Lifetime Renewal Exchange

A comfort layer exchange you can redeem once, at any time, to alter the feel of your mattress or to increase its lifespan (this option saves you time and money while reducing waste).

A little bird told us you live near a Nest Bedding showroom.

Link to external website Opens in new window Link to external website. Opens in a new window

Why Do You Need a Bed Frame for a Mattress?

Why Do You Need a Bed Frame for a Mattress?

As much as we love sleeping, what completes our sleeping ritual is resting our mattress on a bed frame.

If you've bought a mattress, you might wonder why you need a bed frame. After all, the mattress fits on the floor, and you'll sleep on the mattress, right?

Well, you're in for a surprise. By the time you're done reading this, you'll be shopping for a bed frame—and don't worry, we'll help you with that, too.

6 Reasons to Get a Bed Frame for Your Mattress

You know good sleep is important for your health, happiness, and productivity. We just want to make sure you get it.

Here are reasons why you and your mattress need a good bed frame:

1. Support and Comfort

A bed frame is a sturdy support system for your mattress. When a mattress is on the floor, it can easily sag in the middle, causing discomfort and poor sleep.

A good bed frame distributes the mattress weight evenly, providing better support for your body. This can prevent issues like back pain.

2. Hygiene and Maintenance

Having your mattress off the floor reduces the dust and dirt it accumulates. This makes it easier to keep your sleeping area clean. In addition, a bed frame with slats improves air circulation.

3. Storage

Storage is an issue for many people, especially in small apartments or homes. A bed frame with built-in drawers or shelves may help. You can use the extra storage space for clothing, bedding, or other items.

4. Accessibility

Getting in and out of bed can be a huge problem, especially if you have a mobility impairment or are recovering from an injury. A bed frame provides a stable and elevated surface to support yourself.

5. Adds Style to Your Room

With many styles, materials, and colors, you can find a bed frame that goes with your existing décor. It can set the tone for a new bedroom design.

Experiment with different bedding styles and accessories to create a unique look.

6. Increases Your Mattress's Lifespan

Mattresses are a big investment and you want yours to last. A bed frame protects your mattress from wear and tear from sagging, spills, mold, pet accidents, and other hazards.

What Are the Different Types of Bed Frames?

There are several types of bed frames, each with features to suit various needs. Here are some of the most common types:


A platform bed frame is a low-profile bed that typically has a solid base, eliminating the need for a box spring. These frames are often made from wood or metal. Platform bed frames are a popular choice for their modern look and easy assembly.

Nest Bedding offers a wide range of platform bed frames. You can choose from the Bi-Fold Platform Foundation, Azara Bedroom Collection, and the Mercury Bedroom Collection.


An adjustable bed frame lets you change the position, whether you want to sit up or elevate your legs. These frames typically have a motorized base you control with a remote or an app.

Adjustable bed frames are often a good choice for people with medical conditions or those who need extra support while sleeping. The Reverie Adjustable Power Base from Nest Bedding is a good pick if you're looking for comfort and a sleek design at an affordable price.


Slatted bed frames come in two types, solid and sprung, and are made of wood or metal. Solid slats offer sturdy support. Sprung slats, on the other hand, are curved and adjust to pressure, making them more adaptable. Both types offer good air circulation to regulate body temperature.

The HomeBase Foundation fitted with USB Power Kit from Nest Bedding offers a versatile solution as a foundation, box spring, and platform bed all in one product.

The Next Step

A good bed frame will help you keep your mattress in good condition and provide much-needed support for your body as you sleep. So don