Is an Adjustable Foundation a Good Choice for My Mattress?

When I was in high school, I worked a brief stint as a call center appointment setter for an adjustable bed company. Back then, it was the only adjustable bed company around and the whole idea of a moving bed seemed like a short-lived novelty. Who knew?

Fast forward to today. While I’m no longer a phone sales representative, adjustable beds are still around, proving to be increasingly popular products in the bedding industry. Consumers are attracted to them for comfort, and for their potential to help with minor health issues.

What is an Adjustable Foundation (Base) Bed?

An adjustable base is a bed base designed with hinges that allow the accompanying mattress to be raised or lowered into multiple different positions. Similar to hospital beds, some bases allow for the height to be adjusted up and down.  And if you really want to get fancy, there are some bases on the market that offer anti-snore presets, timed adjustments, massage options, and even anti-gravity settings.

Are All Adjustable Bases the Same?

No. Since the base will undergo the stress of repeated use, you’ll want to look for good quality materials so the hinges and springs will last. Additionally, a higher quality motor and materials will give you a smoother and quieter ride.

Can Any Mattress Be Used on an Adjustable Base?

Not every mattress is appropriate for an adjustable base bed and it’s important to only use compatible products. The right mattress needs to be able to bend and flex to follow the contour of the base, while still maintaining its structural integrity. Mattresses made from high quality memory foam and latex, like Zonkd’s premium Hybrid latex foam mattress, are cited as one of the best choices to use with an adjustable bed.

Aren’t Adjustable Base Beds Ugly?

If you’re worried about your bedroom looking super-industrial, take heart. An adjustable base doesn’t have to look like a hospital bed. There are all kinds of nice looking, stylish options that look just like a regular bed when you’re not using the adjustable features. No one will ever know!

Adjusting Positions

Most adjustable bases come with a wired or wireless remote control and some can even be controlled by bluetooth with your phone.

What Are the Health Benefits of Using an Adjustable Base?

Adjustable bases can help alleviate snoring and acid reflux when the top of the base is elevated, and is great for alleviating leg pain or swelling when the bottom of the base is lowered. Especially if you are pregnant or have other conditions. Check with your doctor, but it might be well worth it for you.

Adjustable bases can also help relieve individual pressure points depending on your specific area of pain. The zero-gravity setting mentioned above? That’s a setting that sets the torso lower than the legs. It can reduced back and neck pain, improve circulation, and reduce swelling.

If you’re trying to decide on the right base for your Zonkd mattress, know this. An adjustable base is one great option for taking the exceptional comfort of our copper gel and Talalay latex foam to an even higher level.


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