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You can put a mattress on the floor and it will be ok to sleep on. Box springs are a unit that allows you to use the matress on a bed. The springs sit on the edges of the bed frame and keep the mattress from falling on the floor. If your bed frame has slats that go across from one side to the other, you can just use a mattress. It won't be as comfortable.

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Q: Do you need a box spring for a mattress to be comfortable?
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Can a Mattress without box spring be comfortable on a bed frame with slat?

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