If you’re asking yourself “Do I need something under my mattress?” then you might be a bit confused as there are many different types of bedding that can be fitted to your mattress. In order to be able to lay down and sleep comfortably, you need to have a bed that supports your body and which is firm enough to provide a good level of comfort. The majority of mattresses that you can buy these days come with a built in box spring but this isn’t necessary if you want to go the bespoke way. With this in mind, you will find below some of the most important things that you need to consider when thinking of whether you need to purchase a new bedding box spring or not.
One of the most obvious things is the thickness of the bedding – if your bedding is too thin then you will find that it will be a lot more comfortable to sleep on but you won’t feel much support around your body. Usually people buy thicker bedding because they like the fact that it provides better support. However, what most people don’t realise is that the thickness of your bedding is not nearly as important as the total amount of support it gives. You will find that thick bedding is a lot more comfortable to sleep on than thin bedding but the real test is not how thick it is but how supportive it is.
Another thing to think about when thinking “Do I need something underneath my mattress?” Well, one of the main things that you need to think about is what your budget is. The more expensive your bedding is the more you can expect to spend on buying a mattress cover which is essentially a box spring which is fitted underneath your bed. These can be bought from most high street stores such as Argos, Ikea or Primark and they are usually relatively inexpensive. If you have a relatively large bed then you can even choose to have two separate box springs so if you have a small one you can still have a good night’s sleep on it.
If you are on a strict budget then there are loads of cheap alternatives to buying “real” bedding with just a mattress cover. A great idea is to use a sheet which has a pocket at the front and is connected to the mattress by a few feet of thread. This will allow you to keep anything else that you would like to place under your bed at arm’s length. Another good option is to buy a few drawers which are connected to the mattress with a few feet of thread. It is really important that you either use these or buy a box springs as this is the only way that you can ensure that your bed is safe.
If you are on a strict budget then there is no need to worry. Cheap mattresses aren’t always a bad thing. There are plenty of cheap, non-branded mattresses available from Argos and other stores which are actually quite good. Just remember to make sure they are made of a good quality product and that they are of a reasonable size. You don’t want to end up having to make another bed just because you bought the wrong size!
If you still haven’t got the answer to the question “Do I need something underneath my mattress?” then you should really start shopping around for your next mattress. The prices of good quality mattresses have fallen dramatically in the last few years but that means that they are becoming rarer than they used to be. You could easily end up having to replace your current mattress in the near future if you do not look around.