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Möbius's Mattress

continuous mattress
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It's time to turn the mattress over, and I find this a real pain. If only there was a type of mattress that never needed turning.

Fortunately Mr Möbius was kind enough to discover/invent a circular form, with a single sided surface that makes the perfect solution to the mattress turning chore. From now on there is no need, as Möbius's Mattress requires no inversion.

All that is needed are a few turns of the handy crank, and a fresh section of mattress is hauled into position, and the bed can be made up again. The extra mattress "loop" is naturally stored under the bed, connecting the head to the foot, and calibrated so as to make it easy to move a fresh section into position.

xenzag, May 04 2014

Toroidal thingy https://www.google....?q=slippy+snake+toy
[pocmloc, May 06 2014]

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       A mattress that looks like a large soup can with both ends cut out, could also do this. But the crackers would stare you in the face or drop on you, no fitted sheets, and you have to crawl over the foot of the bed to shut off the alarm.
popbottle, May 04 2014
  

       How about a toroidal mattress, with a conveyor-belt mechanism for the bed base? The headboard and footboard would constrain the matterss from squirting off the end under your weight.
pocmloc, May 04 2014
  

       That's the general idea.
xenzag, May 04 2014
  

       Not needed. The last time I went mattress shopping, all the new models no longer needed to be rotated.   

       I interpreted this to mean that they decided to save on materials by making only one side of the mattress fit for sleeping on, and they really didn't care if the user only got half the life out of the springs because of that.
scad mientist, May 05 2014
  

       My mattress has a "hot" side for the winter, and a cool side for the summer. It's a bollox turning it over. In fact I've just voted in favour of my own idea and I'm off now to haunch down a chocolate biscuit as even more reward.
xenzag, May 05 2014
  

       No it's not the idea, see <link>. Toroidal but not möbiusoidal
pocmloc, May 06 2014
  

       If used in an escalator with a see through bottom, everybody would gather at the mall staring at it for hours while buying popcorn from the nearby stand.   

       And [+] for the two dots on top of the o.
pashute, May 07 2014
  

       One would assume that August Mobius' mattress was straw and cotton or something, rather normally shaped.
FlyingToaster, May 07 2014
  

       Clever.
doctorremulac3, May 07 2014
  
      
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