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To Flip or Not to Flip Your Mattress?

Updated: Nov 1, 2023

Two people flipping a mattress
To Flip or Not to Flip?

Non-flippable mattresses have gained popularity in recent years due to several advantages they offer over flippable mattresses. Here are some of the reasons non-flippable mattresses are often considered better than flippable mattresses:

  1. Convenience: Flipping a mattress can be a cumbersome and physically demanding task, especially for larger or heavier mattresses. Non-flippable mattresses eliminate the need for flipping, making them more convenient. They have a single sleep surface, eliminating the need to rotate or flip the mattress to maintain its shape and integrity.

  2. Enhanced Durability: Non-flippable mattresses are specifically designed to be used on one side only. This allows manufacturers to focus on reinforcing and improving the durability of that single side, which can lead to a longer lifespan compared to flippable mattresses. Additionally, non-flippable mattresses are less prone to sagging or developing uneven surfaces, contributing to their overall durability.

  3. Specialized Comfort Zones: Many non-flippable mattresses feature specialized comfort zones or targeted support areas that cater to different parts of the body. For example, they may have firmer support in the lumbar region to promote proper spinal alignment. This design approach ensures that the mattress provides the right level of comfort and support in specific areas, enhancing overall sleep quality.

  4. Reduced Motion Transfer: Non-flippable mattresses often incorporate advanced materials like individually wrapped pocket coils and memory foam or latex, which are known for their ability to minimize motion transfer. This means that when one person moves or shifts their position during sleep, the motion is less likely to be transferred to their partner. This is particularly beneficial for individuals sharing a bed, as reduced motion transfer can lead to fewer sleep disturbances and a more restful sleep experience for both individuals.

  5. Lower Weight: Flippable mattresses tend to be heavier because they are “finished” on both sides. This means there is a topper on both sides of the mattress, resulting in more material in the mattress. Non-flippable mattresses are only finished on one side, so they are typically lighter, making them easier to move, transport, and handle during setup or cleaning.

  6. Lower Cost: Typically a non-flippable mattress will be priced lower than a flippable mattress, due to the fact that a non-flippable mattress only has one sleep surface. This means less labour and material go into manufacturing the mattress, and it can be sold at a lower price.

It's important to note that while non-flippable mattresses have these advantages, they still require regular rotating (180-degree turn) to ensure they wear evenly and maintain their longevity. It's recommended to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for maintenance and care of any mattress to optimize its performance and lifespan.

DreamLife Mattress Outlet carries 16 different models of mattresses that do not need flipping; however, we realize that while non-flippable mattresses offer many advantages, some individuals still prefer flippable mattresses due to personal preference. This is why DreamLife designed their only flippable mattress: The Silverstar. Ultimately, the choice between flippable and non-flippable mattresses is up to the individual, and DreamLife Mattress Outlet has you covered no matter what your preference is!

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