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Buying Guide: Adjustable Base

If you're looking for a unique addition to your guest room that will have visitors coming back for more or you're looking to transform your sleep experience, we have the solution for you: a new adjustable base.

An adjustable base bed will take your sleep experience to the next level and provide you with the comfort you are looking for. If you're still wondering if you should get an adjustable bed, look no further. We'll tell you everything you need to know about the  adjustable bed and how you can  find the perfect one for your sleep style.

Here are some of the basics you'll need to know about adjustable beds:

What is an Adjustable Bed?

If you have never heard of an adjustable bed before, it is a movable foundation that can adjust the position of your head and feet, so you can always be comfortable in bed.

The concept of  adjustable beds has been around since Ancient Rome — back then, they looked more like today's adjustable poolside chairs than what we think of as a bed. The first electric adjustable bed was invented in the early 1900s by surgeon Willis Gatch, who was working at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Contrary to popular belief, gone are the days where an adjustable bed base only is reserved for medical uses. In the last several years, adjustable beds have become one of the most common bedding accessories: more and more people are taking advantage of their sleek, user-friendly designs to get a better night's sleep.

An adjustable base can move a mattress into a variety of positions — from reclining to inclining — and can help sleepers with pain, sleep issues or even those just wanting to feel more comfortable in bed. And what's better, you can purchase an  adjustable bed base only, as most work with any mattress, including one you may already own!

What kind of adjustable bed is right for me?

When it comes to  adjustable bases, there are plenty of options that will help you customize your sleep, adjusting to the perfect angle for you. Not sure if you want an adjustable base? Next time you're shopping for a mattress, take a look around and see if there are any adjustable beds on sale – you can often get a great deal on an adjustable base if you're also purchasing a mattress. Here are just a few of our favorites…

Leggett and Platt 100 Series II Adjustable Base


Featuring head and foot articulation, a wireless remote control for easy access and the ability to raise and lower your head, foot or both simultaneously, the Leggett and Platt 100 Series II Adjustable Base is the perfect base for those wishing to upgrade their sleep system. The perfect bargain for anyone thinking about purchasing an adjustable base for the most luxurious night's sleep, this adjustable base also includes an under-bed light and a free-fall safety design feature.

Rize Edge HT Adjustable Base


Sleep great with the Rize Edge HT Adjustable Base. With a number of incredible features, this adjustable base is unlike anything you've ever experienced. It features an adjustable headrest which offers additional tilt to provide both head and neck support without the need for extra pillows. The Rize Edge HT also allows you to customize the height of your bed. With the addition of optional parts, this bed can be raised 4″ above the standard height, or lowered 10″ below it. For those wishing to save space, under the bed storage is an option. When used at standard height, the Rize Edge HT offers over seven cubic feet of space under the base.

Mattress Firm 900 Adjustable Base


If you need to get rid of back pain and experience unparalleled sleep at an economical price, then the Mattress Firm 900 Adjustable Base is perfect for you. The head and feet up positioning allows for optimum relief from aches and pains while the edge to edge lumbar section gives superior back support where it's most needed. The Mattress Firm 900 was designed for the person who enjoys watching TV, reading or even eating in bed. Additionally, this base is equipped with Therapeutic Dual Massage, under bed LED lighting and a voice-powered app to control the base. The adjustable base features three per-set positions or program your own ideal position with the remote customizing the base to fit your personal sleep needs.

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