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Unveiling the Myth: Adjustable Bed Bases Can Fit Within Most Bed Frames!


For many, the allure of an adjustable bed base is undeniable. The ability to elevate your head and feet for better sleep, reading, or even watching TV is a tempting prospect. However, a common concern arises: will an adjustable base even fit within my existing bed frame?

The answer, in most cases, is a resounding yes! Adjustable bed bases are designed to integrate seamlessly into your current sleep haven. Let's explore why:


Understanding Adjustable Bed Bases

Unlike traditional bed frames, adjustable bases utilize a built-in motor that allows you to adjust the head and foot sections of the mattress. This added functionality comes in a variety of profiles, with some offering head and foot adjustment, head-only adjustment, or even massage features.


Making Room for Adjustment

The key to compatibility lies in the design of most adjustable bases. They are generally built with a lower profile than a traditional box spring, allowing them to fit within the footprint of your existing bed frame.

Here's what to consider:

  • Standard Bed Frames: These frames, typically consisting of a headboard, footboard, and side rails with slats, can easily accommodate an adjustable base. Simply remove the slats before placing the base inside the frame. Check out all of our stylish adjustable friendly beds here!
  • Platform Beds: Platform beds may require a bit more scrutiny. Because they sometimes lack slats and provide a solid platform for the mattress, some adjustable bases may not fit due to height restrictions. But they normally can fit on top of your platform bed! It's crucial to measure the available space within your platform bed frame and compare it to the dimensions of the adjustable base you're considering. Explore our collection of platform beds for a stylish and supportive sleep oasis.



Finding the Perfect Fit

When selecting an adjustable base, ensure you choose the correct size for your mattress. You’ll find that all our adjustable bases are offered in standard mattress sizes (twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, California king, and split sizes).

Here are some additional tips for a smooth transition:

  • Double-check the dimensions: Measure the interior height and width of your bed frame to ensure the adjustable base will fit comfortably. Most adjustable base manufacturers provide detailed specification guides to assist you.
  • Consider clearance: If your bed frame has a low-profile footboard, you might need to purchase a riser attachment for the base to prevent it from blocking the footboard.
  • Consult the experts: Don't hesitate to reach out to our City Mattress customer service team! They can answer any questions you have about specific adjustable base models and their compatibility with your existing bed frame.



Unleash the Potential of Adjustable Comfort

By understanding the capabilities of adjustable bed bases and their compatibility with most bed frames, you can unlock a world of personalized comfort and support. So, ditch the misconception and embrace the possibility of an adjustable base transforming your sleep experience!


Ready to explore the world of adjustable comfort? Browse our City Mattress selection of adjustable bed bases, adjustable-friendly mattresses, and adjustable-friendly bed frames to find the perfect fit for your sleep haven today!