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Adjustable Bases- The Best Kept Secret to Sound Sleep for Any Age

Adjustable Bases- The Best Kept Secret to Sound Sleep for Any Age

These are NOT Hospital Beds

When most people think about adjustable beds, they think about hospitals or the elderly. And it’s easy to see why. They’re great when you’re injured or have mobility issues, but there is so much more to these bases than just helpful articulation.

There is a misconception that you need to be old or injured to benefit from sleeping in a raised position or with your legs elevated. That’s simply not true. Elevation can help with injuries and conditions like diabetes, but it also offers a host of benefits for others as well.

One of the easiest advantages to see is just getting comfy when reading a book. If you’ve ever tried to read in bed, you’ve likely used several pillows to achieve the right position. Or perhaps you really can’t comfortably read in bed because you don’t have that many fluffy items that can prop you up.

When you have an adjustable base, you can simply push a button to raise the head up to read or watch TV and then just push another button to lie it flat when you’re ready to sleep. What’s more, there are several adjustables that have upgraded to Alexa Integration, so you can simply tell the bed to lay flat.

Make Sleep More Comfortable

Sometimes we need a little help to feel comfortable when we’re resting. Back injuries or simple stiffness can make lying flat a bit uncomfortable, that’s where an adjustable shines. Control the head position of your bed to your exact needs at any moment.

Got a cold? Raise the head up while you’re sleeping to help you breathe easier. Are your legs swollen, tired, or healing after a fall? Lift up the legs to help promote the best circulation and ease pain.

Moreover, if you’re a back sleeper, moving into the zero gravity position many of these beds offer can allow you to capitalize on its benefits while you sleep.

Watching TV

The truth is you probably shouldn’t be watching so much TV in bed. It’s important to association bed with sleep. However, for some people, living in their bed is the norm. Plus, sometimes it's nice to enjoy mornings in bed or evenings falling asleep to a movie.

Similarly, if you use a laptop or tablet device in bed, make sure you’re achieving the correct position that doesn’t strain your neck, back, or shoulders.

Unique Health for Unique Individuals

Adjustable beds are also great when you’re dealing with aches and pains. Whether you suffer from chronic issues or you’ve broken your foot because you jumped up off a couch trying to reach a balloon (I may be speaking from experience here), the support these bases provide can be wonderful.

And not only that, common issues like heartburn and snoring can be reduced when you simply prop yourself up a bit. The thing is, how do you do that easily in the middle of the night, especially if you’re not the one snoring. Easy. Several adjustable bases are programmed with an anti-snore position. Simply push the button, and your partner will be gently raised just enough to stop them from snoring.

There are so many conditions that these beds can help with including:

  • Lower back pain
  • Leg swelling
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Gastric reflux
  • Muscular discomfort from fatigue
  • Nocturnal heartburn

Form Meets Function

Think all these adjustable bases look the same? Wrong.

There are so many different styles of bases available now. You can find simple, nearly hidden bases, modern-looking bases, and even bases that look like a traditional piece of furniture you’d have in any bedroom.

There’s also the Glideaway Comfort Base Freestyle. This is another base that’s designed to hide right inside your bed frame or sit on top of a platform bed. It offers a One-Touch Flat Button, Zero-Gravity, and an Anti-Snore position.

Plus, there are several with legs that can be added on in three different heights so that the base can stand on its own and look amazing.

If you do want something that can stand on its own and look great, the  Glideaway Odessa Comfort Base is a fantastic option. It comes with Simultaneous Head & Foot Movement, Motorized Neck Tilt, Zero Gravity, Anti-Snore, and it’s Bluetooth/Voice Command Enabled. Now, that’s a base. 

Also, this base comes with an Elevation Tilt add-on and tilting is a whole new feature that more and more bases are introducing. It’s impressive because while a traditional adjustable bed lifts the head and foot, this tilts the entire frame either up or down, making it perfect for side or stomach sleepers.


Adjustable bases come in a variety of shapes and size, and they offer different features. That means that you can find an affordable option to suit any budget. From the very reasonable models listing around $600 to the more advanced models with options like Bluetooth that run up to around $1,900.

What you should keep in mind is that these bases perform a range of duties and can help you with several issues. They’ll help you to stay comfortable no matter what, and that can mean they save you money in the long run.

After all, going to the doctor’s office on a regular basis because of back pain is more expensive than a one-time purchase of an adjustable base.


Adjustable bases are being made to last. Many of the manufacturers cover them with lengthy warranties and employ the latest in engineering technology.

Glideaway is known for their strong German construction of both the frame and motor. Leggett & Platt is also well known for their strong construction, and both companies offer a 1-3-20-Year Warranty Plan.

Additionally, when you take good care of your frame and base, it’ll last you longer. Plus, you can purchase an Extended Warranty Plan through BedPlanet.Com which will cover your base for longer and give you even more peace of mind.

Lastly, many of the adjustable bases made today come with extremely efficient motors and mechanisms that have been tested to withstand repetitive, everyday use and power surges.

So, do you still think that these bases are just for the elderly or injured?

When you’re ready to start looking at bases for your own home, check out the  Adjustable Base Buying Guide. We’re also happy to answer any questions, so give us a call or contact us at

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