You change your sheets; you add new decorative pillows; you buy new furniture; but how often do you rotate your mattress? Is it just an old wive’s tale that you need to rotate your mattress to keep it in the best shape? The answer can be tricky.
The main purpose of rotating a mattress is to keep the mattress from wearing unevenly. When you sleep on one side, you create an impression of your body. Rotating you mattress lets this impression breathe and reform. Caring for your mattress properly will keep it in like-new condition and make it last longer. But now with new technology and advancements, it isn’t always necessary to rotate your mattress depending on what type it is.
You should always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on your mattress or speak with a mattress professional from Mattress Super Store to get the best careinstructions for your mattress, but here are a few quick tips.
Does my mattress need to be rotated?
Your mattress would benefit from being rotated if you have a memory foam, innerspring or hybrid mattress. You don’t need to rotate your mattress if you have a Sleep Number or Tempur-Pedic.
How do I rotate my mattress?
Consider that you want to rotate your mattress so the are where you were laying your head will now be at the foot of the bed. We recommend moving anything near your bed like lamps or nightstands before you try to lift and turn, to avoid breaking anything.
How often should I rotate my mattress?
Because there are so many different type of mattresses, there is no one answer to this. You can rotate your mattress every three months to seasonally to once per year.
To speak with a mattress professional on our team, please give us a call or visit us in our Revere, MA store. We are happy to answer any question you have about rotating your mattress or buying a new one!