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Understanding Your Euroslat Foundation: Why and How to Move the Slats


Man adjusts EuroSlat foundation for mattress

When you buy a new mattress, it’s a good idea to purchase the best foundation for the mattress at the same time if you are looking to replace your foundation or box spring. Your mattress’s foundation supports the mattress by providing a buffer between the bottom of the mattress and a bed frame made of metal or wood. Your mattress supports you, and the foundation supports it! Foundations help prevent any natural sagging that eventually occur in a mattress over an extended period of time. Your new mattress is an investment in your health and happiness, and so you want it to stay in top-condition for as long as possible. With this in mind, we strongly encourage you to look into the PranaSleep options that come with Euroslats, either a traditional Euroslat Foundation or an adjustable Euroslat bed base.

Euroslat Construction

The slats in a EuroSlat Foundation are hard beechwood imported from Germany and secured in rubber couplets that are designed to pivot side to side and head to toe, contouring to your natural body curves. These couplets, also known as “adjusters,” are designed to move under the weight of your body as you sleep. This ability to be pressed down means a EuroSlat Foundation offers more pressure relief than a mattress alone can provide. By sleeping on a mattress with this kind of foundation, you will experience less pressure to your shoulders, hips, and mid-section. That is because the flexing of the slats helps the "hot spots" of your body and reduces pressure to create greater blood flow. You won’t know the slats are being compressed. You’ll simply know that you are tossing and turning less and staying in a deeper level of sleep longer. This deep, undisturbed sleep is what your body needs to be healthy and what your mind needs to be in a good mood the next day.

A Euroslat Foundation is engineered to follow the natural curves of your body and absorb downward pressure, eliminating unnecessary compression of materials. In addition, the slats around the hip area are adjustable, providing a customized level of comfort. This is what we want to discuss with you today. The ability to adjust the firmness and comfort level of your foundation is truly astounding! 

Euroslat Adjustment Options

The adjusters are on the six dual slats in the middle of the foundation. When the adjusters are pushed out to the sides of the box spring, it tightens the tension on those six slats. This makes it feel more firm. On the other hand, when they are pushed to the center of the slats, it loosens the tension and makes the bed feel softer.

It’s not a “set it and forget it” thing, though. Remember the natural sagging of a mattress over the course of its lifetime we mentioned above? As your mattress ages and becomes softer, you can adjust the Euroslat Foundation to keep the exact level of firmness you have come to know and love! The ability to customize the comfort of the mattress as your mattress ages and your needs change are a tremendous benefit of the EuroSlat Foundation.

When your Euroslat Foundation and new mattress are delivered to your home, we recommend you try one setting for a few weeks. If you constantly change the adjusters, it may take extra time for your body to adjust. We want you to sleep great, each and every night!

Euroslats Available At City Mattress

When you want the best sleep possible, don’t forget about the adjustable options that have these Euroslats built in. The PranaSleep Adjustable Euroslat Bed Base 3.0 allows you to raise the head, foot, or both, with a wireless remote. PranaSleep’s Adjustable Om EuroSlat Base 2.0 features programmable positions and a deluxe massage feature, plus a gentle wake alarm. There is also an incredible Anti-Snore Feature. The pre-programmed position gently raises your head to help alleviate snoring.

Reducing the pressure between your body and the mattress allows your mattress to hold its shape, reducing a visual body impression and allowing the comfort of your sleep system to continue for years to come. Think of the EuroSlat Foundation as a shock absorber, actively working to prolong the life of your mattress! The beechwood slats are engineered to provide weightless support by working with the natural curves of your body through pivoting, moving up and down, and compressing. We encourage you to visit your nearest City Mattress location to feel it for yourself!