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9 Signs Your Box Spring Need to be Replaced

9 Signs Your Box Spring Need to be Replaced

The Sleep Foundation says 32% of working adults reported sleeping only six hours or fewer per night. That's going to lead to crankiness and a host of errors on the job.

If you're only getting six hours of sleep per night, then it's important that you're sleeping on the best foundation.

Box springs are an essential part of any bed, providing support and stability for the mattress. Over time, however, they can start to sag and lose their shape, making them less effective at doing their job. If you're starting to notice that your mattress isn't as comfortable as it used to be, or if you can see visible sagging in the box spring, it's probably time for a replacement.

Here are 9 signs to look out for that indicate your box spring needs replacing.

1. Visible Sagging or Indentations

When your mattress is showing visible signs of sagging or indentations, check for box spring damage. Quite often when we notice this in our mattress we are quick to replace the mattress without checking the box spring first.

When the springs become old and or damaged they will no longer support the mattress as they should, leaving signs of sagging and or indentations

2. Creaking or Squeaking Noises 

Your bed should not sound like a rusty door hinge or squeaking mice when you roll around on it. Noises such as these are not conducive to a good night's rest. You will need to check your box spring for busted springs or loose and get it replaced. If you detect the problem early enough you might be able to treat it with some WD40 or other lubricant until you can replace the bed support.

3. Comfort

If you notice that your mattress isn't as comfortable as it used to be, this may mean the box spring has lost its shape and needs replacing. Check for visible cracks or damage on the surface of the wood too. If the wood on your box spring shows damage or cracks due to normal wear and tear, it may be time for a new box spring. If your bed feels unstable or wobbles when you sit on it, this is a sign of box spring damage and it's no longer providing enough support for the mattress

4. Aches and Pains

Waking up with more aches and pains than usual is a clear indication that your box springs are damaged and no longer providing the support needed. Over time the springs wear out and lose their ability to support the mattress adequality. This will result in improper posture and discomfort while sleeping.

5. Loss of Support

When your box spring is old and or broken it will no longer support your mattress properly. Box springs were made to support spring-type mattresses. They will not support foam or pillow-top mattresses adequately. It is therefore important to purchase your mattress with matching base support systems. This is usually recommended by the manufacturers of the mattress and will ensure proper coverage under the warranty.

6. Gaps

When your box spring deteriorates, the lack of support needed for the mattress becomes more noticeable. You will be able to detect gaps that are evidence of wear and tear as the springs collapse. Even with a perfectly sound mattress, box spring deterioration affects the whole structure. Check for this if you've had your box spring for more than 8 years.

7. Age of the Box Spring

Most box springs need to be replaced every 8 to ten years. Depending on whether this is bed support for a unit that's rarely used or one that has kids jumping all over it, the lifetime will vary.

Over time the boards supporting the spring may become damaged or warped by regular wear and tear or your overly active children. As the time approaches, check often for damage, warping, and gaps.

8. Torn Covers

If your box spring covers are torn and the springs become exposed to dust, moisture, and other debris, this could potentially damage and warp them. Older box springs that still have metal springs inside are usually most affected. Newer box springs and mattress support rarely have metal springs, but the wood or other materials could still become damaged.

9. Damaged Grid

Metal, though seemingly indestructible, does become damaged over time. The steel grid that supports your box spring will wear down, warp, and sometimes even break.

Your box spring will not be able to provide the support needed once this infrastructure is broken. Back and neck pain are signs of this. For a good night's sleep and no doctor fees, it may be cheaper to find a replacement.

What to Look For in a New Box Spring

When you're shopping for a new box spring, the first thing to keep in mind is the type of mattress you have. The second is the support you need.

There are several different types of box springs available on the market:

Standard Box Spring: This is the most common type of box spring. It's made of wood and steel and sits directly on the floor.

Low-Profile Box Spring: A low-profile box spring is shorter than a standard box spring. They're available in heights ranging from 4 inches to 6 inches, making them a good choice if you want a lower bed or if your mattress is thick.

Split Box Spring: A split box spring consists of two halves placed on either side of the bed. They're easier to maneuver through doorways and upstairs than a single piece.

Once you've determined the type of box spring you need, the next thing to consider is the level of support it provides. Box springs are available in different firmness levels, so you can choose one that's right for you.

If you sleep on your side, you'll want a softer box spring that conforms to your body. If you sleep on your stomach or back, a firmer box spring is better because it provides more support.

Replace Your Box Spring With Nest Bedding

Is it time to do away with your box spring? Yes! Box springs are outdated and fickle in nature. Consider a foundation that's durable and will support you for years to come.

At Nest Bedding, we offer a variety of foundations made with high-quality materials. Our foundations are available in different heights and firmness levels to ensure you find the perfect one for your needs.

Check out our selection of foundations today!