Do I need a foundation for my new mattress?

Ciao! Today I will be creating a guide to help you decide if you need a foundation for your mattress.

Now before I get into this guide, let me explain and define what the box springs and foundations for a mattress is:

The foundation provides support between the bottom of the mattress and the bed frame. The foundation is usually placed on top of the bed frame. With the placement position of the foundation, it provides support by allowing the surface of the mattress to be flat and sturdy. It can also prevent early on sagging as well.

The box spring consists of a wooden frame filled with sprigs and wrapped in fabric. A box spring is manufactured to be the same size as the bed and provides support by sitting directly under the mattress. Typically box springs are designed to sit on top of a bed frame.

After reading the descriptions, you can tell that both of these mattress supporters have the same purpose, and that is to give your mattress a sturdy structure. The choice of choosing which is right for you can all depend on your preference and the way you will be positioning your bed. 

If you are wondering about what size these come in… I got you covered!

Both the box springs and foundations come in three sizes:

SizeHeight (in)
Standard/High-Profile10.5 in. or taller
Medium-Profile7 to 10 in.
Low-profile6.5 in. or lower

You can choose the size that best fits your mattress, usually, the box springs and foundations are meant to fit together with the mattress and can also be sold as a split-style.

Mattress foundations can come in different forms, let’s dive into them right now shall we!

Solid Foundation: The solid foundation provides the most support because the base and frame are filled with wooden slats to prevent sagging. In fact, these are the best types of foundations to use for a mattress that has memory foam! Not only do they provide excellent support, but they also allow the mattress to breathe from underneath and get rid of any excess moisture the mattress absorbs over time. Here at GiNO, our solid foundation would be a perfect duo with our comforting memory foam mattresses!

Estimate price which can vary depending on the size: $200 to $500.

Suggestion: In order for the slats to do their job properly, it is suggested that they should be of a decent width of around 2 1/2’’ and possibly no more than 3 1/2’’ apart from each other.  

Platform Foundation: These platforms are more low-key compared to the rest. If you want the feeling of Zen and relaxation, this foundation might be the best fit for you. They typically increase the support level of a mattress and may make it feel firmer. The platform foundations are more compact and easier to move as well.

Estimate Price which can vary depending on size: $400 to $800.

Adjustable Bases foundations: The adjustable foundation provides an adjustable base that can be raised depending on your preference. They are also mostly power bases and are one of the fastest-growing categories in our industry!  For example, if you have neck pain, you can adjust the base by lowering it to relieve that pain. This is a more customizable foundation and offers great support to memory foam mattresses but are not great for spring mattresses as they do not bend easily!

Estimate price which can vary depending on size: Around $900 to 3,500.

As for box springs: As mentioned before the box spring provides underlying support and height to your mattress! Think of the springs as the platform, to hold everything together. The box spring in some cases helps raise the mattress to a comfortable height depending on your preference, however, it is an older technology compared to the foundations. The box springs are also designed to work with traditional spring mattresses and should not be used with memory foam mattresses including our mattresses here at GiNO!

Well, fellow dreamers, my guide has ended. I hope you got some more insight on each of the foundations. And remember here at GiNO, our foundation is made of wood and offers support and breathability, so go check it out!

As always Buona notte e sogni d’oro from yours truly


How often should you wash your bedding?

When it comes to bedding, it is not always the color scheme or the fashionable style that we choose from. We always go for the freshest, hygienic, and eco-friendly sheets that they offer. As time goes by, even bed sheets need to take a bath at some point, and you ask yourself: How often should I wash these sheets?

According to lifestyle experts, bedding sheets need to be washed once every week. Why? Because every time we go to sleep (7-8 hours every day). Your bedsheets tend to pick up a lot of grime from your body (E.g.: Dead skin fragments, dirt, stains, and moisture).

Some people tend to stretch out bedding sheets for more than a week. Depending on how clean their sheets tend to look, some would push bedding sheets usage for more than 4 weeks. But in reality, it’s necessary to clean your sheets once every week in order to prevent the accumulation of grime from growing.

What happens if I don’t wash my sheets?

Well, if you don’t wash your sheets, the bacteria from the sheets themselves accumulate and it can cause you to get:

  • Asthma attacks
  • Allergies
  • Acne
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Skin irritation

Furthermore, it’s not just your bedding from your bedsheets that will need cleaning, it is also your couch that needs a cleanse every time you, friends, or family sit on it.

How to wash your bedding?

When it’s time to wash your bedsheets. There are many steps into ensuring that your sheets are comfy, clean, and fresh like it’s brand new:

  1. Choose your cleaning product and read all of the instructions on the back.
  2. Depending on the bedding you choose and the material. Bedding must be washed through hot water (Cotton = hot, polyester = hot)
  3. In the machine, wash the sheets with gentle detergent
  4. Bedding is all about colors. You always have to separate your bedding sheets by color (Light, rainbow and Dark colors). Sort out the colors and wash your sheets separately.
  5. After you finish washing your sheets, dry them off (If you want to go eco-friendly, dry your bedding outside or if you need them REALLY quick, use a dryer)
  6. If you plan to go all natural, your bedding will take about 3 to 6 hours (Or less if it’s a sunny day)
  7. If you need them FAST and FURIOUS, you can use a dryer machine with a temperature of your choosing. ( ‘Cause you’re hot then you’re cold “ Hot N Cold by Katy Perry”)

Bene and that’s a wrap! Caring for your bedding can go a long when it comes to helping you sleep. Here at GiNO, having good sleep hygiene is important to us. Keeping your sheets clean is an investment in your sleep health and a good night’s sleep.

As always

Buona notte e sogni d’oro from yours truly


How often should you replace your pillow?

No bed is complete without the most important essential: A Pillow. The soft, comforting, breathable, and cozy texture keeps your head protected and relaxed as if you’re sleeping on cloud 9.  But when it comes to the time to replace a pillow, we all have that sense of not wanting to let go of something we cherished the most and having to start something new. 

Experts say that we should be replacing our pillows every 1 to 2 years. Why? Because replacing pillows helps with: promoting hygiene, reducing allergies, and best of all, pain, pain, go away.

Why should I replace it if I like my own pillow just fine?

Some would say: “But I like how my pillow is. Why should I even change it?”, well, let me tell you this:

  1. Your head & shoulders are crying for help from all the pain.
  2. The pillow just isn’t hygiene anymore
  3. They’re not as supportive as they use to be.

But what really makes someone want to replace their pillow for another one is simple: Dirt. From dust mites to mold, these health hazards can cause itchy skin, runny nose, acne, eye irritation, and making sleep almost impossible.

What can I replace my old pillow with?

You have a variety of pillows to choose from. For instance, everyone knows how Cotton is the oldest and most common material in a pillow. Being affordable for your desired price range.

Feather, the oldest and most commonly used material in pillow manufacturing: Durable and breathable.

Latex foam is soft, breathable, and best of all, helps your body relax. Natural Latex is both biodegradable and eco-friendly, making it durable and safe for the environment.

Memory foam is becoming a popular one in today’s markets. Our patented memory foam, Memoform; is designed to react to the weight of the neck and shoulders, offering a pleasant feeling of lightness while you rest. The GINO Pillow comes with a removable cover made from our signature performance fabric with silver fiber. The pillow cover is also machine washable, helping to keep bacteria away. Thanks to the Airyform technology, the channels present throughout the pillow core allow for optimal breathability and dispersion of moisture and heat, ensuring your pillow stays cool all night long. The 3D fabric used on the backside of the pillow further increases its extreme breathability for a pleasant and lasting feeling of freshness. GiNO pillows are also made by using only breathable and hypoallergenic materials that are Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified and 100% Made in Italy.

Here at GiNO, our pillows have all of the qualities you’re looking for. Eco-friendly, hygienic, durable, natural anti-bacterial, and breathable. Replacing a pillow doesn’t mean a piece of you is going to go away, think of it as a fresh start with a feeling of freshness and best of all a 3-year warranty meaning that our pillows have a longer duration for your comfort.

What do you mean by comfort level?

The amount of comfort level is based on how you want your pillow to be. How often do you feel like adjusting your pillow to make it more comfortable to your liking? There are 3 types of comfort levels:

  • Firm
  • Medium
  • Plush

Before you start purchasing another pillow, think about the kind of comfort you want and how does it benefit your body. Do you want a pillow that is durable and firm or a pillow that is as plush as a cloud? Sometimes, it’s hard to let go of our most treasured memories, but as time goes by, we learn to let go of things and make a new start.

As always buona note e sogni d’oro

From yours truly


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