A slatted base is an active bed base. With a slatted system it is the base that provides the best part of overall support and back support in particular, the mattress mainly governs comfort. The slats are suspended flexibly and conform to the major contours of the body.
What is the ideal mattress?
Slatted bases are best combined with a latex mattress or a cold foam mattress (memory foam or GELTEX). These mattresses convey movements in the slatted bases faithfully to the sleeper.
Tip: base on legs
By fitting legs to the slatted base you make it no longer reliant on a bed frame which brings down the price of a good bed unless you would rather invest in a better mattress or adjustable base. You can remove the legs in an instant at a later date and replace them with a bed frame of your choice.
Do you have a TV in the bedroom or do you like reading in bed? If so, and electrically adjustable bed is not a superfluous luxury! With a single press of the memory button you will be lying in the ideal reading, TV or resting position.