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April 9, 2009

The Big Reminder: Sleep Tight Edition

Filed under: Big Reminder — Francesca @ 3:15 pm

Francesca says: mattresses should be turned, ideally, at least once a month. Francesca admits to doing it only every six months, but it still extends the life and springiness of the mattress!

Here is a tip: Take a permanent marker and write numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the various heads of the mattress. It makes it easy, when you turn it, to remember which side should now be under your head.

Here are instructions for turning a mattress.



  1. I never knew how often to turn my mattress. If I’m supposed to do that once a month, should I change my sheets once a month, too?

    Comment by ChloeMireille — April 10, 2009 @ 10:17 am

  2. I’ve got one of them there memory foam mattresses (best. thing. ever.) so those don’t need turning –at least not that I’ve experienced– but as for sheets, I think that depends a lot on your bed occupants and whether you are a night showerer, or a morning showerer. I bathe at night, an old habit from when it would take 8+ hours for my hair to dry, so I’m daisy fresh when I get between the sheets.

    I really only change my sheets once every three weeks in the winter and every other week in summer. We had them changed once a week in winter and twice in the summer when I was growing up.

    Comment by Plumcake — April 10, 2009 @ 12:29 pm

  3. Very inspiring stuff ;) Added you to my RSS feed. Was searching for “bed set” when I found “Manolo for the Big Girl!”. This has been a great read and a help; especially in the current economic climate.

    Comment by Bed Set — April 12, 2009 @ 6:36 am

  4. Their beds are so comfortable.

    Comment by Bed — May 5, 2009 @ 10:14 am

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