How Do Adjustable Beds Work?

Adjustable Beds | June 20, 2019

Understanding how adjustable beds work can help you determine if purchasing an adjustable bed is in your best interests. At Innovative Sleep Solutions, we want to help you get the best night’s sleep possible. That is why we carry a wide selection of sleep products, including adjustable beds.

How Do Adjustable Beds Work?

Adjustable beds are specifically designed to allow users to elevate both the head and foot sections of the bed between 40-70 degrees. In order to accommodate this level of flexibility, adjustable beds are built differently from other types of beds.

Each adjustable bed is made up of two basic parts: the sleeping surface and the joints. Since the base of the bed is built to provide movable sleeping surfaces, each joint has to be able to rotate a varying number of degrees, depending on the different sleeping positions. The joints then work to move the base into the correct position.

Types of Mattresses that Work for Adjustable Beds

The best types of mattresses for adjustable beds need to be able to bend and flex, while still providing the proper level of support and a strong structural integrity. Some of the different types of mattresses that work for adjustable beds include:

Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory foam mattresses are perfect for people who are looking to relieve pressure and pain because its unique material works to spread weight evenly across the surface, contouring to the natural shape of the sleeper. This type of mattress is a great option for adjustable beds, as it is extremely flexible and provides pain-free comfort in a range of different positions.

Latex Mattresses

Similar to memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses are an effective option of preventing pain and pressure points. While this type of mattress offers a more buoyant feel, it can still easily flex to meet the needs of adjustable beds. Quality latex foam also offers a higher level of durability.

Innerspring Mattresses

Even though standard spring mattresses are not compatible with adjustable bed bases, some manufacturers make more flexible spring mattresses specifically for this purpose. Innerspring mattresses tend to be less expensive than quality foam mattresses but have the disadvantage of creating pressure points, limiting flexibility, and needing to be replaced more frequently.

If you would like to learn more about how adjustable beds work, or if you are interested in one of our adjustable beds, please contact Innovative Sleep Solutions at 604-536-9380 or by filling out a contact form on our website.