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Adjustable Base Buying Guide


The Secret to Incredible All-Night Comfort

When you want to increase the longevity and comfort of your bed and mattress and add a bit of customization, an adjustable base is a fantastic place to start. Adjustable beds allow you to sleep in the position most ideal for you with the added support that many of us need. Between helping with health conditions such as acid reflux, lower extremity swelling, and injury recovery and allowing couples to independently control their sides of the bed, adjustable beds are a piece of technology that your bedroom sorely needs.

Décor Options

There is no shortage of stylish headboard and frame options for your adjustable bed either. Plus, a number of headboard, frames, and base styles available allow you to pick a design that will coordinate with your décor. Many adjustable bases can fit inside a standard bed frame, which means they look like a standard bed when not in use. When it comes to adjustable bases there even those that look beautiful standing on their own and the comfort they provide will help you to fall in love with them even faster.

To see some of the most stylish options that our customers love, check out this article.

Benefits of an Adjustable Bed

Adjustable beds have numerous health and wellness benefits, including improved blood circulation, deeper more comfortable sleep, possible relief from sleep apnea and acid reflux, and reduced snoring. Some adjustable beds have even been designed with an “anti-snore” feature. Press a single button and the headrest of the bed on your partner's side elevates to help clear their air passages so that they can breathe a little easier, and you can get some rest. There are even bases available that detect snoring through a sensor or app that will automatically lift the head of the bed if snoring is heard.

I think we all need that in our lives.

To learn more about how an adjustable base can help you with your personal health issues, click here.

Features & Advancements of Adjustable Beds

Modern adjustable beds come with a wide array of features and safety measures to ensure children and pets aren’t harmed by exploring the spaces underneath a raised head or footrest. In addition, these are just a few of the features you might want to look for in your new adjustable bed.

  • Under Bed Lighting - Many a base features lighting built into the underside of the frame. When you step out of bed your floor will light up so you can see where you are going without waking your partner.
  • Headrest and Footrest Articulation - Customize your position for whatever activity you are enjoying. Many of the adjustable beds we sell come with programmable positions and one-touch buttons to help you find your perfect sleeping position or return to flat with the push of just one button.
  • Sleeping Alarms & Massage- Imagine waking up to a relaxing vibration massage instead of a blaring alarm. Many of the brands we carry offer this feature. Plus, the massage can be wonderful for relaxation and winding down before bed.
  • Bluetooth & Smart Features- Newer adjustable bases are regularly coming out with more and more smart features that allow the bed to adjust as you move, connect to your phone, and charge your devices. 
  • Safety Features – New innovations like gravity fall and pinch detection ensure your pets and children are safe from injury as the adjustable bed raises and lowers, or if the power goes out.
  • Many more features – There are many more to list. Take a look at some of our models and compare them for yourself!

Adjustable Bed Brands We Carry

We are an exclusive adjustable base dealer for Leggett & Platt, Reverie, Glideaway, Malouf Structures, Tempur-Sealy, and Magniflex.

BedPlanet.Com's Staff Picks

Reverie R650 Dual-Tilt Adjustable Power Base

In the R650 you’ll find a tilt motor for inversion and lounge positions that offer wonderful pressure relief and is fantastic for side sleepers and those with acid reflux. There is nearly infinite head and foot adjustability plus 3D-Wave™ massage technology with four wave modes and 10 intensity levels. Reverie has also provided two-way Bluetooth® technology, a whisper-quiet lift system, four corner retainer bars, and an LED night light to guide your way.

Malouf Structures™ S755 Adjustable Bed

The pinnacle of relaxation and luxury, the Structures™ S755 Adjustable Bed Base gives you everything you need for a great night’s sleep. With five preset positions (Zero Gravity, Anti-Snore, Lounge, TV, and Flat) and six programmable positions, luxurious massage with four types, three intensities, and three time settings, and a wireless LED backlit remote control that's motion activated so you can simply pick up the remote to activate it, this is your key to fast and easy relaxation. Here at BedPlanet.Com, we've been grateful for the amount of inventory on hand from Malouf as so many places are out of stock in the current situation.

Consider Your Needs

Not everyone needs all the bells and whistles in their new adjustable bed. Consider what you need from your bed, there may be several options available to you that achieve the same result. Consider what you need your adjustable bed for and research our models accordingly. It might be helpful to create a list of the features you need ranked in order of importance. You can use that list to help you narrow down your choices and determine what's most important to you.

Consider Your Budget

We have amassed a plethora of many different options at many different price points. Things to consider when considering your budget- none of our adjustable beds come with mattresses. That will be an additional expense. With that considered, however, we do have several bundles and frequent sales that allow you to pair these two together for a bit less than normal. We have several different options in a wide array of price points to ensure that anyone can afford the luxury of an adjustable bed. Plus, don't forget about our incredible financing options that can help you to take home the bed setup of your dreams- mattress and adjustable base together.

Compatible Mattresses

It’s important to note that certain mattresses will not work with an adjustable base. If your mattress is too firm or hard it won’t bend with the base. However, nearly every mattress being made nowadays is compatible with an adjustable base. Even the firm mattresses from Sealy, Stearns & Foster, and Tempur can work just fine with an adjustable base. The first step when you're looking for a bedroom sleep system is to determine which mattress you need. With that in mind look for your adjustable base and if you're concerned that there could be an issue, reach to us. We'd be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have. 

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Finished With Your Research?

It's time to get shopping, you can check out the models above or view the entire adjustable base line up right here. Happy shopping!