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Why a Quality Bed Frame is Essential for a Good Night’s Sleep

May 4, 2023   By Jennifer Cook

People often say that early to bed often leads to an early rise. While we scoured the Internet for data to represent that, it’s not farfetched to think that the more time you stay awake means you are more productive!

That said, sleepers must know that it doesn’t matter how early you wake; if your sleep quality is poor, then that early-to-rise advantage we discussed earlier is as good as gone. Stated otherwise, you should also pay particular attention to your nightly snooze session, especially your bed.

Frame it this way, lots of experts talk about the best mattress and how they can help you achieve the best sleep of your life, but there’s one bedroom furniture that’s not given enough time in the limelight that it rightfully deserves.

We’re talking about the power of a high-quality bed frame! Aside from providing durability to all mattress types and additional storage space for your things, the best bed frame is one piece of furniture you can be sure will improve your sleep.

(Read: What to Look for When Buying a Bed Frame?)

Still not sold on the idea? Here are some more points that will help put your doubts to bed!

Sturdy = Perfect Bed Frame?

One question we need to get out of the way is what type of bed frame works best for you. Like picking between a latex or memory foam mattress, choosing a new bed frame spells the difference between better sleep and buyer’s remorse.

To start your journey on the subject, let’s take a look at what a sturdy frame does for you!

First, a strong frame made of high-quality materials can act as support for your mattress. By their very nature, mattresses are prone to sag and wear and tear that comes from nightly use. With proper bed frame support, you’re ensuring that your mattress investment pays off longer than planned. How, you ask?

Solid ones, like a platform bed frame, can add years to the lifespan of your mattress by giving it stability and lessening the pressure it receives.

Another benefit of going with a string bed frame is that it won’t be moved easily. This pairs with our earlier point that a good frame or bed base can give stability without being heavy enough to give the user back pain.

Finally, a sturdy bed frame gives the mattress much-needed elevation that not only prolongs its lifespan but also provides the sleeper with better air circulation and makes it a harder place to reach for dust mites and other creepy crawlies.

Having space underneath your bed gives your mattress more breathability, which helps in keeping your body temperature steady throughout the night, which in turn leads to a more relaxed and restful sleep!

A Happy Spine Will Make You Smile

Whether your aesthetic requires wood bed frames or you’re more of a minimalist, any good bed frame will definitely do wonders for your spine and back, and we’re here to tell you how!

One way a frame, may it be a box spring or a wooden bed frame with slats, can help alleviate spinal pains and keep it aligned is through excellent airflow. As we mentioned in the prior entry, any bed frame size can provide good airflow.

By having a breathable sleeping space, a sleeper suffers fewer night disturbances meaning they’re asleep and stationary longer than when sleeping on an inferior bed. That relaxing state means your back is less tense, allowing the spine to expand and take less pressure.

Another benefit of a bed frame to your spinal alignment is the support it gives to your mattress. By adding a wood or metal bed frame to your mattress, you make it a wee bit sturdier, and the added layer of protection means a more balanced and spread sleeping surface.

It’s Like Sleeping on a Cloud

Now here’s one benefit that most people are familiar with! Having a bed base means your whole bed stays secured whatever nightly activity you partake in. That means, from headboard to footboard, a good bed frame will have you sleeping soundlessly! (no warranties against snoring and other night noises)

With their anchoring nature, a bed frame lessens any squeaking a mattress may have, even those that are made sans side rails. Worried about your sleeping surface, well, slipping? No such hassle when you invest on a good bed frame!

As we said, choosing the perfect bed frame helps improve your sleep quality which as we all know, can lead to positive changes to your daily life.

(Read: How to Improve Your Sleep)

Make the Pick

We’ve scratched the surface on the reasons why you’d want to score your own bed frame but we would be negligent if we don’t mention the things you need to look out for.

One such factor is the material your future frame is made of. You can never go wrong with good wood like oak or American Ash. These are good ingredients that make a bed frame look sleek and stylish without letting them squeak or slip.

Another good thing to look out for is the aesthetic fit of your new bed frame. Does it mesh with the bedroom look you’re going for? The right bed frame is one that reflects your style without taking away from its functionality.

Speaking of functionality, a wonderful bed frame is one that can give you extra storage space. (Monsters under the bed are definitely not included, we checked).

Finally, you want one that’s easy to assemble and lightweight yet sturdy. Preferrably one that you can fix up in 5 minutes or less!

You Just Got (Bed) Framed

For most people, a bed frame is just something you put your mattress on but as we’ve come to conclude, it’s not as simple as that.

Scoring a good bed frame means you’re giving your mattress a longer lease on life. Sure, mattresses are meant to last but it won’t hurt to give them a few additional years with some tacked on durability as well.

If you or your partner move a lot during bedtime, it’s best to get a bed frame to minimise or totally eliminate any unnecessary motion for utmost comfort.

Additionally, you want a bed frame to help minimise back pain and keep your spine aligned which are must-haves for a restful sleep.

When you’re ready to invest on a bed frame for the benefit of you and your mattress, you can start your search here!

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