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Are Adjustable Beds worth it?

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Yes, adjustable beds are worth the price and they have advantages over regular beds. Some people may even recommend using pillows to achieve an incline similar to an adjustable bed. However, if you are suffering from some health problems, using pillows is not comfortable and you will not be able to get the desired results from them.

Adjustable beds have increasingly become popular in recent years and it is not a passing fad created by the health industry. There has been a growing demand as well as acceptability due to the advantages it offers in the long run.

If you think Adjustable beds are only for the elderly, you are in for a surprise. Nowadays, many young couples prefer adjustable beds without fear of losing intimacy.

Is it really all hunky dory about them? Not really, they all have their own pros as well as cons, but overall the pros outweigh their disadvantages.

Let us look at the pros and cons of an adjustable bed so that you can make an informed decision if you are planning to buy your first adjustable bed.

Pros of Adjustable Beds

Zero Gravity Position

zero gravity position is a position in which your body is in a state of weightlessness in such a manner that your spine is aligned and your joints are under minimal pressure. Most modern-day adjustable beds have a dedicated feature that uses a motorized base.

There are a number of advantages to this position. The body feels relieved from back pain and joint pain. It promotes better blood circulation and provides relaxation to the muscles. This one single standout feature that worth all the money.

Better Blood Circulation

As discussed above, zero gravity helps in blood circulation. Someone suffering from poor circulation will often complain about swollen feet, tired limbs, fatigue, numbness in hands or feet, dry skin, etc.

Using an adjustable bed frame not only helps in comfortable sleep but also improves health related to blood flow as the heart is able to pump the blood more effectively.

Controls Acid Reflux

Many people suffer from acid reflux. In most cases, the problem arises when you sleep on a flat bed and, due to gravity, stomach acid tends to flow up the food pipe from the stomach.

Sleeping with the head alleviated at an angle helps to tone down the symptoms. Having your head above your stomach reduces the chances of heartburn while you sleep. 

You can adjust the angle of an adjustable base as per your comfort level since everyone has their own preference depending on body shape and sleeping position.

Reduces Snoring

While adjustable beds don't cure snoring, they do help reduce it. When you sleep on your back in a flat position, the soft palate tissue falls on the back of your throat thereby reducing the air passage. This causes snoring.

When you sleep with your head slightly elevated (6 to 8 inches) it opens the air passage and results in reducing snoring. A majority of good adjustable beds have anti-snore preset settings that can be accessed quickly with the touch of a button.

Helps People with Limited Mobility

Many people due to their existing health condition are restricted to limited mobility. For them getting in and out of bed can be a challenge. With a few height adjustments, these beds make it easier to get in and out of bed.

Couples

With sleep quality getting much-deserved attention. Many couples are investing in the right beds and mattresses. No two individuals have the same sleeping positions and firmness preferences. Hence the couples have released the benefits of the split king beds and adjustable beds

Add a mattress with the desired firmness on one side of the bed and the other half according to your partner’s preference. It helps both partners wake fresh and rejuvenated in the morning.

Massage Options

Many models now come with a wide variety of massage options that helps you relax after a tiring day. It may not be a must-have feature but worth considering if you are someone who loves to get a massage on and off.

Lounge Experience

Whether you are reading a book or watching Netflix with your partner, it can add to your lounge experience. In addition to helping you sleep better, it also provides comfort while you are sitting and watching your favorite television shows.

Smart Features

Most of the models are equipped with USB ports for charging your devices and are compatible with smart home assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa.

Cons of Adjustable Beds

Expensive

One of the biggest disadvantages that go against them is the pricing. They are comparatively more expensive than regular bed frames. Although it offers many benefits there is an upfront cost of ownership that can be a deterrent for first-time buyers.

Heavy

The beds are very heavy and it is not easy to maneuver around if required. In some cases, they may have caster wheels for easy mobility. But roughly a king size can be as heavy as 250 pounds and a queen-size bed can be anywhere around 180-200 pounds.

Non-returnable

Unlike mattresses and other beds, most adjustable are non-returnable and one has to check if any trial periods are offered by a brand or not. So one has to weigh everything before committing to a purchase.

Aesthetics

It is likely that the one you plan to buy may not go with the interiors of your room. Additionally, it is subjective but they may not look aesthetically appealing. Choose pillows and bed covers that match the interiors. You can also use a headboard that blends with the existing furniture in the room.

Mattress

There is a possibility that your existing mattress may not work with your bed. Despite the fact that most new mattresses can be used with adjustable beds, there are a few manufacturers who mark a few models as incompatible and void the warranty if used on an adjustable bed.

Also, traditional innerspring mattresses cannot be used with them. You may end up paying more for an adjustable mattress if you need to buy one.

Repair

It is always possible for mechanical or electrical machines to fail or require repairs due to normal wear and tear. In the event of a failure, these could also require repair. The remote control runs on battery and they need to be replaced from time to time.

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Lead Researcher & Certified Sleep Technician at SleepMattressHQ.

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