Ergonomic slatted frame – How to find the right one?
A slatted frame ensures adequate ventilation of the mattress. The humidity and air can escape optimally due to the gaps between the slats.
This reduces the risk of mold and odor formation. Ideally, the slatted frame has springy slats that support the adaptability of the mattress.
How many slats should a good slatted frame have?
The nature of the slats and their number can be quite different depending on the slatted frame. Cheaper ones have mostly rigid slats, which are attached in larger distances.
Ergonomically recommended slatted frames consist of a large number of flexible slats.
These slats are bent upwards and yield to pressure from the weight of the body, thus helping the mattress to adapt optimally to the body.
A guideline says: depending on the length, a good slatted frame has 25 to 30 slats. If slatted frames are specially designed for high body weight, the number can be significantly higher.
The storage of the slats
The slats are usually attached to the surrounding frame with rubber or rubber caps. This strengthens the spring performance and can make the slatted frame even more adaptable.
Less recommended are slats that are firmly attached to the frame and do not have the above-mentioned caps. With the purchase one should pay attention therefore also to it.
If a double bed is to be covered with slatted frames, care must be taken to ensure that an additional rimless slatted base is available.
In this case, the slats are attached above the side rails by means of flexible caps.
Thanks to this design, the action of the springs extends over the entire width of the bed and there is no transition felt in the middle.
If then a mattress in double bed width is put on, one receives a couch surface, which is seamless and has a continuous springing.
The zoning of a slatted frame
Slatted frames, just like mattresses, have different zones. Ideally, for example, a 7-zone mattress should lie on a slatted frame with the same number of zones.
Then the slatted frame supports the spring effect of the mattress in the best possible way. Basically, the shoulder, back and pelvic areas are important for slatted frames.
The shoulder comfort zone
In the shoulder area, some slatted frames, such as swissflex slatted frames, have particularly flexible slats. These favor a sinking of the shoulder in lateral position.
Pelvic comfort zone
In the pelvic area slatted frames also have the more flexible slats. This pelvic comfort zone is also important for side sleepers, because the hip area can sink in much deeper.
The middle zone reinforcement
It ensures correct positioning of the spine, mainly in the middle and lower back area. The middle zone reinforcement usually extends over five to nine slats.
Slatted frames for a high body weight
Before buying a new slatted frame, you should always ask the seller about weight suitability.
For people with higher weight there are special slatted frames, which are optimally prepared for the increased requirements.
To withstand the greater pressure, the slatted frames have a reinforced and significantly higher number of slats than conventional slatted frames.
Thanks to various adjustment options, mainly in the middle zone reinforcement, you can lie ergonomically well protected even with higher body weight.