In the past, adjustable beds were relatively rare. However, as the technology used in these products has progressed and public awareness has grown, their popularity has boomed.
If you don’t yet have one of these innovative sleeping aids, you may be missing a trick. They can make nodding off at night much easier, and they can help ensure that you awaken in the morning feeling rested, refreshed and ready to face the day. They can also alleviate the symptoms of a host of medical problems.
Of course, before you go ahead and splash your cash on these pieces of furniture, you’ll want to know exactly what they do and how they work.
The basics of how an adjustable bed base works
The most important feature of how an adjustable bed base works is the fact that, at the press of a button, an adjustable bed can be adjusted to a number of different positions.
Using simple and intuitive controls, you can manipulate the base of the adjustable bed base to elevate your upper body, legs or both. Because the upper and lower sections of adjustable beds operate independently, you benefit from total control.
Regardless of the position you want to sleep in, you won’t struggle to achieve it. Meanwhile, mastering the controls takes a matter of moments and you will be provided with full instructions.
Behind the scenes
Some people are put off purchasing adjustable beds because they assume that the products will have an industrial, unappealing appearance. However, in reality this isn’t the case. Rather than being on show, the sophisticated mechanics that enable the beds to change shape are all carefully concealed, meaning the sleeping aids look no different to regular beds and they blend in seamlessly with typical domestic decor.
As with any other type of bed, you can choose from a selection of different styles and headboard designs. It’s also possible to purchase single beds, doubles, queens and king size beds, and you have the option of selecting doubles that feature two independent mattresses and sets of controls. These designs allow you and your partner to sleep side by side but in different positions.
Can you use a regular mattress with an adjustable bed?
You can use a regular mattress with an adjustable bed as long as it is flexible enough and designed to fit an adjustable bed. Although these tend to be latex and memory foam mattresses, you can find hybrid models that work well with most adjustable bed bases. However, we recommend using a dedicated mattress such as the SleepID mattress.
The benefits of an adjustable bed
There are two primary benefits associated with using adjustable beds. As mentioned previously, the first concerns achieving the perfect sleeping position. While some people like lying flat on a mattress, this posture is not suitable for everyone.
For example, individuals with back pain, arthritis, breathing problems or poor circulation can find lying flat uncomfortable or even dangerous. With an adjustable bed, it’s simple to find the right level of support for both the upper and lower body.
The second major advantage is the fact that these products make it easier to get into and out of bed. At the click of a button, you can bring yourself up to a sitting position. This takes much of the strain off your joints and muscles. If have limited mobility, this could be especially important as it can help to increase your independence and boost your confidence.
As with any product, the devil is in the detail when it comes to adjustable beds. The very best designs incorporate a host of extra features that make them straightforward and pleasant to use. It’s worth noting that our products benefit from a special Easy Reach system. This uses state-of-the-art technology to keep you next to your headboard when you raise your upper body.
Our Wallhugger engineering lift ensures that as your bed base lifts your torso, you simultaneously glide backwards. The major advantage of this is the fact that it means you stay aligned with your bedside table, keeping you within easy reach of drinks, books, reading glasses and any other items you might need while you’re in bed.
Also, so that you never get stranded in the event of a power cut, our beds have a backup battery system that provides hours of off-mains functionality. This sort of attention to detail can provide you with added peace of mind.