Rotate your futon mattress
A futon and futon mattress is something that many people have in their homes. Some use the futons as a bed and sofa. Some futons are the main pieces of furniture in people’s homes, especially those with smaller houses or apartments who use their futons all the time. One key thing that people forget is that they have to rotate the mattress on the futon. Rotating your futon mattress will keep it fresh and allow you to keep it longer.
By turning the futon mattress over, the material inside is given a chance to settle. As you sit or sleep in certain areas, much like a pillow, the material will start to get thinner. It will be pushed to other parts of the futon so the futon won’t be so even and get a bit lumpy. Turning it frequently will allow it to continue to level as pressure is applied to other areas of the futon.
Depending on the type of futon mattress you have, you will need to rotate the mattress more often. Futons made of cotton require the most turnover. It is recommended that you rotate your cotton futon mattress once a month or a little more if you use it quite often. The ones that are made of internal springs do not need to be turned as much. Similar to a bed, they can be rotated every 6 months. Finally, futons that are made from polyester and foam blends need to be rotated every 3 months or so.
When turning the mattress, turn it in a constant direction. Determine where you use it the most. If you tend to sit on it more, turn the mattress 180 degrees. If you tend to sleep on it, try turning it over when you turn it, and then turn it 180 degrees every other time you turn it. Track your system or use the same system during rotation.
It’s important to use a regular schedule and system when rotating your favorite cotton-filled futon mattress. For some, they must alternate between turning it 180 degrees and flipping it over. For others, they may spin it twice before flipping it over. Either way, keep it consistent so you can make sure you level the mattress.
If you tend to sleep on the futon, try to sleep on the right or left side of the mattress. This will make it easier to level when you turn it. Every time you turn the mattress, you will sleep on a cool side. It will gradually even out again until you need to turn it around.
A good futon mattress will stay firm for a long time. Some have been known to last for over 10 years or more. Maintaining a turnover period will help your futon mattresses remain soft and comfortable for your continued enjoyment.