Three Reasons Why You Should Have a Flippable Mattress

Flipping a Mattress

Some of us remember flipping mattresses. If it wasn’t your parents and you awkwardly attempted to flip yours after complaining about the bed, you probably have seen it in older movies and tv episodes. Flipping your mattress used to be a common occurrence in households. At least something that happened during spring cleaning. You may not have understood why, but it happened…then it stopped. 

Maybe you assumed flipping a mattress went out of style along with the hay packed inside from the cartoons, but actually a lot of mattresses stopped being flippable. If you don’t already have a Gardner Mattress, you may have noticed the mattress you bought a few years back doesn’t have a bottom. If you were to flip it, there would be only a layer of fabric and you might even feel the springs inside. 

In a sense, they went out of style at least with mattress manufacturers. It was a cost saving measure and a way to reduce material by creating only “pillow top” or one-sided mattresses. 

Now, if you currently have a mattress that’s one-sided and doesn’t seem flippable, you can always rotate it throughout the year to prolong its life and stop sags or dips from developing. But if you’re considering getting a new mattress, you may want to consider getting one you can flip for all three of the following benefits. 

Flipping Your Mattress Can Extend Its Life

Every night, you head to your side of the bed. Whether it’s with a partner or you’ve got that California King all to yourself, there is probably a side you prefer. While you might inevitably end up sprawled across the bed by morning, your mattress is constantly being used on one side which  can present signs of wear and tear more quickly. 

Sagging and sloping results from a loss of structure after constant exposure to the same weight in the same area. On average, mattresses should be flipped every three to six months, or whenever you notice any sagging. If you neglect this maintenance, your unevenly worn mattress will need to be replaced sooner than you’d ever expect.

By flipping your mattress, you’ll give the other side the chance of supporting you while the other side of the mattress comes “back to life.” Like a wilting flower finally getting a few drops of water, the other side will begin to find its original shape without the sagging. 

Considering you’ll be using your mattress for years and years, flipping the mattress and rotating it throughout the year will save your mattress from unnecessary pressure in one spot. The result is a product that can last for years.

Flipping Your Mattress Can Improve Your Health

By keeping your mattress in good shape, your body will experience maximum sleep support. This could mean your spine will be aligned, your back more supported, and reduce the chances of waking up with neck and back pain.

You’ll also feel more comfortable during sleep, which makes conditions ripe for longer stretches of quality rest. Good sleep and proper sleeping positions have been linked to better health, so making conditions optimal for sleep is essential for your well-being. Here are just a few benefits that we reap from sleeping well:

  • Healthier emotions— Sleep deprivation is actually linked to depression, so getting enough sleep is vital for your mental health.
  • Promotes a healthy brain— A rested mind means higher alertness and productivity in work and school.
  • Decreased risk of many chronic diseases.
  • With sleep regulation, your hormones will be more balanced.

When all these benefits await you, the five minutes it takes to flip your mattress become a negligible investment toward great returns on your health.

Flipping Your Mattress Can Reduce Allergens

Flipping your mattress makes it easy to do routine maintenance cleaning. When over 20 million people in America are allergic to mattress allergens like dust mites, it’s important to do everything you can do to reduce their numbers. Regularly flipping and vacuuming your mattress can decrease the numbers of pesky allergens by not having just one side exposed to our old skin cells and indoor dust.

Experience Healthy Sleep Today

If your current mattress is sloped and caved in beyond repair, it’s time to start on a clean slate and buy a good mattress. Gardner Mattress has been providing people just like you with comfortable mattresses built with outstanding craftsmanship for generations. Our organic, American-made mattresses are two-sided and built to last, especially if you regularly flip and clean them. Try out one today risk-free!


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