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Why Is My New Mattress Not Double Sided?

Jun 08, 2013

For many years, the mattress industry has drilled into our heads that we need to rotate and flip our mattress. Just like a set of tires, it made sense to flip and rotate the mattress.

But think about it logically for a moment: If you sleep with a partner, isn't each side of the bed wearing out? How is flipping the mattress going to prevent it from developing a body impression?

Let's go back 15 years and look at the evolution of mattresses. In the late 90's some of the major mattress manufacturers started to build one sided mattress. Some consumers got upset, feeling they were being ripped off, being deprived of that other side of the mattress. However, the industry was correcting a major design flaw: Building on a soft surface created an unstable mattress.

When you build a house, you must first start with a solid foundation. A solid foundation ensures a stable structure above the foundation. Mattresses are no different. They support movement and weight, and when the bottom of the mattress is soft and malleable, that means the firm, supportive structure in the middle is not properly anchored and over the long term, it allows the top layers of the mattress to shift and sag.

The one sided mattress is now common place, but it doesn't mean you should not properly maintain your mattress. If you sleep alone consistently, and sleep in one spot consistently, turn your bed from head to toe once in a while to allow each side to get equal wear. Nest Bedding mattresses, both our organic non-toxic mattresses and our memory foam mattresses are designed to last a long time and are one-sided. We recommend placing a washable protector on the mattress to keep it long lasting and free of stains that can damage the mattress.

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