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Mattresses and Sleep

How Often Should You Flip Your Mattress? Everything You Need to Know

Your mother did it. Your grandmother did it too. And chances are, you've been given the same tried and tested advice – regularly flip your mattress. Many people think that periodically flipping and rotating a mattress prolongs the lifespan of their bed. Where that used to be the case for almost all mattresses, the design of modern mattresses today has changed that cardinal rule.

Flipping a one-sided mattress can be tedious work, and it's not highly advisable. There's the lifting, flipping, and positioning of your heavy mattress. Don't get us started on possibly throwing out your back! Most modern mattresses are built with your comfort and convenience in mind. Thanks to modern mattress technology, you can leave the flipping to your Saturday morning pancakes with our excellent non-flip foam and hybrid mattresses.

Flipping a Mattress

Flipping a mattress means turning it over so that you sleep on the opposite side. It has been common to flip a mattress at least once every three to four months. Older mattress models require flipping to avoid premature sagging. A sagging mattress is anything but comfortable, and flipping was believed to keep your mattress new for a longer time.

This act of flipping a mattress is supposed to give even mattress wear on all sides. Not all mattresses, however, need to be flipped. Most hybrid mattresses have been designed to be one-sided and have to be positioned precisely as recommended by the manufacturer. Unless it is a two-sided mattress and has been factory recommended to flip your mattress regularly, your new mattress may not need to be flipped at all.

Should I Flip my Leesa Mattress?

No! You don't have to worry about flipping your Leesa mattress. Traditionally, mattress companies recommend flipping your innerspring mattress to get even wear on both sides (and both ends) of your mattress over time. They advise that you flip or rotate your traditional mattress at least four times a year. With Leesa, you don't have to stress about a mattress-flipping schedule because you don't have to flip your mattress, just set it up once, and you're good to go for the years to come.

Our mattresses are designed from the bottom up, with layers in a specific order, to help you get better rest. If you flipped your Leesa mattress, you would compromise its entire performance design. If your Leesa mattress is not positioned correctly, you won't receive the benefits of the multilayer foam design.

This state-of-the-art foam design is intended to help your body recover and recharge during the night by providing support and cushioning right where you need them. In addition, the two-inch top layer of our beds allows for airflow, so you get a cooler night's rest. Flipping that layer on the bottom won't give you a good night's sleep as you would expect from a Leesa.

  • Base Layer - A supportive core foam and quick response steel coils provide you with extra support and stability.
  • Relief and Stability Layer- A layer of dense foam sandwiches dense micro coils gives extra cushioning and support.
  • Memory foam recovery layer- A layer of memory foam provides relief to pressure points and promotes better sleep.
  • Comfort Layer- This foam layer is exclusive to Leesa. Most mattresses don't have this feature, making your Leesa mattress breathable, lessening the need to be rotated regularly.

Are you worried about the life of your mattress? Don't be. We only use the highest quality materials and craftsmanship to ensure the Leesa mattresses outlive the lifespan of older innerspring mattresses without the need for flipping.

Just because you don't have to flip your Leesa mattress, it doesn't mean your mattress will have a shorter life span. Our beds are built to last and are guaranteed to be durable, so you can rest on your new mattress for years to come.

How Often Should You Flip Your Mattress?

If you have a double-sided mattress or are recommended by the mattress manufacturer to flip your mattress regularly, it is advisable to do this once every four months. Check with your manufacturer first before flipping your mattress because some specifications may be affected if you opt to flip your mattress.

Why Should I Flip My Mattress?

There are different reasons why you may be advised to flip your mattress:

  • To promote even mattress wear
  • For hygienic purposes
  • Improve the lifespan of the mattress

When to Flip a Mattress?

If you need to flip your mattress, it is recommended to do it once every four to six months. You may have a heavy mattress, and this job requires an additional pair of hands to get the job done.

What Mattress Types Should Not Be Flipped?

Most modern mattresses do not need to be flipped, especially with multiple layers that serve specific functions.

  • Memory foam mattress
  • One-sided mattress
  • Latex mattress

Before deciding whether it's time to flip your mattress, check with your manufacturer's specifications regarding flipping. The Leesa mattresses require no flipping at all; just set it up on your bed frame, and it's good to go for years to come.

Rotate A Mattress

Rotating a mattress is different from flipping. When you rotate your mattress, you are just transferring the area of the foot of the bed to the head of the bed, or vise-versa. It is simply rotating 180 degrees; rotating is much easier than flipping a mattress.

How Often Should You Rotate Your Mattress?

You can rotate your mattress once every three months. You can rotate your Leesa mattress to ensure even mattress wear on all sides.

How to Rotate your Foam or Hybrid Mattress

If you decide to rotate your Leesa mattress, it's pretty easy. The Leesa mattresses come printed with stripes that help you identify which side is which. Simply rotate the mattress 180 degrees so that the stripes are on the opposite side to where they were initially. Start at the bottom left corner and rotate the mattress clockwise until the bottom left corner is at the top right. If your Leesa stripes started at the foot of your bed, they would now be at the head. Then that's it; you're ready to climb in and experience the best sleep night after night.

Should I Rotate my Leesa Mattress?

When it comes to rotating your mattress, many Leesa sleepers like to periodically rotate their foam or hybrid mattress to promote even wear. This is especially important if you share your bed with a partner or a furry friend. Even if you regularly sleep alone, you can rotate your Leesa mattress to promote even wear on both sides, especially if you prefer sleeping on one side more than the other. Rotating your mattress can extend the life of your mattress so that you can expect quality rest every night for longer.

We recommend that you rotate your Leesa mattress 180 degrees every 3-6 months. That means positioning the stripes at the bottom of your bed for a few months and then at the top of your bed after that. When you rotate your mattress, it may also be a good time to do some seasonal mattress cleaning, including vacuuming your mattress, keeping it in top shape, and getting rid of those pesky dust mites.

Why Rotate My Mattress?

Although Leesa mattresses do not require to be constantly rotated, you may want to rotate your Leesa mattress for the following reasons:

  • Promote even mattress wear
  • Avoid premature mattress sagging
  • Promote better cleaning to rid your mattress of dust mites

When to Rotate a Mattress?

To get the best out of your mattress, you can rotate it once every three to six months.

What Mattress Types Should Not Be Rotated?

Unless your mattress has integrity issues like tears or holes that threaten it from falling apart, there are no specific mattress types on the market that you should not rotate. However, some particular mattresses have specialized functionality support for the head area. To be sure, ask your mattress manufacturer for specific instructions if you intend to regularly rotate your mattress.

The Right Bed Base Makes a Difference

On top of rotating your Leesa mattress a few times every year, having a suitable bed base can significantly extend the life of your mattress. A good bed base prevents your mattress from sagging and helps distribute the pressure of your mattress more evenly (so that it wears more evenly, too). So, what kind of bed base is best for your foam or hybrid mattress?

There are so many options for a bed base that it can be hard to choose the best one to partner with your new mattress. Your Leesa mattress needs a firm, sturdy base to not only give you the best rest but to ensure your mattress lasts a long time. Here are a few options that we recommend for your foam or hybrid mattress:

Pro tip: You would want to opt for a solid bed foundation, not a box spring. A box spring will not give your mattress the support it needs. It's not built to be sturdy enough, and over time, your mattress will sag through the gaps in a box spring, ruining it in the process.

If you're ready to get better rest, Leesa has your back. We've got great mattresses, pillows, bases, and a complete range of sleep accessories for the best sleep experience.

Visit us today to experience the best sleep. The right bed makes the difference. The right mattress is a Leesa.