If the idea of enjoying a more comfortable night’s rest isn’t enough to compel you to follow the standard advice, which calls for flipping and/or rotating your mattress at least two times every year, you may be interested in what the experts at Sleep Junkies have to say. “According mattress makers,’ they report on their website, “flipping a bed at least once a year can make it last 5-7 years longer.”

Your bed is an investment – that’s important to remember. The simple act of flipping and/or rotating your mattress can protect your investment. And, of course, it will contribute to you getting a good night’s sleep.

One sided mattresses, usually we’re talking about the kind that have a pillow-top, can’t be flipped, obviously. But you’re not off the hook. They can – and should be – rotated.

You can find plenty of helpful videos online that will demonstrate the proper way to flip a mattress, including this one from DIY Network http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/flipping-mattress-95005 and this one from the inimitable Martha Stewart https://www.marthastewart.com/997005/how-turn-and-rotate-your-mattress  (is there anything that woman doesn’t excel at?).

You might want to check the tag on your mattress – yes, there is a reason for it and it’s a good idea to leave it on.  Not only do they often contain information about the proper maintenance, they can be essential for issues involving whatever kind of warranty your mattress comes with.

If it’s too late, and your tag is long gone, you may be able to check for specific care instructions by searching online – while promising not to tear the tag off next time.

“Some folks rotate their mattress once a month, but that may be a bit excessive,” Sleep Junkies says. “At the very least, you should turn your bed at least twice a year. It is important to note that not all mattresses require spinning. Some beds are designed for extended use and actually become more comfortable the more you sleep in them.”

If you think you might be one of the lucky ones with a mattress that doesn’t need to be flipped or rotated, don’t make assumptions. Look at the tag on your mattress or ask the experts at Natural Sleep Mattress. They know how to care for all kinds of different mattresses – from pure latex bliss products from Talalay and Hastens’ Auroria mattress to a one sided mattress and more!

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