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Best Adjustable Beds - Our Top Picks for 2019 and Buyers Guide

A guide to the best adjustable beds, the pros and cons, who they’re good for, and what to consider when shopping for them.

By Tyler Moyer

Adjustable beds are often associated with hospitals and aging populations, but the increasing number of people who use their laptop computers, watch TV, and even eat meals in bed has earned them a place in the bedrooms of Millenials and younger generations. It comes as a surprise to most that the United States is actually late to the party. According to the New York Times, adjustable beds account for 25% of the beds in Sweden and 70% of the beds in the Netherlands.

Whether you’re interested in an adjustable bed to work, relax, or relieve aches and pains, the latest models come with a variety of features like USB ports, massage controls, and smartphone pairing, and they’re available in many sizes and at a range of price points. In this article, we’re sharing our top 10 adjustable bed picks for 2019. Below the top 10, you’ll find a guide to what to consider when shopping for an adjustable bed and how to pick the best adjustable bed for your lifestyle.

Best Adjustable Bases – Our Top Picks

Nectar Adjustable Base

Editor’s Pick

Nectar’s adjustable frame features triple-zone built-in massage, a 1,000-pound weight limit, and a 3-year warranty. It can be shaped into multiple positions, and the price is reasonable for most shoppers.

Reason to Buy: This is our favorite all-around adjustable bed for its functionality and reasonable price point. The Nectar offers an innovative choice for most shoppers, with head and feet elevation and a zero-gravity positioning option, which can be helpful for people with sleep apnea or snoring issues. You can save your favorite positions to a preset, and the weight limit is generous enough for most couples. A Queen size Nectar adjustable bed costs roughly $799, and Nectar offers a 100-night sleep trial, a 3-year warranty, and free shipping in the contiguous United States.

Prodigy 2.0 by Leggett & Platt

Best Adjustable Bed for Couples

Leggett & Platt’s Prodigy 2.0 is a foundation style adjustable bed that has added pillow articulation, and it comes split in King and California King sizes. The dual setting allows you and your partner to choose different configurations, and it has an 850-pound capacity.

Reason to Buy: This adjustable bed brings a modern touch to your bedroom with USB ports, a touch screen remote, and telescoping legs. The Prodigy 2.0 offers sleepers a wide variety of positions to ensure comfort, and you and your partner can control your respective sides of the bed in the King and California King sizes. The massage includes a number of unexpected yet helpful features, like the wallhugger, which lifts you up and slides you back for easier nightstand access. Keep in mind that you’ll need to download the Prodigy 2.0 app to access some of the controls, while the rest are available via the remote. The Prodigy 2.0 currently costs $3,299 for the Split King size.

Lucid L300 Adjustable Frame

Best Value

The Lucid L300 has a simple design that’s similar to the Nectar, and the core of the base is made of black steel and wood. It doesn’t have fancy features like massage, which helps to keep the cost very reasonable.  

Reason to Buy: The Lucid offers many of the features and functions of other adjustable beds, like dual adjustment for couples, USB ports, and wireless remote controls, without the hefty price tag. It also includes the option to program one position to memory, and the remote has a built-in flashlight. This adjustable bed base comes with free shipping, is backed by a 10-year warranty, is simple to assemble, and the motor is pleasantly quiet. The Lucid L300 is available in Twin XL, Full, and Queen sizes, and a Twin XL currently costs just $449.99.  It comes with a 10-year prorated warranty.

Purple Power Base

Best for Snorers

Purple’s marketing tends to position the company as the future of all things bed-related, and their PowerBase is no exception. Much like the Purple mattress, the company amped up the appeal of this product with interesting features like dual-zone massage, an app with unique presets, and a chic remote docking station.

Reason to Buy: This is an excellent option for those who’ve invested in a Purple mattress or other Purple products and love the brand. This Purple PowerBase, while not a budget product, provides all of the cool factor of Purple products along with all of the functionality, pain relief, and technology of other adjustable beds at comparable prices. The snore position, which slightly elevates the head, opens up your airways to aid in snore relief. The Purple Powerbase comes with free shipping and a 25-year warranty. A Queen size currently costs $1,499, but Purple monthly payment options are available.

Puffy Adjustable Bed

Easiest Setup

This base by Puffy is a nice middle-of-the-road option as it’s relatively affordable, comes in a variety of sizes, and has just enough functionality to make it feel spiffier than a traditional bed frame. It’s also designed for all mattress types, so innerspring, memory foam, latex, and hybrid mattresses will work with this base.

Reason to Buy: This base is optimal for those who feel overwhelmed by the thought of setting up an adjustable frame. Most reviewers note that the Puffy base takes just a few minutes to put together. And while the bed’s assembly is simple, it still has all the bells and whistles: dual-zone massage, USB charging ports, remote adjustment, presets, adjustable leg height, a zero-gravity position, LED lighting for safe late-night walking, and more. It’s available in four sizes, and the Split King is perfect for couples. Puffy also offers a 101-night sleep trial and free shipping, and a Queen size currently costs $1,095.

Leesa Adjustable Base

Best Simple Base

The Leesa base is made with birch wood, steel, and 100% polypropylene. There’s an attached hook at the foot of the base and two adhesive strips that keep your mattress from sliding. This bed is much thinner than other adjustable base options, and it should fit into any bedroom easily.

Reason to Buy: Even the best adjustable beds tend to have a bulky look and feel, but the Leesa is extremely thin. If you don’t opt-in to Leesa’s white glove delivery, you’ll be setting up the base yourself, but the process is easy and takes about 10 minutes. Once unfolded, the base simply needs legs attached, bolts added, and a flip. The Leesa Adjustable Base is available in sizes Twin XL and larger, including California King. The King and California King are split models, and all sizes come with built-in features like LED lights. The Queen currently costs $1,095. You’ll receive free shipping, a 100-night sleep trial, and Leesa’s 1-year, 3-year, and 25-year limited warranties with this product.

Reverie 8Q

Best for Snorers

The Reverie 8Q features charcoal gray upholstery, Bluetooth technology, a wireless remote control, a quiet massage feature, and more. The bed’s pillow tilting functionality make it especially appealing for individuals with sleep apnea or snoring issues.

Reason to Buy: Like other adjustable beds, the Reverie 8Q comes with pre-programmed positions, one of which is an anti-snore position that elevates the head. What makes this position so effective on this base is the bed’s pillow tilting capabilities, which simply allow you to elevate your head a little further whether you’re watching TV or lying down to sleep. This base is available in Twin XL, Queen, and Split King sizes, with a Queen currently costing $1,199 on Amazon.

Yaasa Adjustable Bed

Most Tech-Heavy

The Yaasa is a sleekly designed adjustable bed with a generous weight limit, multiple positions, storage space underneath, and features for tech-lovers. The minimalist design will work well in modern homes.

Reason to Buy: Almost all adjustable beds manufactured today incorporate technology on some level, whether a simple USB port or a wireless remote, but the Yaasa takes it one step further. This base incorporates everything from two USB ports to one-touch adjustments, and wireless controls to wall sliding technology, which slides the bed into place. The design is just as sleep as the cutting-edge features it includes, and Yaasa offers free delivery and a 10-year warranty with purchase. It’s available in sizes Twin XL and larger, including regular King and split King options. A queen currently costs $1,699.

Serta Motion Essentials

Best Value

Serta, already a trusted name in mattresses created two lines of adjustable bases: Motion Essentials and Motion Perfect. The Essentials models don’t have as many features as the Perfect Bases, but they’re still a top-rated, affordable option for those who want an adjustable bed. This review is for the Serta Motion Essentials III model. 

Reason to Buy: While the Serta Essential base isn’t as “souped up” as the Serta Perfect base, it features a wireless remote, Zero Gravity positioning, and an easy connect feature that synchronizes two bases with one remote. The motor is incredibly quiet, and it includes a one-touch flat feature. Overall, this bed is easy to connect, setup, and won’t drain your bank account. This base can be found in a variety of sizes, depending on the retailer you purchase through, and a Queen size Motion Essentials III base costs roughly $967 on Amazon.


How to Pick the Best Adjustable Bed for You

A motorized frame can give you, and your mattress, a lift, but as adjustable beds and power bases migrate from hospital rooms to residential bedrooms, the market is expanding. The increase in options makes it hard to know which bed is worth your time and money.

The key to finding an adjustable base you’ll love is to choose a product that’s well-made and has features you’ll use every day. This guide reviews some of the most important buying considerations when purchasing an adjustable bed base. 

Considerations for Features and Functionality

While the number of adjustable beds is still small relative to the mattress industry, it’s on the rise. As more manufacturers enter the market, the features and functionality offered with these frames expand.

It can be easy to get distracted by the “cool” factor of a bed’s features, which may lead you to purchase a bed that looks nice but isn’t comfortable. To get yourself started on the right foot when shopping, first consider your sleeping style. Do you sit in bed and watch TV before sleep? Do you surf your laptop? Do you have health-related reasons for purchasing an adjustable bed, like back pain, neck pain, or snoring issues? Identify your primary reason for purchasing an adjustable frame. You’ll want to keep this top of mind as you shop, as whatever beds you narrow down to should hone in on functionality that caters to your habits.

By definition, any adjustable bed you explore should be able to be raised or lowered to create different sleeping positions. In recent years, standard adjustable models with limited movement have been replaced with models that have presets and more positions. Additionally, many of the best adjustable beds sold today come with massaging, built-in USB chargers, silent alarms, anti-snore settings, zero-gravity presets, and more. 

Another feature you may run into is customizable height; some models can be adjusted at the legs to increase or decrease the overall height of the bed, which can be especially helpful to the disabled and the elderly. 

If you’re sleeping with a partner, look for split or dual adjustment beds, which can provide customizable settings for both sides of the bed. A zero gravity preset is another coveted adjustable bed function. In this position, the legs are elevated higher than the head, simulating zero gravity conditions. It’s associated with enhanced pressure relief and can be especially helpful if you have low back issues. 

Here are a few other features to keep your eye out for:

  • Anti-snore preset – This preset elevates the head slightly to relieve snoring. 
  • Timed adjustment – A sleep timer will readjust you to an even surface after a certain number of minutes or hours have passed. It’s great for combination sleepers.
  • One-touch position memory – Allows you to immediately shift to a favorite, saved position.
  • Silent alarm – Wake up to gentle vibrations rather than an alarm clock.
  • A/C plugs and USB ports – Charge various devices while you sleep.
  • Lighting – Some beds feature under-bed lights that can be turned off using the remote.
  • Wireless app – Smartphone integration can be used to adjust the settings and controls.
  • Built-in massage – For the full body or just the feet and head. 

Considerations for Construction

The bread and butter of an adjustable frame lies in its construction. You’ll want to look beyond the shiny tech features to the basics, like how much the base weighs, how much sleeper weight it can support, and the type of sleeper it’s recommended for.

Be sure to check that the base is compatible with your current mattress or the one you’re planning to purchase, and research how many degrees the bed will incline and decline at the upper and lower areas. A base height can help you determine whether the bed will be easy to get in and out of, and beds with adjustable legs can make this even easier. 

Also, read reviews about how the bed feels as it moves. Is it smooth? Is it noisy? Here are a few other construction notes to keep in mind:

  • How thick or thin is the base?
  • Is the base noisy when it moves?
  • Does the base move smoothly?
  • Is the base sold with brackets for a headboard?
  • What materials are used in the base?
  • Does the base have retention bars to keep the mattress in place?
  • What types of mattresses are the base compatible with? 

Considerations for Price and Buying Experience

While many adjustable bed frames are made by mattress manufacturers known for generous return policies, warranties, and sleep trials, those policies don’t always transfer to the companies’ adjustable bed products. In addition to cost, here are other buying considerations to keep in mind.

It’s rare to see an adjustable base offered with a sleep trial, and most manufacturers prohibit their return. This is likely because an adjustable base is much heavier than a mattress and would result in extensive shipping fees for the manufacturer. If you are allowed to return the base, expect to pay for shipping or a restocking fee, which can cost hundreds of dollars.

Most bases are offered with a warranty, which will range in length depending on the manufacturer. Adjustable bed frame warranties can be prorated or non-prorated. Non-prorated means that the manufacturer will replace a defective base at no cost to the owner. Prorated warranty coverage means that the owner must pay a percentage of the original product’s cost to have the product repaired or replaced when a defect arises. Prorated charges often increase with every year of ownership.


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