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Which Is The Best Mattress For Adjustable Beds?

15 Jan

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Which Is The Best Mattress For Adjustable Beds?

When you speak about adjustable beds, they are beds which can be lifted at both the bottom and top sections to about 40-70 degrees. The purpose of this is to make it much easier for senior citizens to sleep.

It also helps patients recuperating from injuries or someone with back or neck pain to comfortably watch TV, read books and even get a good night’s sleep.

With the mattress undergoing so much movement on these beds, it’s integral that you choose a durable and flexible mattress for your bed. It should be something that won’t wear easily, even after so much of bending and wear and tear.

There are quite a few options to choose from. You have to make your selection based on how you will be using your bed, like for reading, watching television or just sleeping.

Then there’s the material the bed is made from, and its thickness to take into consideration. Just make sure that you choose one that is meant for use with adjustable bed frames.

Then there’s the material the bed is made from, and its thickness to take into consideration. Just make sure that you choose one that is meant for use with adjustable bed frames.

Types of mattresses

The four most common types used with adjustable beds are memory foam, latex foam, innerspring and airbeds. While memory and latex foam are the best of the four, those from different companies differ a lot in structure and support. 


1. Memory foam

These are the first choice for adjustable beds because of its high flexibility, making it easily adjustable to your body’s shape to ensure there’s no back or neck pain.

It bends to your body contour to give the necessary support, and weight to eliminate pressure point problems most mattresses have. It’s also durable enough to provide the necessary support while sleeping.


2.  Latex foam

These mattresses are made using 100% foam to effectively prevent pain and pressure points. They are especially popular for adjustable beds because they give the sleeper a ‘buoyant’ feeling. Hover as they are more rigid and sturdier than the memory foam ones, it’s better to buy a thinner one for a good night’s sleep.


3. Innerspring

Innerspring mattresses have been around for a long time and were used on adjustable beds, long before the foam ones were manufactured. They have a rigid, padded top with coiled springs inside which together gives a tough sleeping surface.

They may not work that well on adjustable bases but they are popular because they are cheaper than foam beds. Besides, there are many manufacturers who have started making more flexible models to take care of the predicament.

Despite it, innerspring mattresses offer limited flexibility, create pressure points and generally need to be replaced quite frequently. Some people make the huge mistake of buying cheap ones to save money. They end up finding out the hard way that they don’t have the flexibility to bend without wearing out.


4. Airbed

While airbeds have one or two internal air chambers which upon increasing or reducing the air pressure helps adjust the support, only some are meant for use with adjustable beds. These mattresses come with either single or multiple air chambers.

Of the two, the single chambered versions are not recommended for use with adjustable bases because they are too rigid, and won't’ give a good night’ sleep. While those with multiple chambers are okay, there’s the possibility of the adjustable base impeding airflow and reducing support.

Other factors to take into consideration


  • Thickness

This is another very important factor to consider while choosing the ideal mattress for your adjustable base. This is because even the most flexible units can get stiff if it’s too thick.

It should ideally measure anywhere between 6 to 14 inches thick. This depends on its type because something thinner is better if it’s is made of some rigid material.

However, at the same time, it should also be thick enough to give the sleeper sufficient support for a good night’s sleep. In case of foam ones, the ideal ones for adjustable bases measure between 10 and 12 inches thick.

  • Flexibility

The mattress should not only be comfortable but also flexible enough to move with the bed’s frame. This is why latex or memory foam ones are always the first priority. 

But at the same time, airbeds also work well while innerspring versions are not so flexible. There however are some manufacturers who create innerspring mattresses specifically for adjustable beds.

  • Durability

As the mattress will be moved a log on an adjustable base, it goes without saying that it should be durable enough to last its lifetime. So look for something  made from good and durable materials.

It should preferably be high-quality material that works well, and can be used for a longer time without much wear and tear. It’s even better f you buy a mattress that comes with a warranty period. This is good because a warranty is proof of it’s quality and durability.

Read terms and conditions

Whichever mattress you eventually buy for your adjustable base, make sure you first read its terms and conditions. It’ll ensure you buy one which can be used on adjustable beds base. There are many which are not fit for use on them, and will only be a waste of money.

So you see, if you know what to look for, selecting the right mattress for your adjustable base is not that complicated a matter at all. All you need to do is your research, and of course, don’t forget to keep your budget in mind.

Buy something in your budget, to ensure you will be able to buy another one if needed. Remember, the best mattress is all based on personal choice and comfort.

It is the mattress which is flexible and durable enough to bend and move with the adjustable base, something you are comfortable lying on and which is within your budget.

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