You had to flip your mattress regularly in order to even out the wear and to validate your warrantee. But flipping a mattress is difficult, especially if doing it by yourself or if you have to wrestle a queen or king sized beast.
The no-flip mattress was developed to save everyone the hassle of flipping their mattress. And as your mattress gets heavier over time because it accumulates dust and dead skin, flipping becomes even more difficult.
If you have a no-flip mattress you may still have to rotate the mattress. It’s not as much trouble if you can use the footboard to spin it around.
The no-flip mattress came about when mattress companies came up with the idea of only quilting the top of the mattress and then advertised that you no longer had to flip the mattress. Of course you didn’t – there was nothing on the other side!
Manufacturers saved a pile of money making no-flip mattresses by cutting quality and put that money right into their pockets. The problem now is that there is only one side of your mattress to wear out so that it will wear out twice as fast meaning your no-flip mattress with have to be replaced more often. The just means more money for the manufacturers.
Eventually the only side you can sleep on will flatten out or ruts will develop and you are hooped because you can’t flip the mattress over.
If you are looking at replacing your mattress, shop around and find a mattress that is quilted on both sides, then wait for a sale.
Since most mattresses are basically made the same, find one that you can afford and that you find to be comfortable without breaking the bank. More expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better, regardless of what the smiling salesperson says. They’re just counting up their commission in their heads.
Make sure you have a 30 day return warrantee so if you find you don’t like it after all you can return it or exchange it for another type. And if the store offers to take away your old mattress that’s even better.
And remember, a no-flip mattress means you’ll be losing sleep and money down the road.
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