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Do I Need to Flip or Rotate My Mattress?
Do I Need to Flip or Rotate My Mattress?

Yes, you need to rotate your mattress regularly to ensure even wear. No, you should not flip your mattress.

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Written by Nat
Updated over a week ago

You do not need to flip your mattress. (Our Avocado logo should always be right side up.) However, you should rotate your mattress once per month, head to toe, for the first six months to ensure the top wool layers compress evenly. Failure to rotate your mattress regularly will create the false impression of body impressions being formed, as the wool layer naturally compresses where you sleep and void the terms of your mattress Sleep Trial Policy.

No Flips Required

All Avocado mattresses have one side for sleeping. The Avocado logo at the foot of your mattress should be facing up so you can read it.

In our hybrid Luxury Plush, Green, and Eco Organic mattresses, the internal coil system, with fabric-encased innersprings as its support layer, lives at the bottom of the mattress. So it would be best if you never flipped your mattress. The zones in the innerspring unit are designed to provide ideal support for your neck, back, shoulders, and hips. Because of how these coil zones are arranged, as shown below, the mattress can be rotated without altering the performance of the zones.

The support layers of our Latex Mattress are designed in a way that there is a bottom and top, so you'll never flip it, either. To ensure you're sleeping on the right side, be sure the Avocado logo stitched on the mattress is upright.

Rotate Every Month For the First Six Months

Avocado mattresses contain a lofty, cushioning layer of GOTS organic certified wool on top of the mattress (see image below). It's normal for this material to compress slightly when you first start sleeping on your new Avocado mattress. To prevent body impressions, spin your mattress (head to foot) once every month for the first six months. It will take five-plus rotations to ensure even distribution. After the first six months, rotating every other month will ensure even wear over the lifespan of the mattress.

To make moving and rotating your mattress a snap, our mattress features four reinforced, hand-stitched handles — two on each side of the mattress.

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