What’s the Best Mattress for an Adjustable Bed?
Adjustable bed bases are the ideal solution for anyone searching for a healthier, more restful sleep. The head section adjustability of these bed frames makes sleeping with sleep apnea, chronic snoring, and other sleep conditions easier and more comfortable. Foot section adjustability promotes fuller blood circulation and diverts pressure away from the lower back, helping to alleviate lower back pain, sciatica, and arthritis-related conditions. The adjustable nature of these bed frames poses a simple question, however: Do I need a special mattress for an adjustable bed?
The simple answer to this question is ‘Yes,’ you need a special type of mattress for an adjustable bed frame. The mattress must be able to flex while the bed frame moves, and it must be able to return to its original shape when the bed frame is lowered to the flat position. There are a variety of mattresses that are fully compatible with adjustable beds, including memory foam, latex, and airbed models.
An important note to our readers: All mattresses available on Adjustabeds.com are compatible with adjustable bed bases, but readers are advised to purchase from other manufacturers with caution. Always inquire about the compatibility of any mattress you wish to use with an adjustable frame.
Which Mattresses are Compatible with Adjustable Bed Frames?
Many types of mattresses are compatible with adjustable bed frames, including:
Memory Foam: Memory foam was first popularized as a bedding material in the early to mid 1980s. The material first hit the scene after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) developed it as a space-flight material. Developed to contour and support the bodies of astronauts during space flight, memory foam was quickly adopted as a mattress material for its ability to provide total body support and therapeutic relief from joint pain. Aptly named, memory foam has a unique ability to return to its original shaped and consistency even after being bent, compressed, and twisted for hours on end. This unique property makes memory foam mattresses compatible with most adjustable bed frames.
Latex: Latex foam mattresses are relatively new in the bedding industry. Resilient and “springy” in feel, latex mattresses have risen in popularity among consumers who desire a mattress that feels like a traditional innerspring yet provides a greater level of total body support. The resilient surface of these mattresses helps to more evenly support the entire body, providing comfort that lasts all night long.
Choosing a Mattress: Pros and Cons to Consider
Memory Foam Mattresses
• High degree of conformity
• Therapeutic spinal support
• Resistant to dust mites and bed bugs
• Conformity creates a “cradled” feel that more traditional mattress lovers may dislike
• Dual-sided firmness is not available
• Long lasting
• Hypoallergenic and allergen free
• “Springy” feel that compares to traditional innerspring, yet offers greater total body support
• Resistant to dust mites and bed bugs.
• Low degree of conformity, does not offer the “cradling” feeling of memory foam
• Dual-sided firmness is not available
Luxury Airbed Mattresses
• Memory foam and latex comfort layer available
• Internal air chamber allows firmness adjustability
• Whisper-silent, reliable, and reinforced to prevent blow-outs
• Dual-sided firmness available, allows couples to choose their own firmness
• May or may not be hypoallergenic, depending on comfort layer
• Must choose between a memory foam or latex comfort layer
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