Box Spring / July 25, 2018 / Lucille.
Realistically from all of the research I have done on this (and with a girlfriend that constantly debates this point with me Ive done my share of research) I have concluded that box springs only do two things well and that is 1. increase the overall height of the bed and 2. soften the overall firmness of the bed (given that the box spring is not extremely firm). Helping the mattress last longer is a distant distant and arguable third. As a person who neither cares for a tall bed nor a soft bed I found that platform beds are the most stylishly modern environmentally-friendly pieces of furniture to complement my mattress. You simply dont need a box spring for your mattress/bed.
If your purpose for a platform bed is to have a lower profile that adding a box spring might not make any sense. There are platform beds that have that have a much lower foundation that can easily set up the box spring and mattress. This way you can get the best setup for your mattress and still have that desire low profile. Slats can take place for the box spring. But once again you should refer to your manufactures guide. Depending on your mattress thickness you could possibly feel the sagging around the spacing of your slats. Off course the closer the slats the better but most of the times the slats are built in and only able to adjust them minimally.
If you simply cannot afford it then that is all there is to it. If you think yours do not meet the standard then you can get rid of them but you will want some form of support. If you cannot afford box springs wood supports are an option even though they may not be as strong. If you choose not to buy box springs you should check and make sure any bedding you purchase are still under warranty. Since the mattress stores believe it helps mattresses to last they may only let the warranty work if you purchase both together. It may depend on the store so you should ask.
The new type of bed that is becoming very popular is a memory foam mattress. These beds are made of a special foam that lets you spine maintain more a of straight line. This can decompress the vertebrae from the position the would be in if you had a box spring mattress. Memory foam beds are available in all different sizes including single twin full queen etc. They also go well when used as a single or twin canopy bed. If you think a memory foam mattress may be a good fit for you then you should definitely think about going and trying some out. You can go to a store that sells them and lay on a few of the floor models. This way you can see what feels good and compare the prices as well. Spending the extra money on a memory foam mattress can seem a little costly but in the long run they are money well spent.