Susana Frye. Box Spring. February 11th , 2018.
Of all the benefits to platform beds, none is as helpful and noticeable as the end to box springs. Box springs have always been more of a hassle than anything else, and can even ruin the comfort brought about by a nice, new mattress. The idea is that a standard bed frame cannot support a mattress directly. The box spring rests between the mattress and the frame, providing "durable" balance and foundation. In reality, the box spring creaks, wears out, and even breaks after continuous use. The problem is introducing an additional element to the bed - an element that typically doesnt have the strength to last very long without becoming an issue. Platform beds remedy this problem by removing the box spring from the equation altogether.
The real kicker here is that most modern box springs dont actually have "springs" in them, which basically leaves just the "box" part as a truth. And this is exactly what they are, a wood-framed box covered with fabric. All of the bells, whistles, and 21st century technology go into the mattress part of the bed, which, if you were a well-informed bed shopper, could take on all sorts of exotic construction from innerspring, foam, visco-elastic (memory) foam, flotation (water), or air. Since most box springs are hard, mattresses are designed to work perfectly well on just about any firm, hard surface.
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.
The Big Problem With Mattress Encasings is Taking Them Off To Clean Them And Then Having To Put Them Back On! Heres The Answer There is a simple solution to this problem and you can save money by not having to search for and purchase the much more expensive mattress encasings that are on the market. All you have to do is purchase a mattress cover to place over a less expensive but still quality dust mite proof mattress encasing. Mattress covers can also add comfort to your bed, they are reasonably priced and easy to find online, at Wal-Mart, Linens And Things and other department stores. Get a mattress cover that has an elastic bottom that will fit under the encased mattress while covering the top and around the sides of the mattress encasing. Comfortable mattress covers are available in regular and waterproof styles.
Many people love platform beds because of their low profile. The bed might be comfortable for people who do not like to sit up high in their beds. Or maybe even have health issues like back and knee pain which makes it difficult for them. It just makes it easier for them to get out of bed. Unfortunately, not too many people understand how to correctly put a mattress on top of a platform bed. Check Your Mattresss Instruction Guide 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.
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