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Answering a Few Adjustable Beds FAQs


Adjustable beds FAQs

We want you to absolutely love the bed you sleep in. Here at City Mattress, we take pride in being the go-to place for all things relating to sleep. Not only do we sell high-quality mattresses, we also have pillows, sheets, bedroom furniture, and more. We are especially proud to be the place so many people go to buy an adjustable bed base. If you’re considering purchasing one, you probably have a few questions first from pricing to reaching a zero gravity position. We’re here to answer them! Below are a few of the most common questions we often hear regarding adjustable bed bases:

What is an adjustable bed? 

Sometimes called adjustable bases, power bases, or adjustable foundations, this product allows you to sit or sleep in ergonomic positions by raising the head and/or foot of the bed. Whether you’re in bed reading, watching your favorite movie, or sleeping, you’ll be in the perfect position to maximize comfort. If you’re looking for an adjustable bed that’s equipped to serve all your health and comfort needs, City Mattress has you covered. We carry adjustable bases from PranaSleep, Nectar, Sealy, Serta, Tempur-Pedic, and our very own City Mattress brand. We regularly hear rave reviews about all of our adjustable bed base models. We have adjustable bases in a full range of sizes, functionalities, and budgets- so you can find the adjustable bed that is perfect for you.

Do you need a special mattress for an adjustable bed? 

Not all mattresses will work with an adjustable bed, and your current mattress may be one that does not. That’s the bad news. The good news is that 90 percent of our mattresses can be used with an adjustable bed. Most brand new mattresses can be paired with an adjustable bed base. This is why we recommend you purchase the adjustable bed base and a new mattress at the same time. However, if you already purchased a mattress within the past few years that you know for sure is adjustable bed friendly, you don’t necessarily need to buy a new one.

Can you use an adjustable base with any bed?

You now know that an adjustable bed base pairs with nearly any new mattress from City Mattress. What about the bed itself, though? Will you need to buy new bedroom furniture in order to enjoy the benefits of resting and sleeping on an incline?

It’s a common misconception that a new adjustable bed requires you to change your entire bed setup. Thankfully, this is actually not true. Adjustable bases come in standard mattress sizes and will fit just about every bed frame. You just have to make sure you’re getting the one that corresponds to your bed frame size. Adjustable bases come with legs to stand on their own. Most of the time you can pop these off to fit the base inside the frame you already have if it’s a platform or panel bed.

What are the recommended mattresses for an adjustable bed frame?

One common misconception is that if you need or want an adjustable bed, you’ll be forced to forgo being choosy with your mattress options. This is not true! Nearly all of our mattresses are able to be paired with an adjustable bed base. The ideal mattress for an adjustable base can bend and flex while maintaining its structural integrity. Memory foam, latex, traditional innerspring, and hybrid mattresses made in the last few years fit the bill. On the subject, here's our guide for how to hide an adjustable bed frame (and make it look pretty).

How do I stop my mattress from slipping down?

Sometimes, people wonder if the mattress will slide down when the torso portion is raised. This is a good question, but it won’t happen when your bed is professionally installed by our delivery team. They will place a metal foot railing at the bottom of your bed that eliminates unwanted mattress movement. 

We know everything there is to know about adjustable beds, and our Sleep Experts can help you find your perfect model. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask! You can visit your nearest City Mattress location, or speak directly to one of our experts via the chat function on our website. Yes, this is a real City Mattress Sleep Expert who will answer all of your questions in real time. Simply click the red “Chat with us” button at the bottom right-hand corner of this screen. This is the most convenient way to get the answers you’re looking for. With our free, next day delivery, you could be sleeping on an adjustable bed and brand new mattress by tomorrow night!