Adjustable Beds- What you Need to Know


A comfortable nights sleep is one of the best things for your health. No longer the reserve of those with illness or experiencing old age, adjustable beds can help everyone to find a more comfortable sleeping position. Keeping a bedroom a restful and stylish room during these difficult times is crucial to emotional wellbeing, while a supportive and adjustable bed is important for physical wellbeing.

With a huge range of options available, choosing the right bed can be overwhelming. An adjustable bed is a fantastic option when mobility is an issue and comfort is essential. But what is an adjustable bed and how can it help? We have all of the information you need to make the right decision when buying your new bed.

How Does an Adjustable Bed Work?

There are many options available on the market, but most quality, modern adjustable beds are controlled by remote and use electricity. The motorised frames usually offer a number of different positions, for example, the King Size Mammoth Superglide 15 Adjustable Bed has a five-fold mechanism which allows users to be comfortable when reading in bed, can help the occupant out of bed and offers comfortable positions for common discomfort such as lower back pain. Movement of the bed can help to relieve aches and pains as those who are in bed for long periods can become stiff and uncomfortable in a standard, non-adjustable bed. A motorised, adjustable bed will help them to become more comfortable and move more easily about in bed.

Can you Sleep on your Side in an Adjustable Bed?

There has long been a myth that an adjustable bed isn’t suitable for those who like to sleep on their sides, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. For those who like to sleep on their side, raising the top of the bed to a position that is comfortable for them will help them to find optimal comfort and sleep soundly on their side. Sleeping on your side is actually a great way to relieve muscular discomfort and snoring, so side sleeping in an adjustable bed is a great option for many people.

Do Adjustable Beds help you Sleep Better?

The simple answer is – yes! In most cases, investing in an adjustable bed will help to improve comfort levels and therefore make finding a restful sleep easier. Sales in adjustable beds in the UK are increasing by 24% year on year as able-bodied and young people realise that these motorised beds are a fantastic option, not just for those who are struggling with mobility. Imagine how comfortable you feel in a recliner, with knees slightly elevated, head and back in a sloping position. An adjustable bed can offer that same level of comfort every night.

For those suffering from chronic pain, such as muscular fatigue and fibromyalgia, an adjustable bed can help to relieve symptoms during the night making sleep possible. And for those with mobility issues, getting in and out of bed and finding a comfortable sleeping position is made easier, meaning any anxiety about getting in and out of bed safely is reduced and it is easier to sleep.

Can You Put any Mattress on an Adjustable Bed?

It’s important to use the right mattress with your adjustable bed as many mattresses could be damaged or are too rigid to move with the motorised frame. The 5ft King Size Sleepeezee Latex Comfort 1000 Adjustable Bed comes with a woollen tufted mattress for ultimate comfort, while the King Size Sleep Shop Latex Pocket Supreme Adjustable Bed has a medium feel mattress for comfort and support.

When choosing a new mattress for your adjustable bed, it’s important to make sure the mattress is durable and flexible so that it can withstand the movement of the motorised frame. You can contact our specialists for further advice on the right type of mattress for your adjustable bed.

Some of our Favourite Adjustable Beds

At The Sleep Shop we have a number of beds to choose from, but to make it simpler for you to find the best bed for you, we have selected the three beds we feel suit most needs when it comes to an adjustable bed.

King Size Mammoth SuperGlide Adjustable 15 Adjustable Bed

This stylish high-quality bed is a great choice for those who want comfort as well as style in their bedroom. The medical grade foam mattress is different from memory foam as it instantly moulds to your body, rather than taking time and body heat. The motorised frame offers a number of positions for ultimate comfort and support.

King Size Sleepeezee Latex Comfort 1000 Adjustable Bed

With 1000 quality pocketed springs and a gliding motion with multiple settings, this is a fantastic option for those looking for additional mobility and a range of sleeping positions. This is a great option for those with pain and reduced mobility.

King Size Sleep Shop Latex Pocket Supreme Adjustable bed

With a 5 part motorised frame and a special design to keep you warm or cool, this is a fantastic option for those are in bed for long periods of time and need the ultimate comfort.