So you’re ready to invest in a new mattress and improve your sleep once and for all. You’ve taken the sleep quiz, you know which Helix model is the perfect fit for you, and you’re all set to place your order.
But what kind of support do you have prepared for your mattress? Can you just keep using your old box spring once your Helix mattress arrives?
Unlike a traditional innerspring mattress that includes a more rigid internal design, Helix mattresses are made primarily with various layers of foam. Beneath the foam layers are hundreds (in some sizes, more than a thousand) of individually wrapped steel coils. This hybrid mattress design, as it’s known, requires sturdy support to avoid dipping or sagging in the surface of the mattress.
This sturdy support is so important, in fact, that it’s required in order to maintain the warranty
on your Helix mattress.
So, let’s take a look at the types of bases and foundations that are required in order to properly support, and maintain the durability, of your new Helix mattress.