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Why You Should Get an Adjustable Base Instead of a Foundation

Adjustable Bases are Worth the Upgrade

When you’re shopping for a mattress, chances are you have seen adjustable bases paired with them. More and more, these options are becoming the recommended standard among sleep specialists. Why? Because they afford so much customization and comfort for any type of sleeper out there.

Most of the time, when you’re in the market for a new mattress it’s because your current one is letting you down or it’s reached its life expectancy. In either case, you’ll probably need to purchase a new foundation for it as well. And if that’s the case, why stop with just a simple foundation? An adjustable base can provide you with so many benefits that their price becomes well worth it. 

Let’s talk about how an adjustable base is the better option.

The Benefits of an Adjustable

Adjustable beds are beneficial for every type of sleeper. When you want ultimate comfort, an adjustable base is for you. To help reduce medical issues or avoid pain from injury, use an adjustable base. For less snoring, improved heartburn, and much more, an adjustable base is the answer.

An adjustable bed base is able to lift up and lower the top and bottom sections of the mattress typically between 40 and 70 degrees, which can be much more comfortable when you’re sitting in bed and when you’re sleeping. Adjustable base benefits include:

Those who are older often like adjustable bases because it can be easier to enter and exit the bed because it can help them to sit up or in it first. Additionally, when either partner can adjust the height of either section to their needs it makes for personalized sleep for both partners.

If you need more to think about, here are our top five reasons to purchase an adjustable base.

  1. Modern Mattress Compatible

While some assume that adjustable bases will only be compatible with thin, barely supportive mattresses and never firm mattresses, the truth is quite to the contrary. Adjustable bases work with most latex foam, memory foam and most innerspring beds. Of course, it's always a good idea to double check with us that the mattress you’re looking at is compatible with an adjustable but chances are very good that you’ll be just fine. More good news: adjustable bases work with virtually any bed frame as well.

An adjustable base lets you customize how you are lying when you sleep, helping to keep your spine aligned and minimizing pressure on your lower back and hips. Sleeping at a bit of an angle upward with support under your knees can help to reduce pressure and morning aches and pains and an adjustable can do this no problem. Elevating your feet above your heart while you sleep can also help to facilitate better blood flow as well and that can help with back pain and other aches as well. While this certainly is not a cure, these quick adjustments can truly help with comfort during the night.

Snoring can be caused by a number of things, both chronic and not. When your airway is blocked, it’s likely that you’ll start to snore. Gravity can couple with the weight of your neck to create the blockage, especially when you are lying down, and congestion is often made worse by lying flat. By adjusting the base to raise your head, you can alleviate some of that pressure and open up your airways. Additionally, if you have obstructive sleep apnea, an adjustable can help to provide a personalized solution.

We shouldn’t lay down right after we eat, but it’s very common for people to do it. Unfortunately, lying flat makes digesting food much more difficult and makes it much more likely for you to experience acid reflux. Raising your head just six inches can help with this and is especially effective for people who deal with chronic heartburn. Pillows can help, but without often they don’t provide adequate support under your upper back and shoulders and can cause some pain from misalignment. An adjustable base helps to minimize issues associated with acid reflux without the risk of causing poor alignment and support.

Working on your feet all day? Dealing with a sprain or other injury? Do you have a health condition like varicose veins that affects your circulation? Are you pregnant? Raising your feet and legs assist with reducing swelling but, if you’ve ever tried to stack up pillows or use a cushion, that cumbersome, floppy stack just isn’t going to cut it. Well, thankfully an adjustable base can help with this. An adjustable helps create a place of consistent elevation for your feet and legs throughout the night, providing incredible relief.

When it comes down to it, adjustable bases offer unparalleled comfort and personalization whether you’re relaxing or sleeping. We’d love to help you find the perfect base for your needs when shopping for a new mattress. And remember, a base isn’t going to cost you much more than purchasing a new foundation will, so why not make the investment in your sleep health? You’ll be so much happier for it.

Finished With Your Research?

If you're ready to shop, check out our wide selection of bases from top brands to decide if it will work for you. If you still need assistance with choosing an adjustable base for your unique needs, check out our Adjustable Base Buying Guide here.

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