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Finding Your Base: What Type of Mattress Foundation 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 a great bed frame alternative for those who don't want a box spring or want to maximize storage.

Mantua Max Metal Bed Frame

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Not only does this 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.

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

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A 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.

TEMPUR-Ergo Extend Adjustable Base

TEMPUR-Ergo Extend Adjustable Base

Tempur-Pedic's most elite adjustable base, the TEMPUR-Ergo Extend combines QuietMode™ technology that gently tilts your mattress to an anti-snore position with the PerfectSeat™ to create the ultimate sleep experience. The zero-gravity preset will let you feel weightless while taking pressure off your back while you sleep.

Leggett and Platt 500 Series Adjustable Base

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Inclined to recline? Take a look at the Leggett and Platt 500 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.

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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.

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