It happens to every parent. One day you look at your child and think to yourself, “Whoa! Did they just grow six inches overnight?!? Pant's legs are too short, they can suddenly reach the top shelf, and for many, their bed starts to look too small.
Sleep is important for all of us, but it is particularly for growing teens as they are going through tremendous body changes and need to be attentive in these important school years.
There are a few things to think about when you’re picking a mattress for your growing teen. First, it makes sense to buy an adult-sized mattress. If you buy a twin mattress for your twelve-year-old, you’ll find yourself buying a new mattress in two to three years.
Here are a few other factors to consider:
Sufficient Support for Proper Spinal Growth
Your teen is going to go through a number of growth spurts between the ages of 10 and 16, and as their body changes and grows, they need extra support. It is critical that their mattress creates proper spinal alignment.
The Flip 54 Mattress is designed with 7 Zone Flip Foam that is specially cut to be supportive all along your child’s body, particularly around the shoulder to hips. An even surface holds your child’s body in a neutral position and redistributes pressure, making sure that they get the proper spinal alignment to promote proper bone growth.
It is recommended that children have firmer support in their early youth to help with proper spine growth. That being said, their preferences can change as they get older. Instead of having to buy another mattress if their sleep preferences change, you have the peace of mind knowing that you can simply “do the flip” when they are ready!
Hot flashes and night sweats are not uncommon for teenagers, especially teen girls. While normal, heat fluctuations can impact the quality of their sleep.
The Flip 54 Mattress was designed to include a top layer of foam infused with a cooling gel to help with this problem. The cooling gel absorbs body heat and draws it away from the body, keeping them cool and comfortable.
Tuck, an organization committed to providing unbiased sleep resources, writes that mattresses made of natural material are better for you. That’s why the Flip 54 uses only the highest grade plant-based foams in our mattress. Our mattress is CertiPUR-US certified for quality and made without mercury, lead or other heavy metals.
Last, but not least you want comfort. According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens need about 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night to function best, but only 15% of teens reported sleeping 8 1/2 hours on school nights.
As a parent, you’ll want to manage digital distractions and establishing good sleep routines, but creating a comfortable sleep environment can help. Make sure they love their bed! The Flip 54 Mattress’s 7 Zone Flip Foam is built for comfort, and the two-sided design gives teens the option to pick medium-plush or medium-firm support.
These factors are all important to promote good sleep and health, but as a parent, you also want to know you are buying a product that’s going to last.
Because the Flip 54 Mattress is designed to be two-sided, its construction is of higher quality than most standard mattresses. As a result, the Flip 54 Mattress has an additional two years on the standard 10 years retailer warranty offered by the majority of the one-sided companies.
The Flip 54 Mattress should last your teen from awkward growth spurts to the first day of college and beyond. Visit our online mattress store for all the options and benefits - you even get a 108-night trial.