Finding the Best Adjustable bed For You
The prices listed are before discounts on a queen size adjustable bed.
Fortunately, several companies offer adjustable frames. As the prices have come down the quality and features have gotten better.
Want to charge your phone in bed? Many models will come with USB ports.
Always losing your remote? Some adjustable beds will have an app that will connect to your phone.
Tired of tripping over your child’s toys at night? Well, how about an LED light under your bed so that you can see where you are going.
Want to watch TV, but your partner has all of the pillows? Just lift up the head part of the frame to move your bed into a lounge position.
Is your partner snoring too much, well there’s a setting for anti-snoring on many of these adjustable beds.
Want a gentle massage? Odds are one of the frames you are looking at will have that as an upgraded feature.
Last month I tested the Morphiis and the Tomorrow Sleep Adjustable bed.
This month I started testing the new DreamCloud Adjustable frame. None of the adjustable frames that I have tested have been able to properly adjust a 15″ thick mattress, did the people at DreamCloud crack the code? Maybe you should look at the table below to see where it ranks.
- Best Adjustable Bed
- What is an Adjustable Bed
- How do Different Mattresses Preform on Adjustable Bed?
- Top Budget Adjustable beds
- Top Luxury Adjustable beds
- Best Adjustable bed for Certain Medical Conditions
- Adjustable bed Sizes
- Our Rating System
- Adjustable Bed Comparison Tool
- Why Buy a Adjustable bed Online
|🏆||96||DreamCloud Review||$899||Shop DreamCloud|
|Lineal by Saatva||94||Lineal Review||$1,399||Shop Lineal|
|🏆Best Budget||92||Brooklyn Bedding Review||$399||Shop Brooklyn Bedding|
|91||Purple Powerbase Review||$1,499||Shop Purple|
|90||Rize Verge Review||$1,003||Shop Rize|
|Tomorrow Sleep||90||Tomorrow Sleep Review||$999||Shop Tomorrow Sleep|
|90||Symmetry Review||$1,199||Shop Nest Bedding|
|Casper||88||Casper Adjustable Review||$1,000||Buy from Amazon|
|S-Cape Leggett & Platt||86||S-Cape Review||$1,050||Buy from Amazon|
|Morphiis||83||Video Review||$850||Shop Morphiis|
|In Testing||Nectar Adjustable Review||$799||Shop Nectar|
Check out the pricing of the DreamCloud, it is the only one that offers dual massagers, and USB ports at under $1,000. It certainly isn’t a bare bones budget adjustable frame, but it is the best combination of quality and price that I have found, so far. I’m still holding out hope for a frame that will sense snoring and automatically adjust to an anti-snore position.
First, what is an adjustable bed?
Surely you have heard of a zero gravity bed, a reclining bed, an electric bed, or a hospital bed for the home. There are a good deal of different types, but they all have flat sections which can be independently moved so that you can get into a variety of positions. They need a minimum of three sections to provide balance and support when shifted into their different configurations, but some (like the Rize Contemporary II) will have 5 separate movement points.
Many of these beds will come with preset positions such as:
- Lounge setting
- TV watching setting
Of course, many of the models will allow you to set your own desired configuration.
As you move up in price, expect to get a sturdier base, more sections that move, wall hugging technology, and integrated technology options with your adjustable frame.
How do different mattresses preform on an adjustable bed?
I hate to spoil surprises so I’ll give you the video and you can see for yourself. If you are in a hurry skip to 7:17 for great mattresses and 8:15 to see the winner.
What things should you look for when considering an adjustable bed?
This is what I feel is the first thing that you need to consider. When you are analyzing this number be sure to include yourself, your partner, your mattress weight, as well as any unexpected guests (like dogs or kids). Make sure you have a little buffer in case you go a little overboard during Thanksgiving.
Will my Current Mattress work with an adjustable frame?
If you have a mattress which has interlocking coils, I’m sorry to say that you either need a new mattress, or you need to wait until you buy a new one before you get into an adjustable bed. An all foam, or latex bed is the perfect bed for an adjustable frame. Hybrid beds that have independent coil systems are typically going to be just fine on an adjustable frame. It’s just important that those coils get the chance to move around without being locked into place. Most of the mattresses sold now conform to adjustable frames. I find that when I’m at a mattress store it is now nearly impossible to see interlocking coil beds and classic box springs. There is clearly a push to get more people onto adjustable beds.
Will it work with my current Headboard & Frame?
In my case I downsized from a king bed to a queen bed, and I have purchased a couple of different frames and headboard connections that just didn’t work. When they sell these they typically say that they will work with most bed frames. What they leave out are the beds that it absolutely won’t work with. If you have a frame that has under-bed storage, it won’t work. If you have a platform base, and the center piece doesn’t come out, it won’t work. If you have a slatted base and the slats won’t come out, it won’t work.
After you rule out the types of frames that just won’t work with your adjustable bed, you may be tempted to buy a headboard kit. I did that and, well if you watch my videos I still haven’t figured that part out yet…
How long is the Warranty?
Let’s face it, an adjustable frame will take a bite out of your budget. So, it’s very important to know that the company selling it to you is going to stand behind their product. You should expect to get a 10 year warranty on a purchase of this size, and many of these companies will offer up to 20 year warranties. If their warranty is under 10 years, you may want to keep doing your research.
What Extras are Included?
Some models will be no frills, while others are going to spare no expense.
If you are willing to pay more, a cool feature that you are going to want to explore is what they call wall hugging. As you lift up the head section of these beds the frame will adjust to keep you close to the wall. Sounds like an unnecessary luxury right? Well, if you don’t have it you may find yourself drifting away from your end tables, which means you may have to invest in the clapper to get your lights off.
Want to charge your phone? Some will offer outlets while others will offer USB ports.
Some will have attached remotes (like they would at a hospital). Others will have detached remotes, and others will take the next step and offer mobile phone apps.
Who doesn’t want their bed to give you a massage? Well they won’t all have it, so when you are doing your comparison shopping make sure you know if your model is equipped with this feature.
I live in a hot area of the country, so I’m not out actively searching for a base that has heating technology in it. Perhaps you are, just remember if you find it in an adjustable base odds are you are going to need to pay more to get that extra feature.
Top Budget Adjustable beds
On a tight budget? You aren’t going to find great quality adjustable beds under $750 if you walk into a mattress store. They have too many salaries and other major expenses like rent and utilities to pay to get you out the door at the $750 or below price range. Now, what if I told you that you could get an American made adjustable bed sent directly to your house for under $400 (queen size)?
Introducing the Brooklyn Bedding Adjustable bed frame. It doesn’t have all of the fancy stuff like a massager, but it also doesn’t have a fancy price tag.
If you are looking for a mattress to go with it the code Nonbiased10 will get you 10% off.
Best Luxury Adjustable Frames
Want a adjustable bed delivered to your door that just screams luxury at a fraction of an in store price? Of course you do! This category is going to be for those that want just about everything that you could want out of an adjustable bed. I’m still in search of an adjustable bed with smart tech that can recognize snoring and automatically switch into the anti-snore position. Until, I find that solution let me introduce you to my 2 favorite luxury adjustable beds:
DreamCloud just launched with a high quality frame all of the perks that you expect in the luxury category. Did I mention it has both a foot and head massage feature? However, that’s not why it is the best one on this list. It’s the pricing of the product that makes it so hard to beat.
The Lineal also has all of the bells and whistles that come on a luxury adjustable bed, and they also have the advantage of one stop shopping. When you purchase the Lineal you can couple it with a mattress from any of the three Saatva product lines:
Recommendations for People with Medical Issues
I was in a major car accident in 2002, every day I am reminded how lucky I am to have survived by the pain that I encounter. Each day it is difficult to escape from bed, and I truly know the difference between sleeping on a good bed and a bad bed, by how my body reacts in the morning. Switching over to an adjustable bed was a life saver. I really had no idea that I could eliminate so much pain by just using a few different sleeping positions on different nights. You can adjust the bed to help you get out of bed on those days where you just need an extra hand.
As embarrassing as this is to admit, I have slight scoliosis. This coupled with my life threatening car accident force me to mainly sleep on my side. This means that I’m not able to take advantage of the zero gravity position while I sleep. Zero G works for me when I’m reading or watching tv, just not for sleeping.
Fortunately, I don’t currently suffer from neck pain. I found an adjustable shredded memory foam pillow and I swear by it. If my husband is using it, even if he is sound asleep, I will yank it out from under him. I won’t go anywhere without my Nest Bedding Easy Breather Pillow.
You can try sleep masks, or mouthguards, and they may provide you with relief from snoring at an affordable price. However, there are two simple ways to combat snoring. One is to upgrade your pillow to something thicker. This will allow you to get a better angle to increase your flow of oxygen while you sleep. The best cure to snoring is the one that worked wonders for my family. An adjustable bed frame will tilt up the head section of the bed just enough to keep your partner from snoring.
- Twin: A twin will measure 39″X 75″. Your basic set up for children and a spare bedroom with limited space
- Full: 54″ X 75″, which is a good size for teenagers as long as you don’t expect them to grow to six feet tall.
- Queen: 60″ X 80″. It fits two adults, but you had really better like each other as you will be very close.
- King: 76″ X 80″. This gives two adults more space, but has the same amount of leg room (height) as a queen.
- California King: 72″ X 84″. This will give plenty of room to two adults and allow people in the 6’6″ range the ability to sleep on a bed without dangling their feet off the end.
Our Rating Criteria
We use muliple categories to rate the adjustable beds we sleep test. Each category is scored 1-10. Unlike other reviewers we aren’t scared to give a adjustable bed a low score if it is deserved. If I spend 2 weeks sleeping on a adjustable bed that consistently gives me back pain, you will read about it on my review!
I’m not going to lie to you, these things are heavy. You probably won’t be able to move one without a friend or two. Be prepared to invite over some friends or perhaps take the white glove delivery service. Expect your box to be a bit beat up when it arrives. Make sure you do a full inspection of the frame to make sure it isn’t bent.
Range of Mattresses that Will Work
If you have an innerspring mattress, one with connected coils, you need to either stop dreaming about an adjustable bed or go back and look for a new mattress. Some mattresses are too thick to bend on certain adjustable frames.
An adjustable bed needs to be able to lift you, your partner and your mattress. Figure that your king size mattress could weigh as much as 200 lbs if you have had it long enough for all of the little bugs and sweat to accumulate. Then add you combined weight, plus the dog and a kid or two to calculate how much lift capacity you need.
With the hundreds of new brands that have popped up over the last few years it is difficult to sort through them. I’m putting in the leg work to figure out which companies are connected to each other. In doing so I can help determine the expected longevity of each of these adjustable bed companies. If I don’t think a adjustable bed company is going to make it in the long term, then I won’t expect their warranty to hold up. A company my promote a forever warranty, but if it closes down in six months you surely won’t be able to get your bed replaced.
- I use Fakespot to see if companies are planting fake reviews. You will be amazed by some of the results some of these online retailers get on fakespot.
- Community outreach by the company: I love companies that give back to their communities. If your company is holding an event for the community in the Phoenix area let me know and I’ll cover it.
- Customer support: If a company has poor communication or support, you will read about it here or hear about it on my video reviews.
- Warranty: the companies in our top categories all score highly in the warranty field. If we don’t think a company will be around to honor their warranty they won’t be included on our list.
If I’m not able to sleep on a adjustable bed, then it’s possible that you may have the same issues. This is really the most important category that a buyer should be focused on. It is nice when a bed is well constructed or made by a reputable company. However, if you can’t sleep on it, you are going to find yourself shopping for a new bed sooner than planned.
Surely the construction of the adjustable bed matters right? Can it stand the weight of a couple of sumo wrestlers? Most of the adjustable beds are made from steel and will be able to hold more than their officially listed lift capacities.
You really have to look at the prices of the adjustable bed vs. the competition. Not just the direct to consumer, bed in a box model, but the in store values as well. The direct to consumer model offers consumers huge cost savings vs. buying from the store. This is because the middle man is cut out and the companies don’t have to pay electricity and rent.
We give each category a score from 1-10 with 10 being the highest. I am using a 10 point must system. The adjustable bed that preformed the best in a category gets a 10 and all other adjustable beds are judged against that standard.
Adjustable bed Comparison Tool
Want to do your own comparison? Just drag and drop the adjustable beds you want to put side by side, from the table below:
Why Buy a Adjustable bed Online?
- It will ship directly to you, most of the time for free
- Do you really enjoy having a adjustable bed salesman follow you around and check you out as you try out all of the adjustable beds? The answer is NO
- Wouldn’t you rather take some time to test a adjustable bed rather than just be lead around by the salesman to the highest commission bed he sells? Most online retailers offer a trial period of 100 days or more to test out your new adjustable bed.
- Same quality adjustable bed for a fraction of the cost.
- You have more time to comparison shop from your home.
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