Whether you have had an adjustable bed for years or you are just getting one for the first time, choosing the right mattress for it can make or break your chances of getting a good night’s sleep. Adjustable bed bases have some considerations that stationary beds do not. Unfortunately, this means that folks may find that their favorite mattress choices will not work well with their new adjustable bed. This blog will break down three different mattress types and discuss how well they will work with an adjustable bed.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam is designed to soothe pressure points and support sleepers where they need it most by being flexible and responsive, which makes foam a great option for adjustable beds. Other foams like latex also perform well. Foam mattresses are often touted as the best mattress for adjustable beds, and for good reason. They conform to the curves and angles of adjustable bases like no other material, all while cushioning and supporting sleepers. Many people love memory foam because it does not create sore pressure points, and this is an especially valuable quality for people shopping for a mattress for their adjustable bed.
While many sleepers prefer innerspring mattresses, they do not always work well on adjustable bases. Innerspring mattresses are more rigid, and they do not conform to adjustable bed bases well. Many sleepers using innerspring mattresses on adjustable beds report added pressure points and stiffness. In addition to being less comfortable than foam mattresses, innerspring mattresses on adjustable bases will need to be replaced more often due to stress and strain on the coil matrix from being moved and bent.
Although hybrid mattresses are a top choice for side sleepers and people who need back support, they are not the best choice when you have an adjustable bed. Hybrid mattresses can function better than traditional innerspring mattresses, but they still suffer from many of the same issues concerning rigidity, stiffness, and wear over time. If you have your heart set on using an innerspring or hybrid mattress for your new adjustable bed, talk to a mattress expert about which mattresses are the most flexible — some innerspring and hybrid mattress manufacturers design mattresses with adjustable beds in mind. However, if you are flexible on the type of mattress you use with your adjustable bed, a memory foam or latex mattress is likely your best choice.
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