Finding Your Base: What Type of Mattress Base Is Right for You?

Who doesn’t love coming home to recharge after a long day? Building the perfect sleep sanctuary equipped for your needs can help you do just that, and the right sleep environment is the best way to get a good night’s sleep. One way to maximize your mattress is by adding a base. It’s an easy way to give any bed an upgrade.

From your health to your home, the benefits of adding a mattress foundation to your bed are big. Before you begin shopping, where’s the best place to start? Take a look at the mattress base options available for your bedroom:

What is the right type of mattress foundation for you?

Metal Bed Frame

If you’re on the hunt for a mattress base that will provide your mattress with the support it needs, a metal bed frame may be the foundation for you. A traditional metal bed frame is designed to prevent mattress sagging and increase mattress longevity with the use of a box spring or bunkie board. A platform bed frame is great bed frame alternative for those who don’t want a box spring or want to maximize storage.

Leggett and Platt Max Metal Bed Frame

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Not only does the Leggett and Platt Max bed frame support your mattress and box spring, it also protects your floor with six plastic guides to keep the feet from scratching hardwood, tile or tearing up your carpet. This metal bed frame keeps your mattress off the ground and features a center support to prevent your mattress from sagging in the middle. It should be used with a box spring or bunkie board to properly support your mattress.

Sleepy’s Deluxe Raised Metal Platform Bed Frame

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The Sleepy’s Deluxe Metal Platform Frame is a stylish and useful alternative to a box spring or any other mattress foundation. With this base, the mattress sits directly on the metal frame, creating 13 inches of storage space underneath. This foldable, metal foundation offers unprecedented support of your entire mattress to prevent sagging and improve the longevity of your mattress. Shop metal bed frames.

Box Spring

If you’re in search of a traditional mattress base, you should consider supporting your mattress with a box spring. A box spring is a base layer that adds height and even support to your mattress. With wood or metal models on the market, the sturdy material gives your bed an upgrade. While the foundation doesn’t actually have springs, a box spring can bring a bounce to your mornings.

Sleepy’s Universal Box Spring

mattress base adjustable bed adjustable bed base what is a bunkie board memory foam mattress base adjustable mattress baseA box spring guaranteed to give you a good night’s rest? The Sleepy’s Universal Box Spring. This box spring* can raise the bar for any bedroom. Solid and built to last, the metal design is often quieter than many all-wood options on the market. Shop all box springs.

Adjustable Beds

An adjustable bed, also known as an adjustable base, is a movable mattress foundation that lets you adjust your head, feet or both. For sleepers who enjoy resting and relaxing in bed, an adjustable bed base might make a perfect addition to the bedroom. The adjustable bed is often a good option for sleepers with issues like sleep apnea, acid reflux, chronic back pain or those that just like to chill in bed.

Leggett and Platt 100 Series II Adustable Base

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Inclined to recline? Take a look at the Leggett and Platt 100 Series adjustable base. With simultaneous head and foot adjustability, this adjustable bed base gives you all around comfort and flexibility. Complete with a wireless remote, you can switch from bed to binging television shows in no time. Shop all adjustable bases.

Bunkie Boards

In search of low-profile support? A bunkie board might be exactly what you are looking for. If you’re wondering, “what is a bunkie board?” we’ve got your answers! It’s a slimmer, wooden foundation that can be used to support mattresses of all size. Ideal for trundle beds, bunk beds and platform beds, bunkie boards are great options for mattresses in smaller spaces. A bunkie board can also make a great memory foam mattress base and help reinforce beds with lateral slats.

Sleepy’s Heavy-Duty Bunkie Board with Wooden Slats

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Easy set-up? Sign us up. The Sleepy’s Bunkie Board has wood slats that roll out onto your bed frame, so there is no assembly required. An alternative to link springs, this heavy-duty bunkie board gives a solid and secure foundation designed with support in mind.

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Ready to take your sleep space the next level? You deserve to find the perfect mattress foundation to support your sleep needs. Visit a Mattress Firm location near you or shop online at MattressFirm.com to make sure your mattress base is covered.

Happy sleeping!

*Some manufacturer warranties require a specific box spring. Please check your mattress manufacturer’s warranty for more information.

About The Author

The Daily Dozers The Daily Dozers are the mattress experts behind The Daily Doze, pooling their knowledge to bring you all that you need to know about what’s right under your head (literally). The Daily Dozers are team members who have been embedded in the mattress industry for years, whether that’s at one of our thousands of neighborhood stores, or in our hometown of Houston at BedQuarters. These product experts can answer any question you might have about your bed. From ‘what size mattress do I need for my room?’ to ‘how do I know if I need an adjustable base?’ – there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers. Even better? The Daily Dozers work together with The Savvy Savers to make sure you’re getting the bed you want, at a price you can’t find anywhere else.

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