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What is the best mattress for an adjustable bed?

14-04-2021

What is the best mattress for an adjustable bed?

If when you think of adjustable beds and your mind wanders to hospitals and nursing homes, get ready to be surprised. With a wide range of benefits including managing back pain and reducing snoring, adjustable beds are your ticket to sleep town every night of the week.

We’ve outlined some commonly asked questions about adjustable beds to help you better understand this sleeping option and choose the right bedding for you.

What is an Adjustable Bed? 

An adjustable bed enables you to customise your bed’s alignment to give you your best possible sleep. 

An adjustable bed’s key component is its base. The adjustable bed base is the part of the bed you can customise the position in which you sleep. Sitting beneath your mattress, adjustable beds operate on a multi-hinged foundation enabling you to change many different positions of the bed’s alignment. 

How do Adjustable Beds work? 

Adjustable beds are often motorised and are controlled by either a wired or wireless remote. The customisation options are endless, with most adjustable beds allowing you to modify the head and foot of the bed as well as other sections to an elevated position. 

As with most things these days, some adjustable beds even come with a smart device app allowing you the ease of customisation with the click on a smartphone or tablet. 

What is the best mattress for an Adjustable Bed? 

According to Sleep Advisor, memory foam mattresses are the best choice for adjustable bases thanks to their flexibility and ability to relieve pressure.  

They also state that memory foam mattresses have the highest customer satisfaction rating among people of all ages and health conditions.

A memory foam mattress has a number of advantages for any bed, not just for an adjustable bed. A memory foam mattress provides a body-cradling support system that provides support and alleviates pain on your pressure points such as the lower back, hips and shoulders. They also offer zero-partner disturbance which means you can have a peaceful sleep night after night.  

Our Ergoflex™ 5-layer memory foam mattress consists of premium materials that work in harmony, combining to create the most supportive, comfortable and pressure-relieving mattress making it the perfect partner to an adjustable bed frame. 

What are THE benefits of an Adjustable Bed? 

The benefits of sleeping on an adjustable bed are numerous. Here are 6 ways an adjustable bed can help you get your best sleep: 

  1. Improve digestion 
    We all know that feeling of going to bed with a full stomach, as we toss and turn trying to find comfort as we digest our food, but did you know lying flat has been linked to playing a role in slowing down your body’s ability to digest food? Raising the head of an adjustable head by 15cm has been shown to achieve the healthiest digestion whilst sleeping. 
  2. Relieve Sleep Apnea and Snoring 
    No more space-ages masks, your adjustable bed can help you or your loved one’s snoring. Snoring is often a result of sleeping flat on your back. When you lay on your back, your neck adds extra weight to your windpipe, causing it to close and create that sound we know as snoring. By lifting the head of an adjustable bed, gravity removes the weight from the windpipe, and in turn, reduces snoring. Not only does raising the head of an adjustable bed relieve snoring, but it can also help with sleep apnea and other breathing problems. Sleeping with an elevated head position improves airflow and reduces any obstructions to the nasal passage. 
  3. Improve Circulation 
    Another way to ensure you’re catching those Zzz’s is to keep your circulatory system in tip-top shape. Adjustable beds can help reduce pressure on the body to allow blood to flow more easily to the heart and throughout the body.  
  4. Help With Arthritis 
    Joint pain, such as arthritis can also be alleviated thanks to an adjustable bed. Modify your adjustable bed to take the weight off achy muscles and joints for a more comfortable sleep. 
  5. Assist with Back Pain 
    Adjusting at both the head and foot of the bed can alleviate pressure on the nerves in the spine which are often found as the leading cause of sciatica.  Modifying the head of the bed to rest at a 45-degree angle can also relieve compression for the lower back.
  6. Address Leg Swelling
    Whether it be a symptom of pregnancy or a result of a particular illness, many people suffer from inflammation and swelling of their legs. Laying flat enables fluids to pool in your lower limbs and contribute to swelling and inflammation. Experts at Healthline state that raising your legs above the level of the heart may improve blood flow and can also help excess fluid to drain away more effectively. 

Adjustable Beds and Zero Gravity

Many books and articles by sleep experts have suggested sleeping in zero-gravity as a way to achieve a deeper, more peaceful rest. 

Zero gravity is a neutral body posture that was initially developed by NASA and is essentially being in a state or condition of weightlessness. Benefits of sleeping in zero gravity include: reduced pain, improved breathing and helps to alleviate acid reflux. 

Can a Mattress Topper be used on an Adjustable Bed? 

The simple answer is, Absolutely! Mattress toppers can be used on an adjustable bed just like on any other bed.  

What is the best mattress protector for Adjustable Beds?  

Our Ergoflex-LIFE TUNDRA® mattress protector is our most advanced mattress protector yet, representing the next generation of performance sleep enhancement and makes the ideal mattress protector for your adjustable bed.

The key to using a mattress protector on an adjustable bed is to ensure it is the correct size and won’t come away from the corners of the mattress.

Thinking of purchasing an Adjustable Bed?  

Although we don't sell adjustable beds ourselves we can certainly point you in the right direction and advise you on what to look for.
We have thousands of customers right across Australia who choose to use our Ergoflex 5G Memory Foam Mattress with an adjustable bed.

Get in touch with our friendly team today to discuss all your bedding needs. 


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