Shopping for a mattress according to your specifications can be a daunting task. There are so many brands, mattress types and sizes you must consider for restful sleeping. The same effort must go into choosing a box spring mattress. A proper box spring mattress helps support the mattress so it does not deform the frame. Box springs must also be well fitted to ensure the mattress is situated with stability and at a proper height that doesn't interfere with sleeping or cause back or neck discomfort from poor bedding alignment.
Evaluate your current box spring mattress. Determine whether to replace it with a new one if it doesn’t support your current mattress well.
Measure the mattress’ length and width so that the box spring fits correctly on its frame. Standard twin mattresses are generally 39 in. by 75 in., queen mattresses are 60 in. by 80 in. and king mattresses are 78 in. by 80 in. Find an appropriate box spring according to the mattress’ dimensions.
Test the box spring. Slide it in or rest it on top of the bed base. Make sure that your bed frame is sturdy enough to support the box spring’s weight--a snug fit is what you should be after so the box spring supports the mattress and keeps it from moving.
Consider investing in a special-made box spring if you have certain allergies. Because box springs are home to dust mites and bed bugs as well, select a box spring that comes equipped with an allergen-blocking cover. Invest in an extra support box spring if you have back problems.
Compare brands for a quality box spring. Box spring brands the same name as the mattress will most likely be the best fit. Inquire about the company’s warranty program in case the box spring needs to be replaced.