Harrison mattresses are heavy. We advise that you seek assistance to move, turn and spin the mattress. Handles are provided to assist with this but they should not be used to carry the mattress for any lengthy distance. Harrison mattresses
are designed to be slightly shorter than the base; this is to accommodate headboards and bedding. They are hand crafted and by their very nature will vary slightly in size. To this end, there may be a size variation of + /- 2cm.
The natural fillings used in your Harrison mattress will tend to settle over the first few weeks or months. Do not worry if hollows appear in the sleeping areas of your mattress leaving a central area of unsettled fillings. This is a
result of the fillings compacting under your body weight. This is quite normal and is not a fault. By following the turning/spinning instructions below, in due course the fillings will compress to a near even level over the entire
Turning & Spinning Your Mattress (Seasonal Turn Mattress)
Your mattress should be turned as frequently as possible, preferably once a week for the first 12 weeks as follows:
Week 1 Start with the label on the top of the mattress at the foot end.
Week 2 Spin the mattress through 180 degrees so the label is now on the top of the mattress under your pillow.
Week 3 Turn the mattress over completely so the label is now on the underside of the mattress at the pillow end.
Week 4 Spin the mattress through 180 degrees.
Week 5 Turn the mattress over completely so the label is on the top side of the mattress at the foot end (the original starting position).
Then repeat this full cycle.
Thereafter: Your mattress should be spun 180 degrees monthly and turned over every six months. WARMSIDE / COOLSIDE
After the initial twelve week period of turning/spinning, mattresses with Warm/Cool Sides (as indicated on the label) should be set with the appropriate seasonal side upwards. The mattress should be spun through 180 degrees monthly and
turned over twice a year to coincide with the seasons.
Airing Your Mattress
Leave your mattress to air on a daily or weekly basis - simply leave the bed linen turned back for a few hours each time. The vents set into the border of your mattress will allow air to circulate around and through the mattress.
Please note, this is an overview of how to care for your new Harrison mattress. For full guidelines, please refer to the care guide booklet that came with your new bed.