Babette. Box Spring. September 05th , 2017.
More bedroom furniture manufacturers produce platform beds nowadays to follow the current trend in design which is the minimalist. Because of the platform beds simple and clean designs it goes well with any minimalist design. The beds frame can be turn into shelves and drawers making it an ideal storage. Clutter and space are now taken care of. One third of your life is spent sleeping; so if a person lives 80 years, 10 years of it was spent sleeping. Now with such duration it is a must to buy a durable and comfortable bed. You dont want to suffer a backache due to uncomfortable bed for 10 years right? Choose a bed and mattress that suits your needs is an investment in your overall health and well being. Each and every one of us deserves a sound sleep after a hard days or work.
Its best to first review your mattress manufactures guideline on how to properly set up your mattress. Many mattresses require you to have a box spring. This box spring ensures your getting adequate back support. Incorrect box springs can cause lumps and dips. The result can cause severe pain in your body or maybe worse, less quality of sleep. Remember that its important to review the guideline. Improper setup could possibly void your warranty.
Realistically, from all of the research I have done on this (and with a girlfriend that constantly debates this point with me, Ive done my share of research), I have concluded that box springs only do two things well, and that is 1. increase the overall height of the bed, and 2. soften the overall firmness of the bed (given that the box spring is not extremely firm). Helping the mattress last longer is a distant, distant, and arguable third. As a person who neither cares for a tall bed, nor a soft bed, I found that platform beds are the most stylishly modern, environmentally-friendly pieces of furniture to complement my mattress. You simply dont need a box spring for your mattress/bed.
If your purpose for a platform bed is to have a lower profile that adding a box spring might not make any sense. There are platform beds that have that have a much lower foundation that can easily set up the box spring and mattress. This way you can get the best setup for your mattress and still have that desire low profile. Slats can take place for the box spring. But once again you should refer to your manufactures guide. Depending on your mattress thickness, you could possibly feel the sagging around the spacing of your slats. Off course the closer the slats the better, but most of the times the slats are built in and only able to adjust them minimally.
Over the years bedroom furniture designs evolved through the years. Before the popularity of platform beds, the box spring bed dominated the bedroom scene. Box springs have coils to support the mattress. The coils provide extra resiliency and serves as a shock absorber as the body weights presses on. Platform bed on the other hand supports the mattress with a hard raised wooden platform minus the spring or coil.