Your mattress is one of the most important parts of your home. If you’re doing sleep correctly, you’ll be spending eight hours a night on your mattress, a third of your entire life. So you might not be surprised to hear that your mattress is likely one of the filthiest parts of your home, especially if you don’t clean it as often as you should.
A recent article saw terrifying statistics reveal that a third of Brits only wash their bedding once a year! We’re going to go ahead and presume that isn’t you.
If you keep your bedding clean and you’re interested in making sure your mattress is clean also, you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss how often you should flip – and clean – your natural mattress.
How often you should flip your mattress depends on the type of mattress you have. Memory foam and latex mattresses should be flipped once or twice a year. Newer innerspring mattresses should also be rotated once or twice a year. Older innerspring mattresses should be rotated two to five times per year.
Your natural mattress should be flipped twice a year. This will help make sure your weight is not creating any permanent dips in the mattress by redistributing it to another part of the material.
As well as flipping your natural mattress, you should also make sure you keep it clean. This is the best way to make sure your mattress lasts as long as possible.
When you sleep in the same spot for months at a time, you might start to notice dents and dips in your mattress that make it uncomfortable to sleep on. Over time, this can also cause uneven mattress wear and tear, which might mean you end up with a mattress that is damaged beyond repair in one area even though the rest of it is fine.
Flipping your mattress is said to help extend the lifespan of your mattress by evenly spreading the pressure so that it isn’t all contributed in the same places.
As well as prolonging the life of your mattresses, flipping your mattress will also help you sleep more comfortably by giving you a sturdier surface to sleep on. This is particularly important for those of you with back pain.
Other mattress care tips
Mattresses are important purchases and for that reason they usually cost a fair amount, so you will want to take extra care of your mattress to make sure it lasts as long as possible. Luckily, there are some very simple quick and easy tips that can seriously prolong the lifespan of your mattress. Here are some of them.
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