Mattresses - turnable or non-turnable?


Do you need to turn your mattress every few weeks? What benefits do you get from a non-turnable mattress?

For many years, mattress construction required the customer to turn the mattress on a regular basis in order to extend its life span and provide as much support as possible. Today's mattress market still stocks mattresses that need turning, but many mattresses are adopting a non-turnable construction, where the mattress only needs to be rotated. So what's the difference?

Turnable mattresses

Many mattresses need to be turned in order to ensure that the filling remains evenly distributed. Manufacturers recommend that when you first get your new mattress, you turn it every week, to help to settle the filling. Do this for the first two or three months and then cut down to turning once a month. You should never try to turn a double or larger mattress by yourself, particularly if you have back problems. Mattresses are heavy, and you need to turn it carefully. Follow our guide to easy turning:

• Rotate your mattress through ninety degrees
• Push the mattress so that it hangs slightly off the bottom edge of your bed
• Raise the mattress up on the edge closest to the middle of the bed
• Support the mattress as it falls towards the head end of the bed
• Rotate the mattress until it sits fully on the bed base

You will need help to raise the mattress and support it as it turns. This is important because if you bang or bump the mattress as you turn it, you may damage the springs inside, which could decrease the support that your mattress offers.

Non-turnable mattresses

In recent years, mattress manufacturers have been looking for ways of constructing mattresses so that they don't need to be turned over at all. At the very most, all these mattresses need is occasional rotation from head to foot. New materials and springing systems mean that the mattress won't suffer from the same settlement problems as other forms of construction may, and these mattresses are particularly useful for those who are unable to turn a mattress by themselves because they live alone or have back problems.

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