Bed Frame Height Factors and Selection Process, Part 2

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Bed Frame Height Factors and Selection Process, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some basics on bed frame height. This is one of several factors that plays a role in choosing the proper bed frame and mattress for your sleeping setup, helping dictate how easy it is to get in and out of bed, among other things.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we offer several fantastic bed frame options in addition to our new mattresses and adjustable bed options for sale. Selecting the proper bed frame and height may make a larger impact on your sleep quality than you had ever imagined – in today’s part two of our series, we’ll dig into a couple different testing methods to help you ensure you’re purchasing the proper bed frame and height format, including both some mattress-related tests and a few that can be done separately.

Testing Your Mattress

In many cases, the simplest way to test what the ideal bed frame and mattress height will be for you individually is to simply use your current bed setup. Even if it’s not the ideal height, it can give you an idea of what will be.

For starters, sit on the edge of the bed with your legs hanging off in a normal position, with your hind parts right at the edge. If you notice that your knees sink to slightly below your hips, there’s a good chance your bed is too low – you will have to put unnecessary strain on your knees and joints every time you try to get into or out of bed. If you notice your feet dangling over the edge without reaching the floor at all, on the other hand, there’s a good chance the bed is too high. From here, simply measure the level at which you think the bed’s height should reach.

Other Testing Methods

There are also a couple other methods for finding your ideal bed frame and mattress height without using a bed or mattress at all. These include:

  • Chair format: Locate a standard dining chair, the kind that’s usually 18 inches in seating height (measure to confirm this). Sit down and stand up from this chair a few times – can you stand up without having to push off the arms of the chair or strain your knees? If so, this is likely a good mattress height for you. If you have trouble, on the other hand, 18 inches may be too low and you could be due for a higher frame.
  • Bar stool: If you’re taller and know you’ll likely need a higher frame, perform a similar test using a 24-inch or 30-inch bar stool instead. Check your comfort and how easy it is to get in and out of this seat, plus whether you strain your knees at all.

For more on choosing the proper bed frame height, or to learn about any of our new mattresses and other bedding accessories, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.