A box spring is not something that you should ignore if you are considering upgrading your bed or buying a new one. The first thing to note about box springs is that they are misnamed. Many box springs do not actually contain springs, though some do. With or without springs, a box spring's role is mainly one of support, in that it is the base on which your mattress sits. That answers the question of what it is, but not the one of why you need it.
Let’s take a look at the benefits of buying a box spring:
It Protects Your Mattress Investment
Obviously, the most important part of the bed is the part on which you actually sleep—the mattress. This is usually the most expensive component of a bed and thus the one that needs protection the most. Your box spring keeps your mattress off the floor. This can maintain the validity of your warranty while also making for a more aesthetically pleasing bed.
It Increases Comfort and Mattress Lifespan
For your mattress to be as comfortable as possible for as long as possible, it needs to have a flat, stable surface on which to rest. Worn box springs are usually neither flat nor stable, which means that the mattresses on top of them tend to sag. Sagging mattresses cause back pain. Bear in mind that the claims that manufacturers make about mattress comfort are all dependent on the mattress being used in ideal circumstances. By supporting your mattress with a box spring, you will be enhancing its comfort and increasing its lifespan.
It Raises Your Bed
A box spring can add several inches of height to your bed. Raising your bed has a number of health benefits, including the fact that it makes it easier for you get into bed, which is an important consideration for older adults. In addition, it makes it easier to keep your sheets and mattress clean, and discourages critters from crawling into your bed.
If you already have a box spring that you got with your previous mattress, keep in mind that they do not last forever. There is a good possibility that your box spring is worn out or close to being worn out, which means that it should be replaced. Maximize your enjoyment of your new mattress by upgrading your box spring as well.