All mattresses, even the newer “no flip” mattresses, do in fact, need to be flipped. Flipping a mattress increases its lifespan and sustains its comfort. If a mattress is never flipped, the area of the bed where you sleep will compress and form body impressions over time. When not flipped, a mattress that is supposed to last for 20 years will only be comfortable for 5-10.
This is the reason we are so against mattresses with sewn on mattress toppers or pillow tops. A mattress topper needs to be flipped even more than a standard mattress due to its soft fibers and materials (which makes them less resistant to compression). Often when people have a mattress that is no longer comfortable, it is because the top layer has compressed; the actual mattress is still perfectly fine.
Flip your mattress topper every other week or whenever you change your sheets. This will allow it to wear evenly and resist body impressions.
ORGANIC LATEX MATTRESSES
The latex portion of your mattress, what we at Soaring Heart Natural Bed Company refer to as the “support layer”, is very resilient and long lasting. Latex doesn’t compress as fibers do, so there is little reason to worry about body impressions. Because of this, your latex support only needs to be flipped and rotated every six months to allow the cotton ticking underneath your mattress topper to have equal time exposed to air.
ORGANIC INNERSPRING MATTRESSES
Innerspring mattresses need to be flipped once a month. Steel springs compress very slowly, but over time and with constant use, the springs will lose some of their resistance. Flip your mattress so that it can wear evenly.
ALWAYS USE A 100% NATURAL FIBER MATTRESS PAD
All Soaring Heart organic mattresses, organic futons, and organic shikibutons, require the use of a Organic Cotton Mattress Pad. The average person loses about a pint of moisture a night. Mattress pads absorb body oils and moister, preventing them from soaking into your mattress. One of our protective and washable mattress pads will double the life of your mattress, keeping it clean and dry for years to come.
Our 100% cotton mattress pads are absorbent and sturdy enough to last you for years while our Organic Wool Mattress Pads have the unique ability to absorb and disperse water vapor, wicking it away from the body while actively repelling liquid, so your bed will be doubly protected.
For use in cribs, toddlers’ beds, for people with pets who sleep on the bed, or for customers who enjoy eating in bed, we recommend using both an organic wool mattress pad and a cotton mattress pad to protect against accidents. The cotton absorbs the spill as the wool repels what passes through.
Wash your mattress pad every other week or whenever you wash your sheets.