Is flipping a mattress necessary?

Written by Foam Factory

As per a research carried out by the National Sleep Foundation, an adults requires on average around 7 to 9 hours of sleep everyday. This would imply that we spend a third of our lifetime sleeping. We could thus imagine the importance that choosing the right mattress and cushion has on the overall quality of our life and general comfort. Similar to the way people tend to choose the most comfortable chair and furniture for their office, ergonomy is important when it comes to your bed as well. In order to maintain the longevity of your mattress, it is often recommended to flip it often.

The frequency of your mattress rotation would depend on several factors such as your body weight and that of your partner sleeping on the same bed and on the type of foam mattress. This could range between once a month or two times a year. The idea behind flipping your mattress is to ensure that it is worn out evenly and to prevent uncomfortable body impressions from forming. Flipping your mattress, however, could turn out to be a tedious task, especially with heavy mattresses. Moreover, this method would not really prolong the life of your mattress if it is already worn out.

If your mattress is already worn out, a solution to increase your comfort would be to opt for a foam replacement. Mattress foam replacement projects are easy to carry out. You could also go for a change of mattress.

The Foam Factory offers a variety of foam mattresses such as the memory foam, convoluted foam and latex mattresses as well.