In short, no. You should not turn a memory foam mattress over. However that’s not to say they’re totally maintenance free – all mattresses benefit from a little TLC to prolong their life and quality. You just need to know what’s right for your type of mattress.
Can a memory foam mattress be flipped?
Although certain types of mattresses can be flipped, memory foam mattresses cannot. In fact, they are designed to be ‘no-turn’ mattresses. So turning it is a really big no no. Memory foam mattresses are multi-layer foam designs, with soft memory foam on the top and more durable and supportive base foam on the bottom. Flipping it would invalidate the features and benefits of the foam design – and it wouldn’t be very comfy either.
Should I rotate my memory foam mattress?
Yes, you should rotate your memory foam mattress head-to-foot. By rotating your mattress 180 degrees every few months, you’ll ensure the mattress wears evenly and prolong its lifespan.
Memory foam mattresses are pretty low maintenance, however there are a few other keys things you can do to help keep your mattress in the best condition. As mentioned above, regular rotation head-to-foot will help your memory foam mattress to wear evenly. You can also:
Use a Mattress Cover
A mattress cover helps to protect your mattress and keep it clean. All of our memory foam mattresses come complete with removable mattress covers which can be quickly removed with the zip fastening and machine washed at 40 degrees. Our mattress covers have the additional benefit of smart fabric temperature control. So if you often feel too hot or cold during the night, this could be the perfect solution. Click here to shop cooling mattress covers from £49.99
You can hoover your memory foam mattress to clean away dust and hair etc. Simply run the vacuum up and down the mattress using the soft brush attachment.
You’ve invested a lot of time and money in your new memory foam mattress – so make sure it’s lying on a supportive bed base! Broken slats or damaged supports could result in a dipping mattress. Click here for more advice on suitable bed bases
Air it Out
Allowing your mattress to breathe is extremely important in keeping your mattress in the best condition. When you get up in the morning, pull your bed covers back and leave your bed unmade – this allows the mattress and your bedding to breathe, evaporating any moisture that has been collected throughout the night.
So while you aren’t advised to flip your memory foam mattress, there are a few things you can do to prolong its lifespan.