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Tips for Choosing a Mattress for Your Adjustable Bed


Tips for Choosing a Mattress for Your Adjustable Bed


An adjustable bed allows you to adjust your bed’s position to provide maximum comfort while you sleep. A good mattress is key to a comfy night's sleep on any bed and the type of mattress you choose can be the determining factor between a restful sleep and waking up in pain. This is particularly important for an adjustable bed as you can’t just pick any old mattress and be guaranteed that it will work in different alignments. These beds are designed to be able to adjust their position to suit your needs and situation, and so choosing an appropriate mattress with the right height and thickness is imperative. We have put together a list of helpful tips to use when choosing a mattress for an adjustable bed to ensure you get the most restful sleep.


1. Type of Mattress 

The best type of mattress for an adjustable bed, according to Sleep Advisor, is a memory foam mattress. This type of mattress is flexible and therefore ideal for the stress placed upon it by an adjustable bed. Choosing a high quality foam mattress, like the Ergoflex™ 5-layer memory foam mattress, will give you the most support and pressure relief while remaining fully adjustable. Foam mattresses have a number of other benefits, including:

  • Unparalleled support. The memory foam moulds your body providing support that alleviates pressure on your joints and reduces aches and pains come morning time. 
  • Highly energy absorbent. Memory foam’s energy absorbing capability means that when you move in the bed, there is less transferred movement across the rest of the bed, equating to a much less disruptive sleep for your partner. 

2. Mattress Thickness 

Comfort, flexibility, and durability are all factors affected by the thickness of the mattress you choose for your adjustable bed. If the mattress you choose is too thin, you compromise on the durability and support you receive from it. On the other hand, a mattress that is too thick will be less flexible and will therefore decrease the mobility of your adjustable bed. The thickness of the mattress you choose will be dependent on personal preference more than anything, but our recommendation is to find something that is between 20 and 30 centimetres thick.

3. Mattress Density

Mattresses are available in a selection of densities. A density of 1 is considered to be the softest. It will offer more cushioning and comfort, but may not be as supportive as denser mattresses, meaning you may find yourself sinking into the bed. A density of 5 is the firmest option. Offering the greatest level of support, it is more suited to people suffering from back pain. However, it could be too firm and you might find that uncomfortable. Like the thickness of your mattress, the density is a personal preference, and finding something that suits your needs is imperative. 

4. Ratings and Reviews

Choosing your mattresses carefully will result in a great night's sleep every night. When you go shopping for your mattress, choose a model that has been reviewed by other customers and has a high rating. In researching reviews from other customers, try to look for reviews that mention the following: thickness, density, and comfort. The most important factor to consider is how comfortable the bed is for you. Look for mattresses that have customers saying how much they appreciated the quality and support they got from the mattress. In general, higher-quality mattresses are more likely to offer better support and comfort.


As you can see, choosing a mattress for your adjustable bed is much like selecting a mattress for any other type of bed. Factors such as thickness, density and comfort are the key to a deep and peaceful sleep. A thin mattress can compromise support. A mattress with a higher density will provide a high level of support, but may mean the mattress is inflexible and less mobile for the position adjustments required by an adjustable bed.

Our biggest tip is to do your research. Customer reviews are a great place to find the mattress for you and high quality support is crucial to a peaceful night’s sleep. For more information about choosing the best mattress for your adjustable bed, contact us on 1300 791 753 today. 

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