Seven Ways To
Compare Adjustable Beds

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. 

1. How many parts does the frame have?

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 specifically make our power adjustable beds with five parts to the frame, so you get the most contoured shape possible.  And that means maximum comfort.

One of our five part Mechanisms

2.  What happens to Adjustable Beds in a power cut?

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.

3. Is the mechanism and motor rated for my weight?

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.

4.  How Noisy is the Motor?

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!)

5.  What Kind of Handset Does it Come With?

Cabled Handset

Radio Frequency Handset

Handsets are either infra-red or cabled.  We understand the appeal of wireless handsets, but in our opinion the best adjustable bed will have a cabled handset,although the new generation radio frequency remote control handsets are an extremely good option.

If you're visually impaired you may require a white handset with black buttons to make it easier to operate the unit.

If you have a condition like arthritis in your hands, you'll probably benefit from a handset with larger-sized buttons.

6. Are the Drawers on Rails or Castor?

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.(Most of us have experienced this problem)

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.

our drawers will even support my body weight when standing standing in them!

7.  How Long is the Guarantee?

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.  

The industry standard guarantee is five years.  However, we believe in the quality of our beds so much, we guarantee them for ten years!

We hope this guide has been useful, and that you're now in a much better position when you try to compare adjustable beds.

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