Choosing the Proper Base for a New Mattress

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Choosing the Proper Base for a New Mattress

Many of us are regularly looking for ways to improve sleep quality, and one of the simplest ways to do so is to consider an upgrade to the base, or foundation, of your mattress. The proper base format adds not only functionality and comfort to your mattress and bed space, it also improves the aesthetics and layout of a room in many cases.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we have a wide variety of bed frames and foundation options, including several adjustable bed types that are becoming more and more popular today. Let’s go over some of the common options available to you when it comes to bed frames for your new mattress.

Box Spring

One of the most common traditional mattress support formats is the box spring, one that offers strong, simple support to any sleeper. As the name suggests, a box spring is a rectangular base layer, generally made from wood, metal or another strong material.

One important note to be aware of with box springs: While the “box” part of the name is clearly accurate, the “springs” section can be a bit misleading. There aren’t technically springs inside a modern box spring foundation, though there may have been in previous generations. Box springs raise the height of the bed, a benefit for many sleepers.

Metal Frame

If you’ve been struggling with sagging mattress issues in the past, your response should be twofold: First, consider whether you have the proper mattress. Second, however, consider switching to a metal bed frame, one that’s meant to help prevent sagging.

Metal bed frames are generally simple, manually set-up foundations that sit lower on the ground than a box spring. They tend to contain strong vertical bars on each end, strong horizontal connectors, plus a middle vertical bar section that provides that additional support you’re looking for. Another primary benefit of a metal bed frame is the ease in storage – you can’t fold up or similarly lower the size of a box spring or Bunkie board, but you can with a metal frame.

Adjustable Bed

Also called an adjustable base, adjustable beds are exploding within the mattress market over recent years. As the name indicates, these bases allow you to adjust your heat, feet or both while sleeping or otherwise relaxing in bed. For people who struggle with particular sleep conditions like acid reflux, sleep apnea or chronic pain, adjustable beds often are the perfect comfort solution.

Bunkie Board

Finally, a Bunkie board is a slim wood foundation that can be applied to virtually any mattress as a foundation. Named for its original purpose supporting bunk beds, Bunkie boards have now been expanded to a variety of sizes, providing great support for memory foam mattresses in particular. Bunkie boards are great for any space need as well.

For more on the mattress base options available to you, or to learn about any of our mattress services, speak to the staff at 2 Brothers Mattress today.