What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Adjustable Beds?

By Jennifer 13 June 2022

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We all know the importance of finding the right bed for that good night’s sleep but what happens when your needs, and body, change?

When it comes to investing in our beds, it’s important to get it right as we spend 1/3rd of our lives in them. It is for this reason that, if your lifestyle or physical needs change, you should invest in the right bed for you.

Whether you’re looking for a different comfort from your partner, need a bed to accommodate injury or pain, or want to understand more about adjustable beds, keep on reading. Here we explore some of the pros and cons of adjustable beds and why they’ve become increasingly popular, as well as where to buy bedding for them.

Benefits of Adjustable Beds

There are many benefits to changing your existing frame to an adjustable bed, if your circumstances have changed. The main benefit, of course, being you can get a good night’s sleep again! Some of the other benefits of choosing an adjustable bed include:

●      Relieving pain for people living with conditions such as arthritis and mobility issues

●      Offering posture support for anyone reading a book or watching TV in bed

●      Improving general circulation

●      Helping support breastfeeding

●      Helping people living with breathing-related health issues

●      Helping relieve snoring

Not only do they help with rest and recovery, but modern adjustable beds can be completely customised to include storage underneath and are seamlessly integrated into our stylish bed frames.

Lastly, it’s important to know, adjustable beds for seniors are common, but that doesn’t mean these comfortable beds are restricted to over 65s. There is nothing stopping you optimising your comfort and convenience in your earlier years.

Having been adapted from the traditional hospital beds, modern adjustable beds have become increasingly popular for people living with pain and even couples with different sleeping positions. Available as an integrated part of a standard bed, adjustable beds now not only look like modern stylish furniture but you can customise them to suit your interior tastes too.

Whether you live with pain, want posture support for breastfeeding or need extra support when you’re sleeping, adjustable beds are a great solution to help maximise your comfort whilst you sleep.

Disadvantages of Adjustable Beds

Whilst we don’t consider there to be many disadvantages to adjustable beds here at Get Laid Beds, as they can significantly help improve your quality of sleep, there are just a couple of things to consider before investing in one.

The first being the cost of replacing a bed. With the additional technology needed for adjustable beds, the price can be higher than a standard bed.

The second disadvantage to consider is the weight of the bed as adjustable beds are around 3 times heavier than standard frames. This only needs to be considered if you’re placing it on suspended flooring or want to move your bed regularly.

In our experience, both of these ‘disadvantages’ can be easily overcome as the benefits of adjustable beds outweigh the disadvantages for most.

What Are The Best Adjustable Beds For You?

Choosing the best adjustable bed couldn’t be easier with the many variations now available. Whether you’re looking for a sleek wooden framed adjustable bed, a striking four-poster or an understated and practical bed with extra storage, there’s an adjustable bed available for your own personal tastes.

●      Stylish four-poster - The ideal adjustable bed for anyone looking to make a statement in their bedroom. Why not add drapes for that extra hotel luxury feel?

●      No headboard - Perhaps you’re looking for a more discreet style of an adjustable bed or want a bed to fit into a certain space and there is no room for a headboard?

●      Adjustable bed with extra storage - Sometimes we have to be practical with furniture, which is why an adjustable bed with extra storage is the ideal solution. Changing your bed shouldn’t mean losing out on that much-needed storage underneath.

●      Low rise beds - Perhaps you’re looking for a stylish and practical low-rise bed to help make the bed or get in and out? Choosing a modern futon style is both a practical and fashionable option for an adjustable bed.

Adjustable Bed FAQs

Are Adjustable Beds Good for Side Sleepers?

While an adjustable bed may not seem an obvious choice for side sleepers, they can actually be extremely comfortable for people who enjoy snoozing in this position. An adjustable bed allows sleepers to elevate their upper body, while keeping knees relaxed at a neutral position. This means there is less pressure on the shoulders, hips and neck, providing an overall more comfortable sleeping position.

However, if you sleep on your stomach, adjustable beds probably aren’t for you. Simply because the incline could lead to you overextending.

Are Adjustable Beds Good for Your Back?

Yes, they are. Adjustable beds provide support at the back and knees, allowing sleepers to position themselves on an incline and alleviate pain and stiffness that comes with sleeping flat.

Where Can You Buy Sheets And Other Bedding For Adjustable Beds?

Changing your frame to an adjustable bed shouldn’t mean giving up great quality bedding and one concern we often hear is where to buy bedding and sheets.

Well, we’ve got you covered as our selection of stylish, quality cotton bedding, duvets and pillows mean you can update your bed without compromising on your sheets. Whether you’re looking for bed linen, duvets or mattress toppers, our range of sheets for adjustable beds means you can enjoy only the best with your new bed.

Unsure Whether You’re Ready to Flex and Make a Change?

If you still have some concerns about changing from a traditional fixed to an adjustable bed frame, please get in touch with our team today. We can answer any questions you may have and direct you toward the perfect sleep solution for you.

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