Finding the mattress that’s a perfect fit for you is a personal process. There is no “one size fits all” solution. In fact, several factors may alter what kind of mattress is suitable for any given person. Some of these considerations include your age, body type, preferences, and lifestyle — all of which may impact all of your mattress considerations, including whether you should purchase a one-sided or two-sided mattress. You may not have even known that the distinction between a one-sided and two-sided mattress existed, but we’re here to break down everything you need to know.
What’s the Difference Between a One-Sided and Two-Sided Mattress?
Back in the day, almost all consumer innerspring mattresses were double-sided. All this meant is that you could flip the mattress over and sleep on the other side. That’s why you often see this as a common mattress maintenance tip. However, around 15 years ago, this started to change, and we began to see single-sided mattresses. It’s hard to say what caused this change, although it’s important to note that single-sided mattresses are typically cheaper to produce, which may have influenced the move over time. Then again, there are some reasons a customer may want to make that decision for themselves.
Benefits of a Two-Sided Mattress
Thinking about getting a mattress with two sides? One of the most important considerations is the lifespan of a mattress. Eventually, all beds break down. It’s inevitable. However, there are some ways we can control how often that happens, like proper mattress maintenance. With a two-sided mattress, you’re able to flip it over onto its flat side after some time, helping the mattress settle out and allows users to get more use out of the product. Just remember that double-sided mattresses are also heavier as a result and that when flipping, you may need someone to lend a helping hand. They also tend to be more expensive and less readily available.
Sticking With Simple
So why purchase a single-sided mattress anyway? Well, for the complete opposite reasons. Let’s say you have no interest in flipping your mattress, or you know you’re going to be moving soon and ditching your bed anyway, so you aren’t concerned about its longevity. Alternatively, you may just not want to spend that extra bit of money. Lastly, you may have a specific type of mattress in mind for other reasons, and it may only be available as a single-sided mattress. In these cases, a one-sided mattress may be your best bet.
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