Nowadays many mattress manufacturers want their customers to believe that a single-sided mattress is good enough. They claim that a one-sided mattress is easier, because it doesn’t have to be flipped, and that such a mattress just as good as the two-sided mattresses that used to be the norm throughout the industry. The first part of that claim may have a tiny grain of truth, but it isn’t better for the consumer in the long run, and here’s why.
Flipping your mattress has an important purpose in extending the useful life of your mattress. After you’ve slept on the same spot on your mattress for a while, the materials under you can start to compress or sag. When you regularly flip and turn your mattress, the wear caused by using your mattress for its intended purpose is more evenly distributed across the mattress instead of being concentrated in one place. This not only means that any one spot on the mattress experiences wear over shorter intervals of time, but it also gives the materials time to recover when you’re not directly sleeping on them. This is more than worth the few minutes’ effort it takes to flip your mattress a few times each year.
Manufacturers moved to producing single-sided mattresses not because they’re a superior design, but because they’re cheaper to make. Of course, they didn’t pass these savings on to consumers—they maintained their prices at the same levels and pocketed the difference in profits. Consumers were also forced to buy new mattresses more often, as the one-sided models wore out more quickly. It’s not hard to see why manufacturers would be eager to set this system up as the new norm.
Buying and properly maintaining a two-sided mattress will save you money in the long run, because you’ll have to replace your mattress less often. Having two usable sides on the mattress reduces body impressions and sag, which means you’ll get a comfortable night’s sleep on your mattress for many more years than you would on a single-sided mattress. This is why every mattress IDLE Sleep designs and sells is two-sided.
We believe in providing a superior sleep experience at a comparable price to one-sided brands. Whether you’re in the market for an all-foam or a hybrid mattress, our products use the latest premium materials to regulate temperature and reduce pressure points while providing comfortable support. We want you to get the years of enjoyment you deserve out of our mattresses.
Excellent sleep is the foundation for healthy, productive days. At IDLE Sleep, we know that when you’ve invested in a high-quality mattress, you want it to last as long as possible. Our mattresses are designed to help you achieve that goal. If you’re ready to experience a great night’s sleep, it’s time to find out which IDLE Sleep mattress is right for you.