How Often Should I Rotate or Turn my Mattress? 

Mattresses are not different from any other furniture or appliances. It needs proper care to last years and provides you with comfort when sleeping. Making sure your mattress is clean is one of the ways to keep it healthy.

Some people use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and hard-to-see debris. Others apply baking soda on the entire surface to remove the odor.

According to Mattress Research, cleaning alone is not enough to maintain your mattress’s beauty and lifespan. You also need to rotate or turn your mattress regularly after some time.

Why should you do it? And how often should you do it? This article will answer those questions to help keep your mattress healthy and maximize its lifespan, getting the best value for your money.

Why I Should Rotate or Turn my Mattress

Most mattresses can be rotated, but only a few can be flipped. Double-sided mattresses are the only ones that should be reversed as the same layer of coating applies on all sides.

It’s best not to flip any mattress unless the manufacturer advises you.

On the other hand, you can rotate most mattresses for some reason.

It helps keep it in good condition. Rotating your mattress allows you to spread out its wear-and-tear, making the product last longer than sleeping on the same side of the mattress. If you sleep on one side for quite some time, the damage will focus on that area, and you’ll have no time to recover from the pressure of supporting your body.

It helps it maintain the surface even. As mentioned, if you sleep on one side, the pressure will focus on one area, while the other parts don’t get any force. The area you usually sleep on will become softer and can harm the entire bed and your body.

It maintains proper support for the body. Spreading the wear and tear on the mattress gives it equal treatment. This means the support on your body will not be unbalanced; instead, you’ll get a similar one for a comfortable sleep.

It’s more hygienic to sleep on. Rotating your mattress can keep the surface clean. Since you’ll be moving it, dust and other particles will be easier to spot and remove. Plus, you’d most likely change its topper when you move it. However, to clean it further, you’ll need to take more steps for a hygienic mattress.

How Often I Should Rotate My Mattress

The frequency of rotating your mattress depends on the material used. Different manufacturers have their recommended rotation for each type. Generally, you should turn in innerspring and memory foam mattresses at least every three months.

On the other hand, hybrids can be rotated once every three to six months.

Remember that you can turn your mattresses as often as you feel, especially if you don’t get the comfort and support you’re looking for. The most important thing is to do it regularly.

You can keep a regular schedule when turning your mattresses. Since you already know how often you should do it, you can mark your calendar to turn it in again without forgetting it.

How To Turn My Mattress

Rotating a mattress is a straightforward task. Depending on the size, you might be able to do it yourself. For smaller mattresses, one person is enough. However, it’ll be faster if you have a helping hand.

The first thing you need to do is to remove the duvet, pillows, and sheets. Make sure that no other items are on the surface. You should also remove furniture near the mattress to avoid accidents, especially fragile ones, such as furniture with glasses.

Some mattresses have turning handles for more efficient rotation. You wouldn’t have to exert much effort. 

After that, move your mattress 180 degrees. The foot will become the head, and the head will be the foot.

While moving, pause in between to vacuum the dust mites and other debris, including allergen buildups. Remember that this area is an excellent place to accumulate allergens that can trigger symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, and other signs.

Finally, place the duvet, pillows, and sheets on your mattress. Ensure your beddings are clean to ensure a healthy, hygienic sleeping place.

If you’re redesigning your bedroom, you may want to put the furniture you moved to another location; if not, just return them from where you got them.

The Bottomline

Mattresses are investments because they can help you sleep better, relaxing your body and mind after a long day. Regardless of its price, it’s best to care for it to get value for your money. You’ll be able to use it for many years to come; at the same time, it will give you more comfort and effectiveness when it comes to sleeping.

Don’t forget to turn your mattress regularly to get the most out of it.

Eve Crabtree

Eve Crabtree is a journalist with a passion for interior design. She keeps up to date with the latest trends in the interior industry and regularly tests her hand at crafting and redecorating during her spare time.