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Flip or turn the mattress? Read here how you can best maintain your mattress!

Is flipping your mattress still a thing of the past or is it something you only saw your grandparents do when you used to sleep there? Nowadays, you can read on almost every mattress that it breathes and ventilates well and there are even mattresses with a 10-year warranty on pitting! Still, there are many mattresses where regularly flipping them over ensures a longer life for the mattress. Below you can read why flipping your mattress is good, but also whether flipping your mattress is really necessary.

Why turn and flip a mattress

Obviously, you are going to turn a mattress to ensure that your mattress stays fresh and hygienic or because you want your mattress to last longer. By sleeping on the same side every night, your mattress may become deformed because you always apply pressure to the same places. To solve this problem, you can turn the mattress or completely flip it over. But this is not possible with every mattress. Some mattresses do not have two equal sides.

Flipping matress

If the structure of the mattress is the same on both sides. You can flip the mattress. This is of course preferable over turning the mattress, because when you turn the mattress over you are lying on a completely new surface. This causes your body to exert pressure on a completely new side, giving the other side of the mattress a better chance to recover.

Turning matress

If your mattress has a side with a foundation layer and a side with a comfort layer, it is not the intention to flip this mattress. This is to the detriment of sleeping comfort. In this case, you can turn the mattress whereby the head end becomes the foot end and vice versa. Of course, you still lie on the same surface and therefore it is recommended to turn the mattress more often than with a mattress that you have to flip. 

Factors influencing mattress rotation frequency

If you’re wondering how often you should turn your mattress over or wondering if turning it over is necessary at all to maintain your mattress. There are at least 3 things you should pay attention to. 

Material of the mattress 

The durability of the materials used in your mattress play a big role. There are materials that are so good in quality that flipping or turning them over is not necessary. We therefore always recommend that you pay attention to the material composition. This saves a lot of work and your mattress will often last longer.

Mattress maintenance

Proper maintenance of the mattress increases its lifespan. Turning or flipping your mattress can also play a role in this. And regularly washing your mattress is also something that should not be forgotten. During your sleep you lose a lot of moisture and over time a lot of bacteria get into your cover.

Weight of the sleeper

With the better foam mattresses, body weight hardly needs to play a role when it comes to wear and tear on your mattress. For cheaper mattresses, it is best to rotate the mattress every 3 to 6 months. This will prevent the formation of indentations that can eventually lead to neck and back problems because of the unevenness of the mattress.

How often should I turn over my mattress

So how often and whether you need to turn a mattress over depends on the quality and construction of the mattress. This is very important when choosing a new mattress. Do you have an outdated or slightly inferior mattress? Turn the mattress 2 to 3 times a year. This will also prevent neck and back problems caused by rapid wear and tear and dimpling. 

Need personal advice on the condition of your mattress?

Questions about your current mattress? Or is your mattress in need of replacement? Morningstar Sleeps support will help you with all your questions. With the easy whatsapp function on the website, you can quickly get in touch with one of the employees. Also, don’t hesitate to check out the Morningstar Stellar mattress. This mattress never needs to be turned, will not show pitting in the process, and has a fully washable cover that can be easily unzipped. This mattress satisfies every sleep need and you get to try it out for 100 nights for free. If you don’t like it, the mattress will be collected from your home free of charge. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I turn my mattress?

First determine whether this is at all possible and/or necessary for your mattress. On average, it is best to turn a mattress 2-4 times a year. 

Why do I need to rotate and/or turn my mattress?

First, you shouldn't when the mattress has high quality materials and a removable cover that can be washed regularly. However, if this is not the case you do this mainly for hygiene and to prevent pitting or premature wear. 

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