It's Time: Turn Your Mattress

Is your mattress on a regular rotation schedule? If so, here's a simple trick to help you remember how and when to turn your mattress.

Mattress manufacturers recommend a mattress flip because over time, mattresses can wear unevenly from users sleeping in the same position every night and leaving permanent body impressions. By the time you notice your mattress start to sag, it's too late to correct the problem.

A good rule of thumb is to flip your mattress four times a year, alternating between end-over-end and side-over-side rotation. You can rotate every three months starting in January, or rotate at the start of each new season.

To help you remember which way is what, attach a label to each end of your mattress: one side that reads "January" (right side up) and "April" (upside down), and the other side that reads "October" (right side up) and "July" (upside down). Whenever one of these months rolls around, rotate the mattress so that the current month's name appears right side up at the foot of the bed.

Now that you know — push up your sleeves, grab a friend, and use this handy guide to help you turn your mattress properly.

Via: Martha Stewart

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(Image: Martha Stewart)