A good bed base can make all the difference to your mattress. Pairing your new mattress with a good, sturdy base ensures you will get the maximum benefits in terms of comfort and durability out of your mattress. On the other hand, if you use a poor quality bed base then you will really limit the benefits that your mattress can give you.
Remember that your bed base is literally the foundation for your mattress. There is nothing else holding your mattress up, so if your bed base sags, so will your mattress. This is still true even if you have bought a brand new, high quality mattress.
There are many reasons why having a good bed base is beneficial. We believe it comes down to this: Mattress + Base = Sleep System.
If it has been awhile since you bought a mattress or a base, mattress-related technology may have changed somewhat since the last time you shopped. Manufacturers and consumers are now realizing that a mattress and a base together affect each other. A good mattress on a good base will feel amazingly comfortable and will last longer. The same mattress on a poor quality base may neither feel as good to you nor last as long. The key here is that you cannot think of your mattress as an individual unit. Instead, it’s best to think of your bed as a sleep system containing a mattress and a base.
Is your sleep system working for you? If your bed sags or feels lumpy, or if you feel achy or tired in the morning, then odds are your current sleep system is not ideal for you. The issue may be just the mattress, just the base, or it may even be the combination, that they simply don’t work well together. This is why it’s important to buy your mattress and base from the same store if possible.
At Best Mattress we can help you match your base with your mattress. We know our products and we know what mattresses will go well with our bases. Our Five Star Bases may be exactly what you are looking for. We have a Five Star Low Profile Flat Foundation option. Or we have a simple Five Star Flat Foundation. Both are bases that will set up a good foundation for your new mattress.
A bed foundation is a solid slab of wood without any gaps or slats, used in a bed frame to support the mattress your choose to purchase, much like a platform bed. There is usually a flat corrugated board adhered to the top of the foundation to create greater areas of support for both the mattress and the sleeper.
The foundation can be used with our without a bed frame, offering more options for the person who is concerned about space. Foundations can be placed directly on the floor or braced on the four corners. The foundation should be the same size as the mattress without any visible gaps between the edges.
You may be wondering how to recognize a good bed foundation from a bad one. A good bed base will be solidly constructed. A base needs to be able to physically hold the continuous weight of the mattress without bending, sagging, cracking or breaking. Some mattresses are heavier than others. If your bed base was constructed in an era where light mattresses were the norm, your base may simply not be strong enough for today’s top quality mattresses. Also the ideal bed base should not contain too many metal parts, like spring coils. A wooden slatted bed base fits the bill perfectly.
Another important feature of a good bed base is air circulation. This is especially important to help deter mold growth in warmer and humid areas. Besides maintaining excellent hygiene, proper air circulation also lets you have a cooler and more comfortable night’s sleep.
There are many benefits associated with a having a bed foundation.
Mattress foundations are now a common and popular solution for bed support. A quality foundation helps to maintain the structural integrity of the mattress, which in turn, increases longevity. You should never put a new mattress on an old foundation. Don’t fall into the trap of replacing your mattress regularly but sticking with your old bed base. You will not get the full comfort you deserve and need, which your new mattress could easily provide if it were paired with a better mattress foundation. In fact, if you seem to be constantly on the search for the ‘perfect’ mattress and are unable to find a good one, consider whether the issue is really the mattress. It could very well be the base that is causing the problem.
A good bed base for your mattress is so important and vital for your sleep health. Your bed base and mattress should be thought of as a sleep system, and not individual components, working together to produce the overall comfort level your experience while resting.
The right sleep system for you can make all the difference in the world to your well-being. Allow us, here at Best Mattress, to help you find your perfect foundation. A Five Star Bed Base could be the solution that you are looking for to improve your night’s sleep and maintain your mattress.