We've produced this seven point check list to help you compare adjustable beds, so you end up investing in the best adjustable bed for your individual needs.
Each point is a question that you should either ask yourself if browsing on-line, or a salesperson if you're in a bed shop.
Most models have either four or five parts to the mechanism. This means the frame can be adjusted at four or five separate points.
Cheaper beds may only have three parts in the frame. These should be avoided because they may place excessive strain on your lower back.
We only use 5-part frames in our beds, so you get the most contoured shape possible. And that means maximum comfort.
All of our Adjustable beds are available with a battery back-up option. So if you were to experience a power cut, your bed would automatically switch to it's reserve battery.
This feature is particularly crucial for people with mobility issues, who would be unable to get out of bed without the mechanism being raised.
The best power adjustable beds are tailor-made for the user.
So a bed company should measure your height and weight, in order to give you the correct Mechanism and bed motor.
If a motor isn't powerful enough for your weight, it won't last as long as it should.
This is an important factor when you compare adjustable beds.
The best adjustable bed will have a near silent operation.
So if you to like sit upright to read whilst your partner is asleep, or if you need to go to bathroom in the night, you won't disturb your partner with the buzzing noise of the electric motor.
Also, make sure there's no permanent hum caused by the transformer for the motor. (Think how annoying that would be when you're trying to sleep!)
Handsets are either cabled, infra-red, or Bluetooth. We don't do much with Bluetooth handsets; to be honest I think it adds a layer of compication, and has the potential to cause problems if they unpair.
Wired handsets are the cheapest. There are very basic wired handsets available, and more advanced and stylish ones with backlit buttons and built-in torch.
I tend to find customers with dogs and/or young children or grandchildren around sometimes prefer a wired handset so it can't go walkabout!
Wireless handsets have the advantage of not having a visible wire. They can be put in a drawer, or one of my customers likes to leep with it under his pillow!
Another factor on which to compare adjustable beds is the drawers. If the drawers in your bed slide on rails, you'll be restricted as to how much you can put in them. If they're overloaded and the weight is too much, the rails could break or the bottom of the drawer could fall out.
In a quality bed the drawers will be fixed to castors. They'll be able to hold a much greater weight as they'll be supported from underneath, not on the sides.
My little party trick for people visiting our showroom is standing in one of our drawers to prove its strength!
A long guarantee is a sign of a good quality bed. The manufacturer is obviously confident that their products will stand the test of time.