Date : 2022-12-29 09:08:39

A Detailed Guide to Understand Adjustable Beds

There are different types of mattresses that are designed to cater to people with specific sleeping requirements. While soft mattresses are great for people seeking a plush sleeping experience, a firm mattress is best suited for people requiring support for back and neck joints. People with injuries in the lower body, such as ankle sprains, leg fractures, or back pain, require a special bed (and an adjustable mattress with a remote) that can help them have pain-free sleep. This is where it is advisable to use a bed that can be adjusted according to the requirement of the user. In this blog, we will discuss a detailed guide to understand adjustable beds.


Adjustable or Recliner beds are multi-hinged beds that can be inclined or reclined depending on the requirement of the user. Adjustable beds are widely used in hospitals and clinics to help bring patients to a sitting position for eating and medication purposes. Today, adjustable beds are gaining popularity in households, especially for senior citizens, pregnant women, and people with chronic back ailments. In an adjustable bed, the base lifts the head and foot sections of the mattress with an inclination between 40 and 70 degrees. This helps ensure a comfortable position for various activities such as sleeping, eating, taking medication, and watching TV.

Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Equipped with a remote-controlled mattress, adjustable beds offer a wide range of benefits. They come with a mattress with adaptive core technology, which contours to the body shape of the user, providing more support than regular orthopedic options. Let’s have a look at some of the benefits of adjustable beds.

Convenience when Getting Up

People with limited mobility (for different reasons) find it challenging to get up from bed. Adjustable beds, with a command from a wireless remote, can be inclined to a convenient angle to help the user get up without experiencing much discomfort.

Help Reduce Snoring

One of the common reasons for snoring is the misalignment of parts of the respiratory canal, which constricts/obstructs the air pathways, resulting in a hoarse snoring sound. With adjustable beds, you can elevate the head section at a suitable angle and prevent the soft tissue from constricting the airways in the larynx.

Improve Sleeping Posture

Lying flat on a regular bed can put pressure on various pressure points in the back, neck, shoulders, and pelvis. Adjustable beds come with mattresses that are equipped with adaptive core technology, which, when combined with the elevating feature, provides a suitable angle that relieves pressure to provide unmatched support for uninterrupted sleep.

Reduce GERD Symptoms

Gastroesophageal Reflex Disease (GERD) is a medical complication of the GI tract in which stomach fluids (acid + digestive juices) flow back towards the esophagus. When it comes to treating GERD, sleeping with the head section of the bed inclined upwards helps to prevent the backward flow of stomach fluids, ensuring a good night’s sleep.

Who Needs an Adjustable Bed?

Apart from providing unmatched comfort and restful nights to all sleepers, adjustable beds can be beneficial for people with different sleep requirements, such as:

Back Pain Relief

It goes without saying that people experiencing back pain stand to get the much-needed relief from sleeping on adjustable beds that feature a mattress with adaptive core technology. Back pain can stem from hard manual labor or complications such as Degenerative Spondylolisthesis, Osteoarthritis of the Spine, and Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.

Ergonomic Pre-Bedtime Relaxation

Adjustable beds are not just for people with medical complications, as they are also beneficial when used for other purposes such as ensuring a good and relaxed posture while watching TV, playing video games, reading a book, and even simply relaxing (by elevating the feet) after a long day.

Management of Oedema in the Legs

Oedema refers to the medical condition in which fluid retains in tissue, causing swelling around the affected region. Adjustable beds are a great choice as an inclined angle promotes fluid circulation, which ultimately reduces oedema and ensures better quality sleep.

Types of Mattresses suitable for Adjustable Beds

The adaptive core technology of the mattresses for adjustable beds makes them stand apart from regular beds. When it comes to adjustable beds, the following mattresses can be used:

Hybrid Mattress

A hybrid mattress is a “multi-layered” mattress made by combining memory, latex or gel foam along with innersprings. This type of combination offers a balance of contouring and additional support to back and neck joints. Owing to the combination of adaptive foam composition and flexible pocketed coil system, hybrid mattresses work perfectly with adjustable beds to provide a plush sleeping experience.

Memory Foam Mattress

Renowned for its contouring effect, memory foam conforms to the body shape and helps in distributing the body weight evenly. When it comes to choosing a mattress for adjustable beds, a memory foam mattress is one of the best choices. It provides motion isolation, even weight distribution, and a cooling effect (in the case of Gel-memory foam mattresses).

Latex Mattress

A latex mattress is made by combining latex foam with reflex foam or springs to add a “buoyant effect”. For adjustable beds, a latex mattress can be your go-to choice if you are looking for a mattress that is 100% natural, highly durable, and helps alleviate pressure points (latex foam has elastic properties).

Things to Consider when Buying Adjustable Beds

When it comes to buying adjustable beds, keep the following things in mind:

  • Choose one that provides the right amount of firmness for the lumbar region.

  • The adjustable bed should have an in-built electronic timer to restore the bed to its original position (if the user falls asleep or forgets to do it manually).

  • The motor of the adjustable bed should not be loud as it can wake you up abruptly.

  • Choose the right frame weight (without the mattress) for cleaning and transportation purposes.

  • Check whether all the components of the bed unit are covered in the warranty policy.

  • Choose the right thickness for your mattress. If the mattress is too thick, it can become stiff, regardless of the material.

    • The ideal thickness, depending on the material, is between 6” and 14” (The thickness of the mattress is inversely proportional to the rigidity of the material).

    • For foam-based mattresses, the most widely used thickness is between 10” and 12”

    • A medium-firm mattress is ideal for people seeking orthopedic back support

  • Carefully check the return policy, especially the fine print in the footnotes of the document.

  • A split mattress is ideal for couples looking for motion isolation.


Given the ability to adjust the angle of the head and foot sections (to provide various health benefits), adjustable beds provide good value for money. King Koil, a pioneer in the mattress industry, is a leading name in providing premium sleeping solutions such as mattresses, mattress covers, and pillows. We leverage extensive R&D and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to ensure that our products comply with global manufacturing standards. To discuss your requirements or learn more about our collection of mattresses with adaptive core technology, call our toll-free number at +91-9999999044 or WhatsApp us at +91-9818073428. You can write to us at Alternatively, you can connect with us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.