What happens to a mattress during use?
Every night you rest on your mattress you are putting downwards pressure onto all of the layers. Maintaining the structural integrity of the mattress is important to ensure it continues to provide it’s 2 requirements for the perfect night sleep: support, and comfort.
Why is it important to rotate your mattress?
No matter what your mattress is made of you will need to rotate it to not only provide you the highest quality (koala-ty!) sleep but ensure you do not void your mattress warranty due to improper use.
Every mattress provider will let you know how often to rotate your mattress somewhere in it’s product details. If you’re unsure of how often to rotate your brand of mattress, just ask their team.
How often should you rotate your mattress?
We recommend that our customers rotate their mattress 180 degrees every 6 months. There is a general consensus online that you need to rotate your mattress every 3 to 12 months to keep your body in neutral alignment, and even out daily wear, and tear.
The frequency depends on what your mattress is made of. Modern mattresses are far more durable to daily use than older mattress models but should still be rotated but not flipped. Mattresses made of memory foam, hybrid foam, latex foam, and innerspring with a pillow tops should be rotated at least every 6 months.
We recommend setting a reminder alert on your phone every 6 months to rotate your mattress. Ensure that you clear a space next to the bed to give yourself plenty of room, and get a mate to help. You can take this opportunity to vacuum under the mattress, and lightly vacuum the underside of your mattress.
When should you flip a mattress?
As mentioned, modern mattresses are not designed to be flipped. For example, the Koala mattress is comprised of two layers: a support, and a comfort layer. The bottom layer is the support layer of high density eco foam while the top comfort layer is made of our Kloudcell foam that is soft to touch. Flipping the mattress would cause some uncomfortable sleep!
It is recommended that to flip, and rotate spring mattresses without a pillowtop every 6 months.
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Bernice Averion is the Growth Marketer for Australia at Koala. She manages the introduction of new growth opportunities, the affiliate program, referral program, influencer program, events, and content strategy. Outside of work, she is a blogger who posts about lifestyle.
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