Slat beds have become very popular in recent years and so you may be wondering “do slatted beds destroy mattresses?” First off a mattress is not meant to be “slapped” or “crushed” – that’s a bed slip. But when a mattress is “slapped” or “crushed”, it can cause the wear and tear of the memory foam to start to slow down, and this will eventually cause your own mattress to deteriorate even more. So yes, slatted bed bases do destroy mattresses. But do they also make for a much better night’s sleep?
Slat beds are built with an extra long piece of metal attached to the underside of the mattress. This piece of metal will act as a pivot point so that when you pull the slats apart, it will hang right above your tailbone. When you lie on top of the bed then your head will rest on the frame of the bed, and since it’s adjustable, the pressure on your neck will vary as well. The result is that you can either get a great restful sleep or an uncomfortable one depending on how you’re lying on your back.
So can do slat beds ruin mattresses? Of course not – but they don’t exactly make for a fantastic night’s sleep either. Since the slats are only attached to the bottom of the mattress, you can’t raise them higher than the surface of the mattress itself. This means that as you lay on your back or your side, your head will be forced up against the plywood surface every time you lift a foot or even move your legs. This isn’t exactly what you want when you’re trying to get a good night’s rest.
However, some people think that there are other disadvantages to a wooden slatted bed. The main issue is that if you buy a cheap one then the springs inside might go kaput because you won’t be able to keep them going if you’re moving around all the time. This means that the springs will wear out faster than you’d expect. However, the cost of a good metal slatted bed is a lot cheaper so you can still expect to get a long, comfortable night’s rest with it.
So does a wood box spring make a good mattress without a box spring? Of course it does. As long as you buy a high quality wood mattress with real springs. This means that you should expect the springs to last longer than you would with plastic ones. Of course they’re still not as strong as a metal box spring so you shouldn’t try to force them open if you have a problem.
In conclusion, this article has given you a few good questions to ask before you go shopping for a new mattress. Firstly, do slat beds ruin mattresses? On the one hand yes, on the other hand no. In short, a wood queen frame or a metal frame with a real wood box spring is a good mattress choice. A mattress without it is just a waste of money.