The Best Adjustable Beds

Check out our favorite adjustable beds on the market and learn what makes them worth the hype.

By Alesandra Woolley

Sleeping on an adjustable bed is about more than having all the bells and whistles in your mattress. In fact, an adjustable bed can be beneficial for your health in more ways than one (and they don’t always have to cost an arm and a leg). 

If you’re ready to take your sleep to the next level, check out our top picks for the best adjustable beds based on features, price, and quality. Then, learn how sleeping on an elevated mattress can be good for you.

The 3 Best Adjustable Beds

Below we’ve listed three of our favorite adjustable beds. You’ll find information about customer rating, return policy, price, and materials. 

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1. Reverie 8Q

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2. Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0

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3. Purple Power Base

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Keep reading beyond the chart to find more information on each of our selections.


1. Reverie 8Q

Reverie 8Q adjustable bed
Features Base can be adjusted to pretty much any position.

Massage feature with 10 different intensity levels.

Can be controlled by an app on your personal devices.

Customer Rating 4.6/5
Trial No trial period or returns
Warranty 20-year limited warranty
Sizes  Twin XL, Queen, Split King
Price (for queen size bed) $1,249

Why We Love the Reverie 8Q

A huge perk of the Reverie 8Q adjustable base is that you can adjust the upper and lower sections to pretty much any angle you desire. The flexibility from a user stand-point is truly excellent. Users can control the base with a remote or smart device (by downloading an app).

Looking for a luxury experience with a massage? The Reverie 8Q has 10 levels of massage (including a wake-up massage setting on the app) giving you plenty of options! This base also has two programmable positions and USB ports for charging other devices.

You can program up to two pre-set positions on the Reverie Q8. The zero gravity pre-set position simulates weightlessness to help eliminate pressure points.

Customer Reviews

My wife and I each deal with some very minor health issues, which prompted us to seek an adjustable foundation…It is a very sturdy, solid foundation. The bed articulates well also. The range of motion is excellent, and the smooth, quiet and easy operation of the motor is as good as any of the many models we tested in stores.”

I’m sleeping like a baby since I purchased this bed several weeks ago. I can fall asleep with the massage since it automatically shuts off. I love the remote with its stand that charges my cell phone, etc. plus two electrical outlets… I wish I had known about this bed sooner instead of using piles of pillows for years. Well, better late than never!”


2. Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0

Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bed base
Features MicroHook retention to keep your mattress in place.

Dual, full body massage with wave.

Wallhugger engineering.

Can be controlled by an app on your personal devices.

Customer Rating 4.2/5
Trial No trial period or returns
Warranty 1-year full warranty; 25-year limited warranty
Sizes Queen, Split King
Price (for queen size bed) $1,500

Why We Love It

The remote for this base is equipped with a newer technology called capacitive touch, making it responsive to a very light touch. This means adjustments deep in the night will not require too much effort on your part. You can control the base using the remote or a personal device through the app. If you use the app, you can set up to four programmed positions.

The Prodigy 2.0 base also has massage capabilities, a sleep timer that returns flat after 10-90 minutes, and wallhugger technology, which means you won’t lose distance from your nightstand as you raise the top of the bed up.

The base comes equipped with four USB hubs on each side of the bed and the height is adjustable from 6” – 10”.

Customer Reviews

“Very nice and sturdy bed frame. I did my homework and decided Leggett and Platt was the way to do. Was very intrigued by the Microhook system, but we still prefer to use the mattress retainer bar at the foot of the bed because the mattress did move more that preferred with just the Microhook system. Hard to compare to other bed frames as this is our first time owning adjustable bed frames, but I personally feel these are worth the money.”

“Fantastic bed with all – and in some cases, more – features than retail frames costing 2x to 3x more. Paired with Loom and Leaf memory foam mattress and the “zero g” setting – I’ve slept better than I have in 47 years.”


3. Purple Power Base

Purple power base
Features Non-slip fabric and optional brackets to keep your mattress in place.

5 different massage settings and zero-gravity simulation in gravity position.

Can only be controlled using the Purple remote (for now…).

Customer Rating 4.4/5
Trial No trial period or returns
Warranty 20-year limited warranty
Sizes Twin XL, Queen, Split King
Price (for queen size bed) $1,500

 

Why We Love It

The Purple Power base comes with five different massage settings, zero-gravity simulated position setting, and attachments for three different height options (ranging from 10.5”-15.5” total height.

It’s also equipped with USB ports, under-bed lighting and non-slip fabric. To make your sleeping set-up even sturdier, there are optional brackets included to help keep your mattress in place.

Keep in mind that right now, the Purple Power Base can only be controlled through the provided remote. Purple is in the process of developing an app that will allow you to control the base using your phone or tablet.

Customer Reviews

“The power base makes the purple bed more than just a bed, it gives you control over how you want to relax in your bed. Is it needed no, am I glad I have it? 100 percent. 10/10 purple.” – Ammayeh B.

“The Purple Power Base is quiet, solid and easy to assemble from the box. Unlike cut-rate adjustable bases, the Power Base holds the Purple mattress firmly in place and operates seamlessly by remote. I particularly like the massage function, which sounds superfluous yet genuinely helps with tension. Take in mind, brackets are available through the Reverie website if you’d like to connect two Twin XL Power Bases.” – Karl R.


What is an Adjustable Bed? 

Most adjustable beds have a metal base and electrical motor and can be positioned with the use of a remote control. In many cases, the foundation (the bed) will be sold separately from a mattress, which is important to keep in mind when shopping. 

While the price of an adjustable bed might be high, you will be able to customize your sleeping position whenever you choose with the click of a button.

5 Health Benefits of an Adjustable Bed

Adjustable beds can ease discomfort for people with physical issues like back and neck pain. They can alleviate aches and pains, improve circulation, reduce nerve pain, and make breathing easier. 

Adjustable bed

Here are a few health conditions where adjustable beds are particularly helpful:

1. Individuals Who Cannot Sleep Flat

Adjustable beds make sleeping more comfortable for people with health conditions that demand sleeping in a position other than flat. 

This could be someone with a foot injury who needs to keep their foot elevated, someone with gastrointestinal issues who needs to sleep on their side, or someone with a hernia who needs to rest with their head and upper body elevated. 

Commonly spotted in hospital rooms, adjustable beds are particularly helpful for people recovering from surgery.

2. Asthma and Other Breathing Troubles

By elevating the head and torso, adjustable beds provide support for people with asthma, sleep apnea, sinusitis, and other breathing issues. 

While lying flat can restrict the airways and contribute to congestion, elevating the head is recommended for keeping the airways and sinuses clear. Elevating the head is also known to reduce snoring.

3. Chronic Pain

People with ongoing pain in the back, neck, and other parts of the body benefit from adjustable beds because they can quickly and easily move the bed’s positioning to relieve pressure, tension, and pain. 

On a similar note, adjustable beds are helpful for people with sciatica and other types of nerve pain because micro-adjustments to the bed’s positioning are sometimes all it takes to relieve sleep-disrupting nerve pain.

4. Swelling and Fluid Build-Up

People who deal with overnight leg swelling and fluid buildup benefit from adjustable beds because they can elevate their legs. This elevation is known to minimize swelling and stiffness, making morning movement a bit easier.

5. Digestive Issues

Sleeping on the back can be uncomfortable for people with digestive issues. Elevating the upper body about six to nine inches is said to aid in digestion. This can be helpful for acid reflux, inflammatory bowel disease, and other digestive troubles.

Are Adjustable Beds Worth the Hype?

While an adjustable bed is not a budget item, it can be worth it if you can afford the high costs, especially if you have health issues that an adjustable bed can alleviate. 

Couple on Beautyrest adjustable base

Here are a few factors to keep in mind as you consider purchasing an adjustable bed.

Comfort and Pain Relief

Adjustable beds are a great choice for people with health problems, as we mentioned earlier. They can relieve pain, provide lumbar support, make breathing easier, minimize swelling, and provide alternatives for those who can’t sleep in a flat position. 

Even for people without health issues, adjustable beds can be more comfortable than a typical bed, as you can adjust them on a whim to meet your needs. Plus, they can make it easier to get in and out of bed – especially for seniors.

Cost

Most adjustable beds cost at least $1,000 or more. Prices aren’t as steep as they used to be now that more options have come to the market, but they still cost a pretty penny. 

Most adjustable beds are sold separately from a mattress, so you’ll need to factor in that cost as well if you don’t have a mattress you can use with an adjustable base (most flexible mattresses will work). 

Along with the initial cost of an adjustable bed, you’ll also need to think about maintenance and operating costs. These will vary depending on the model, but they will be more expensive than a traditional bed that doesn’t operate by motor or run on electricity.

Weight

Adjustable beds are very heavy, sometimes weighing up to 500 pounds or more. Before investing in an adjustable bed you’ll want to make sure your living space can support its weight, especially if you’re used to a more standard bed (these usually weigh 200 pounds or less).

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