It is essential that you take proper care of your mattress in order to get the most out of it for the longest time possible. If you follow the tips below, you will enjoy the comfort of your mattress until time naturally comes to change it.
Due to normal wear and tear, mattresses should be changed every 7 years.
The first thing you need to do is determine is whether your mattress is one-sided or two-sided.
One-sided mattresses are mattresses where the sleeping surface is only on one side. They usually contain memory foam.
Two-sided mattresses are mattresses where the sleeping surface is on both sides. They are usually traditional (open coil Bonnell spring) or pocket sprung mattresses.
If you are not sure what type of mattress you have, check the mattress label, check the product listing or contact the retailer.
One-sided mattresses are non-turn. If you have purchased a one-sided mattress, you should rotate it every 5 weeks so that the head-end becomes the foot-end. See the image below.
If you have purchased a two-sided mattress, you should flip it (turn it over) every 5 weeks so that the top surface (see (A) below) becomes the bottom surface.