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Do You Need a Mattress Frame for a Memory Foam Bed?

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Memory Foam Bed

Are you thinking about getting a new mattress? If so, you may want to consider a memory foam bed. Memory foam beds are made with technology that was actually developed by NASA to protect astronauts from the extreme pressures they’re typically exposed to during space travel.

Memory foam mattresses are made with polyurethane and various chemicals that make them sensitive to heat and weight. Your body heat is what softens a memory foam mattress. Your weight is what enables a memory foam mattress to relieve pressure around your pressure points while you sleep.

Memory Foam Bed and Mattress Frames

Many consumers who have an interest in buying a memory foam mattress often ask us if they’ll need to purchase a mattress frame. Whether you should pair a memory foam mattress with a bed frame really depends on your personal preferences rather than a given memory foam mattress’ requirements.

In general, memory foam mattresses simply need a flat surface to provide a comfortable night’s sleep. For this reason, it’s possible for you to just place a memory foam mattress on a perfectly flat floor for the mattress to “work” the way it’s supposed to. If you don’t want your mattress to be on the floor, you can put a box spring underneath it. Even if you do that, you don’t necessarily have to buy a mattress frame.

The Purpose of a Bed Frame

The singular practical purpose of a bed frame is to keep a mattress off of the floor. While that’s the case, a mattress frame does do other things, such as provide height and a desirable look to a bedroom. Mattress frames and bedroom sets are available in a wide array of styles, which means you can pull off just about any aesthetic you want by adding a mattress frame to your bedroom.

Reasons to Consider a Mattress Frame

In addition to giving a bedroom a certain look and keeping your mattress and box spring off the floor, a mattress frame does several other things that make them highly desirable. They make it easier for you to wipe away allergens by providing easy access to the space underneath your bed, for example.

No matter how well you maintain your home, dirt dust and, if you have furry family members, pet hair will invariably make their way throughout your home. If you doubt that, put on some white socks and take a walk through your home and see what ends up on the bottom of your feet. With a mattress frame, you can prevent those things from ending up in your bed.

By using a mattress frame, you can protect your mattress and box spring from moisture as well. When a mattress is exposed to moisture, it can cause mold which can result in health problems.

If you want to get a memory foam mattress and a mattress frame to go along with it, you needn’t look beyond Ben’s. We have a generous selection of discounted memory foam mattresses and mattress frames for you to choose from. Shop online to try our online comfort test or at a Ben’s location today!

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