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How To Lower Your Bed

<h3>Lower Your Bed</h3>

There are a few reasons you may want to lower your bed. The two populations that need low beds most often are small children and the elderly. Lower beds are easier to get into and they help eliminate the risk of a bad fall. At The Sleep Shop have several options for lowering your bed. We have low profile bed low profile rails and bed frames. If you have a headboard and a footboard, you may choose a set of low profile bed rails. If you only have a headboard, you may to want to lower your bed using a low profile bed frame.

We have heavy duty options like the Monster KB2007-LP that is 4.5″ off the floor. Playfully called “the monster” by its creators because of its scary strength, the Monster Low Profile bed frame has 2″ side rails, and steel stem glides, and it is capable of holding up to 2000 lbs!

lower your bed

With today’s extra thick bedding, you might feel you need a stepladder to get in bed. Normal bed frames sit about 7 – 8 inches off the floor, while low profile bed frames are 4.25 – 5 inches off the floor. Low profile bed frames are designed to lower your bed and fully support your mattress and box spring without the use of a headboard or a footboard.


Some of our customers keep their too-high decorative, wood headboard and footboard in place. My customers remove their center supports, and they use one of our low profile bed frames like the LB34 or LB44 down inside the “box” that’s left. Then they can lower their bed, while still maintaining the attractive appearance of the wood bed.




Bedding that is too tall

What can I do if I have bedding that is too tall?

I frequently hear customers complain about the height of today’s new bedding. Mattresses today are taller than ever. The average height of the mattresses on our sales floor is 13 inches. Lots of people have beds that were not designed for today’s taller bedding and consequently find that the new bedding covers their headboards. Other people say that their small dogs can no longer jump in the bed easily.  There are several bed frame options that are lower than standard height bed frames, but there are some other things that you can do to  lower your bed. 
When you shop for your new mattress set, make sure you ask for the “Low Profile Box Spring” instead of the standard height box spring.  Most major manufacturers offer this option at no additional charge.  Low profile box springs are usually 4 or 5 inches lower than the regular height box spring and they offer the same support and warranty as the standard height box spring.   
If you REALLY need to lower your bed, you can check with your local bedding store.  Many stores offer “bunkie boards” that are designed for use with bunk beds.  Usually “bunkie boards” are only 2 – 3 inches tall and should offer enough support for your twin or full size bedding.  Use the bunkie board in place of the box spring.  

Lowering your bed with specialty bed frames

There are several types of metal bed frames that will lower your bed. If you have a headboard and footboard, you’ll need to choose bed rails, instead of a bed frame. If you don’t have a headboard and footboard or if you have a headboard only, you can choose a low bed frame.

If you don’t have a headboard or if you have a headboard ONLY (with no footboard):

  • Choose a Low Profile Bed Frame.
  • These bed frames are approximately 3″ – 4″ lower than normal bed frames
    (normal bed frames are usually 7″ – 8″ tall.)
  • The included bolt-on headboard brackets are designed to adjust so that your bolt-on headboard can be attached. However, it may be necessary to
    drill new holes into your headboard for attachment.

If you have BOTH a headboard and footboard: