There are several types of bases, all with different benefits and features.

Solid top/storage base has been popular with those who believe that a hard bed is beneficial to support a bad back. This is in fact a myth and so-called ‘orthopaedic’ beds should only be used for short-term complaints, such as a slipped disc.

A bed that supports but also offers soft comfort is essential to well-being and a good sleep.

Sprung bases offer greater levels of comfort and prolong the life of the mattress.