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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Adjustable Beds


Adjustable Beds at City Mattress

Here at City Mattress, we like to say we are the adjustable bed experts. That is because we know everything there is to know about adjustable beds, and our Sleep Experts can help you find your perfect model. We have adjustable beds to serve your every need! In order to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible with such an important purchase, we’d like to answer some of the most common questions we are asked regarding this type of bed:

What is an adjustable bed?

An adjustable bed is a bed frame that can be moved or “adjusted” to a number of different positions. Common adjustments include inclining the upper body and raising the lower body independently of each other. Modern adjustable beds can do a lot more than that though, like keep you cool, provide ambient lighting, gently wake you up at a certain time, play music, and massage you.

Why are adjustable beds so popular?

Adjustable beds are proven to have real health benefits. Sleeping on an adjustable bed has been shown to alleviate sleep apnea, snoring, and insomnia. It also lessens back pain, reduces circulation issues, and lessens heartburn. Sleeping on a traditional mattress makes it easy to put unnecessary pressure on your joints, and the resulting pain is even worse for those with arthritis and chronic pain. When you are on an adjustable bed, it’s quicker and easier to find the right position to not only fall asleep but also stay comfortable throughout the night. You’ll even have less pain during the day.

Beyond all of this, they are just more convenient and more comfortable. If you regularly pile up pillows behind your head in order to read in bed or find yourself sleeping in your recliner because it’s more comfortable to raise your feet, this is an option worth looking in to.

Do I need a special mattress to go with an adjustable bed?

Well, yes and no. It is true that not all mattresses will work with an adjustable bed, and your current mattress may be one that does not. The good news is that 90 percent of our mattresses can be used with an adjustable bed. It’s recommended, in order to ensure you get the exact sleep you are looking for, to purchase the adjustable bed and mattress at the same time. However, if you already purchased a mattress recently (within the past few years) that you know for sure is adjustable bed friendly, you don’t necessarily have to.

Will I still have choices?

Everyone has different needs when they sleep. 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! City Mattress carries adjustable bed friendly mattresses from eight different brands, like PranaSleep, Aireloom, and Serta. Within those brands, you still have an option between firm or plush, innerspring or memory foam, and more. When you shop City Mattress, your options are endless!

How much is an adjustable bed?

Not at all! Not only will your adjustable bed be more affordable than you may fear, but they are regularly on sale for an even lower price. Be sure to check our current sales and promotions to see which brands and models are currently on sale. Also, consider the fact that sleeping on an adjustable bed often helps with physical ailments, it is possible you could cut down on expensive trips to the chiropractor, over-the-counter pain medications, and other sleep aids.

What if my partner and I want to sleep differently?

Many couples need different sleep surfaces, which makes finding the perfect mattress difficult. This is easily fixed with an adjustable bed. When you choose a king size adjustable bed, you and your partner can sleep at different angles! One person can raise their feet, while the other raises their head. One person can enjoy a massage, while the other reads quietly. It is perfect!

How do I work the different features and functions?

When trying out the bed in the store, our Sleep Expert will explain everything in detail. Your adjustable bed will be delivered the next day by our Delivery Team. After they set it up, you’ll receive your mattress’s remote control. This is how you will raise and lower the head and leg sections, and handle other features your bed came with. If your chosen bed has a massage or cooling feature, these will be controlled by the remote too. Learning a new remote is not always easy, but your Delivery Team will show you how it works. If you still have trouble after they leave, you can always call and speak to a team member over the phone with any follow-up questions.

Hopefully, this answered a lot of your adjustable bed inquiries. Are you still a little unsure as to whether this is the right bed for you? No problem! Or perhaps, you’ve made up your mind and are ready to try one out in person. Great! The next step is the same- to visit your nearest City Mattress location and speak to a Sleep Expert. With our free, next day delivery, you could be sleeping on an adjustable bed and brand new mattress by tomorrow night!