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Adjustable Beds – What Customized Sleep Can Do for You


Hand adjusts the position of their adjustable bed with remote control

It’s no secret that better sleep equals a healthier you. To that end, City Mattress stocks a vast array of mattresses that address all manner of physical sleep requirements. Whether you’re a back sleeper, side sleeper, suffer from joint pain, or back ailments, there’s a mattress that’s right for you. However, your mattress could do even more to improve your health with the help of an adjustable bed base.

Benefits of an Adjustable Bed Base

There are a number of ways an adjustable bed base can improve your sleep and overall comfort in bed. 


One of the key ways is by raising your head to lessen the occurrence of snoring. Most adjustable bed bases have a preset anti-snore setting to give you a quick, one-button response. In fact, some adjustable bed bases can even detect snoring and automatically raise your head for you as you sleep! 


Another important benefit is circulation improvement in the legs and feet. This is a common problem among sleepers as we age. By raising your legs up to 40°, you’ll have better blood flow for a better night’s sleep.

Zero gravity

In addition, these head and feet adjustments allow you to reach a “zero gravity” position, which alleviates strain on the hips and back. Some bases have a preset button to achieve this position in one step, while others require you to adjust the head and feet until you reach it.

Acid reflux

Many Americans suffer from acid reflux these days. It seems you can’t turn on the TV without an ad about this frustrating and damaging issue. By raising your torso at an angle, the occurrence of acid reflux can be dramatically reduced. However, be sure to discuss your reflux symptoms with your physician.

TV in bed

While many of us watch TV in bed, it isn’t always the most comfortable setup. You can stack pillows against your headboard, but they always get compressed and lose support. With an adjustable bed base, you can simply incline your upper body to a comfortable watching position and then lower it when you’re ready to sleep.

Things to Consider with an Adjustable Bed Base

As we’ve seen, there are many benefits to owning an adjustable bed base. However, there are also some key things to keep in mind to ensure cozier nights. First and foremost, make sure your mattress is adjustable friendly. Many mattresses are, but some are not flexible enough to be used with an adjustable bed base. 

Secondly, you’ll want to put some thought into your sheets. Standard flat sheets are meant to be used with a flat mattress. As your mattress flexes with an adjustable bed, they’ll likely pull free from the corners. You’ll need to find deep-pocketed fitted sheets, sheets with elastic straps, or sheet fasteners to keep your sheet in place on an adjustable bed.

Lastly, we have some techniques that can be used to hide the presence of an adjustable bed base, or even make it pretty

Adjustable Bed Options

Let’s take a look at a few examples of adjustable bed bases. This list is not exhaustive, but it will give you an idea of what features to look for.

Entry level

Our most budget-friendly adjustable bed base by far is the City Mattress Adjustable Bed Base. It permits adjustment of your upper body but doesn’t include adjustments for the legs. This is still a great option if your primary concerns are snoring, back pain or acid reflux, since raising the upper body is central to alleviating these issues. 

Mid level

Our City Mattress Adjustable Bed Base 3.0 is an excellent example of a mid-range adjustable bed. It features torso and feet adjustments for zero gravity support. It also includes a one-touch return to the flat position. The remote doubles as a handy flashlight for safety in the dark. 

High tech

When only the most advanced technology will do, you have options. Check out the PranaSleep Adjustable Powerbase 5.0 for a fantastic example of what integrated technology can do. With separate adjustments for each side of the bed, you and your partner can enjoy truly customized comfort. It includes massage features, one-touch zero gravity, one-touch anti-snore, under-bed lighting and even USB ports to charge your devices!

Final Thoughts

City Mattress has more adjustable bed bases available, each with its own set of features to consider. No matter how you slice it, though, an adjustable bed can make a huge impact on your rest and your health. It’s just one more way we offer you the sleep space of your dreams.