Top 10 WORST & BEST Ajustable Bed Specs with
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NOT All Adjustable Beds Are Made Equal
Like everything else in life, not all adjustable beds are made equal. Some are awesome, some are decent while others are horrible. There are a ton of adjustable bed specs that decide if a bed is good or not. But which of these specs can separate the wheat from the chaff? Here are the top 12 adjustable bed specs that really matter.
The #1 Best Adjustable Bed of 2020 – DM9000S Bed Frame
Please Click the Numbers 1 - 18 Belowfor an explantation of corresponding features
This is a must have if you will read books, watch TV, work on your laptop/ phone etc. in the seated position. Pillow tilt helps you keep your head/ neck upright and prevents unwanted muscule sprains. This is a rare feature that lacks on the majority of adjustable bases.
Traditionally this was referred to as ‘head’tilt. But we like to call it ‘chest tilt’ because that seems like a more suitable word. This is a basic articulation all adjustable beds have. However, beds with ONLY chest tilt (without pillow tilt), are NOT ideal for sitting up activities like TV watching, reading etc.
4 Memory Positions
The remote controller has 4 memory buttons: two of them are FIXED or preset by the manufacturer. One is the one-touch flat button that will bring the bed to the flat position no mater in which position the bed is. The other is the Zero Gravity button which will take you to the Zero Gravity relaxing/ lounging position with a single press.
The other two are customizable positions known as Memory A and Memory B. You can program them to which ever position you want. You might have a specific TV watching position, an anti-snore position, a slightly elevated sleeping position, lounging position etc. etc.
We’re yet to see an adjustable bed warranty better than this. The manufacturer gives a 10-year warranty on parts and labor with $0 deductible with technician visits. This includes 100% coverage on all mechanical, motor, electrical and structural components. In addition, they also offer a limited Lifetime warranty on the metal frame!
Again, this is a very basic articulation all adjustable beds have. Raising the feet helps in relaxing the feet, RLS, certain vascular and neurological disorders etc. etc. Zero gravity and lounging positions also require you to raise the legs.
This is a specialized feature seen only in a handful adjustable frames. As you can guess, this ‘lumbar bar’ adds extra support to your lumbar area. You can move up or down the bed based on where you want the pressure on your back. This bar can be completely turned off or used in increments using the dedicated button on the remote controller.
Anti-skid Microhooking Mattress Retention
Can you see three white color areas on the bed platform? They have microhooks built on to them which latch on to the mattress to keep it in place. Kind of like Velcro (hook and loop) fasteners. This is required with adjustable beds because when the bed is raised, the mattress tends to slide down. Traditionally, the mattress was kept from sliding off the bed with a mattress retention bar at the bottom of the bed. The problem here is that this bar gets in the way when you’re tucking the sheets under and on certain models, it ain’t a pretty sight! Microhook mattress retention eliminates the need for the mattress retention bar.
Mattress Retainer Bar
Most adjustable beds in the market have only this mattress retainer bar to stop the mattress from sliding down when the head section of the bed is raised. This is great, however, it doesn’t stop sideways movement of the mattress. Also, this bar can interfere when making the bed/ tucking the sheets. The DM9000s has microhooks which stick to the mattress and hold it in place. If you’re satisfied with the mattress retention you get with the microhooks, you’re welcome to just remove the retainer bar altogether.
Simply put, this is a soothing vibration coming from two motors in the head and foot regions. The massage can be switched between pulse and rolling wave (a sensation of a rolling wave from head to toe and vice versa). You also have a massage timer option. You can set the massage to automatically turn off after 10, 20 or 30 minutes.
This is a must have feature if you use your nightstand/ bed-side table regularly. Most adjustable beds slide forward when they are raised taking you away from the nightstand. This means that you have to reach backwards if you want to reach your reading glasses, coffee, remote, book etc. etc. Reaching back awkwardly can sprain your back and neck muscles. In contrast, adjustable beds with the wall hugging feature glide backwards when the upper body is raised so that you always stay adjacent to the nightstand.
See description for Head Massage (7) please.
This is purely an aesthetic factor that covers the ‘not so pretty’ metal frames. The majority of the adjustable bed frames don’t have this. With such an elegant deck-on-deck design, you can even use the DM9000s as a standalone bed without placing it inside a wooden frame.
Bluetooth Speaker+ Sub-woofer
To our knowledge, this is the only adjustable bed frame with a built-in Bluetooth speaker. Simply connect/ pair your smartphone to the Bluetooth enabled speakers and play your favorite music to relax and unwind at the end of a strenuous day!
Not the most advanced feature on the bed, nevertheless can be extremely helpful especially if you or your partner makes frequent bathroom visits at night. Simply turn these lights on using the button on the remote controller to light up the floor without waking your partner up. You can turn it off once you return to bed and your partner won’t even know you’re back (or you left) !
4 USB Ports
Each side of the bed has 2 USB ports each to charge all your smart devices like the phone, iPad, headphones etc.
Unbeatable Adjustable Bed Price
Obviously, this is NOT a $800 adjustable bed with the basic specs. This is a Top of the Line adjustable frame with every imaginable feature you can find in the 2020 marketplace. First of all, there are NO other models that have such a lot of specs. Secondly, the ones that even come close to this are around $1000 more expensive than the DM9000s.
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Under-bed Storage (aka Zero-Clearance)
On the majority of adjustable beds, you cannot store anything under the bed because the mechanical components that raise and lower the platform stick out under the bed. But a few models like the DM9000s are storage-bed friendly. In other words, you can not only store stuff under this bed, but you can even keep it on the floor or remove the legs and keep it on an existing storage bed.
Adjustable Leg Height
Adjustable the leg height to 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 inches depending on how high or low you want your bed.
The Good News
The DM9000s is undoubtedly the best value for money adjustable bed in the 2020 marketplace. It has every imaginable feature you can ask for in an adjustable bed. It is also one of the best looking adjustable beds with great upholstery finishes. There is only one other bed that comes close to the DM9000s and that is about $2000 more expensive than the DM9000s.
The Dynasty Mattress premium adjustable base has the following and more features.
- Pillow tilt
- Chest/head tilt
- Foot tilt
- Lumbar support bar
- Self-adhesive microhook mattress retention
- Mattress retention bar
- Head massage with premium features
- Foot massage with same features
- USB ports – 2 on each side
- Upholstered furniture-style decking
- Bluetooth speakers with sub-woofer
- Under-bed lighting
- Zero-clearance for under-bed storage
- Height adjustable legs
- Memory positions (2 programmable + 2 preset)
- Extended warranty
- Wall hugging
- Unbeatable price
The Bad News
- Not everybody needs premium features like lumbar support, Bluetooth speakers and massage. If they had a basic model for a cheaper price, that would have been great.
- We have noticed that the DM9000s goes out of stock every once in a while. This is likely because their factories cannot keep up with the high demand. So if you’re shopping for a high quality adjustable bed frame and the DM9000s is in stock, don’t procrastinate because it may just get sold out and you’ll have to wait for weeks till it is restocked.
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Comparison of the Top 5 Adjustable Beds
Furniture Style Deck
Microhook Mattress Retention
Approx. Price Range
#2 Rated Adjustable Bed – Malouf Plushbeds S755
Most Luxurious and Expensive of All
The Good News
The Plushbeds S755, manufactured by Malouf, is probably the most luxurious and best looking adjustable bed in the current marketplace. It has all the features the DM9000s possesses and the following extras.
- Remote Pouch
- 3 additional preset memory positions
The Bad & Ugly News
The expensive price tag is the only bad thing about the Plushbeds S755. This is twice as more expensive as the DM9000s. If you’re willing to trade in the additional $2000 for the great looks, and the couple of extras on offer, this is your dream adjustable bed.
#3 Rated Adjustable Bed – Leggett & Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite
The Good News
Excellent model from Leggett & Platt. It has most of the specs of the DM9000s and the S755.
The Bad News
Compared to the DM9000s and the S755, the Prodigy Comfort Elite lacks the following features:
- Lacks furniture-style decking
- Not a zero-clearance model (not storage bed friendly)
- Lacks Bluetooth speaker and sub-woofer
The Ugly News
Like with the Plushbeds S755, the expensive price tag is the real deal breaker about the Prodigy Comfort Elite. Although not as expensive as the S755, it is still about $500-800 more expensive than the DM9000s, depending on the size you want to buy.
#4 Rated Adjustable Bed – Blissful Nights Bed Frame
The Good News
Decent mid-range adjustable bed with the basic features.
- Excellent price point.
- Have the essential features like head tilt, foot tilt, massage/ vibration, USB ports, under0-bed lights, adjustable height legs etc.
The Bad News
Doesn’t have any of the advanced features like pillow tilt, lumbar support, wall hugging, furniture style decking, storage bed compatibility etc.
#5 Rated Adjustable Bed – Brooklyn Ascension Luxe
The Good News
Great entry-level option from an American company with a good reputation. It doesn’t have any of the advanced features, but has the following basic features.
- Head and foot tilt
- Zero-clearance model so that you can place it on a storage or platform bed
- Five-minute tool-free assembly
- Excellent upholstery finishes. When it comes to budget-friendly models, the upholstery finishes are usually not that great. e.g. you get a lot of wrinkling of the cloth material. But the Brooklyn Ascension is an exception. It has excellent finishes.
The Bad News
The Brooklyn Ascension Luxe lacks most of the advanced features like pillow tilt, wall hugging, lumbar support and massage. But if you’re looking for a budget friendly adjustable base without the bells and whistles, this may be a perfect fit for you!
TOP 7 BEST Adjustable Bed Specs to Own
(1) Pillow Tilting
Pillow tilting is available only on about 10% of the adjustable beds in the current marketplace. You need an adjustable bed with Pillow Tilting if you will use your bed to read books, watch TV, have breakfast or work on your laptop in the sitting-up position. This additional level of articulation helps you straighten to an almost perpendicular position. In the early days, pillow tilting was limited to premium models like this. But today, it’s also available on very economically priced models like this as well.
(2) Wall ‘Hugging’ Adjustable Beds
Wall hugging helps you stay close to the nightstand so that your coffee, TV remote, bedtime stories etc. etc. are right adjacent to you even if you’re sitting up or lounging. In contrast, with a non-wall hugging adjustable bed, you end up a good foot in front of the nightstand. Twisting back to reach the nightstand can give you a neck, back or shoulder ache. A wallhugger bed (or wall snuggler as some brands call them) is a must if you regularly use your nightstand. The DM9000 base is an excellent example.
(3) Adjustable beds with Furniture Style bases
This is more to do with ‘looks’ than ‘functionality’. Furniture style adjustable bases are ready to be used without an additional bed frame. They look pretty and will give your bedroom a chic outlook. However, those who already own a wooden bed frame or those who don’t want to spend extra $$ for the looks, feel free to go for a standard adjustable base. The Reverie 9T, Dynasty Mattress, Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0, and Serta Motion Perfect III are examples for electric beds with furniture style bases.
(4) Programmable Memory Positions
Go to your favorite position at the touch of a button. This is 10 times more convenient than pressing “up” and “down” buttons continuously until you get that sweet spot. However, most entry-level adjustable beds don’t have customizable memory positions; instead they have fixed or factory preset memory positions. If you have the extra cash, we recommend you invest on one with programmable memory positions.
(5) Skilled Masseur at your service
Can a daily soothing massage help you relax at the end of a tiring day? Choose between a pulse or wave-style therapeutic massage… because you deserve nothing less…
Understand that the level of massage you get will depend on your mattress. Don’t expect the massage motors to magically massage you through a 15 inch mattress as good as a skilled masseur standing at your bedside.
(6) Lumbar support for those of you with back pain
A lot of people ask us “what’s the best adjustable bed for back pain?” The answer is “an adjustable bed with lumbar support” provided that your back pain originates in the thoraco-lumbar area. The extra therapeutic support on the lumbar area will relax those stiff muscles relieving you of any pains and stiffness. This can be helpful not only when you’re sitting up and watching TV/reading etc., but even when you’re sleeping in a flat position. This is probably the cheapest option for a lumbar support adjustable bed.
(7) 5-section vs 4-section vs 3-section adjustable beds
We’re not saying that the higher the number of independent sections, the merrier. 90% of the adjustable beds out there have either four or five sections; both are great. However, there are a handful that have only three sections. The problem with these is that, in the sitting up position, there isn’t a 100% flat/horizontal position; so you’re butt can be in a awkward position putting unnecessary pressure on the hips. I would personally avoid such an adjustable bed.
3 WORST Adjustable Bed Specs to Avoid like the Plague
(1) Too EXPENSIVE
Nowadays, you can buy a full-fledged, split-king adjustable bed + luxury mattress combo with all the bells and whistles for $2,500 – 4,000. Yet, some manufacturers go around selling ‘basic’ models well over $6,000. We don’t want to name them, but now that you have this information, you should be able to sniff them from a mile and be able to avoid them like the plague.
(2) Noisy Motors
Typically, split-king adjustable beds are split from head to toe. But some adjustable bed brands are split only at the head and still united at the foot region. This may be OK for some couples; but if you’re like me and want complete ‘independence’ from your spouse in bed (as far as the adjustability of your bed goes), you need to get your hands on a split-king adjustable bed that is completely separate from each other.
(3) Lack of online adjustable bed reviews and
pushy Sales tactics (e.g. sales calls)
Well… there might be consumer reviews, but they’re only seen on the manufacturer’s website. No customer reviews on independent websites like Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Sam’s Club, Overstock etc. In fact, some of these electric beds are not even available for online purchase. Do you smell something fishy here? Me too 🙂 I wouldn’t buy from anyone that’s not 100% transparent. Would you?
Some adjustable bed brands can only be bought by “calling the number on your screen right now”. You call the 1 800 number and you’ll be greeted by a salesperson who will push you above and beyond the boundaries. There might be consumers that appreciate it, but I’m certainly not one. If their product is genuine, they wouldn’t have to push so hard, would they? Buyers would be attracted to it like bees to a honeypot.
Adjustable Bed Specs
Up to 20 years…
Zero Gravity Position
Takes pressure/weight off your back
Prevents accidental operation
White Glove Delivery
Get it installed by the experts…
Mattress Retaining Bars
Emergency Power Down
Battery backup in case of power loss
Below, we list 20 of the most popular adjustable bed brands of the USA and a few example models manufactured under each brand name.
Adjustable Bed Brands and Models of 2020
Leggett & Platt
- Prodigy 2.0
- Prodigy Comfort Elite
Manufacturer : https://lpadjustablebeds.com/
- Ascension Ultra
- Ascension Luxe
Manufacturer : https://www.blissfulnights.com/
- Reverie 9T
- Reverie 8T
- Reverie 7T
- Reverie 7HT
- Reverie 8Q
- Reverie 7S
- Reverie 5D
- Reverie 3EM
Manufacturer : https://reverie.com/products/adjustable-bases
- Motion Perfect
- Motion Plus
- Motion Essentials
- Adjustable Comfort
- Adjustable Comfort Affordamatic
- Adjustable Comfort Posture+
- 4i Custom
- 11i adjustable base
- Dream 1.0
- L100 Adjustable Base
- L300 Adjustable Base
- TEMPUR-Ergo Premier
- TEMPUR-Ergo Plus
- TEMPUR-Ergo® Extend
- EASE® 2.0
- TEMPUR-Up Foundation
Manufacturer : https://www.tempurpedic.com/bases-and-foundations/
- Motion Pure
- Contour Pure Slim
Manufacturer : https://www.ergomotion.com/products/adjustable-bases/
- Monaco Royalle
FlexFit Adjustable Base
Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame
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What’s the best adjustable bed?
We don’t want to say that a particular manufacturer produces the best adjustable beds in the market. We want you too choose the bed frame that suits you best, based on the features offered.
However, if you went through our reviews of adjustable beds, it’s obvious that DynastyMattress DM9000s and Plushbeds S755 have the most specs and that the former suits most consumers because of its reasonable pricing.
We have explained what the best and worst adjustable bed specs are so that you can figure out if a particular bed is good or not.
Just remember… you don’t need ALL of the above specs in your bed. For example, if you don’t need extra back support, you don’t need to spend extra cash on lumbar support. Similarly, if you don’t have acid reflux, you may not need a reclining bed with elevate-lift function.
To help you pick the best bed for yourself, we have given a few more tips below, but remember, you’re the best person to decide which specs you need and which ones you don’t. Good luck!
Best Adjustable Beds for Different Functions
Best adjustable beds for back pain
- An adjustable bed with Lumbar Support is best.
- Examples are the Dynasty Mattress DM9000s base, Plushbeds S755 and Leggett & Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite. But, based on the price, the DM9000s wins the competition.
Best adjustable beds for elderly
Again, there is no reason why the DM9000s is not a great fit for a senior citizen. However, if the budget is tight, the Blissful Nights or the Brooklyn is a great choice. However, we do strongly recommend that elders pick a model with pillow tilting and wall hugging.
Best adjustable beds for snoring
- Any adjustable bed with Pillow Tilting is best.
- Examples are DM9000s, S755 and Prodigy CE.
Best adjustable beds for acid reflux
- Adjustable beds with Elevate Lift are best.
- Examples are D7500s and Glideaway Ascend
Best value adjustable bed for the money
- You need to realize that the best value adjustable bed frame shouldn’t be the cheapest adjustable bed.
- At the time of writing this, you will notice that the price difference between the DM9000s and the cheapest adjustable bed above is about $500 for any given size. But what you need to realize is how many beneficial features you’re getting for that extra $500. If you think that way, you’ll agree that the DM9000s is again the best value base even though it’s not the cheapest model in the market.
Best adjustable beds for cold feet
- Adjustable beds with Foot Warmers are best.
- Right now, the only adjustable bed that offers this luxury feature is the Sleep Number FlexFit adjustable base
Best adjustable bed for RLS
- Any bed with foot articulation is best for ‘Restless Leg Syndrome’ (aka RLS)
- Every adjustable base on the market has this feature
Best adjustable beds for couples
- Split king adjustable beds are best if partners want complete ‘independence’ from each other
- Almost every adjustable electric bed on the market has a split-king version