Slatted Bed Base – More Comfortable Than A Box Spring?
A Slatted Bed Base vs Box Spring?
It’s often asked, which is best a slatted bed base vs box spring. Quite a few beds are readily available complete with a box spring, which acts as a base for the top mattress. An alternative choice to a bed mattress / spring box combo can be a mattress along with a slatted bed base. This is often a great alternative to a traditional box spring mattress. However some types of bed frames may need a slatted bed frame instead of a box spring. There are a number of variables which can help you choose between bed slats and a box mattress.
A Slatted bed base
A slatted bed frame, in contrast to a box spring offer a much lower profile and runs across the bottom of the bed. Bed slats are typically cheaper then a box mattress. They are more flexible and hygienic because they allow air circulation to the underside of the mattress which helps curb night sweats and possible mildew plus they give better support.
A box spring mattress is like an additional bed base under the mattress which can be between 5 to 10 inches high. A box spring will increases the height of the bed considerably , which is something you may need to think about. The mattress is placed inside the external edge of the bed-frame on runners.
Futons, Bunk beds and Daybeds
A few bed frames like futons, bunk-beds or even daybeds usually have a slatted bed base included in the framework in the bed. These kinds of bed bases will not need a box mattress.
Typically the components used in these types of beds are often entirely metal or a mixture of a steel bottom part with wooden slats traversing the breadth of the framework. These are generally known as fixed or set frames. The slats may be adjusted and changed a lot easier with the open framework in case one should break. Other types of bed frames, on the other hand, may make use of a box mattress or a normal bed mattress.
It’s Your Choice
Customers may choose from a box mattress base or a simple slatted bed frame. These are actually lengths of wood (often a wood laminate for added flexibility and strength) or even metal strips that run along the breadth of the bed. These distribute and support the weight from the bed mattress plus offer ventilation.
How many slats run across the breadth of the bed frame will depend on how big the bed mattress is. Bed slats are divided, varying from a half inch to a couple of inches apart form each other according to the design. Slats which have less space between them will create a lot more support for the mattress and will feel harder. With more slats the individual ones are less likely to break.
The Benefits Of A Slatted Bed Base
In my opinion a slatted bed base offers several benefits over a box spring mattress because the mattress has much more room or space to breathe, there is better ventilation, which is an advantage if you sweat at night. Airborne dirt and dust along with other things that trigger allergies tend to end up caught between the box mattress and bed mattress. A slatted bed base is an open form for design since the slats will be spread apart.
Regular spring mattresses will feel similar to a box mattress or bed slats. Foam and latex mattresses on the other hand, have a tendency to really feel much more flexible, yet still firm on a Slatted Bed Base, as the mattress and slats adjusts to your body’s curves, offering a much better and healthier base for support. You’ll notice the difference immediately, especially the next morning when you wake from a good night’s sleep ready to take on the challenges of a new day.
In this article we’ve discussed the major advantage and disadvantage of both a box spring mattress and bed slats. Both can be comfortable to sleep on but I still lean toward a slatted bed base for comfort and healthy ventilated sleeping. But whatever you chose I hope you sleep well!