Post # 1
So boyfriend and I have been living together since August but having sex closer to a year.
We have on multiple occassions heard the boxspring breaking or felt a shift etc. Now there is a noticeable dip so we think its definitely broken.
The mattress and boxspring are about 1.5 years old. Boyfriend is about 200lbs (body builder) and I’m about 130lbs so we arent THAT heavy. We do have a lot of sex but nothing really crazy as far as motions. Sometimes I might bounce on him but thats about as crazy as it gets.
What kind of boxspring will withstand sex? Apparently the wood one we got cannot handle it at all and I dont want to be buying boxsprings every year!
Post # 2
I don’t really know much about boxsprings but maybe look online for durable ones or ones made differently? How often are you having sex on the bed? Have you thought about maybe trying different areas in your home to have sex to give the boxspring a break?
Post # 3
mel2 : what size is the bed? And do you have a center support beam? We added a couple extra slats on the bedframe to support the boxspring and mattress and haven’t had any problems since.
Post # 4
Maybe you just got a bum one? I mean, hubs and I weigh similar amounts and have a fair amount of sex and have not broken our box spring in 10 years. Maybe you just got a dud.
Post # 5
Box springs are generally built to last upwards of 10 years. How is your box spring and mattress supported? If there is a noticeable dip, I would assume it’s a support problem not a box spring problem. You may need to buy a few boards cut to the width of your bed frame to maximize stability.
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
Try a metal one. You can get them on amazon and they’re actually awesome if you ever move because you can break them down and then re-assemble them.
Post # 7
Happened to us as well and we werent doing anything crazy either. I was living at home for a bit shortly before we were engaged when it happened and my now hubby was like “btw, we broke chimpy24’s box spring” as he left the house as my mom was coming in the door. My mom cracked up when she realized what he said as he went and got in his car..lol. Mattress store when I went to get a new one said to make sure we had a good frame to support it after i had to explain why I was buying just a boxspring so I got one with extra cross braces. It’s now in our guest room. When we bought our king bed, we made sure to spend extra to get a good frame with extra supports.
Post # 8
So boyfriend works at a mattress company and has a really good frame with lots of support that we switched to when he moved in. I bought the boxspring with the mattress prior to our relationship.
I will check out the metal frame or maybe adding some wood support?
Would a sheet of wood under the mattress make sense?
Post # 9
Consider a foam mattress, there are wonderful ones now , and you simply can’t break them !
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2020 - Las Vegas, NV
Hahaha no judgement we actually broke our bed frame.
Post # 11
You can absolutely put a piece of plywood under your mattress on top of the box spring. I do it because I like a really firm bed!
Post # 12
Having a really good thick dense mattress is important too. If it’s squishy or flimsy or cheap it’ll be more likely to get bounced through and get down to the box spring.
Post # 13
mel2 : we are both bodybuilders. I’m 150 he’s 250. We opted for a platform bed. It’s a solid platform. We have jiggled some screws loose in the last 18 months and it’s noisy but holding up!!
Post # 14
Sunshine024 : I was thinking about this! I dont mind a firm bed. He prefers it a little softer but I think we can get a mattress topper or something to offset