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Best Mattress For Platform Bed

The Top 5 Mattresses For Platform Beds Reviewed

Mattress For Platform Bed review

Most people spend about a third of their lives in a bed (not kidding!) so you’ll need your bed to be as comfortable as possible. There’s nothing worse than waking up for a big day not fully rested. The better a night’s sleep you have, the happier and more energetic you feel.

And while having the perfect mattress can’t necessarily guarantee you perfect sleep, it certainly goes a long way to achieving it. There are actually some really good mattresses out on the market today, and we’ve been evaluating them in terms of how suitable they are for use on a platform bed. Which is important because not all mattresses are appropriate for platform beds which usually feature slats on their upper surface.

We’ve handpicked our Top 5 to show, and our reviews on them are coming up very shortly. After that we also have a handy little buying guide for you which tells you what to look out for in a mattress for a platform bed, and this guide will also answer one or two of your most frequently asked questions on the subject (feel free to scroll straight there if you like).

Best Mattresses For Platform Beds

1. Vibe Quilted Gel Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattres

Vibe Quilted Gel Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Pillow Top 12-Inch Mattress, Twin

This hybrid mattress from Vibe has also seen incredible sales with retailers.

The bottom section of the mattress is composed of individually wrapped innerspring coils, and what this means is that when one person moves on the mattress it’s not going to disrupt the mattress so much that it will disturb the other sleeper.

Above this layer, you get luxurious memory foam sandwiched between 2 layers of open cell comfort foam. These layers will ensure that you won’t feel the bed springs underneath.

The memory foam has many benefits. It has a body contouring effect which reduces your pressure points. If you’re a back sleeper, this refers to the shoulders, neck and back. Moreover, as you move around on the bed, the memory foam gently adapts to your new position, and there’s low motion transfer, so you’re less likely to wake the other sleeper.

The open cell comfort foam has an open and porous design which improves the air flow, making it super breathable.

The layers of foam are also both antimicrobial and hypoallergenic, so you don’t need to worry about any allergens, bacteria, dust mites, or mold.

Although there’s nothing from the manufacturer specifically recommending the mattress for platform beds, we’ve examined the customer reviews, and customers who’ve used it on a platform bed typically score it at 4 or 5 stars out of 5.

This mattress is CertiPUR US Certified, which basically means that it’s made without ozone depleters, flame retardants, heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates, and has low VOC emissions. Impressive hey?

The mattress somes compressed in a box, so it’s easy to ship and easier to maneuver around corners and stairs, and it will expand out when you’re ready to open it.

Good quality mattresses typically come with good warranty, and this mattress is no exception, coming in at a full 10 years.

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Vibe Quilted Gel Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Pillow Top 12-Inch Mattress, Twin
  • Gorgeous sapphire blue euro pillow top
  • Beautifully detailed stretch knit quilted cover optimizes conforming properties
  • High-quality memory foam contours to your body for a comforting feel

2. Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid-Mattress

Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid-Mattress - Medium-Firm Feel - Twin

When we saw just how well this mattress was selling, we just had to see what all the fuss was about.

I know what you’re thinking – are memory foam mattresses any good for slatted platform beds? (We answer this more fully in our FAQ section.) Well it would be if the memory foam were on the bottom on top of the slats, you want to feel comfort and luxury and not the edge of every slat. However in this mattress the memory foam is placed at the top, so it conforms to your favorite sleeping position and not to the wooden slats.

It’s called a hybrid because it offers the best of both worlds, with the ever popular memory laid at a thickness of 1.5 inches on top of a more traditional style spring mattress.

The memory foam is great for those who sleep on their back, as the memory foam can help to align the spine correctly, and relieve pressure points.

The memory foam is also hypoallergenic, which means you’re very unlikely to get an allergic reaction from it.

The spring part of the mattress uses 6 inch tempered steel coils to provide all the support you need, giving it not just a little bounce but also some breathability.

There’s a full range of sizes available, I think it’s only junior size that’s missing. The sizes given in inches refer to how high the mattress will sit on top of the bed, including both the spring layer and the memory foam layer. The 12 inch being the most luxurious and plush.

Good quality mattresses typically come with good warranty, and this mattress is no exception, coming in at a full 10 years.

The mattress somes compressed in a box, so it’s easy to maneuver around corners and stairs.

There are several variations of this mattress on the Amazon page, so if you do want to buy, please ensure that you select the right one for your needs.

Linenspa 8 Inch Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid-Mattress - Medium-Firm Feel - Twin
  • 8 inch hybrid mattress combine hypallergenic memory foam with the traditional support of an innerspring mattress for a medium-firm...
  • A plush layer of memory foam helps align the spine to minimize pressure points for increased comfort
  • Finished with a cozy knit cover, this mattress is compressed as a bed in a box for convenient delivery and setup

3. Zinus 6 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress

Zinus 6 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress / CertiPUR-US Certified / Bed-in-a-Box / Pressure...

Again this is a mattress that’s flying off the shelves and proved to be super popular with customers.

And we’ve concluded that its popularity is not just down to its very affordable price.

What makes it such a good mattress for platform beds is 4 inches of durable high density support foam that make up the mattress base. There’s no way you’ll feel the wooden slats through that!

Then there’s another layer of durable high density support foam above that, and above that again you get a luxury 1 inch layer of memory foam. The middle layer of foam is designed to encourage airflow, so you don’t overheat.

The memory foam bit is brilliant. Not just because it conforms to your favorite sleeping position, and relieves pressure points so you wake up free of aches and pains, but it’s also infused with green tea, which smells great and is super refreshing, AND something called ActivCharcoal, which is great for absorbing moisture, so is perfect for warm summer nights under the duvet.

This affordable mattress is suitable even for overweight people, and with the exception of the twin mattresses they can hold up to 500 pounds of weight.

This mattress is CertiPUR US Certified, which basically means that it’s made without ozone depleters, flame retardants, heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates, and has low VOC emissions.

The mattress is packaged in such a way that it’s very easily shipped and maneuvered and then expands out when you’re ready to open it.

Good quality mattresses typically come with good warranty, and this mattress is no exception, coming in at a full 10 years.

Zinus 6 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress / CertiPUR-US Certified / Bed-in-a-Box / Pressure...
  • THE RIGHT COMBINATION - Our special recipe for rejuvenating rest? Refreshing green tea and moisture-absorbing Activ charcoal infused...
  • PRESSURE-RELIEVING FOAMS - 1 inches conforming memory foam and 5 total inches durable, high density base support foam; ideal for back...
  • CERTIPUR US CERTIFIED - Highest quality foam is CertiPUR US Certified for durability, performance, and content

4. LUCID 10 Inch 2019 Gel Memory Foam Mattress

LUCID 10 Inch 2019 Gel Memory Foam Mattress - Medium Firm Feel - CertiPUR-US Certified (Twin)

This mattress comes from a big name brand, and is a little different from the others in that it features gel memory foam.

But first off, let’s talk about what makes it a good choice for a platform bed, which comes down to just how thick the base layer is, coming in at a whopping 7.5 inches. And it’s composed of supportive high density foam.

Above that, you get 2.5 inches of gel infused memory foam, which compresses evenly under body weight, and better yet also conforms to curves to alleviate your pressure points.

And if that’s not enough, the memory foam is also ventilated, and the fabric cover is also designed to be breathable to boot. So even on warm summer nights your sleep won’t be disturbed by the heat.

This mattress is CertiPUR US Certified, which basically means that it’s made without ozone depleters, flame retardants, heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates, and has low VOC emissions.

It’s available in different levels of firmness, so there’s plenty of choice and options. And it’s available in just about every size, except junior.

What really stands out for us with this mattress though is warranty which lasts for a staggering 25 years!

LUCID 10 Inch 2019 Gel Memory Foam Mattress - Medium Firm Feel - CertiPUR-US Certified (Twin)
  • This dual-layer mattress combines 2.5 inch gel infused, ventilated memory foam surface + 7.5 inch high density foam base for a...
  • Gel infused memory foam regulates temperature while conforming to the body to ease pressure points
  • Temperature-regulating, moisture-controlling TENCEL blend fabric cover creates a comfortable air layer

5. Signature Design by Ashley – Chime Express Hybrid Innerspring – Firm Mattress

Ashley Chime 8 Inch Firm Hybrid Mattress - CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, Twin

If you love a good, firm mattress then this is the one to go for!

In fact it’s so firm thanks to its high density foam, you can place it directly on your platform bed, without having to invest in a box spring (well, unless you wanted it for the additional height).

The mattress is composed of 4 layers, the bottom layer is composed of 13-gauge coil units, and then there’s a high density firming pad layer to ensure that you don’t feel the individual springs. Atop this is a layer of high density quilt foam which offers a tad more comfort and softness. And right at the very top you get a full 2 inches of polyester foam, which helps make the bed feel firm but not too firm.

Although it’s referred to as a hybrid, it should be noted that it’s a hybrid of a spring and a foam mattress, and NOT a hybrid of a spring and a memory foam mattress. There is no memory foam. However this mattress does have features which make up for this.

For example, the coil layer at the bottom contours to your body shape and position, while the high density foam layers provide relief on your pressure points as you sleep.

It’s also a good choice of mattress for allergy sufferers, seeing as it uses hypoallergenic materials, so you don’t need to worry about any dust mites, pollen, mold or pet dander.

This mattress somes compressed in a box, so it’s easy to ship and easier to maneuver around corners and stairs, and it will expand out when you’re ready to open it.

In order to obtain a warranty for this product, you will have to request one from the manufacturer.

Ashley Chime 8 Inch Firm Hybrid Mattress - CertiPUR-US Certified Foam, Twin
  • Twin size bed in a box: For supportive, dreamy sleeping, this mattress brings it home with layers of padding. Plus, it comes in a box,...
  • Innerspring coils: Firm mattress is designed with layers of quilt foam, high density padding and high-quality 13-gauge Bonnell coil...
  • Maintenance free: Made of hypoallergenic material to keep out dust mites, pollen, mold and pet dander—perfect for kids or adults who...

Mattress For Platform Bed – Buyer’s Guide

As promised here’s our buying guide for mattresses for platform beds, complete with answers to your most frequently asked questions.

What to look for in a mattress for a platform bed

The main objective in choosing your mattress, is to ensure that you’re not going to feel the individual slats underneath your mattress. Many people solve this issue by buying a box spring underneath, between the bed and the mattress. And if you do this you can put any mattress you like on top.

However all the mattresses we’ve shown you in our Top 5 picks are perfectly suited to go directly on top of your platform bed without the need of the box spring.

If you decide not to invest in a box spring, then your mattress’s bottom layer should be composed of either high density foam, for a very firm base, or composed of a layer of densely packed coils. Whichever of these types of bases you go for in your mattress, they will prevent you from feeling the individual slats of the platform bed.

You will also of course, need other layers on top for a touch of softness above the firm base. And this becomes more important where coil base layers are involved because just like you don’t want to feel the bed’s slats, you also don’t want to feel the mattress’s coils.

Spring Mattress vs High Density Foam

To be perfectly honest with you a spring mattress is just as good a mattress as one that’s made with high density foam. Spring mattresses are more traditional, but you generally don’t have to worry about feeling the springs in the mattress because of the additional layers above the spring layer.

Bed height

Ideally you want your total bed height to be knee level, so you can sit on the bed able to place both feet firmly off the ground to easily get off. This means the bed should be about two feet in height.

But this is not essential, if you’re happier with a lower bed height, then a thinner mattress will be cheaper than a thicker mattress.

Can a memory foam mattress go on a slatted base?

You can put a memory foam mattress on a slatted base HOWEVER you should only do this if the slats are no more than 3 inches apart. Otherwise the mattress can sink between the slats, causing premature sagging that will reduce the mattress’s support and therefore also reduce its comfort.

Do I need a box spring for my platform bed?

There are several advantages to having a box spring between your platform bed base and your mattress. First off, they create a flat and firm structure for the mattress to lie upon, and they raise the mattress’s height, which makes it easier for you to get in and out of bed. And if that wasn’t enough, they also absorb shock and reduce wear to the mattress.

When box springs first came about they were very popular for use with platform beds, however that was predominantly because mattresses were much thinner back then.

These days however, if your platform bed has built in wooden slats which are less than 3 inches apart, then strictly speaking you should not need a box spring. But box springs still remain popular, and they make a nice addition to your bed and are available for different budgets.

How do you secure a mattress on a platform bed?

In order to secure your new mattress to your platform bed, we recommend that you get yourself a dedicated non-slip pad. These are readily available from online retailers such as Amazon. You simply place one pad on the bed’s foundation, and if you have a box spring as well, then place one pad on top of that too.

Last update on 2020-09-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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