May 02, 2023
Mattresses in Singapore are often supported by a bed frame or a box spring to add some elevation, style, or protection to the sleeping surface. But many homeowners also venture into placing the mattress directly on the floor for economic reasons or due to space constraints. Some people also find comfort in placing the mattress on the floor.
If you’re curious whether it is actually helpful to try and continue this setup, continue reading.
In this guide, we’ll talk about the pros and cons of putting a mattress on the floor and the types of mattresses you can utilise for this setup.
Many homeowners find the simplicity of placing a mattress directly on the floor appealing and more comfortable. For some, skipping a bed frame is the most affordable and space-saving choice, considering the size and cost of a bed frame.
Whether or not your mattress should be put directly on the floor will depend on the type of mattress and the kind of bedroom environment you have.
Innerspring mattresses have better ventilation and a firmer structure compared to pure foam mattresses, making them a better choice if you plan to put your mattress directly on the floor. Foam mattresses, such as memory foam, are sensitive to heat and may cause discomfort and mould buildup due to humidity.
Overall, putting your mattress on the floor can offer some benefits as well as some health risks, especially for people with allergies. While the flat and solid food may help in maintaining the support of your mattress, this can cause some difficulties getting in and out of the mattress for people with mobility issues.
People with allergies can also suffer from symptoms due to dust, dust mites, and mould that can easily penetrate a mattress on the floor.
Placing the mattress directly on the floor can be beneficial in multiple ways. If you’re contemplating whether you should ditch a bed frame and let your mattress sit on the floor, weigh these pros and cons.
We are aware that a bed frame is an investment that can be quite costly, especially if you are buying a bigger one for your needs. Whether you are a new homeowner furnishing your room from scratch or a shopper on a budget, positioning your mattress directly on the floor instead of opting for a bed frame or a mattress base can be a practical solution.
This way, you can focus on buying a supportive mattress that fits your material and size needs.
Many bed frames are bigger than the actual size of the mattress. When space is at a premium, some homeowners completely ditch the sizable bed frame and place their mattress directly on the floor. This setup can also create the illusion of a higher ceiling, which can make your bedroom appear bigger.
One of the biggest reasons some homeowners place their mattresses on the floor is its potential to reduce back pain. When you place a mattress directly on the floor, it receives firmer support that can help distribute your weight while targeting your pressure points.
Consistent support can also help maintain the neutral alignment of the spine as well as your blood circulation. However, if your mattress is causing your back pain, regardless of whether it is placed on the floor or bed frame, consider getting a new mattress.
Can’t sleep well during the summer? Since hot air rises while cold air stays low to the ground, keeping your sleeping surface low can help you sleep cooler amidst the scorching summer.
Although sleeping on the floor can help you sleep cooler, letting your mattress lay directly on the floor can obstruct the airflow within the mattress, which can cause mould and mildew buildup. Depending on the surroundings, a mattress on the floor also catches more dirt and allergens. All of these can trigger allergy symptoms and respiratory issues.
Because of its low position, sleepers with mobility issues may have difficulties getting in and out of the mattress. When using a bed frame, the extra height of the furniture makes hopping in and out of the mattress more seamless.
Since most mattresses are designed to fit a bed frame, putting them on the floor puts them at risk of damage and may void the warranty.
When buying a mattress in Singapore, make sure to check if the manufacturer has some specific bed frame or foundation requirements as well as warranty terms so you can make the most of your purchase without worries.
Some portable mattresses can go directly on the floor. Some of these are thin roll-up mattresses, folding mattresses, and air mattresses that can be inflated. However, these are temporary sleeping solutions and must not be used regularly.
Using your mattress on the floor can offer some benefits, but it’s no secret that the setup makes it vulnerable to wear and tear. If you plan to use your mattress on the floor, here are some tips to upgrade your comfort and maintain its quality for longer:
Sleeping on your mattress on the floor is beneficial in many ways, but it is certainly not for everyone. If you plan to use your mattress on the floor, make sure to choose the right mattress and follow the necessary precautions to ensure both your comfort and the quality of your sleeping solution.
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