The last few years we've slept on a mattress that's been less than stellar. Funny story we bought it out of a warehouse in which kids were practicing basketball... Anyways- for the money we really didn't complain. Lately though i've been noticing more creaks and noises whenever we move around. So we bought a new mattress and a new steel box spring from Amazon. I just put the box spring together and MAN what a difference! The last few nights of sleep have been significantly better on the new mattress, i imagine the upgrade with the box spring will really mitigate the number of times i wake up or i wake my wife up when i get up at night and she doesn't have to hear the noises coming from the bed.