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How useful is it to flip your mattress?

by | Oct 12, 2022 | Healthy Home | 0 comments


If you’re looking to extend the life of your mattress and want to know if it’s time to flip, read on. We’re going to answer that question and more in this article.

Traditional mattresses must be flipped regularly.

Never flip a memory foam mattress. The foam will not hold its shape if you try to flip it, and it could even be damaged. You should not try to flip any kind of traditional mattress. Either they are made of springs and coils that can become damaged or dislodged when flipped.

Instead of flipping your mattress, rotate it by 180 degrees every time you change your sheets. You may want to do this twice a year. This will help distribute wear evenly across the surface of your bedding. Keep it fresh and clean-looking for longer than just flipping would. If you don’t want to worry about rotating at all, buy two identical beds and alternate them whenever one gets dirty. This a good strategy if you have kids in shared bedrooms!

Flipping a mattress helps it wear evenly

As you can see from the images above, flipping your mattress regularly helps to prevent it from wearing out prematurely. By rotating your mattress every six months. You are helping to ensure that it wears evenly and will last longer than if you don’t flip it at all.

Flipping can also help extend the life of your mattress.

  • It keeps your mattress from wearing unevenly.
  • It prevents the mattress from getting too soft or too hard.
  • Flipping a mattress can extend its life of a mattress.

How to flip your mattress?

You should flip your mattress every six months. This is a good way to ensure that the most important part of your bed will last as long as possible and give you the best night’s sleep possible.

Flipping it can be done in one of three ways:

  • Turn it over (vertically).
  • Rotate it 180 degrees so that the head of the bed faces inwards and vice versa (horizontally).
  • Turn it 90 degrees from its current position, then turn it back when done (vertically).

Some mattresses, including memory foam and latex mattresses, are not designed for flipping.

If you own a mattress that doesn’t have a removable cover and is not recommended for flipping. Such as memory foam or latex mattresses, you still need to rotate it every so often. That way, it can continue to provide support for your body in all directions. However, instead of flipping it over completely (as with traditional spring-based mattresses). Flip it from head to foot once a month on an even rotation schedule (say every three months).

How often you should flip your mattress?

The answer to this question depends on the type of mattress you have. If it is adjustable, it is typically recommended that you flip it every six months to a year. However, if your bed is one solid piece and doesn’t adjust in any way (like most traditional mattresses). Flipping it should be done once per year. Additionally, some experts recommend flipping it every three years. If you live in a humid area with lots of moisture like Florida or Hawaii.

Others still say it should be flipped every five years or so. Depending on how often you use it and how long it’s been since its last flip.

Regardless of what anyone tells you though—the best advice when flipping your mattress comes down to this. If something doesn’t feel right (i.e., lumpy), then change things up!

You should know whether or not your mattress needs to be flipped and if so, how often.

You should know whether or not your mattress needs to be flipped and if so, how often. It’s important to know how often you should flip it, because it will affect its life of it.

A good rule of thumb is that your mattress should be flipped every 180 days. This number can vary depending on how much activity you have in bed and also on what type of mattress you have.

You can also determine if it needs to be flipped by lifting it up with one hand from each side and then letting go; if there is a bounce, then this means that the springs are settling into place and flipping would be beneficial for comfort reasons. If there is no bounce when letting go, then this means that flipping isn’t necessary at this time since the springs aren’t moving around too much yet (or at all).

One-sided mattress

If you have a one-sided mattress, get it turned. If you don’t, you’ll end up with a mattress that is unevenly worn. You can flip the mattress yourself or call in a professional to do it for you. Turning your mattress regularly will help with back pain by distributing pressure more evenly across both sides of the bed and reducing pressure points on your body when lying down on your side. The cost for professional flipping services varies greatly based on where you live, but expect to pay around $100-$200 per flip (two times).

You can also save money by doing this process yourself if needed; however, there are some risks involved so make sure to read our guide here before attempting this project on your own!

Flip your mattress to prevent wear and tear

A lot of people wonder if flipping their mattress is actually worth it. The answer to this question depends on how often you flip your mattress and how much wear and tear you expect out of it. If you want the absolute best sleep possible, then yes! You should definitely flip it at least once every three months. The more frequently you flip your mattress, the less likely it will reach its expiration date before its time (and also the cheaper it will be).

But let’s say that instead of getting a good night’s rest, all these flipping are causing you an immense amount of pain and suffering. If this is true for whatever reason (maybe your bedmate has been feeling neglected lately), then all I can recommend is taking better care of yourself with regular exercise or massages from family members who live far away but still have deep pockets when it comes to guilt-tripping.

Don’t flip it if you don’t need to

If you can’t decide whether or not to flip your mattress, don’t do it. There are several factors that should be considered before flipping your mattress.

  • If the mattress is too old and has been long-term used by you, then it is not worth flipping at all and should be replaced with a new one.
  • If the warranty period is still valid then don’t flip your mattress as it will void its warranty.
  • Never flip memory foam or latex mattresses as these kinds of beds require special care for them to remain in good health condition for many years to come.

It depends

It all depends on the type of mattress you have.

  • If you have a memory foam or latex mattress, it’s best to not flip your bed at all. Memory foams are not meant to be flipped, and flipping them will result in uneven wear and tear. This can lead to sagging and unevenness over time, so it’s best to avoid flipping these types of mattresses at all costs.
  • However if you’re using a traditional mattress made from spring coils (like most people), there’s nothing wrong with flipping it every six months or so. Most experts agree that this is an acceptable practice—it doesn’t cause any damage or harm to your health—but there are some risks involved if done incorrectly or without proper precautions taken beforehand:

Turn or rotate your mattress

How often you should flip it depends on the type of mattress you have. If it is one-sided, it’s recommended that you rotate it every three months. This means turning it over so that both sides are exposed to air and wear evenly over time.

If you have a two-sided pillowtop mattress or other premium bedding, rotating is only necessary if there are visible signs of wear or if the top layer begins to separate from under layers as it conforms to your body shape.

To prevent undue stress on your bedding when flipping, use caution when lifting or moving them by yourself; instead, enlist help from another person if possible. Also be sure not to lift the entire set at once—instead, lift just one side at a time using table legs or furniture sliders (if available).


If you have a mattress that can be flipped, then it’s worth flipping. You may not notice any difference in the feel of your mattress, but over time it will help prevent wear and tear. You should also know whether or not it needs to be flipped and if so how often. There are some mattresses that do not need to be turned but most will benefit from regular rotation or turning.

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