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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

DM9000s Split King Adjustable Bed Frame
1. Pillow Tilt
Pillow Tilt

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.

2
Chest Tilt

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.

15
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.

16
Extended Warranty

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!

3
Foot Tilt

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.

4. Lumbar
Lumbar Support

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.

5
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.

6
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.

7
Head Massage

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.

17
Wall Hugging

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.

8
Foot Massage

See description for Head Massage (7) please.

10. Furniture ...
Furniture-style decking

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.

11
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!

12
Under-bed Lighting

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) !

9
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.

18
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.

8th October Update:

Over 20% off on Most Sizes

13. Zero-Clearance
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.

14
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 DM9000s is clearly the best value adjustable bed in the 2020 marketplace. There is only ONE other adjustable bed that is as feature-rich as the DM9000s adjustable base and that is $2000 more expensive than the DM9000s. In short, the DM9000s is a luxury adjustable bed for a mid-range price. Don’t take our word for it, do your own research and read the consumer reviews yourself before you make a decision.

Available Adjustable Bed Sizes:

  • Split King: 23% off Sale as of October 16th 2020
  • Split California King
  • King
  • California King
  • Queen: Also on Sale
  • Full
  • Twin XL

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.

  1. Pillow tilt
  2. Chest/head tilt
  3. Foot tilt
  4. Lumbar support bar
  5. Self-adhesive microhook mattress retention
  6. Mattress retention bar
  7. Head massage with premium features
  8. Foot massage with same features
  9. USB ports – 2 on each side
  10. Upholstered furniture-style decking
  11. Bluetooth speakers with sub-woofer
  12. Under-bed lighting
  13. Zero-clearance for under-bed storage
  14. Height adjustable legs
  15. Memory positions (2 programmable + 2 preset)
  16. Extended warranty
  17. Wall hugging
  18. Unbeatable price

The Bad News

  1. 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.
  2. 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

Ranking
Wall Hugger
Pillow Tilt
Lumbar Support
Furniture Style Deck
Zero-Clearance
Adjustable Height
Dual Massage
Under-bed Lights
Bluetooth Speaker
Microhook Mattress Retention
Custom Positions
Preset Positions
USB Ports
Warranty
Approx. Price Range
Special Remarks
Best Overall
2
2
4
10 Years Parts and Labor $0 deductible; Lifetime on Metal Frame
Twin XL $1100; Queen $1200; Split King $1760
ON SALE Here... Additional 5% off in the Cart
Most Luxurious
2
5
4
1st year full warrranty; 2 - 20 years limited warranty
Twin XL $2250; Queen $2400; Split King $4500
Specilized for Lumbar Support
2
2
8
10 year full warrranty on parts and labor; 25 years limited warranty on frame
Twin XL $1400; Queen $1500; Split King $2400
Compare Prices on Amazon and Here... before buying
Best Mid-Range
3
3
4
Up to 10 Years Limited Warranty
Twin XL $600; Queen $650; Split King $1200
Budget-friednly Pricing. Upholstery finishes not the best; but when you have the mattress and sheets, no one can see these wrinkles !
Best Entry-Level
2
5
2
Up to 2 Years Limited Warranty
Twin XL $700; Queen $800; Split King $1400
Excellent upholstery finishes for an entry level bed from a popular mattress manufacturer

#2 Rated Adjustable Bed – Malouf Plushbeds S755

Most Luxurious and Expensive of All

 

Plushbeds s755 adjustable bed review

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

 

Leggett and Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite Base

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

 

Blissful Nights Adjustable 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

 

Brooklyn ascension luxe adjustable base

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

Pillow tilting

(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.

wall hugging adjustable base

(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.

furniture style adjustable beds

(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.

programmable memory positions

(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.

head and foot massage

(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.

Lumbar support

(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.

sectional adjustable beds

(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.

Expensive Adjustable Beds
Loud Noisy Motors

(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.

telemarketer promotion
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Adjustable Bed Specs

USB Ports
To charge your phone, iPad etc.
Warranty

Up to 20 years…

Smartphone Readiness
Control your bed with your phone
Zero Gravity Position

Takes pressure/weight off your back

Anti-snore Position
The cure for your partner’s snoring
Alarm Clock
Wake-up to a silent alarm
Under-bed Lighting
Enlighten your bedroom
Remote Lock

Prevents accidental operation

Sleep Timer
Lower your bed automatically…
White Glove Delivery

Get it installed by the experts…

Mattress Retaining Bars
Mattress retainers no more…
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.

Popular

Adjustable Bed Brands and Models of 2020

DynastyMattress
  • DM9000s
  • D7500s

Manufacturer :

https://dynastymattress.com/

PlushBeds
  • E255
  • E455
  • M555
  • S755

Manufacturer :

https://www.plushbeds.com/

Leggett & Platt
  • Prodigy 2.0
  • Prodigy Comfort Elite
  • Williamsburg
  • S-Cape
  • Falcon
  • Raven

Manufacturer : https://lpadjustablebeds.com/

Brooklyn
  • Ascension Ultra
  • Ascension Luxe

Manufacturer :

https://brooklynbedding.com/

Blissful Nights
Reverie
  • Reverie 9T
  • Reverie 8T
  • Reverie 7T
  • Reverie 7HT
  • Reverie 8Q
  • Reverie 7S
  • Reverie 5D
  • Reverie 3EM

Manufacturer : https://reverie.com/products/adjustable-bases

Purple
Purple PowerBase

Manufacturer: https://purple.com/powerbase

Serta
  • Motion Perfect
  • Motion Plus
  • Motion Essentials

Manufacturer: https://www.serta.com/adjustable-foundations

Classic Brands
  • Adjustable Comfort
  • Adjustable Comfort Affordamatic
  • Adjustable Comfort Posture+

Manufacturer:  http://www.classicbrands.com/accessories/adjustable-bases/

Glideaway
  • Elevation
  • Ascend
  • Odessa
  • Vesta
  • Accord

Manufacturer: https://glideaway.wpengine.com/odessa/

Check prices and reviews on Amazon.com here

Idealbed
  • 4i Custom
  • ID5
  • 11i adjustable base
  • iEscape
  • Dream 1.0

Manufacturer: https://www.dealbeds.com/idealbed-adjustable/

Lucid
  • L100 Adjustable Base
  • L300 Adjustable Base

Manufacturer: https://lucidmattress.com/products/lucid-300-series-adjustable-bed

TEMPUR-Pedic
  • TEMPUR-Ergo Premier
  • TEMPUR-Ergo Plus
  • TEMPUR-Ergo® Extend
  • TEMPUR-Ergo®
  • EASE® 2.0
  • TEMPUR-Up Foundation

Manufacturer : https://www.tempurpedic.com/bases-and-foundations/

 

Ergomotion
  • Element
  • Motion Pure
  • Contour
  • Contour Pure Slim
  • Pure
  • Classic
  • Essence
  • Elite

Manufacturer : https://www.ergomotion.com/products/adjustable-bases/

Craftmatic
  • Legacy
  • Monaco Royalle
  • Grande

Manufacturer: https://www.craftmatic.com/

Sleep Number

FlexFit Adjustable Base

Manufacturer: https://www.sleepnumber.com/sn/en/c/bed-bases

Nectar

Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame

Manufacturer:

https://www.nectarsleep.com/adjustable-bed-frame

Yaasa

Manufacturer:

https://yaasa.com/

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42 Comments

  1. What about the malouf s750 is it as good as the s755?
    Thanks
    Bill

    Reply
  2. Thank you for this review! Any thoughts on purchasing a mattress and base from the same vs different brands? If using different brands is okay, do you have any tips for ensuring the mattress and base will be ‘compatible’? This will be my first adjustable bed purchase. Thanks!

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  3. Three questions:
    1. Are there any split adjustable beds wider than a King. Such as the Wyoming??

    2. Is there an adjustable bed who makes covered coil mattresses?

    3. Which bed has the best massage?

    Thank you so very much truly love the dedication and caring responses!

    Reply
    • Hello,

      Wow, very interesting questions!

      1. As for Wyoming or Alaskan size split-King, the only option I can give you is to combine a twin-XL (38″ wide) with a Full (54″ wide). That is a massive 92″ in width and the split won’t be right in the middle. I doubt that will work for you. Another option is to go for a Bear or Yaasa split-king adjustable bed and to widen the platform by fixing/ gluing down 42″ wide planks on top of the existing ones. Just make sure you don’t burn the motors by exceeding the weight limit. Each side comes with about a 700 pound weight limit. Make sure the mattress and the sleeper don’t exceed that weight limit. You may need some DIY skills for this, but if you really want the extra large size, I think this is your only bet!! But keep in mind that neither the Bear nor the Yaasa come with pillow tilting!

      2. Covered coil adjustable mattresses: I presume you mean ‘individually wrapped innnerspring mattresses’ such as this one. Yes, they work with adjustable beds and there are plenty of them around.

      3. I don’t want to pretend that I’ve slept on a million adjustable beds and I know the answer to your question from personal experience. From the dozen or so beds I’ve tested, the DM9000s is pretty good and another that comes to my mind is the Reverie 650.

      I hope my answers put you in the right direction in your hunt for the perfect adjustable base!

      Feel free to shoot us any further questions you may have.

      All the best and stay safe!
      Mika

      Reply
  4. Looking between the DM 9000 and Sven & Son Platinum. Looked at your comparison but the question I have wasn’t addressed. One thing I noticed on the DM9000 Divided King is that the lumbar looks to be positioned very low on the base more like a butt bar not a lumbar. Do you know if this lumbar truly hits in the lumbar area or is much lower? Also, can you use it when you are sitting up? I was told laying down might be the only way you can use this lumbar and it’s more for stretching your back out instead of providing lumbar support for say when you are sitting up watching TV or reading. It doesn’t seem to make sense as I would think you would want/need lumbar support in sitting up.

    KK

    Reply
    • Hi Karen,

      Sorry this reply is coming very late and I presume you would have already found your answer. My personal experience is that when you’re sitting up, you tend to slide down a bit anyways and it hits the right spot for me. I’m 5’4″, but it may be different for a taller person. Like you say, when you’re lying flat, you can move up or down the bed and pinpoint the target area.

      Hope this helps and would love to hear from you your personal experience.
      Mika

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      • I too am trying to decide between the Sven and son split king and the DM 900. I like that the sven has pocketed coils. I had a foam gel mattress and HATED it.
        Can you give insight on the mattresses? I think the adjustable bases are very similar

        Reply
        • Hi Barbara,

          I wouldn’t say that the Dynasty Mattress and Sven and Son are similar. They have quite a few differences.

          As for the mattress, different individuals like different types of mattresses for a hundred and one reasons. That’s only natural. You might hate what I absolutely LOVE, it’s just how it is. Some people will not like gel foam mattresses because they may have too much ‘sink’, they’re too warm, the ILD was wrong, the bounce was not right, because there was no edge support or because they picked the wrong firmness etc. etc. So it’s really not fair to generalize one’s liking or the disliking to a particular brand of mattress to all mattresses of that kind.

          This is why we don’t like to give strong recommendations on mattresses. It’s a personal thing and you should go to your local mattress store, sleep on one and preferably take home one that has a 30 day trial/return policy and make the decision yourself.

          Hope that helps!
          Mika

          Reply
  5. Hi, question are you only base your reviews from Amazon or any other websites?

    I am trying to find out which base and company will be more reliable and also what would be a good price average?

    Odessa from Glideaway.
    DM9000
    Prodigy CE from L&P

    Thanks I will wait for you input.

    Respectfully,

    IV

    Reply
    • Hi IV,

      Yes, as you can understand, it would be impossible for anyone to personally test 100s of different adjustable beds for extended periods of time. That’s why going by consumer reviews is a lot more accurate than a few people doing it. Statistical power is much stronger that way 🙂 … I’m told 🙂

      The Odessa is gorgeous, but if you look at the various reviews left on different Glideaway beds on Amazon, they’re a bit inconsistent. Some people have gone on to say that the beds had a strong synthetic odor that wouldn’t go away. Some people said that they couldn’t get the programmable memory positions to work, so on and so forth. They seem to be mainly from last year and the manufacturer appears to have fixed those.

      Also look at the comment below from Steve R Scheinberg

      I personally would only buy a Glideaway if I wanted the Elevation Lift function (for GERD/heartburn) because there is no other company that makes such adjustable beds. If I didn’t want the elevation lift feature, I would probably settle for a different brand.

      The DM9000s currently has almost all the features you can expect to find on an adjustable bed. Since the bed has been on the market for about 2-3 years now, if it was a poor product, there would be a ton of negative reviews about it by now. But, that’s not the case; so it’s definitely a good buy.

      The Prodigy CE is no doubt a great buy, but compared to the dynasty mattress, has less features (no double deck design, not platform bed compatible etc. etc.) and is about $700 more expensive.

      Therefore, I would personally go with the dynasty mattress because I could do so many other things with the $700 saved 🙂

      Hope I made sense to you!
      Mika

      Reply
      • What keeps someone form sliding down toward the bottom of the bed if they are using the incline/GERD setting?

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        • Hi Betsy,

          Sorry this reply is coming very late. Hopefully, you have found the answer by now. You’re absolutely correct, if you incline the bed to an angle greater than 30 degrees, sure, you will slide down. But generally, for medical reasons, 15-20 degree angles are plenty and at such an angle, you won’t slide down.

          Please share your personal experience with us if you have already purchased a bed with elevation lift.
          Mika

          Reply
  6. I have never left a review or comment on a site before but was compelled to do so this time. Thank you for your comparison of the DM and SVEN. It has enabled me to make a decision on the model. Here is the only question remaining. Being older this is probably the last bed purchase I will make in my life. Question?? How do you compare buying a split King to buying 2 XL twins and placing them side by side? Do you perceive any benefit or other issue?
    Thanks again for the honest review… BTW my name is Svensson. No relation to the manufacturer…..

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    • Hello Sven,

      Sorry, this message is getting approved about 2 weeks after you left the message. Most of our team got impacted by COVID-19 one way or the other and this site got neglected. Please accept my apologies.

      A split-king is exactly two twin XLs placed side-by-side 🙂 So no difference in the two except with the split-king, you have the option of pairing them which sometimes needs a cable that connects the two beds together. If you purchase two twin XLs separately, you will likely NOT get this cable and you won’t be able to pair the left and right together. Other than that, it’ll be the exact same dimensions etc.

      I think you should file a copyright infringement and claim Sven and Son; sounds like a completely legal and ethical thing to do 🙂 Just kidding!

      I hope I have clarified your question; but I’m pretty sure that you’ve already clarified it from a different source by now.

      If you happen to stop by Bedhound.com again, please let us know if you bought the DM or the SVEN and how you like it so far.

      Stay home and keep COVID out!
      Mika

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  7. Have you ever heard of Zanado sleep system by Transforn my Bedroom?

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    • Hi Pat,

      I’m afraid I have not heard of that, right now we’re a little tied up for time, but I will certainly check out the system and let you know in the future.

      Mika

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  8. On your 8 best adjustable beds you didn’t list the dynasty 9000, yet you still recommend the Sven & Son with lumbar, which above you didn’t think to highly of. I am looking at both bed frames for the lumbar support and am having a hard time deciding, the Sven has a higher rating on Amazon.

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    • Hi Gary,
      Simply put, I made that comment exactly about a year ago, February of 2019. I have clearly stated on the answer that there were only four 5-star reviews on the Sven & Son at the time (compared to the over 50 5-star reviews today; Feb 2020). A bed (or anything else for that matter) can have all the highest specs, but they can breakdown within weeks or months. So in order to get an idea about the durability and reliability of a product, we typically wait about 6 months before we ‘jump’ into conclusions.
      In summary, I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending the Sven and Son. The Dynasty Mattress bed has a better finish and a few more specs for a couple hundred extra bucks. Both are excellent products and you need to pick one based on your personal preference!

      Hope your doubts were clarified!
      Mika

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      • Thanks for you fast reply, I did see on one site there were ten complaints about DynastyMatress, but looking at bbb could no find them.

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        • Hi Gary,

          Just curious if you ended up buying the DM9000 or Sven & Son adjustable base? I have been doing much research and after seeing some negative reviews on amazon and pretty terrible complaints on BBB about DM9000, I am hesitant to go with that adjustable base. Just wondering how you are liking the adjustable base you went with…

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  9. Hello..We’re ready to make purchase of an adjustable base. After much research and actually trying out a number of different adjustable beds, we are leaning towards the DM9000. Before we do, we simply wanted to ask if you still hold the same views that you posted regarding your comparisons? Any new thoughts? Or any detractors? Interested in your feedback. Thanks!

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    • Hi Cat & Pup,

      No, I hold the same strong (even stronger now) views on the DM9000s. The price has risen by about a couple of hundred dollars on almost every model since I made those observations last year; other than that, everything stays the same.

      Mika

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  10. Have you done any research or reviews on the Blissful Nights models?

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    • Hi Rhonda,
      Yes, the Blissful Nights models are great. It’s just that we have focused here on adjustable beds with luxury specs and to my knowledge Blissfulnights models have relatively basic specs and thus the reason we have not reviewed it officially here. Nevertheless, it is a good brand and if you can be content with the specs it offers, go for it!

      Mika

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  11. Do not buy glideaway beds.

    Customer service is zero stars and they absolutely do not stand behind their product.

    I purchased this bed two months ago and submitted a warranty issue and have called over 10 times and receive nothing but run around from this company.

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    • Thank you Steve for your comment. You were not the first person to come out with this. It’s just that there isn’t another bed with Elevation Lift in the market and if you’re looking at relieving acid reflux, Glideaway remains your only option.

      Thank you again for sharing your experience with us.
      Mika

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  12. Amazing info! Best on the web by far! I found out that Ergomotion manufactures the BeautyRest Black Luxury Base. Can you speak to buying the same bed in the Ergomotion name vs. having BeautyRest mark it up via rebranding? Also, do you have any insight into this model? It seems to check most of the boxes. Thx!

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    • Hi Dave,
      Thank you for the great endorsement of our adjustable bed reviews. Unfortunately, we got hacked and still haven’t completely recovered from it and didn’t see your comment until this moment, which is about 25 days after you left your comment. My sincere apologies and the chances are you’ve already sorted out the matter. But let me try to explain anyway.

      Yes, you’re right, the BeautyRest adjustable bed you refer to is this model correct? It is most likely this or this. They seem to be slightly different though.

      It looks gorgeous (I have not actually seen/used/operated this model in all honesty) and it comes endorsed with the trusted BeautyRest brand name. But my concern is the poor reviews Ergomotion adjustable beds have received in the past. Look at this model on Amazon for example. Very poor consumer reviews. 60% single star reviews, almost unheard on Amazon. For this reason, I would not even bother dissecting the features/specs of this bed any further.

      I’m sorry if I didn’t give the answer you were looking for!

      Hope I helped you make the right decision!
      Mika

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  13. Have you reviewed the Bed Tech adjustable base?

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  14. How do you manage the bottom sheet when one side is up and one side down, unless you do a complete split and use two twin size sheets?

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  15. I have some back issues mainly due to stiff muscles and I want to know which lumbar support adjustable bed is best for back pain. You say the Leggett Platt prodigy is the best option. What other options are there? Why do you say prodigy is better than others?

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  16. I have an innova adjustable split king bed with a 12” mattress. It’s quiet, wireless, love the massage, under the bed lighting and all the adjustable features, it’s beautiful upholstery and fantastic price. Just wondering why you have not reviewed it?

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    • Hi Joy,

      Thank you for a great question. As you will agree, it is NOT practically possible for us to physically test all the brands of adjustable beds. If we cannot get our hands on a particular adjustable bed model for at least a few hours, our only option is to rely on existing online adjustable bed reviews. We only trust consumer reviews on e-commerce websites like Amazon.com, Walmart.com or Overstock.com; we can trust them as genuine and unbiased because the reviews are left by actual consumers. Unfortunately, if we can’t get hold of a particular adjustable bed AND we don’t have a source of accurate consumer reviews of that model, we simply don’t take the risk of giving incorrect information to our readers. We don’t base our reviews on the adjustable bed reviews on the manufacturer website.

      Hope you understand the point I’m trying to make.
      Mika

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  17. Have you reviewed a dynasty mattress dm9000s series adjustable bed. one piece king size mattress we were going to buy seperate. $1699.00. thanks for your help. david warren

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    • Hey David,

      Our DM9000s review will be coming out shortly. Until it comes out, what I can tell you is that it is an awesome choice. I believe there is no other adjustable bed in the market with such a lot of specs, yet at such a competitive price. Out of the features we talk about, it has everything except Elevation lift. One other thing is even though the manufacturer says it’s a wall hugging model; its wall hugging seems to be limited compared to the leggett and platt models. It will still slide back, but not enough, especially you have a thick mattress on (12 inches or more). Remember, the thicker the mattress, the more you move away from the headboard/night stand when you raise your head.

      Dynasty Mattress also has a split king mattress that is split only at the head. The good thing about it is that there is no ‘crack’ in between the two mattresses/partners. The bad thing about is that you can’t raise the foot portions of your split-king beds independently of each other. In your case, you say, you were looking at the single mattress model; so this wouldn’t be a concern.

      In short, yes, we do recommend the dm9000s without hesitation; TWO THUMBS up 🙂

      Mika

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      • Mika:

        You say the DM9000s does not hug the wall as much as some of the others. Is there a way to detail or compare the distance from the wall or headboard between say the Sven and Son Platinum, the Prodigy Comfort Elite, and the DM9000s (non-split king)?

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        • Hi,

          I just purchased the Dm9000s king not split. I have to say it was between this model or the bed tech 4000 which comes at a higher price point. The DM 9000s is great for the price and features but I do have to say with a 14 inch mattress the wall higher feature isn’t that great. Wondering if a thinner mattress would work better? The massage functions as well seem more like a light vibration than a massage. Could be again the mattress issue.

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      • Mika:

        On the DM9000s it looks like the lumbar bar is higher up on the split king versus the regular king. Have you determined this to be true? I have seen some comments that the lumbar bar on the split may hit between the shoulder blades instead of the lower back.

        Please advise.

        Thanks.

        BF

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  18. Hi EJ Heath, thank you for your very valid question.

    To be quite frank, I had no idea that Sven had adjustable beds. I presume you mean the model shown on this page

    Here are my observations!

    1. you need to understand that the fancy looking bed frame and headboard won’t be included in your purchase.
    2. at the time of composing this answer, the above page on Amazon has four 5-star reviews for the adjustable base. None of them are ‘verified purchases’. If you look at most other products, the reviews have been left by verified purchasers. This is a little disturbing to me. The way I understand it, the reviews have been left by individuals that DID NOT buy the bed from amazon.com. I don’t know why such people are even allowed to leave reviews on Amazon. Whenever I see this, I usually try to stay away from that product however, good the reviews may be. In fact, these comments talk about buying the product from Sleep Geekz
    3. thirdly, if you look closely at some of the photos, you’ll see that the upholstery is kind of lose giving rise to a hundred and one wrinkles all over the bed. None of these wrinkles will show when you put a mattress on it and cover it with a bed sheet/comforter; but I can’t stop wondering if rest of the workmanship is also this untidy!!

    I haven’t seen, touched or slept on this bed; but based on the above given points, I would stay away from it. I’d rather invest a few more hundred dollars on a well known brand of adjustable bed like this model.

    Hope it helped!

    Mika

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    • Hi Mika,

      Thanks for putting together all this great info! Looks like the Sven now has quite a few good reviews. How do you think it compares to the dm9000s? Thank you!

      -Bryant

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  19. I am looking at an entry to adjustable beds in king size and ran across Sven on Amazon. Any thoughts on this brand?

    Your blog is great.. chock full of great info on these new adjustables. Thanks for all you do to help us all get a good nights rest!

    EJ

    Reply

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What’s the best adjustable bed?

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
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