Who Should be Using an Adjustable Bed?

Adjustable beds these days are no longer relegated to hospital rooms. 

Gone are the days that you will find them in other similar health care facilities and establishments. These types of beds are also known by many other names such power bases or power beds. From hospital rooms, the adjustable type of bed has found its way to residential bedrooms.

A handful of mattress companies in the country today are also offering flexible bed frame systems to the market. The prices for the said bed frame offerings would be ranging from several hundred to a couple of thousand dollars. 

Manufacturing companies for adjustable types of beds tout their products as an upgraded version of traditional beds by virtue of motorized frame that allows users to raise and lower the foot or the head of the mattress to their heart’s content. 

Sometimes they are also equipped with a small electric motor. This provides them the adequate amount of energy they need to work. Incorporated to the most recent models of the adjustable type of beds in the market today are smart-home technology. 

This signifies that what you are seeing as new product releases are likely  to have programmable light, USB ports, sleep monitoring, or voice assistance systems. Needless to say, incorporating smart home technology to these types of beds will transform your bedroom to  your sleeping quarter hub. 

While more and more homes today are slowly being transformed to become what we call “smart homes”, we can anticipate that these smart integrations would be more common in almost every conceivable home appliance there is in the market. 

Power bed or adjustable bed is no exception to this, enticing target markets with technology integrations in the form of app-controlled remotes, voice-command control, or underbed night lights.  

We can safely say that the number of adjustable types of beds out there in the world today is still relatively small, but the thing about it is that it is on the rise now. In the US alone, it is approximated that at least 9% of homes across the whole country own an adjustable type of bed frame. This is with regard to the information provided by the International Sleep Products Association. 

Additionally, sales figures for this type of bed system have increased to a whopping 200%, which covered the years 2011 to 2015.  

Define Your Sleep Style

Bed frames with adjustable base might prove as a comfy choice for anyone who likes to sit on the bed first while watching his favorite TV soap before going to sleep. Or if it is the only time of the day that you can surf the Web using your laptop computer. It almost feels like you are having a couch right inside your bedroom.  

But if your reason for having a bed that can be adjusted to your needs is for health reasons, know that even though manufacturers would make a high claim that their product offering can significantly help in alleviating, say, back pains — doctors would make a stand on this asserting that it is debatable.  

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Beds that are designed with some type of adjustable features may offer users with neck, back, or spine problems a certain degree of comfort, relief, and other benefits — however, don’t even think they are necessary. 

Know first that there are manufacturers who’d assert that their mattresses would work best if you will use their offered proprietary adjustable bed frames. But what you can do instead is verify first their compatibility even before making any decision to take the plunge.