Does it matter if you have a box spring under a good mattress or does it not affect the quality of your sleep?

by | Sep 25, 2015

Does it matter if you have a box spring under a good mattress or does it not affect the quality of your sleep?Is it a waste of money investing in a box spring? Read below and find out.

A box spring helps enhance your sleep. It is the frame or foundation that supports your good mattress. It raises the height of the mattress and makes it easier to get in and out of the bed. A box spring also absorbs shock to reduce the wear on your mattress. A Box spring is a good investment as it helps you keep your mattress in good shape for longer.


How does a box spring function?

A box spring provides support to a mattress and its made with a wooden frame and either springs or metal rods. The box springs job is to provide support to the mattress and enhance the life of the mattress while the mattress provides support to the human body. In a complete bed set, box springs are typically placed on top of a wooden or metal bed frame that is connected to the headboard and foot boar. Some people also use mattress and box spring together without the complete bed.

Different types of box springs

Box springs vary in height. First kind are low profile box springs, which are shorter and the second kind are standard box springs which are taller but provide the same amount of support. Low profile box springs are between 5 and 5.5 inches and standard box springs are 9 inches in height. The difference in height between the two is completely aesthetic, and there is no difference in the amount of support they provide for a mattress. Whether you lay your mattress on top of a standard or low profile box spring, you can count on it getting the support it needs to maintain its comfort for as long as it should.

Below are some box spring options sold at Sleep Boutique

Having a good solid foundation will help ensure your mattress has the support it needs to give you the best night’s rest. At Sleep Boutique, we do six different styles of foundations and can customize the depth on low profile box springs down to as low as two inches.


Visit Sleep Boutique – Your 100% Canadian Calgary mattress store for more advice or to find the mattress or pillow that’s best for you. (403) 287-1960 Your Sleep Built Right.