Getting the right bed mattress for the right bed design and style


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Whether you are getting an entirely new bed or you are replacing the mattress on a bed that still has a lot of life left, there are a lot of things to consider when browsing for new mattresses. You and your spouse (if you have one) deserve to be comfortable while you rest, lounge, nap, sleep, read, etc.
If you’ve seen ads or gotten recommendations from friends and family, you may be prepared to commit to a particular brand or type of mattress. This can help you narrow your options with a search that is much more direct and to the point, but it shouldn’t be an absolute. Just as important as comfort, you have to choose the right mattress for the right bed.

Beds come in a variety of styles and designs, and different types of beds require different types of mattresses. There are also considerations such as overall bed height once the mattress and/or box spring is in place, which can be a difficult obstacle for those who have a bed frame more than a few inches off of the floor.

Of course, you also need to make sure you are getting the right size of mattress for your bed. As a general rule, those who share a bed with another person, even on occasion, should get at least a queenside (with separate bedding) to avoid late-night skirmishes. Tall individuals should also get at least a queen size bed to allow for additional length.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind as you choose your mattress. Once you know what you’re looking for, look for mattresses for sale and check prices here.

Do you need a box spring?

It might be surprising, but box springs are on the way out. Most of the beds you find today already have a platform, whether wire mesh or platform, that eliminates the need for a box spring. It allows you to have a slightly lower bed overall, which is important for some. Not needing a box spring also, of course, cuts down on the overall price of your new bed.

If your bed still has the traditional wood slats, you may still need a box spring, or at least another type of platform on which to rest the mattress. You should also consider that some mattresses are designed to be used with box springs, and if you don’t need that extra foundation it could actually be detrimental to your comfort and the durability of the mattress itself.

Are mattresses for platform beds comfortable?

It might seem as though such a solid surface as a wood platform bed would be uncomfortable, but not if you get the right mattress. Whereas you want a mattress used with a box spring to have a slimmer profile so as not to raise the bed seat too high, a mattress to be used with a platform should be thicker and more durable on its own.

What about folding bed mattresses?

If you have a bed that folds for storage, such as a sofa sleeper or a sectional with a fold-out bed, you need to make sure you get the right mattress. Sleeper sofas don’t necessarily follow the strict guidelines for traditional mattress sizing, so it is important to measure the frame exactly to get a mattress that fits. You should also avoid traditional mattresses, and instead choose a mattress specifically designed for folding into a sofa or to put in a closet.


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