your mattress by evenly spreading wear
  • Long-lasting comfort and support.

How Often Should You Turn a Mattress?

We recommend turning your mattress every three months. This should be done more regularly if you spot any settlement happening.

Turning a mattress more regularly will not harm the mattress.

It is, however, a good rule of thumb to consistently turn your mattress. This is true whether you’re turning it every three months or more often. This will evenly distribute the use of your mattress.

Three Ways to Turn a Mattress

There are three methods for turning a mattress. You can’t use all three techniques with every mattress but they all work.

How to Rotate Your Mattress

Most mattresses can be rotated. You can rotate:

To rotate a mattress you turn it 180 degrees.

Rotating a mattress is the easiest way to turn a mattress and it’s made even easier when you use the mattress handles and get help.

Side Flipping a Mattress

This is when you flip a mattress over sideways. If your mattress has handles these can come in handy with all these methods of flipping mattresses.

Side Flipping can only be used with double-sided mattresses. At Jones & Tomlin most of our mattresses are double-sided.

If you’re in doubt as to what type of mattress you have then check the mattress care instructions.

Fully Turning a Mattress

The Full Turn is also a method for turning a mattress that can only be used with double-sided mattresses. This technique fully flips a mattress, turning it over from the top to the bottom.

Again, use the mattress handles and get help to safely turn your mattress.

Guest Beds

Guest beds are generally used less often and therefore don’t need to be turned as much. How often you turn the mattress on your guest bed depends on how often it’s being used.

More Mattress Care Tips

There’s more things you can do to prolong the life of your mattress. These can help to keep it fresh and looking fantastic.

Luxurious mattress toppers enhance your sleep comfort and support. They also make your mattress last even longer.

It’s a good idea to regularly turn your mattress topper too. You can use any of the above methods and do this every three months.

Mattress protectors help to keep the surface of your mattress in pristine condition. They also have the added benefit of helping to regulate body temperature while you sleep.

You should change your bedding about every week. This keeps your bed fresh and looking great.

  • Airing your mattress.

After you wake up in the morning you can pull back your duvet to allow your mattress to be cooled and aired. Opening a window at this point can also help to air the mattress.

  • Cleaning Your Mattress

It’s a good idea to clean your mattress every three months. This can be done before you turn your mattress.

The best method for mattress cleaning is to use baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda over your mattress using a sieve for even distribution. Then, depending on the care instructions, vacuum and/or use a soft brush to remove the baking soda.

Quality Mattresses

Are you looking to invest in a new mattress? Read our guide: Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Mattress.

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