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Question #31342 posted on 12/11/2006 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

I have a friend who bought a new mattress and now he has penciled in reminders on the calendar to flip the mattress every two weeks. Do mattresses really need to be flipped periodically? If so, how often? And what is the proper way to flip a mattress?

- Not losing sleep over it

A: Dear not loosing sleep,

From eHow's article How to Care for a Mattress:
Rotate your mattress twice a year, or more often if instructed by the manufacturer. Flip it over completely after the first six months. Then, after another six months, flip it over and turn it so that the head is at the foot of the bed. Some new mattresses don't need flipping. Check with the manufacturer.
- Katya