• What's an adjustable bed?

    Traditional bed frames only allow sleepers to lay in a horizontal position. Adjustable bases provide infinitely more possibilities by adjusting to different positions. The simplest adjustable frames lift the top and bottom portions of the mattress (the foot and head sections) between 40 to 70 degrees. This gives people the freedom to watch TV or surf the web on their laptops in an upright position without having to stack pillows behind their backs. They’re also great for sleepers with back problems because they allow them to effortlessly find the perfect positions to take stress off their aching muscles and joints. Some adjustable beds come with additional features such as cooling systems, ambient lighting, .mp3 player docking, and relaxing massage features.

  • How do adjustable beds work?

    Adjustable beds have twin or triple-drive motors in their bases, so they must be plugged into a wall outlet. The beds come with either wired or wireless remote controls that allow the sleeper to select which portions of the bed to adjust and to which degree. Adjustable beds come with two to five-part frames. The more frames in the bed, the more options sleepers have to find the perfect position. A two-part frame will allow one to adjust above and below the waist. Whereas, a five-part frame provides adjustable support to the head and neck, upper back, lower back and hips, upper limbs, and legs. Adjustable bases come with either AC or DC motors which vary in power capacity. Larger sleepers should look for bases that provide maximum power for greater durability.

  • Why are adjustable beds so popular these days?

    Adjustable beds used to be synonymous with hospital beds, because they were rarely seen outside of a medical context. However, over the past decade, as consumers have become more concerned with their quality of sleep, they’ve exploded in popularity. The health benefits of an adjustable bed are undeniable. Sleeping on an adjustable bed has been shown to alleviate insomnia, snoring, and sleep apnea. It’s also great for circulation problems, heartburn, and back pain. Adjustable beds are also great for people with arthritis, muscle and joint pain by allowing them to take pressure off specific joints and muscles. Adjustable beds also give sleepers countless options for finding the perfect sleep position. This allows them to reach the deeper, more restorative levels of sleep so, in the morning, they wake up mentally and physically refreshed.

  • Do adjustable beds work with all mattress types?

    To put it simply: Yes, adjustable bases work with most types of mattresses. However, certain mattresses perform better with adjustable bases. Mattresses should be flexible and durable to maintain their long-term structural integrity on an adjustable frame. Advanced memory foam and latex mattresses perform the best on adjustable bases. They are flexible, and their support isn’t compromised when bent. Plus, quality foams can handle the motion while remaining comfortable. When it comes to innerspring mattresses, some have flexible coil systems that work with adjustable bases while others are not built in moveable layers, so they can be damaged on an adjustable base. Consult a sales associate to see if your innerspring mattress is compatible with an adjustable base. Air mattresses with adjustable pressure systems can work on adjustable beds. However, the bending can impede airflow throughout the mattress. Extra thick mattresses don’t perform well on adjustable bed frames. For optimum comfort and support the mattress should be six to 12 inches thick.

  • Are adjustable beds noisy?

    It depends on the brand and make. Some adjustable beds have louder motors or ones that vibrate the metal frame while adjusting. This can cause some disturbance, especially if one of the people in the bed is asleep. However, Sit 'n Sleep carries a wide variety of adjustable bases fitted with ultra-quiet motors and bed frames that run virtually silent.