Many factors play into making a quality adjustable bed base, everything from assembly to movement to accessories. And for every basic model there is a luxury competitor—and everything in between. Here are a couple of highlights:
- Assembly: Some adjustable beds have to be delivered by crews and set up with precision, and some can be delivered and built by yourself or with minimal help. One feature that makes adjustable beds easier to assemble is a folding hinge in the base that allows for more compact shipping: instead of shipping an entire bed frame, they can ship a smaller container, which can be easier handled.
- Inclines: Raising the head and legs—essentially bending at the waist—aren’t the only things that adjustable beds can do these days. Instead, they can now prop your head for better reading, watching, or talking. They can move back toward the wall so that you can always be in reach of your end table to grab your book or adjust your light. And they can provide lumbar support to help you as you recline without hurting your back.
- Massage: What would a modern adjustable bed be without all the creature comforts? Many beds now offer isolated and full-body massages. These can be modified based on your phone presets or remote control, and they can turn a regular bed into a dream.
- Features for Price: When shopping for an adjustable base, it is always best to compare the quality you are getting to the price you’re being charged. A lower price can mean a good deal—or it can mean you’re lacking some of the features you want. Knowing what’s important to you is an essential element of deciding what base to buy.
With all of the many advances in adjustable bed bases, you owe it to yourself to check out our top-of-the-line models and see what kind of sleep and comfort you could be having.