Frequently Asked Questions
A platform bed frame is a wooden frame typically with slats across the top designed to provide even, durable support for mattresses. These prevent damage to foam and hybrid mattresses and provide proper support. They come in a standalone design. However, they do not fit into existing bed frames.
The “best bed base” depends on the type of mattress you’re looking to support. Beds are made with different materials, and as a result, require different types of support. Mattresses with foam, such as latex and memory foam beds, require solid or slatted foundations—and when using slatted foundations, the slats should be no more than 3 inches apart.
Foam beds should not be paired with box springs because the uneven support can cause premature sagging and wear and tear to the foam layers.
Beds with coils, such as innersprings and hybrids, can be used with box springs, slatted, or solid foundations. However, we should note that hybrids with base layers of foam should not be paired with box springs.
Similarly, pillow-tilt articulation helps give your neck extra support when you raise your upper body. This feature lets you tilt your pillow forward, so that as you read or watch TV your head is still supported by your pillow.
An adjustable bed gives you more comfort options. You can raise your legs to take pressure off your lower back. And you can elevate your torso to read or watch TV with better support for your head and neck.
Plus the Amerisleep Adjustable Bed+ comes with built-in massage and other upgrades for even better rest and relaxation.
Unless you’re placing your mattress on a platform bed, adjustable base, or the floor, you’ll probably need a mattress foundation to ensure your bed receives proper support. Mattresses need sturdy support to maintain the structural integrity of the layers and keep the sleeper comfortable.
Many mattress brands will require you to use a support system with your bed to meet warranty guidelines.
Mattress foundations and box springs both provide support for mattresses, but they are not one and the same. A box spring is a wooden frame with coils inside to provide bouncy support for your bed and absorb shock. While these work nicely with innersprings, their bounciness can cause damage to foam.
Mattress foundations are a wooden frame with slats to provide more solid support for mattresses. These are paired best with all-foam and hybrid mattresses.
Although box springs are still used, they’re just not as common as they once were. When traditional innerspring mattresses were the most popular bed sold, these were often an accessory that went along with them to keep your bed supported.
With the rise of new mattress technologies, innersprings are no longer as popular, and as a result, box springs are not as commonly used.
Our bed bases follow the same dimensions of standard mattress sizes to keep shopping simple. The dimensions of our Platform Bed Frame are listed below.
- Twin – 41.5” x 77” x 13” (13.5” tall with platform edge)
- Twin XL – 41.5” x 81.75” x 13” (13.5” tall with platform edge)
- Full – 56” x 77” x 13” (13.5” tall with platform edge)
- Queen – 62” x 81.75” x 13” (13.5” tall with platform edge)
- King – 79” x 81.75” x 13” (13.5” tall with platform edge)
- Cal King – 74” x 87” x 13” (13.5” tall with platform edge)
The dimensions of our Adjustable Bed are as follows:
**Our Adjustable Bed comes with removable 3-in-1 legs that can adjust between 3, 6 and 9 inches in height.
- Twin XL — 38” X 80”
- Queen — 60” X 80”
- King — 76” X 80”
- Cal King — 72” X 84”
- Split-King — 76” x 80" (2 pcs.)
The dimensions of our Adjustable Bed+ are as follows:
**Our Adjustable Bed+ also comes with legs that can adjust between 6, 9 and 12 inches in height.
- Twin XL — 37” X 79”
- Queen — 59” X 79”
- King – 75” x 79" (2 pcs.)
- California King - 71” x 83" (2 pcs.)
- Split King — 75” x 79" (2 pcs.)