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If you’re in the market to buy an Adjustable Bed, you’ll find that you have many different models and features to choose from. We’ve created this Adjustable Bed Buyer’s Guide, to break down your options and make it easier for you to choose an Adjustable Bed that’s perfect for your needs. 

Why Are Adjustable Beds Popular?

Adjustable Beds are popular for a number of reasons. Some people enjoy the ability to raise the head of their Adjustable Bed, for a number of activities, before falling asleep:

  • Reading
  • Watching television
  • Working on a laptop
  • Enjoying crossword puzzles or word searches
  • Surfing the Internet
  • Exploring social media – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

Others enjoy the ability to raise the foot of their Adjustable Bed, to relax their legs and feet, after a long day of work. Whatever your favorite activity in bed may be, there is an Adjustable Bed position to assist you.

There are also some people who enjoy sleeping on an Adjustable Bed for health reasons:

  • Relief from heartburn and/or acid reflux
  • Sleep apnea relief
  • Helps digestion
  • Reduces snoring
  • Eases back pain
  • Boosts circulation
  • Reduces leg swelling
  • Lessens arthritis pain
  • Reduces fluid retention
  • Improves oxygen absorption throughout the body

Aging adults and those with certain injuries also find that Adjustable Beds help them to get into and out of bed. Plus, massage features that are included with many adjustable beds, offer additional relief for aching muscles.

People make the decision to buy Adjustable Beds for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re interested in promoting better health, better quality of sleep, or you just want greater comfort during the time you spend in bed, there is an Adjustable Bed that can help.

Choose the Mattress Before The Adjustable Frame

Adjustable Beds are often sold as two separate parts. There is the mattress and the adjustable frame. While some retailers offer them as package deals, they are most often sold separately.

The frame provides the underlying support for your mattress and it is very important. However, choosing the mattress, or at least the mattress type, first, allows you to focus solely on buying the adjustable frame that will work best with your mattress, your preferences and your needs.

You must know the type of mattress you’re buying because certain mattresses react differently to being folded or manipulated by an adjustable frame. Conventional coil innerspring mattresses, for instance, do not react well on adjustable frames. They simply are not designed to be used in any position other than a flat position. Mattresses that work best for adjustable frames include:

The mattress you purchase must be designed to work on an Adjustable Bed Frame.

Sleeping Preferences

Adjustable Beds are not a perfect fit for everyone. They are especially not perfect for every couple. There are many things you should discuss with your partner, if you’re considering an Adjustable Bed for your home.

One of those things is whether you both have the same sleeping preferences. For example, if one of you is a back sleeper and the other is a side or stomach sleeper, an Adjustable Bed is not going to be a comfortable solution unless you purchase a split bed. A split bed has two separate mattresses and two separate adjustable frames, side by side. Each side of the bed moves independently with a split Adjustable Bed, and each side has its own remote control.

Options to consider for couples considering an Adjustable Bed include the following:

  • Purchase a split Adjustable Bed to support different sleep position preferences.
  • Explore a variety of positions to find the one that works best for both of you.
  • Be willing to compromise, to some degree, so that you can both enjoy benefits of an Adjustable Bed.

Give each new sleep position or adjustment a few days to see how it is working for you. Write down how you feel the morning after and elaborate on the quality of your sleep, for each position. Then decide which position works the best for your needs and save the setting.

Consider The Weight

Adjustable Beds can weigh between 500 pounds and 850 pounds, depending on the model and size. That’s a substantial amount of weight to carry up and down stairs, if you move frequently, or if you like to rearrange your furniture and change things up seasonally.

Delivery And Assembly

Don’t forget to consider the delivery and assembly as well. Some companies offer white glove delivery services that bring the Adjustable Bed into your home, set it up in the location where you’ll use it, and assemble it for you. This might be an upgrade to consider if you’re worried about carrying it upstairs or setting it up.

If delivery and assembly is not a concern for you, consider asking for assembly instructions before buying. Make sure they are easy to follow and something you understand and can duplicate. Also, consider reading product reviews from verified customers, of the Adjustable Bed you’re considering, to see if they report any trouble with assembly.

Research The Features

Some people look for Adjustable Beds with all of the bells and whistles, while others look for basic features which they can operate easily.

Popular Adjustable Bed features include:

  • Head raises to a full 70 degrees or more
  • Foot raises to a full 47 degrees or more
  • Whisper quiet lift system
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Dual massage motors
  • Zero gravity capabilities
  • Gentle wake-up alarms

Other features you may be interested in include the sizes available for the Adjustable Bed. This is especially true if you’re interested in a split Adjustable Bed. Make sure you explore your options before getting your heart set on a specific model. Typical sizes include:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • Split Queen
  • King
  • Split King
  • Cal King
  • Split Cal King

Not all Adjustable Beds are available for all sizes, so take that into consideration during the selection process.

Check The Warranty

The warranty is a major selling point for Adjustable Beds. Different warranties offer different protections for varying lengths of time. Make sure you understand what is covered, how long it’s covered, and what you need to do if something goes wrong with your Adjustable Bed. It may seem like a simple matter, but some companies offer more transparency, when it comes to the warranty, than others.

The warranty is often a solid indication of how well a business stands behind the products they sell. For instance, PlushBeds offers a 20 Year Manufacturer’s Limited Warranty on their Adjustable Beds:

  • Buyers receive 1 year of a full warranty for parts and labor
  • Years 2 and 3 offer limited warranties that cover the parts, while consumers pay for shipping and labor
  • Years 4 through 20 offer further limited warranties

Also, don’t forget to include the ability to purchase an extended warranty when weighing the features of the Adjustable Bed. PlushBeds Adjustable Beds give you the option of an additional 10 year extended warranty. It’s an option that can bring great peace of mind for things not included in the standard warranty, such as:

  • Controllers
  • Electrical components
  • Mechanisms (vibrations, heat, recline, incline, etc.)
  • Motors
  • Power surges
  • Extended warranty also covers the costs of shipping and installation for parts the initial warranty excludes in years 2 through 10

The more you understand the warranty and what it covers and excludes, the better prepared you are to make informed decisions about whether to purchase an extended warranty, or even if the Adjustable Bed you’re considering is the right choice for you.

Cosmetic Appearance

Gone are the days when all Adjustable Beds looked like hospital or nursing home beds. Today’s Adjustable Beds offer a wide range of stylish and attractive selections that will work with almost any decor and design. This is good news for discerning consumers, who are interested in buying an Adjustable Bed that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is practical and purposeful.

PlushBeds offers four distinctive styles of Adjustable Beds, to meet a variety of needs, interests, and style requirements. Whether your tastes are more traditional or modern, you are sure to find the right Adjustable Bed to meet your needs, among the PlushBeds offerings. Plus, all of PlushBeds Adjustable Beds are fully compatible with most modern headboards, allowing you to work with your existing decor or a new headboard that works with your style.

Reputation Of The Manufacturer

Don’t buy an Adjustable Bed from just anyone offering to sell them. Do your homework and learn about the reputation of the manufacturer, for dealing with the following types of issues:

  • Mechanical problems
  • Questions
  • Warranty issues
  • Customer service before, during, and after the sale

Check out online reviews and the Better Business Bureau to learn about how the manufacturer handles issues that may arise under the warranty. Also consider how responsive the company is to your questions, while you’re doing your research, to see if they are a good fit.

Adjusting Your Adjustable Bed

Most Adjustable Beds can be adjusted into a wide variety of positions, for comfort and health, including these listed below:

Head Raised Positions

The head of most Adjustable Beds can be raised to a variety of angles. PlushBeds Adjustable Beds accommodate maximum head lifting ranges between 58 degrees and 70 degrees, offering a variety, to accommodate the varied needs of our customers.

Raising the head of the bed is particularly useful for those with the following health issues:

  • Relieves acid reflux and/or heartburn pain
  • Reduces snoring
  • Promotes comfortable reading, working, or television viewing
  • Aids digestion
  • Minimizes airway restrictions
  • Eliminates post-nasal drip
  • Delivers relief from COPD, migraines, heart congestion, and inflammation

Many people find the ability to raise their heads, even minimally, while sleeping, is reason enough to purchase an Adjustable Bed, and the benefits are well worth the cost.

Feet Raised Positions

Sleeping with your feet elevated offers a variety of health benefits worth considering, including those listed below:

  • Provides relief from chronic back pain
  • Reduces swelling in legs and feet
  • Promotes better circulation
  • Reduces leg and foot pain
  • Promotes better sleep with fewer incidents of insomnia

Whatever the reason, some people prefer to sleep with their upper body flat and their feet elevated. PlushBeds Adjustable Beds accommodate maximum foot elevations between 42 and 47 degrees.

Zero Gravity Positions

This term refers to a position in which your body achieves a sensation of weightlessness, similar to being in space. In this position, which all PlushBeds Adjustable Bases can achieve, your body experiences incredible pressure relief, allowing you to rest easier and more comfortably. Sleeping in the zero-gravity position provides the following benefits:

  • Reduces pressure
  • Relieves pain
  • Promotes circulation
  • Improves sleep

The improvements to quality of sleep alone, are worth the investment in an Adjustable Bed, as it helps to enhance mood, boost performance and reduce stress.

Wall Hugger vs. Wall Snuggler

Different manufacturers of Adjustable Beds use different terminology to refer to their technology. The terms wall hugger and wall snuggler apply to similar technologies, that allow Adjustable Beds to move into different positions, without shifting away from the walls and bedside tables. With a traditional Adjustable Bed, the head of the bed pulls away from the wall whenever it is raised.

This does not occur with Adjustable Beds that have wall hugging or snuggling technologies. Instead, the head of the bed remains in the same position, close to the wall. Why does this matter? Because remaining in the same position allows you to reach your bedside table, without pulling it away from the wall. If your bed pulls away from the wall, it’s more difficult to grab things from your bedside table. Wall hugger and wall snuggler technology eliminates this issue, which is why it’s important to seek Adjustable Beds that offer this benefit.

PlushBeds Adjustable Beds

PlushBeds offers four different Adjustable Bed models, to accommodate a wide range of needs and interests. Read below, to learn about the different models and features of PlushBeds Adjustable Beds.

There are some basic features, common to all four PlushBeds Adjustable Bed varieties:

  • Head of bed lifts up to varying degrees
  • Foot of bed lifts up to varying degrees
  • Dual massage motors
  • Anti-snoring features
  • One-touch flat buttons
  • Compatibility with most modern bed frames and headboards
  • Free delivery
  • Compatible with all of PlushBeds Mattresses

There are also certain Adjustable Bed models with additional luxury features, on top of these, to truly enhance your sleeping experience:

Reverie 5D Adjustable Bed

Reverie adjustable bed

Enjoy a completely customizable sleep experience with the Reverie 5D Adjustable Bed. It allows you to elevate the head and/or foot of your bed to practically any angle. This innovative design also gives you the ability to set an alarm, to wake you in the morning, by raising your head and providing a gentle massage.

Other features to love include:

  • Whisper quiet lift system
  • Lifts head up to 70 degrees
  • Lifts feet up to 47 degrees
  • Features 2 programmable lift positions
  • Compatibility with most frames and headboards
  • Offers Wall Snuggler design
  • Boasts 3 pre-programmed massage wave modes
  • Remotes control both sides of the split models
  • Adjusts to zero-gravity position
  • Adjusts to heights or 10”, 12”, or 15”
  • 2 programmable wireless remote controls

The Reverie 5D Adjustable Bed is available in a variety of sizes, including the following:

  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • Split Queen
  • King
  • Split King
  • King
  • Split Cal. King

The Reverie 5D Adjustable Bed offers a variety of features that deliver high-tech, luxurious comfort.

Reverie 8Q Adjustable Bed

zero gravity positionCustomize the ultimate luxurious sleeping experience with the Reverie 8Q Adjustable Bed. It has a wide range of highly enviable features, on top of the basic features, such as:

  • Ergonomic backlit remote control
  • Frequency massage technology
  • Bluetooth module with nightlight
  • Four programmable lift positions
  • Under-the-bed light
  • Ergonomic head tilt
  • Gentle wake alarm with massage and audio
  • Adjustable leg heights
  • Head lift range is up to 60 degrees
  • Foot lift range is up to 42 degrees.
  • Control this bed from your Android or Apple device for added convenience.

The Reverie 8Q Adjustable Bed is available in the following sizes:

  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • Split King
  • King
  • Split Cal. King

Enjoy many luxurious features with the Reverie 8Q Adjustable Bed. From the wide variety of technologies to help you get better quality sleep, to state of the art features to help you wake up rested in the morning, this base has it all.

Leggett and Platt S-Cape 2.0+ Adjustable Bed

SCape adjustable bed

The S-Cape 2.0+ Adjustable Bed brings both function and form into the bedroom, in an attractive high-tech package. These are just a few of the luxury features people are excited about with this popular Adjustable Bed:

  • Wall-hugging technology
  • Fully adjustable head and foot heights
  • Zero-gravity button
  • Flat button
  • Adjustable leg height
  • Snore button
  • Under-the-bed light
  • Variety of pre-programmed positions
  • Wireless syncing
  • Full-body dual massage with wave for ultimate relaxation
  • Power-down box
  • Neutral fabric upholstery, matches every decor

This bed is available for almost every size, including:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • Split Queen
  • King
  • Split King
  • King
  • Split Cal. King

Enjoy many exciting and luxurious features with the Leggett and Platt S-Cape 2.0 Adjustable Bed. From the wide variety of technologies to help you get better quality sleep, to state of the art features to help you wake up rested in the morning, this base has it all.

Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 Adjustable Bed

Prodigy adjustable bed

The Prodigy 2.0 Adjustable Bed offers luxurious relaxation and ultimate comfort, along with six programmable lift positions. Blue tooth connectivity is only one of the high-tech features you’re sure to love about this Adjustable Bed, along with many others:

  • Full-body wave massage
  • Pillow tilt
  • Under bed lighting
  • Fully adjustable head and foot heights
  • Compatible with all PlushBeds bedroom mattresses
  • Wireless remote with alarm
  • Sleep timer to transition you to sleep
  • Gentle wake alarm
  • Automated lighting beneath the bed
  • Use the App on any Apple or Android device, as a remote control for this Adjustable Bed.

If you’re wondering about sizes, the Prodigy 2.0 comes in most mattress sizes, including:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • Split King
  • King
  • Split Cal. King

Enjoy many exciting and luxurious features with the Prodigy 2.0 Adjustable Bed. From the wide variety of technologies to help you get better quality sleep, to state of the art features to help you wake up rested in the morning, this base has it all.

Your Search For The Perfect Adjustable Bed

We hope this Adjustable Bed Buyer’s Guide will assist you with finding the perfect make, model and features to meet your needs. Remember, PlushBeds has all of the top make, models and features, with free shipping. It’s our pleasure to assist you with your questions and to provide you with this luxurious sleeping experience.

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