Awaken to a new day rested and refreshed, after a perfect night sleep with your adjustable base
Adjustable bases (sometimes known as electric or reclining beds) are designed to position your body perfectly for sleep, so you awake to a new day rested and refreshed!
There are numerous health and lifestyle benefits to pairing your mattress with an adjustable base, plus they make a stylish addition to any bedroom. Choose from our range which includes classic wooden legs and upholstered surrounds, or add your own chic headboard and base surround for a bed that’s perfectly adjusted to your decor and lifestyle.
Have you ever fallen asleep in a recliner lounge chair, adjusted an aeroplane seat or adjusted your driver’s seat in your car? These are everyday examples of how we adjust our support in our everyday lives for our body’s comfort. It is not only your sleep quality that improves with an adjustable base – but also your lifestyle. You can raise the head position more upright to be more comfortable while:
Have you ever woken with a stiff back or neck? You’re not alone. 80% of people who have completed our Mattress Selector tool indicate that they don’t sleep comfortably in bed. If this is you, it would be well worth considering an adjustable base and mattress.
Our bodies are all naturally curved and different, and unfortunately many conventional mattresses often don’t account for these differences and won’t contour perfectly to your body. On the other hand, adjustable mattresses designed to be compatible with electric bed bases often contain flexible memory foam which melds to your shape. They can be easily positioned to support and conform to your body, guaranteeing a better night’s sleep. An adjustable bed offers many health benefits:
With an adjustable base, you can elevate or incline your upper and lower body which can assist with optimal spinal alignment. A lifted bed that elevates your body can also reduce muscle and joint strain by taking pressure off, so the muscles and joints are not under stress for long periods of time, which can lead to muscle fatigue. Some models also include a massage feature that further assists in nurturing a tired body.
By elevating the feet higher than the heart, helps blood circulation to the upper portion of the body where the vital organs (heart, brain, and lungs) are located. This position, referred to as Zero-G position, also assists with your breathing, by increasing the capacity for lung expansion. Increased circulation also reduces pressure on the rest of your body, leading to reduced swelling in the legs and feet, less back pain and more restful periods of sleep each night.
The Zero G position also provides pressure relief for the coccyx bone. Adjusting your sleep position away from flat relieves pressure off hips and shoulders for side sleepers, while back sleepers will feel reduced pressure on their spinal column, back and leg muscles.
An adjustable bed allows you to elevate your head and neck position to open up restricted airways, so there is no pressure on your throat, nose or chest, thus reducing snoring! Improving sleep for the snorer AND their partner!
Another benefit of being able to sleep in a more elevated position is the reduction of acid reflux – commonly referred to as heartburn. Sleeping in an upright position means the acid in your stomach is more likely to remain in the stomach rather than rising up, which is what causes pain. This also replaces the need for multiple pillows to prop you up in bed.
By lifting the head and the feet of the mattress, a fitted sheet can be placed over the 4 corners of the mattress, and then flattened out to complete the fit, removing any manual lifting when making the bed!
If you struggle to get in and out of bed in the flat position, a head tilt may assist in getting upright and moving out of bed.
There are varied adjustable base options now that may allow an adjustable base to sit inside your bed frame, or alternatively a slimline base that will sit on top of your bed frame. Check out our guide to finding the perfect bedroom suite or ask in-store for details.
Adjustable beds are particularly well-suited to side and back sleepers as they can easily be raised or laid flat. They are excellent for achieving spinal alignment and for taking pressure off of your body when you are in your preferred sleeping position. Adjustable beds can help tummy sleepers get comfortable in a new sleeping position which can help take the strain off of the neck, they can also help to reduce undue strain on the shoulders, hips and back.
Our range of adjustable bases are available in a range of sizes to suit your individual needs. Choose from single long, king single, double, queen and king (two long single bases) to pair with your mattress. For ultimate comfort and support, you can even opt for a ‘split-king’ adjustable bed.
As the name suggests, a split-king has the standard dimensions of a king sized bed (1,830mm width x 2,040mm length) but splits the mattress into two long single mattresses. This gives couples more control over their own side of the bed, as each side can be independently operated.
This can be great for addressing health concerns in one partner, such as snoring, and is excellent for couples who have different habits (such as preferring to sit up and read), or basic preferences around incline and positioning.
Opting for a split-king makes it easy to have different mattress feels on each side to suit different comfort preferences, such as a plush mattress on one side and a firm mattress on the other. This means there’s no need to compromise or settle for a mediocre night’s sleep! Both partners can have a mattress tailored to their exact needs. They also have the added benefit of being lighter and more compact than a full-sized king mattress, making them easier to manage when moving homes.
If a king-sized mattress is preferred, then the bases can be synced together for combined lifting of the bed.
Not sure which bed size is right for you? Read our ultimate guide to bed sizes for help or speak to us in-store for advice!
In addition to their versatile and movable design, many adjustable bases offer premium features for added safety, comfort and convenience. Massage functions are a common inclusion; they’re excellent for enhancing the therapeutic benefits of adjustable bases and add a touch of luxury to the bedroom. Many models also take advantage of the technology at their disposal to include other clever features like under bed LED lighting which can be switched on when getting out of bed at night, and even bluetooth setups.
Everyone knows that a good night’s sleep is priceless, but it’s important to consider your budget and lifestyle when investing in any new piece of bedroom furniture or mattress. Adjustable beds can be a very worthwhile investment, not only will you reap the rewards of optimising your spinal alignment and relieving pressure on your body in the long-term, but you will also see immediate benefits through the improvement of your sleep quality and lifestyle. Electric adjustable bed prices vary considerably depending on a range of factors such as the features included in your adjustable base, the size of your base and the brand you choose.
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Bedshed is one of Australia's largest mattress, bedding and bedroom furniture retailers. We carry ranges of beds, bedroom suites, children's bedroom furniture, headboards & bases and mattresses from brands like Sealy, Sleepmaker, Tempur, Kingsdown, Dreamsense and Insignia, as well as a wide range of manchester and pillows.