Like most things in life, buying an adjustable bed is not an easy task. This is because modern adjustable beds have various specifications which may not be familiar to consumers. The following are the key points that you need to look at when you’re trying to decide on the brand of adjustable bed frame.
- Adjustable specs available
- Consumer reviews
- Manufacturer reputation
- Warranty period
- Pricing structure
Now let us go into details on each of the above.
Adjustable bed specs available in the current market
There are well over 35 different adjustable bed specs in modern adjustable beds. We will list below the 20 most important specs out of those.
- Customizable memory positions
- Zero-gravity, anti-snore, and Flat preset memory positions
- Pillow, head, and foot articulation
- Wall hugger engineering
- Head massage and Foot Massage
- Massage timer with different intensities and modes (pulse, wave etc.)
- Zero clearance aka Storage-bed Compatibility
- Lumbar support bar
- Under the bed LED lighting
- Over 800 lb weight-lifting capacity
- Whisper-quiet motor operation
- USB Ports as a charging station
- Furniture-style upholstered wooden decking
- Adjustable leg-height feature
- Illuminated wireless remote controller
- Wireless Bluetooth speaker
- ‘Free fall’ during power failures
- Mattress retention bars or anti-skid platform for mattress retention
- Remote controller flashlight
- Smartphone Android or iOS Apps for controlling adjustable bed functions
How important are the consumers adjustable bed reviews?
The way we see it, there are 2 types of consumer reviews online. The first type of reviews are the ones you see on the manufacturer websites. The second type of reviews are the ones left by consumers on third-party retailers such as Amazon.com, Walmart.com, overstock.com etc. Which ones would you trust more? I hope you answered the second type because that’s what we recommend as well.
When you’re looking at adjustable bed consumer reviews, do not expect any particular adjustable bed brand to have 100% five-star reviews. That is simply not going to happen. There aren’t any adjustable beds, or for that matter any product in the whole wide world that will receive a perfect rating. Maybe the product is perfect, however there are tough consumers among us who never leave perfect reviews. And on the other hand, it is only natural that a small percentage of any product line inherits certain manufacturing defects no matter how stringent their manufacturing process is.
Therefore, we recommend that you choose an adjustable bed brand that has at least 50 consumer reviews out of which at least 80% are 4 and 5 star reviews. That way you are least likely to be cheated or misled by biased reviewers.
Adjustable bed manufacturer reputation
According to our research, there are well over 50 adjustable bed brands available for sale in the USA. Most of these are made in China and only a few of these brands are made in the USA. Some of these adjustable bases made in China may come from the same factory yet have different brand names by the time they reach the USA. This is common in the adjustable bed industry as well as in the mattress industry. Whether you’re looking for an adjustable mattress made of memory foam, latex, or innersprings, you will likely come across the same mattress under different brand names. It is what it is, there’s nothing you and I can do about it, just suck it up and ignore the fact that such a thing exists in the USA.
The most popular adjustable bed brands with a very good reputation in the USA are Amerisleep, Leggett & Platt, Craftmatic, Sealey, Tempur-Pedic, DynastyMattress, Nectar, Layla, GhostBed, and Yassa. There are the less well-known brands of adjustable mattress bases as well. You’re welcome to study the consumer reviews and features and to make an educated decision.
Many mattresses come with 30-day trial periods. In fact, nowadays, it’s not uncommon to see trial periods as long as hundred and 80 days or 6 months. However, this is exclusively for mattresses. The best and possibly the only trial. We have seen in relation to adjustable bed frames is from Nectar who offer a 30-night trial period with 100% refund. Other than that, other adjustable bed manufacturers do not offer such a trial period.
The best warranties in the industry we have seen is up to 10 years warranty on labor and parts. However, the typical warranty for adjustable bases is 1 – 3 years. We have seen manufacturers advertising their product with a 25-year warranty; however they don’t disclose is that it is a prorated warranty and it often applies on the metal frame only. When it comes to the metal frame certain adjustable bed manufacturers such as DynastyMattress offer a lifetime warranty.
Pricing structure of adjustable beds
Obviously, the higher the specs, the longer the warranty period, the bigger the reputation, the higher the price. However sometimes, certain popular brands have very expensive adjustable bases even though the features on offer are relatively limited. Consumers tend to purchase these purely based on the manufacturer reputation which we think isn’t fair. A fully fledged Twin XL size starts as low as $500 while a split king size adjustable base can be purchased for around $2000. If you want to buy the adjustable base plus mattress combo, then you’re looking at something upwards of $3000 for a split king size.
Summing it all up
We are confident that this adjustable bed buying guide would have helped you make a decision about what type of adjustable bed suits you best. Please go through as many online adjustable bed reviews as possible, and combine whatever you learn from those websites with the knowledge you obtained from this adjustable bed guide, and you’re sure to find the best adjustable bed that suits you the most. If you have any questions on how to choose the right adjustable bed for you, feel free to get in touch with us through email or the contact form below and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Also don’t forget to mention whether you’re looking to buy an adjustable bed suitable for seniors or a young individual or a couple.