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A Solid Foundation

— by Stearns & Foster on Aug 5, 2021

Building your perfect sleep oasis often begins with an exceptional, hand-crafted Stearns & Foster mattress. Much like Jack and Rose, peanut butter and jelly, and all the other perfect pairings in life, the perfect mattress is never complete without the perfect foundation. When you think about the ultimate night’s sleep, the first thing that comes to mind is typically the mattress itself (and rightfully so). While this may be true, the star of the show would be nothing without an exceptional supporting cast. Adding a foundation or power base to your Stearns & Foster mattress can enhance your quality of sleep — all while delivering the best quality, comfort, and design to your home. So, how do you create the perfect pair?

After selecting your mattress, we recommend pairing it with either a flat foundation or a power base.

straight on view of a Stearns & Foster Reserve Mattress on an adjustable power base with the head of the mattress raised.

Shoppers are often surprised to learn that Stearns & Foster mattresses are designed to be supported by a solid foundation–whether it’s a flat foundation or a power base–to provide the most adequate support and indulgent comfort. A flat surface with sufficient center support is required to ensure complete warranty protection for all Stearns & Foster mattresses. When considering which support system is best for your space, it’s important to understand the features and benefits. We asked our product development experts to provide a deep dive into the differences, so you can decide which option best fits your lifestyle.

Why Should You Pick a Flat Foundation?

To create a simple, traditional feel in your space, opt to pair a flat foundation with your mattress. Stearns & Foster flat foundations are made from high-grade wood, containing a support structure constructed from high-gauge steel wire. The flat foundation will provide a solid, supportive base for your mattress to enhance comfort — all while maintaining the integrity and lifespan of the mattress. A flat foundation will take the place of box springs and can be placed directly on top of your bed frame. Flat foundations are offered in two formats: low profile (5") and high profile (9"), and include a 10-year limited warranty.

What’s a Power Base?

If you’re looking to add adjustability and extra features to create a more personalized, luxurious sleep experience, a power base may be a better fit for you. A power base allows you to customize the position of your mattress by adjusting the head and foot lifts. Some power base models, like the Ergo® and Ergo® Extend, include additional features like massage, automatic snore detection, and more!

All Stearns & Foster mattresses can be paired with a power base. Power bases are designed to be used without any other foundation or box spring — simply place your mattress directly on top of the base. While the bases can stand alone, you may also pair them with most modern bed frames to add the finishing touch to your space. However, they may not fit inside antique bed frames or other non-standard frames, so we always recommend that you measure the inside of your frame first.

Which Power Base Should You Pick?

Ease® Power Base: A simple base option with the basic functions of an adjustable base.

  • Head and Foot Lift: Gives you control of your sleeping space, with nearly unlimited head and foot lift positions, for reading, watching TV, or working.
  • Zero Gravity Preset: Elevates your head and feet to closely simulate weightlessness and help take the pressure off your back while you sleep.
  • Additional Features: Adjustable legs, wireless remote

Ergo® Power Base: A more advanced option that includes the features above, plus combines premium technologies like QuietMode™ and two-zone massage.

  • QuietMode™: Gently tilts your mattress to an anti-snore position.
  • 2-Zone Massage: Unwind with a soothing two-zone massage, one zone at the head and one zone at the feet with three levels of intensity.
  • Additional Features: USB ports, underbed lighting

Ergo® Smart Base: Offers the same advanced technology as the Ergo® Power Base, plus it provides all-night insight to monitor and adjust the base depending on how you sleep. This also allows you to see metrics about your sleep and coaching tips, all in one easy-to-use app.

Ergo® Extend Smart Base: The most elite power base option offers innovative technologies and features. Includes all the features above, plus Pillow Tilt and a PerfectSeat™ preset that allows you to relax in more natural positions.

  • PerfectSeatTM : Optimizes the shape of your mattress so you can relax in a more natural position.
  • 4-Zone Massage: Enhance your mattress massage with four massage zones — two at the head and two at the feet — and three levels of intensity.

Whether you choose a flat foundation or a power base, a Lux Estate Cassatt or a Reserve, YOU have the power to customize your sleep oasis. After all, it’s your comfort! Learn more about how to find your perfect fit and complete your perfect night’s sleep here.

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