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Should You Rotate Your Mattress? The Answer Might Shock You.

January 7, 2022  ·  6 min read

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Should you rotate your mattresses? The answer is simple: NO! While some mattress manufacturers may tell you that rotating your mattress is a good thing, this is a myth! The experts at Texas Mattress Makers are here to tell you that rotating or flipping your mattress does not extend the life of your mattress — in fact, it can hurt it. 

We know this goes against everything you may have been taught about mattresses, but we want to ensure that you can sleep comfortably on your mattress for years to come without flipping or rotating the mattress. You deserve the best and most honest advice from your mattress manufacturer and we are here to deliver that to you. 

The mattress experts at Texas Mattress Makers are here to help. Here are some reasons why our answer to “Should you rotate your mattresses?” is no.

An important thing to note is that these impressions are not the same as a mattress sagging (when the mattress collapses in the center and can no longer support your body properly). If you are having trouble distinguishing between the two, read our blog Mattress Body Impressions vs. A Sagging Mattresses.

1. You will lose your mattress’s natural mattress body impressions

When you purchase a new mattress, especially a quality one from Texas Mattress Makers, your mattress will begin to form to your body over time. This is what we like to call mattress body impressions — natural indentations that help to promote spinal alignment and provide the pressure relief needed for a great night’s sleep. It’s similar to breaking in a new pair of shoes: the stiff or firmer mattress will begin to soften and contour to your body as you sleep. This is a good thing and will ensure healthier sleep for years to come. 

Is it okay to rotate your mattress? 

We don’t recommend rotating a mattress that you have been sleeping on for a while — here’s why. First, if you decide to flip or rotate your mattress after the mattress body impressions have already settled in, your mattress will not feel as comfortable and you may begin to feel what we call bad mattress symptoms. If you share a bed with someone, you will be sleeping in someone else’s impression which can cause a lot of discomfort. The mattress impressions are made for your body, not anyone else’s. 

Second, mattress makers tend to design modern beds from the bottom up, with the comfort layers placed only at the top. Flipping them means you’d be sleeping on the underside of the base layer rather than the top, comfort layer. The result? A less comfortable and less supportive mattress. Ouch. 

What happens if you don’t flip your mattress? 

Nothing at all. Your mattress does not need to be flipped to stay comfortable and supportive. In fact, the vast majority of mattresses being made in the industry today are manufactured with high-quality components that do need to be flipped and actually should not be flipped. This is because they have distinct layers of support and comfort — meaning the support layer is at the bottom and the comfort layers are on top. If you flip a mattress that is not designed to be flipped, you’ll be sleeping on a harder surface that wasn’t made to provide the same feeling once it’s flipped. 

However, as the manufacturer we know not all individuals prefer a one-sided memory foam or pillow top mattress. This is where flippable mattresses can come in handy! Flippable mattresses are mattresses that are double-sided, providing equal comfort on both sides of the mattress. At Texas Mattress Makers, we aim to provide you with the best mattress for your unique needs. To learn more about the ins and outs of double-sided mattresses, watch our Snooze News episode then explore our selection of flippable mattresses today!

2. Rotating or flipping your mattress does not extend the life of the mattress

When it comes to tips on how to protect your mattress, we will tell you the truth. The reason other mattress manufacturers tell you to flip or rotate your mattress to “protect it” against “wear and tear” is because their mattresses can’t withstand the weight of your body long term. 

A high-quality mattress should be able to support you in your preferred sleeping position for years. If you ever purchase a mattress that needs to be rotated to keep it comfortable…you’re not buying the right mattress.

With a quality, handmade mattress from Texas Mattress Makers, you do not need to flip or rotate your mattress to extend the life of your mattress. Our mattresses are built to last you a lifetime, can support your body and keep it comfortable for years and are not one-size-fits-all. 

Keep reading: How often should you replace a mattress?

Texas Mattress Makers: The mattress experts you can trust

We understand that we have asked you to rethink everything you’ve ever been told about mattresses. A good mattress is an investment and we want you to be an informed buyer! While other mattress sellers will tell you to rotate your mattress, you now know that the true answer to “Should you rotate your mattress?” is no. Rotating your mattress will only disturb your sleep schedule and can cause you to have to replace your mattress prematurely. 

Texas Mattress Makers has the expertise to help you find the right mattress for you that will last you a lifetime. Because we believe that everyone deserves a good night’s sleep, we offer our customers flexible pricing and multiple financing and payment options to choose from! 

We are the mattress experts that you can trust. Shop our inventory online by either comfort level, mattress type, mattress size, or budget, or come and visit any of our convenient Houston-area locations today! We are happy to find your perfect mattress.

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