by Dylan Bowen June 07, 2022 2 min read
When I say rotate your mattress, I mean rotating the mattress 180 degrees and moving the head of the mattress to the foot of the bed and the foot of the mattress to the head of the bed. It’s important to rotate your innerspring mattress as it will even out the wear of the mattress and increase the mattress's longevity. Rotating the mattress will also help to keep your spine in its correct alignment.
Generally, you should flip your innerspring mattress around every three to six months but if you are really stretching it then it’s absolutely necessary to rotate your mattress at least once a year.
The first thing you should do is plan out how many times in the year you are planning to rotate your innerspring mattress. You can even use your phone, laptop or a standard calendar to remind yourself when to rotate your mattress. Depending on the brand of mattress how often you rotate your mattress will differ. Generally, you should flip your mattress every 3 months.
The second thing you should do is prep the space. It’s important to move items such as nightstands and also by removing all bedding and then deciding whether you want to rotate the mattress clockwise or anti-clockwise.
Plan out the rotation of the bed, if you have a headboard you will have to move the mattress away from the headboard before you start to rotate your mattress.
It’s also important to clean as you go along, whilst you are rotating you should stop and vacuum the hard to reach areas you can’t get to whilst the mattress is down.
Innerspring mattresses have steel coil springs which will wear over time if someone is sleeping and using the same spot every night for the whole time they have had the mattress. This is why you should flip the mattress guy also rotate the mattress too.
When flipping the mattress it’s important to remove everything off of the bed and also move everything away from the bed too. This job will take the assistance of two people as mattresses can be heavy.
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