Your bed is your doorway into dreamland — but it has the potential to be so much more than that. Thanks to the best adjustable beds on the market, that wad of memory foam becomes your personalized Netflix binging spot, your cozy reading nook, and your favorite place in the whole house. After all, happiness is all about viewpoint — as in, "Wow, the television is so much easier to see from this elevated viewpoint."
Tons of people are jumping on board the adjustable bed bandwagon, and that's probably because there are plenty of reasons to indulge in this high-tech luxury. First and foremost, let's talk about the health benefits. According to sleep experts, sleeping with your head elevated could help to reduce the effects of snoring, sleep apnea, and poor circulation. It's also a common solution to acid reflux and other digestive issues, as sleeping at an incline helps to keep stomach acid where it should be — in your stomach.
Adjustable beds offer relief from the aforementioned ailments, but there's yet another category of sleepers who benefit: those with bad backs. When an adjustable bed can change the height of both your head and your feet, it results in something called the zero gravity position. Named after the astronauts, this position relieves the stress on your spine and back so you don't feel any pain at all.
Finally, there's the convenience factor. According to Consumer Reports, adjustable bed sales have sky-rocketed over the last few years because it's "almost like having a couch in the bedroom." You can lift up your head to read, watch TV, or get your nightly Facebook fix. (Some even have USB ports built into the side, so you can charge your devices while you use them.) If you're in the market for an adjustable bed to boost the comfort of your bedroom, these seven options are some of the best available for all different needs and price points.
Who says you have to spend thousands of dollars to get high-tech features and optimal comfort? The Nora adjustable bed base is the best overall pick for several reasons, but most notable is that it offers all the coolest perks for a very reasonable price. It's available in four sizes from twin XL to king, and all of them come in at under $1,100 — but its designers did not skimp on features.
In addition to presets like anti-snore mode and zero-gravity (which mimics the position of astronauts during launch), this bed allows you to change your foot elevation and upper-body positioning — plus, it has three built-in massage modes to help you relax after a stressful day. On the side, you'll find two USB ports to charge your phone and other devices. The easy-to-use remote is wireless, backlit, and lets you control everything, but the bed also has Bluetooth compatibility so you can access the settings elsewhere. Adjustable legs allow for three different height options — because bed height actually does matter — and the base works seamlessly alongside most headboards, footboards, and mattresses made from latex or memory foam.
What do reviewers have to say? "My Nora Adjustable Base is extremely sturdy, and adjusts smoothly and quietly... In my opinion, you are not going to find a better quality, or better priced adjustable base out there." Buyers also love it because it's simple to set up, consumes minimal space in a bedroom, and has intuitive, easy-to-learn controls that anyone can master.
Nora Adjustable Queen Bed Base, $699, Joss & Main.
If there are any negatives about a product — especially a product at a higher price point — you know reviewers are going to point them out. That's why the Lucid L300's 4.6-star rating is so impressive. Hundreds of reviewers have nothing but great things to say, including comments like, "I am still amazed at how easy it was to take out of the box and set up," and "this adjustable bed base is hands down the best item I have ever bought on [Amazon]."
First, let's talk about the five-minute assembly process. Thanks to its folding hinge design, this bed doesn't require any tools or help from an expert. Instead, you take it out of the box, unfold it, screw in the legs, and add your mattress of choice — or opt for the mattress that comes with it. For a couple hundred dollars extra, you can also get the Lucid latex hybrid mattress in any size, and in 10- or 12-inch thicknesses. (Reviewers say the combination of the base and the mattress has given them the "best sleep [they've] had in years.")
Next, the features: The wireless remote has a built-in flashlight and allows you to control your head incline from zero to 60 degrees and the height of your feet from zero to 45 degrees. It even has a programmable memory function so you can easily access your favorite sleeping position. The motor is extremely smooth and quiet, and the frame has two USB ports built into the side. This one is available in twin XL, queen, king, and split king, which allows you to control both sides of the bed separately.
Lucid L300 Adjustable Queen Bed, $700, Amazon.
If you're looking for simple, sturdy, and cost-effective, look no further than this adjustable bed frame from Joss & Main. Thanks to its movable steel base, it allows for all the same health benefits as an electrically powered incline bed — namely, improvements in sleep apnea, sinus issues, and heartburn. You're saving a ton of money because there are no expensive motors or complex electronics. This frame functions as an adjustable chaise lounge chair, so you can manually set it to the ideal incline for you and your partner.
"No more sleeping in the recliner!" one reviewer raves. "This is something you won't appreciate until you are sick in bed with the flu and you have to sleep in a semi-upright position." Others say it comes in handy for reducing heart burn and comfortably watching TV. Since it's relatively lightweight, easy to set up, and works alongside most bed frames and all 12-inch mattresses, it's a smart way to upgrade your bedroom without breaking the bank. Finally, since it's available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king, you can get one for any bed in the house."We are going to order another for the spare bedroom," one buyer writes.
Queen Adjustable Bed Frame, $233, Joss & Main.
The beauty of this pick is in its simplicity. The Eco-Lux adjustable base offers reliable head and foot elevation, but it skips all the frills for a straightforward interface that's extremely easy to use. For that reason, it's perfect for elderly people, small children, and those with health issues. They'll be able to control their bed without having to deal with user manuals, hard-to-read buttons, or unnecessary apps that complicate the process.
Personally, I've never seen such a simple remote, which is a huge benefit when you're optimizing a space for an aging parent. It's connected to the bed through a wire, so you don't have to worry about recharging it, replacing the batteries, or losing it, and it only has six buttons. They're large, easy to understand, and let you raise or lower any part of the bed without hassle.
The frame itself comes folded in a box, and reviewers say the assembly took a mere half-hour. It comes with support legs that allow you to use the base on its own, but you can also install it into your existing bed set for a homier look. Last but definitely not least, this pick features wall-hugger technology, which means that even as the mattress lifts into a raised position, the top will remain close to the wall — it looks way more attractive because there's no gap, but it also allows for easy access to your nightstand while you're sitting up.
Eco-Lux Queen Adjustable Bed Base, $930, AllModern.
As Low-Hassle As It Gets: Sturdy Adjustable Base
No one wants to spend their entire Saturday afternoon setting up a bed — or worse, having to call a professional because assembly didn't go as planned. This sturdy adjustable bed is especially amazing because of how low-hassle it is. First of all, this bed folds up and has a sleek, space-savvy footprint, so it's really easy to transport, set up, and store. (If you tend to move around a lot, it'll fit through doorways and up staircases, which is a definite plus.) Secondly, you can use it all on its own for a modern minimalist bedroom, or you can effortlessly install it inside the bed frame you already have. "I'm 125 pounds, and I set this one up entirely on my own," Brooke Alexander, regional manager for Nest Bedding, told Lonny. "You just unfold it, set it up, and the remote is already synced."
In addition to a self-explanatory remote control, a super silent motor, and the ability to support up to 700 pounds, this adjustable base has a few other features that set it apart from other models — like a built-in flashlight, an emergency backup battery, and safety features that cause the base to lock into place should something go wrong. You also get a 100-night in-home trial to see if you like it, and a ten-year limited warranty.
Leggett and Platt Sturdy Adjustable Queen Base, $885, Nest Bedding.
When you're a light sleeper, everything from your position to a room's noise level needs to be just right before you can get some shut-eye. Luckily, the Ergo adjustable bed from Tempur-Pedic addresses everything. The anti-gravity preset allows you to take all the pressure off your back while you sleep while the quiet-mode option tilts your mattress up to reduce snoring — if your partner is sawing wood, you can fix it in seconds. There's also a subtle under-bed light that comes in handy when one of you needs to use the bathroom at 2 a.m. (That way, no one has to choose between turning on the overheard or stubbing their toe on the dresser.)
If you're still having trouble getting to sleep, reviewers say the built-in massage function has been a life-saver: "I use the massager (on the lowest power) EVERY night, and falling asleep is quick." The wireless remote allows you to control all of the aforementioned, and even has an optimal position for watching TV. Finally, adjustable legs allow you customize your preferred bed height, and the frame has built-in USB ports so when you're unwinding before bed, your e-reader won't run out of juice.
Tempur-Pedic Ergo Queen Adjustable Bed Base, $1,199, Wayfair.
Finally, there's the Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bed set, which (according to its 4.9-star rating) is definitely worth the investment. Reviewers are using phrases like "life-changer," "I could not be happier," and "truly my dream bed." Simply put, it has everything (and I mean everything) you'll need to get the best night's sleep of your life.
Yes, it's the most expensive pick here, but it's important to note that each base comes with a memory foam mattress that has several distinct layers: an air-gel quilt, a layer of cooling gel memory foam, a high-density core, and a removable, hypoallergenic cover. You can also get it in four different sizes (twin XL, queen, king, and split king) as well as three different thicknesses (10 inches, 12 inches, and 14 inches). It's an ideal option for the hot sleeper because the breathable fabrics and cooling gel layers help balance your body temperature.
Now onto the base. This thing has adjustable legs and can easily connect to a headboard, footboard, bed railings, or frame — but it can also be used on its own. Furthermore, the "extra touches" are well designed and very easy to appreciate. You get eight USB ports, and unlike the majority of adjustable beds, they're evenly distributed between either side so both partners can charge their electronics. It also has under-bed lighting for midnight bathroom trips and Bluetooth-syncing capabilities so you can use your phone or tablet instead of the wireless remote control.
Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 Queen Adjustable Bed Set, $1,1728, Amazon.
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