Dear Snooze Guru,
I’m getting ready to purchase a new mattress from US-Mattress, and I’m not sure if I should purchase a standard box spring or a low profile foundation. Is there a big difference between the two? Does it really matter which one I choose?
-Beth from Newman, CA
Thank you for writing. There is no functional difference between the two box springs (foundations) you described. The two sizes are offered for aesthetic and practical reasons. Many people prefer their bed to lie closer to the ground, while others like to sleep higher. Both low profile and standard box springs will properly support your mattress, so no matter which one you choose, you and your mattress will be safe. The video below from Jed, one of our mattress experts, has more information to help you compare the two types of box springs.
The Snooze Guru