Are Adjustable Beds Worth It? Explained

Man tying shoes while sitting on an Ergosportive adjustable bed

In today's rapidly evolving sleep industry, the prominence of adjustable beds is undeniable. As you embark on your bed shopping journey, the allure of adjustable beds is unmistakable. Yet, amidst the buzz, a question emerges: Are adjustable beds worth it? To answer this, we must look beyond the mere functionality of adjustable beds and explore all of their sleep technology.

What is an Adjustable Bed?

Step into the future with adjustable beds, where innovation meets unparalleled comfort. Traditional bed frames offer a static, one-size-fits-all approach. But what if you could tailor your bed's landscape to your unique needs? 

While makeshift solutions like extra pillows or hip-aligning wedges might offer temporary relief, they often fall short in providing consistent comfort. Every time you move, they have to move with you. They can also get in the way of a partner trying to sleep. An adjustable bed emerges eliminates those inconveniences.

The Motor

Central to an adjustable bed's magic is its motor, seamlessly controlled by a user-friendly remote. This technology empowers you to effortlessly adjust both head and foot positions. When shopping for an adjustable bed, look for silent motors so that they don’t disturb your sleep.  

Personalized Comfort Settings

The true essence of an adjustable bed lies in its ability to curate a personalized comfort zone. Whether you're inclined to elevate your head for a late-night movie or elevate your legs after a strenuous workout, your bed responds at the mere touch of a button. It's all about finding that perfect angle, that sublime position that resonates with your current mood or need.

Better Quality of Life

With an adjustable bed, better sleep becomes a nightly ritual, leading to more energetic and productive days. Improved sleep quality means waking up refreshed, ready to tackle the day's tasks, and fully prepared for life's memorable moments.

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Health Benefits of an Adjustable Bed

The benefits of an adjustable bed go beyond comfort. Their design and functionality offer tangible health benefits, addressing various conditions that can disrupt a peaceful night's sleep.

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Studies show that raising the head of your bed when you sleep can help alleviate sleep apnea and snoring. This is what doctors call positional therapy.

Laying flat can allow the soft tissue in your throat to fall back and close your airway. Snoring is actually the sound of that soft tissue vibrating when you breathe. The air must push past the tissue to enter and exit the lungs. When you sleep with your head elevated, gravity pulls the soft tissue down instead of allowing it to fall back, so your airway stays open.

Acid Reflux and Digestive Issues

Gravity plays a role in relieving nighttime acid reflux, too. Lying flat allows stomach acid to move up the esophagus to burn your throat. Even minor head elevation allows gravity to keep the acid where it belongs.


Those with varicose veins and poor circulation in the legs can benefit from sleeping with their legs elevated, even for a short time. Raising your legs so your feet are above your heart can improve blood flow and reduce swelling.

Back Pain Relief

Sleeping on an adjustable bed puts you in control when it comes to chronic pain management for back problems. Resting with your head and knees slightly elevated can take pressure off the spine, especially if you have a back problem or are recovering from surgery.

Features like zero gravity allow you to sleep with the spine in a more natural position. That can help improve blood circulation and reduce inflammation. There is research to suggest that this can also facilitate healing.

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Is an Adjustable Base Worth It?

Viewing an adjustable bed as a long-term investment shifts the perspective. It's not just about the initial cost, but the lasting value it brings to your daily life. Most consumers purchase a new bed only once every 8-10 years. Therefore, it may be beneficial to invest in the newest sleep technology, which ends up being less than $1 per day for the best rest and recovery available.

While it's true that the upfront cost for an adjustable base might be higher, the compatibility with most modern mattresses makes it a versatile choice. However, always ensure your mattress is a good fit. Some mattresses are specifically designed for adjustable bases, enhancing the experience but possibly at a premium price.

What to Look for in a Quality Adjustable Bed

Adjustable beds shine in their adaptability and versatility, yet it's the premium features that truly amplify the experience. As you invest, aim for features that not only refine but also redefine your sleep experience.

Remote Control

The heart of user-friendly adjustable beds lies in their remote controls. While some budget-friendly options might lack this feature, requiring manual adjustments, the true luxury lies in effortless control. What should you look for in a remote?

  • One-Touch Zero Gravity: A feature that elevates both your head and feet to a specific angle, alleviating spinal pressure. This zero gravity bed setting is not only about comfort; it aids in post-workout muscle recovery.
  • One-Touch Flat Setting: With a single touch, revert the bed to its flat position. It's a convenience, especially when you're setting up for the day.
  • Programmable Presets: The best adjustable beds not only offer standard presets but also allow you to customize and save your favorites.

Health Metrics

Brands like Ergomotion are revolutionizing sleep with beds that double as comprehensive sleep systems. With non-intrusive sensors integrated into the frame, these beds monitor and provide insights into:

  • Sleep quality:  Tracks how long you spend in each critical sleep phase.
  • Heart rate: Monitors resting heart rate during sleep and is an excellent indicator of cardiovascular health.
  • Respiratory rate: Helps keep an eye on breathing rate during sleep, making it easy to spot excessive apnea.
  • Sleep Movement: Excessive movement can indicate restless sleep or other health issues.

In addition, you may be able to get extra metrics if the sleep system connects with a wearable device such as Garmin. However, look for a product that gives you metrics with or without a wearable, such as the ErgoSportive smart bed.

Auto Anti-Snore

Snoring, often an unnoticed sleep disruptor, can affect your daytime energy levels. Premium adjustable beds detect snoring and subtly elevate the head automatically, ensuring uninterrupted sleep. Other beds will have an anti-snore preset that requires you (or your partner) to press a button to adjust to the anti-snore position. Be sure to understand what you prefer and what the bed offers. Auto Anti-Snore is a premium feature and often worth the investment.

Improve Your Sleep With the Ergomotion Adjustable Bed

Elevate your sleep experience with Ergomotion, the gold standard in adjustable beds. Our commitment to sleep quality and health sets us apart. Whether you prefer twin XL, Queen, or the fan-favorite split king bed, we've got you covered. Purchase an Ergomotion bed today and discover the endless benefits of our cutting-edge sleep technology.

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