The Bed Base Is As Important As Your Mattress

When most people think of bed, they envision the mattress that provides support while you sleep. But what you may not realize is that a bed base also plays an important role. This piece of furniture is the foundation upon which your mattress rests, providing stability and support while also giving it style.

Before mass production made comfortable mattresses available to everyone, most beds were simply cloth cases stuffed with straw, grass, wool, cotton, or down feathers (if you were wealthy). These were not the most comfortable options, but luckily, inventive craftsmen developed the bed frame.

In the case of BED, there is no single cause for this disorder, but evidence supports that it’s largely genetic in origin and that certain environmental factors—including stress and unhealthy relationships, social pressures, and a lack of healthy coping skills—may contribute to its development. Thankfully, the majority of people with BED respond well to treatment, with CBT and IPT being among the most effective approaches.

Symptoms of BED include frequent episodes of uncontrolled eating and feelings of shame, guilt, and distress. People with BED can experience these symptoms at any age or gender, and the disorder can affect people from all socioeconomic backgrounds. In addition to traditional treatments, a growing body of research suggests that certain lifestyle and mindfulness practices can help reduce the risk for developing the condition.

A common myth about the disorder is that BED only affects “flabby girls” or “skinny boys.” But the truth is, it can impact people of all body types and sizes, as well as those from every cultural background. It’s also more common in women than men.

The OG mattress-in-a-box company has reformulated its basic model for the first time since 2014, adding a layer of cooling memory foam and changing up the construction to accommodate all sleeping positions. This version has a 3″ Euro pillow top made of cool-feeling organic cotton, followed by a layer of high-density memory foam and a supportive core of individually wrapped pocket coils. Edge support is exceptional, thanks to a thick layer of firming polyfoam that surrounds the springs.

This is one of the few online-only mattress brands to offer a firm option, and it has the added benefit of being hypoallergenic and low in VOCs. It’s constructed with a layer of soft, conforming viscoelastic foam topped with CertiPUR-US certified latex for support and bounce. This is a great choice for stomach and back sleepers who need a mattress with enough support to avoid achy joints.