Adjustable Bed Bases
A flat mattress isn’t always ideal for everyone. With an adjustable bed base, it’s easy to enjoy maximum comfort at all times. Whether you’re trying to get a good night’s sleep, binge watch your favorite TV show, or enjoy breakfast in bed, one press of a button is all it takes. Adjustable bed bases change the elevation of your head and feet to bring you into your most comfortable position.
Benefits of an Adjustable Bed Base
When paired with a mattress that fits your needs, an adjustable bed base helps you elevate your sleep. Not only can they be adjusted to make it more comfortable to read, watch TV, or use your laptop in bed, they can have extra features like a massage setting to help you relax and USB ports that make it convenient to charge your phone or other devices.
Health Benefits of an Adjustable Bed Base
Adjustable bed bases can also offer some health benefits over sleeping on a traditional flat bed. If you’re dealing with back pain, adjustable bed bases can be a great option to consider since they allow users to sleep in positions that take pressure off of the sciatic nerve and other areas of the spine. Lower back pain, for example, can be alleviated by elevating the feet to help take pressure off the spine.
For millions of people around the world, the pain and joint stiffness that comes with arthritis makes it hard to sleep comfortably at night and get out of bed in the morning. But with an adjustable bed base, it’s easier to find positions to sleep in that remove pressure from inflamed joints and helps with getting up and moving again the next day.
Since adjustable bed bases allow people to keep their head elevated, they can be very beneficial for people who have issues with things like snoring, acid reflux, sleep apnea, and asthma. All of these problems can disrupt sleep, but elevating the head helps prevent the airway from becoming blocked during the night, helping people sleep more soundly so they can wake up feeling more refreshed.
Leg swelling can occur for many different reasons, including injuries, pregnancy, and spending a lot of time on your feet during the day. When people experience edema, they’re often told to keep their legs elevated above their heart to improve circulation and an adjustable bed base makes it easy to do so without relying on a pile of pillows.
Choosing the Right Adjustable Bed Base
Split & Solid Adjustable Bases
As you shop for an adjustable bed base, there are two main types to choose from: solid base and split base. With a solid adjustable bed base, both sides of the head and foot area move together as the base is adjusted. With a split base adjustable bed, each side of the bed can be adjusted independently, allowing two people to share a bed even if they have different comfort preferences.
Adjustable Bed Base Sizes
The size of your bed base will not only impact how comfortable your mattress is to sleep in but how comfortable your bedroom is to live in. If you’re not sure which size bed base would fit well in your room or if you’re considering changing the size of your mattress, you’ll need to consider the impact it will have on your bedroom as a whole.
Start by thinking about where you would like your new bed base to be placed in the room. Once you know where you’d like your adjustable bed base to go, use some tape to make an outline of a mattress on the floor in the size you’re considering. This will help you get an idea of how much space will be left for you to walk around, open dresser drawers, and open doors.
Will you be getting any new bedroom furniture to go with your new bed base? If so, don’t forget to factor in the dimensions of any new pieces you plan to buy. Also, don’t forget to think about the vertical space in your room. With an adjustable bed base, you’ll need to make sure your mattress will have enough space to move as needed.
Not able to mark off the area of your floor? An online room planning tool can make it easy to create a floorplan of any room so you can get an idea of how differently sized bed bases will work in your room. All you need to do is measure your room first.
Regardless of mattress size, there are adjustable bed bases that can work for you.
Mattresses for Adjustable Bed Bases
Finding the right mattress is key for a good night of sleep and many popular types of mattresses can be used on an adjustable bed base. However, some types of mattresses work better on adjustable bed bases than others. The flexible nature of foam mattresses makes them a perfect fit for adjustable bed bases since they easily conform to any position the base is in. Latex and memory foam mattresses also have the added benefit of alleviating pain at pressure points, which is very beneficial if you’re considering an adjustable base to help with issues like back pain.
If you prefer an innerspring mattress over a foam mattress, an adjustable bed might not be an ideal option for you. Many innerspring mattresses are too rigid to work well on an adjustable base.
Headboards for Adjustable Beds
Interested in adding a little extra style to your adjustable bed base? Many adjustable bed frames are designed to be attached to a standard-sized headboard, which is perfect if you already have a headboard you’d like to keep. If you have any questions about whether or not a particular headboard will attach to your adjustable bed base, contact Art Van and one of our customer service representatives will be happy to help you.
Adjustable Bed Features
There are many different types of adjustable bed bases to choose from, ranging from simple models to high-end ones with lots of sophisticated features, so you’ll need to think about what exactly you want from your adjustable bed base. The amount of features an adjustable bed base has will impact the overall cost of the bed base, so you’ll need to consider how much you’re able to spend.
For those on a budget, a basic adjustable bed base will let you adjust the head and foot of the bed, giving you a more affordable way to enjoy some of the key benefits adjustable bed bases have to offer. If you’re interested in features like wireless controls, smartphone apps, massage functionality, extra neck support, or the ability to save your favorite positions as presets, you may need to budget for a more expensive model. If you need help finding one that works for you and your budget, our in-store Sleep Specialists are always happy to help.
Manual vs. Electric Adjustable Bed Bases
Another important thing to consider is whether you’d prefer an electric adjustable bed base or a manual adjustable bed base. If you’re on a tighter budget, manual adjustable bed bases are an affordable option. Manual adjustable bed bases feature hand cranks or other mechanisms that allow you to adjust the position of the head and foot sections to your liking. Many people prefer the convenience of an electric adjustable bed base, even if it increases the total cost. Some types of electric adjustable bed bases are controlled with a wired remote control while others can be adjusted by a wireless remote, mobile app, or buttons.
What to Look for in an Adjustable Bed Base
Not all adjustable bed bases are created equally. The level of engineering that goes into creating the base can make a big difference in how enjoyable it is to use. Feel free to test an adjustable base out in a store and take the time to test out all of its features to see how it moves and how quietly it operates. A high-quality adjustable base will move smoothly and quietly.
A quality adjustable bed base is an investment that can bring you years of comfort. Art Van carries a great selection of high-quality adjustable bed bases from top brands such as Serta, Tempur-Pedic, Reverie, and Stearns & Foster. Find an Art Van location near you to test our selection of adjustable bed bases in person or browse our selection online. With flexible financing options and several delivery options to choose from, Art Van makes it convenient to get a better night’s sleep.