Personally, I have been in love with platform beds since I was in college. It was the first time that I could pick out my own bed and I was in love with the idea of being so close to the ground. Don’t ask me why.
Since then I have upgraded my mattresses and bed frames as my budget increased. There are so many great mattress brands to choose from, but don’t worry I have my top three mattresses for platform beds picked out below.
What is a platform bed?
So here’s the beauty of platform beds, you don’t need a box spring. They usually have flexible wooden slats or latticed structure that provides enough flexibility, support and ventilation for your mattress. Picking out the best mattress for a platform bed becomes as simple as point and click, once you’re done reading.
Such a great option for college students and young professionals, who may be moving between apartments.
Gel-infused memory foam is very comfortable for back and side sleepers. A supportive mattress with 630 gel wrapped coils. You do need to buy a waterproof cover for the mattress because it is memory foam which can lead to mold. It’s a reasonably good price point as usually these mattresses tend to wear more than others. I would plan on using something like this for maybe 3-5 years. After that you run the risk of mold and sagging in the material which can lead to neck and back issues.
Casper bed in a box has several models that all work wonderfully. This is considered a ‘lower model’ mattress but brings high quality. It is designed to stay cool with breathable material on top. It’s perfect to go on top of your platform bed and it is a very comfortable nights sleep. Not too firm or soft, it accommodates most people. Like most bed in a box companies, they tend to feel like they’re deflating if you sit on it on the side of your bed.
The fan favorite. The Nectar mattress. I love this brand because they send two FREE premium pillows with every order. Now, this is also a memory foam which means I highly recommend picking up a waterproof mattress cover to protect from sweat at night. You want to protect your mattress so it stays fresh for a long time.
The nectar mattress uses gel memory foam in a 5-layer design. Overall, I would say this is more of a moderately firm mattress, not good for someone looking for a soft design.
If you are moving around a lot, having a platform bed can come in handy. It is very breathable and helps to maximize space in your bedroom. Our favorite is the Nectar because of the forever warranty and the structure of its foam.