The Case of the Box Spring

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Earlier this week, we’ve talked about the different bed heights that you can try for your own bedroom. Today, we’re highlighting the box spring.

Box springs, also known as bed boxes or simply as bed bases, are platforms typically used as foundations for mattresses. They are made of a wood frame, layered with a spring coil system, and covered with heavy duty fabric. Here at Salem beds, we offer a number of bed bases that are specifically designed to match our mattresses, ensuring that you will get the support you need when you drift off to sleep.

The bed box is basically an alternative to bed frames. As opposed to the slats that typically support mattresses in bed frames, a box spring offers fuller support, as it is designed to be solid and capable of handling heavy weights. It is also perfect for those who prefer firmer sleeping surfaces and opt for mattresses with heavier components.

Sleep Benefits of a Box Spring

Those who like sleeping on their backs or stomachs are said to benefit the most from box springs. Firmness is essential for those who sleep on their backs and stomachs, since it offers better support for the spinal column, so if you’re not satisfied with your mattress’ firmness, you can get a quality bed box to harden it up a little.

Box springs are also commonly preferred for their ability to minimize bounce and movement, ensuring a full night’s worth of shuteye. Since it helps make the bed a bit firmer, it also tends to lessen the surface’s motion, which can easily disturb sleep among folks who share a bed. This makes it perfect for those who sleep with kids who toss and turn in their slumber, or even a partner who is having trouble finding the most comfortable position to sleep in.

Interior Design Strengths

If you want more versatility for your bedroom’s interior design, a box spring is also a great option. As it is basically just a platform underneath your bed, it isn’t obtrusive. It allows more creativity and can even let you change up the look of your bedroom as often as you’d want.

In many cases, beds come with a design that suit a specific theme or trend. This might feel restricting to some, as it will only allow you to play with a few themes every now and then. And since most beds are made of high quality materials, giving up your frame just so you can change up the look of your interiors may not be the most practical move there is. With a bed box, though, all you need to work with is a plain platform, and you’re all good to go.

Prolong your Mattress’ Life

Lastly, the use of bed boxes are believed to be capable of boosting the durability of your mattress. This is because these bases also function as shock absorber, helping reduce wear and tear to your mattress, allowing it to last longer despite the heavy use.


If you’re trying to decide between a bed frame or a bed box, these are some of the things that you can consider. Box springs are totally worth investing on, so why not give it a shot?


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