Adjustable beds are rapidly gaining popularity due to their unparalleled comfort and customization capabilities. They are a dream come true for those who want to achieve the perfect sleep position, alleviate chronic pain, or just enjoy a little more luxury in their sleep routine. However, not all mattresses are suitable for adjustable beds and so that is why we've created this comprehensive little guide to help you find the perfect mattress to match your adjustable base. Let's jump right on in.
Understand Your Adjustable Bed
Before you start hunting for a mattress, it's essential to understand the features and limitations of your adjustable bed. Most adjustable beds have a split design, allowing each partner to customise their sleep position. Keep this in mind when selecting a mattress, as you'll need one that can flex and bend with the bed's movements without causing discomfort or damage.
Mattress Types: Pros and Cons
There are various types of mattresses available in the market, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages and for an adjustable bed, you need a mattress that can bend and flex without causing damage or discomfort. Memory foam and latex mattresses are ideal choices due to their inherent flexibility while hybrid mattresses with pocketed coil systems can also work well, but traditional spring mattresses are typically not compatible unless specifically stated.
There are more considerations too, for example, with thickness. A mattress that's too thick may not be suitable for an adjustable bed, as it may not bend easily and so it becomes more important to choose a mattress with a thickness between 10-14 inches for optimal performance and comfort. Don’t fret too much though, we’ll be displaying some suitable options below.
Another consideration of a suitable mattress comes down to the firmness. While this is not specifically a consideration of adjustables, it is a valid issue all the same. You see, your mattress's firmness will significantly impact your sleep quality and so it becomes important to choose a level that meets your personal preference and sleep position. Side sleepers typically require a softer mattress, while back and stomach sleepers need a firmer surface that “fights back” contouring your body and applying pressure against you. Adjustable beds offer the advantage of fine-tuning your sleep position, so you may find that a medium-firm mattress works well across the board.
Finally, a mention of breathability. Adjustable beds may cause you to feel warmer due to reduced airflow underneath the mattress. This is perfectly normal but may cause you to sleep slightly warmer. The result of this? Consider a mattress with good temperature regulation, such as a latex, gel, wool or even something with a cooling cover, all of which will help to keep you cool and comfortable throughout the night.