Best Adjustable Beds

Keep reading if you want to learn how to cure snoring issues.  Or perhaps, you just want your bed to massage you.

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:
  • Anti-gravity
  • Anti-snoring
  • 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.

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You will notice that the intro is about snoring. Well I credit the anti-snore position on my adjustable beds for curing my husband’s snoring issues.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.

#1 Nectar Or DremCloud Adjustable Bed

Nectar and DreamCloud both sell the same frame that takes the top spot on our list of best adjustable bed frames.  The frame moves at both the head and foot position, offers USB ports and a massage feature.  What pushes it to the top is the amazing price that they offer, which is up to $500 lower than similar adjustable beds.

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#2 Rize Verge

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The Rize Verge is more expensive than the Nectar and DreamCloud adjustable frame so it wasn’t able to move all the way up to the number 1 spot.  It offers a position that I haven’t found on any other adjustable bed.  If you hit the TV watching position it will lower the feet by about 30 degrees.  Which sounds amazing at first, but good luck finding a mattress that also wants to bend downwards at the feet and upwards on the head position.  

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#3 Saatva's Lineal Adjustable Frame

The saatva Lineal adjustable bed frame

The lineal pairs nicely with half of Saatva’s mattress line up.  Their Loom & Leaf has the wrong type of cover for an adjustable bed and the Saatva HD is likely too thick for optimal use.

Howver, that doesn’t take away from the lineal, as it functions great on their Zenhaven (because it is quite heavy) and the original Saatva mattress.

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#4 Purple Powerbase

I don’t own the Purple PowerBase as I haven’t felt the need to upgrade the adjustable base options that I currently have.  Another way to put it, it is too steep an upgrade in price for me to want to throw away one of the adjustable beds I already have.

The true strength of the PowerBase is secretly hidden in the mattress.  The purple mattress is extremely heavy which makes it so that any position that you contort the frame into the mattress will perfectly follow.  Furthermore, the top layer of the Purple mattress (hyper-elastic polymer) somehow reacts really well to massage features.  No mattress has tested better for use with the massage feature (I have tested well over 100 mattresses on various adjustable bases).  

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#5 Casper Adjustable Base

Casper offers 2 levels of Adjustable Bases, which makes it hard to score them on this list.  The Adjustable Pro is almost double the price of the adjustable base in our top spot.  However, it offers wall-hugging tech, a headrest tilt and an under-bed light.  

Wall-hugging is really cool since it keeps you closer to your nightstand.  The headrest tilt makes it so that you don’t need to adjust your pillow.  Under bed lights are really cool, especially if you go to the restroom at night.  That said, I’m not sure if those 3 features would be worth such a huge jump in price.

Casper also offers a standard adjustable, but it doesn’t have a massage feature, nor the:

  • wall-hugging tech
  • headrest tilt
  • under-bed lights.

All of the adjustable beds ranked higher than Casper offer a massage feature.

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#6 S-Cape by Leggett & Platt

I have this in my Airbnb, and people who stay there rave about it.  It offers a massage feature and wall hugging technology.

This is the lowest priced adjustable bed which offers a wall hugging feature.  This means that when you are lounging in a Zero-Gravity position you don’t have to struggle to reach the glass of wine that you left on the nightstand.  

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What Should You Look For When Buying an Adjustable Bed?

Lifting capacity

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.

Recommendations For People With Medical Issues

Back Pain

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.

Scoliosis

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.

Neck Pain

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.

Snoring

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.

11 Responses

  1. I have a fairly newer casper king mattress and now looking to purchase an adjustable frame. Can I use a standard king mattress on a split king frame?

  2. Thanks for your reviews. Do you have a recommendation for King size adjustable frame? Brooklyn Bedding Adjustable bed frame – does not offer a regular King. Only split king and queens. Would the purple 3 work on any adjustable frame? thanks!!

    1. A few reasons, first I’m moving these around all the time and kings are really heavy and take up more space. Second, my bedroom is really too small for a king it just took up too much space. Lastly, and this was a benefit that I’m not sure I intended, but my husband doesn’t have as much room to run from me on a queen bed…

  3. I need one of these adjustable beds if not for anything else than the cure for a husbands snoring!! Ooo wee mine can wake the neighbors with his LOL.

    1. A mouth-guard snoring solution asked me to test their product. I was like, we no longer have a snoring problem around here. Thanks, but no thanks! You are going to see more and more adjustable beds on the market, and one day they will self adjust once they detect snoring. I’m just waiting by my phone to get that call to test a truly smart adjustable bed.

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