Contemplating the switch to a platform bed? Then you’re probably wondering if they are as comfortable as the box spring you’re used to. Platform beds are quite comfortable and there is no major difference. The comfortability of your bed ultimately depends on the quality of your mattress and less so on the type of bed, i.e. platform bed vs box spring.
My Personal Experience Switching to a Platform Bed
As a child, I grew up sleeping on a typical box spring with a thin metal frame. It worked fine for many years but when I finally moved out on my own, I wanted a platform bed because of the low-profile that it afforded. Years later, I’ve yet to experience any discomfort and have been completely satisfied with my platform bed. Read the rest of this entry »
During a full moon, you’re more likely to have odd dreams. This can happen up to a week before or after the day of the full moon. When I say weird, I mean “flying on a dragon and then having coffee with George Clooney.” You know, no biggie.
A recent British Study published in Current Biologyanalyzed how 1,000 volunteers slept. What they found was comical to say the least. Some people dreamed that they were Superhero’s like Batman and Superman (that’s another debate for another day) while others had boring dreams of being stuck in the office “typing” all day. Hmm, imagine that.
So how did this whole study come about? “We just thought of it after a drink in a local bar one evening at full moon.” Cheers to science! All of this has to do with something called the Lunar Effect.
Finding a tall platform bed for taller individuals can be frustrating. How does 35″ sound? Most stores only have modern low-profile beds that will leave your body sore. Having a taller bed height means you can sit on the edge of the bed without having to squat. Low profile beds are around 10-12″ off the ground. So, we’re specifically looking for beds that are closer to around 15-20″ tall.
Tall Platform Beds Increase Comfortability
1. Terrano Bamboo Platform Bed – 21″ Tall
The Terreno Tall Bamboo Platform Bed. $1,248.00.
The Terreno is a really tall, the footboard measures 21″ tall. That’s almost 2 feet, not to mention the added inches your mattress will provide! The headboard is also tall, measuring 41″ tall putting it just at about 3 1/2 feet. This frame will make your bed feel like it’s the right size instead of feeling like a giant squishing everything. Plus it’s made of Moso bamboo, an exotic species of bamboo that is actually 20% harder than oak!
This is a list of the best convertible cribs. All models on this list were compiled in 2014 to provide the most up to date information and specifications. Although there are many other convertible cribs on the market, I recommend considering one of these before exhausting your options.
What are the Best Convertible Cribs?
1. Versailles Convertible Crib
The Versailles Convertible Crib made by Atlantic Furniture. On sale for $715.00.
Nothing says classical more than this white convertible crib made with eco-friendly solid rubber wood. I hate to be bias so I have to let you know that it is available in a variety of finishes including espresso, antique, and maple to name a few. Made by Atlantic Furniture, the Versailles uses their signature hook and pin hardware system that creates a strong and lasting bond between pieces of the frame. Using this system, metal pins are embedded within the headboard and footboard to ensure a very sturdy foundation for your child. Solid construction also means that your bed won’t creak at night and wake them up. Any parent knows, you don’t want a sleeping baby to wake up in the middle of the night. Spare yourself the drama. Read the rest of this entry »
This guide will provide mattress dimensions and bed sizes for cribs, toddler mattresses, bunk beds, twin, full, queen, standard king, and Cal king beds. Choosing the right mattress for your room can be confusing but I’m going to break it down for you, complete with accurate dimensions and recommendations for growing children as well as married couples.
What Size Mattress do I Need?
There are few things that you need to take into account when deciding what size mattress you need. The one parameter that cannot be changed is the size of your room. Next is your height. For individuals who are over 6 foot, you’re best off with a king bed. Couples should also stick to standard king beds because they offer the most width.
Cribs are usually 28 inches wide and 52 inches long. Crib mattresses also come with different thicknesses. There’s also such thing as a “convertible crib” these cribs can be converted into toddler beds. They transition with your growing child and give parents a little leeway before purchasing a single bed for their kids.
You can find cute convertible cribs like these. This one is called the Windsor.
You can find some adorable Convertible Cribs on this page.
After reading these 10 reasons why platform beds are better than box springs you won’t have doubt which one is right for you. Platform beds use bed slats instead of a box spring to support your mattress. This makes them lower to the ground and also changes the stiffness of the bed. Read on to learn why so many people are making the switch to platform beds!
It’s Time to toss that that old box spring mattress America! (CC)
10 Reasons to Toss out your Box Spring for a Platform Beds
1. Box Springs Can Increase Your Risk of Cancer
A Swedish Research study found that coil springs inside your mattress and box spring set could be the cause of abnormal cancer rates in the United States. It’s a long topic to explain but you can read about it here. Read the rest of this entry »
Swedish researchers have concluded that metal spring coils inside mattresses are the cause of increasing rates of breast cancer and melanoma over the past thirty years. During their research, scientists gathered that people prefer sleeping on the right side of the body as a way to reduce the weight stress on the heart. So why would this create any disparities between cancer rates in Japan vs the US? They believe that this is most likely caused by what we’re sleeping on; mattresses.
Background Information on Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
Sweden stands at the forefront of research into the health effects of Electro Magnetic Fields or EMF for short. EMF signals (EMFs) are emitted by devices such as cell phones, microwaves, FM & TV transmission towers, computers, fluorescent lights, appliances and more. The list goes on and on. If you want more general information about EMFs, you can visit this page from the EMF Center.
The Swedish Association for the ElectroHyperSensitive (FEB) is dedicated to improving the quality of life of those who are sensitive to Electro Magnetic Pollution. Over the past 30 years, breast cancer and melanoma rates have increased in the United States and other Westernized countries. This contrasts stagnant rates in Japan. Japan in general has an incredibly low rate of breast cancer; only 3% of the breast cancer rates seen in Sweden and 10% of the prostate cancer rates found in the U.K. and the U.S.
Finding a bed that doesn’t squeak can help you sleep better at night. This includes you and everyone else in your family that sleeps under the same room. Kids tend to move around a lot while they sleep. Imagine as a parent being able to sleep without hearing that eerie creak every time they move around in their bed. Here are some tips to help you find a good bed that doesn’t squeak.
The Cornell Platform Bed is made from solid wood materials. It doesn’t squeak and it wont cost you a fortune. Only $645.00.
When searching for a bed that won’t squeak, you might be thinking that you’re looking for a particular manufacturer but this is not necessarily the case. Beds that don’t squeak are typically made from solid wood materials. They are stronger, sturdier, and less inclined to produce small noises. Wood beds tend to squeak less than metal beds that make a screeching sound.
Ever ask yourself, why does my platform bed squeak? Platform beds squeak because your bed frame has movement between joints. When your bed isn’t tight at all points, a small amount of wiggle room allows your rails, headboard, and footboard to sway gently. The rubbing of these parts creates a squeaking noise. Learn how to locate a squeak and stop it for good by reading below.
Squeaky platform bed keeping you up at night? (CC)
The Root of the Problem: Squeak, Creak, Wobble, & Roll
To a certain extent, some movement is normal from any platform bed. The point is, a quality made platform bed will use mortise and tenon joints that move very little if at all. The result is that your frame stays together very tightly, preventing any annoying squeaks when you toss and turn during the middle of the night.
This is why it’s important to purchase a quality bed frame that won’t keep you up at night. Materials made of MDF and particle board are notorious for small squeaks. This is because of the fact that the screws and bolts can’t be tightened down too far or else they will physically rip out of the frame.
Being that MDF and particle board are thin and hollowed inside, there is nothing for the screws to grip and hold onto inside the frame. This means that the areas that your frame connects one piece to the next is loose, allowing for movement and rubbing of wood that emits a squeaking noise.
Once popular in the 1970’s the modern platform bed has begun to regain popularity in recent years. Most people don’t have any problems and actually prefer platform beds when they have the chance to sleep on them. Just check out this forum.
The Oaktown Modern Platform Bed.
5 Ways Platform Beds Reduce Back Pain
1. Provide more support for your back. Platform beds can be firmer than box springs. If you prefer a softer bed you can opt for a pillow top mattress to make it feel like you’re sleeping on clouds.
2. Stiffer support allows your body to realign itself during sleep. This is evident in the popularity of traditional Japanese tatami mats that have been converted into modernized Japanese Platform Beds. Maybe even these humorous Japanese Bread Beds are better for your back than traditional beds.