What is the Purpose of a Box Spring

Although sales are lower each year due to increasing sales of alternative options that do not require a box spring sleepers should know and understand the purpose of this aspect of a bed.

The purpose of a box spring is to raise the mattress to a comfortable height, absorb shock and impact during sleep, provide a firm surface to evenly distribute the weight of the mattress and sleepers, and increase the lifespan of the mattress.

Purpose of Box Spring

A good and comfortable night’s rest is one of the most emphasized points in living a healthy life and having a very productive day. In lieu of this, it should be noted that having the best elements that would promote good and comfortable sleep—the right mattress, sheets, and box springs, would grant your health a boost.

A mattress placed on the ground or on any other hard surface would not help it absorb shocks and midnight movements. And it would lose its shape and sturdiness with time, and these are expensive investments!

Why would anyone do this?

Box springs raise the mattress off the ground to a more comfortable height.

They also provide lasting support and a shock-absorbing system that will keep the mattress from premature wear including sagging.                 

1. Raise the Bed to a Comfortable Height

A lot of people prefer to climb in and out of bed with ease; hence, the need to raise the bed surface. A box spring maintains a standard height that helps everyone have a better view of the room and also helps to lift the bed to a better position that would be perfect enough to receive a natural breeze from the windows. Also, lots of people prefer to sit in bed and watch TV, and it sucks to have to raise your head for a better view of the TV screen. A box spring also keeps the bed off the floor and helps to meet the warranty requirements. Most manufacturers propose that the mattress should be appropriately supported and many times, specify a proper foundation, such as a box spring, be used.

2. Absorb Shock and Impact

Box springs are also used to absorb shock from the mattress.  Depending on its usage, a mattress that is mounted on the ground would constantly be on the receiving end of a lot of impacts from various shifts in body weight. Without a box spring, dispersing the shock becomes impossible. Over time, it would succumb to compression that could make some parts of the bed softer and generally make its surface uneven, consequently leading to a lot of discomfort during sleep. 

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3. Provide a firm surface for your mattress

Box springs provide a strong, flat, firm, and gap-free foundation for the mattress. They also evenly distribute body and mattress weight over the surface of the box spring, reducing sags, gaps, and uneven wearing of the much more expensive model.

4. Increase the lifespan of your mattress

Box springs create space between the mattress and the floor for increased airflow with the sewing and stitching designs in the upholstery on the top face. This reduces the likelihood of mold growth, a common issue.

They also distribute the weight of the sleepers to prevent excessive wear in high-impact and weight areas. This extends the life of the coils, springs, and foam.

Do you need a box spring? Read my article here before you buy one so you know what you need.

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