Guide, Household Aids

Choosing an Adjustable Bed

What is an adjustable bed?

As the name suggests, an adjustable bed is a bed which adjusts to your position by the controls of a button. This can be very beneficial for certain health conditions and for improving sleep position by releasing pressure on certain areas and evening it out across your body. You can have your upper body, legs or both slightly raised, all to work on preventing aches and pains and improving general comfort.

  • The possible benefits of an orthopaedic adjustable bed:
  • Improves circulation and reduces heart pressure by elevating your legs
  • Relieves osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis with clever weight distribution
  • Supports hip and knee replacements with adjustable positioning at all 4 axis points
  • Relieves back pain through adjustment your position
  • Breathe easier by raising your back
  • Get in and out of your bed with less effort
  • Simple remote-control adjustment so easy to use

Adjustable beds are also ideal for sitting up to watch telly or read, without needing to wrestle with pillows.

Who is an adjustable bed for?

An adjustable bed is ideal for anyone looking for a more comfortable nights sleep. However an electric-adjustable bed can offer mobility support for those who struggle to get in and out of bed, and to help to overcome other medical conditions.

Features of an adjustable bed

Electric adjustable beds are available with a variety of features, each offering different benefits for different types of people. The two areas of bed which can be adjusted as standard are head and foot. Also available is adjustment of the height of the bed, particularly useful for those who struggle to get in and out of bed. Adjustable beds are available in various sizes, including as a dual version where both sides can be adjusted separately, and it is important to measure your space before purchasing one. Other additional features are also available:

  • Massage features
  • Decorative headboards
  • Grabs rails and side rails for less mobile users
  • Divan Drawers

What do I need to consider when buying an adjustable bed?

  • What width size bed do you need?

    • Single beds are available with width 2’ 3”, 2’6”, 3’ (standard) and 3’6”, Dual beds are available up to 6’ wide.

  • What bed length would suit you?

    • Longer and shorter lengths are available to choose between 5’8” to 7’ in length. The bed can be made custom to suit your individual needs.

  • What height of bed is ideal. Some beds make you feel like you need a step to get in and out of.

    • Height of the bed can also be customised. The standard height is 22” but can go as low as 16”.

  • What features would you like with added to your new bed?

  • What sort of mattress would you like?

    • Pocket sprung mattresses are not usually recommended for adjustable beds.

  • Will the size bed you would like fit your bedroom?

  • How much do you weigh?

    • Standard beds have a user weight of 20 stones but can be upgraded to 35 stones.

    • Your weight needs to be considered for a memory foam mattress, as your weight determines the type of foam that is used to make your new bed.

  • What is your budget as cheaper beds may simply need replacing sooner

Buying an electric adjustable bed

If you’re not sure about what is best for you, it’s best to contact an expert. If you would like you can call us on 01572 755204 then we can speak to you regarding different options in our range, or simply for a free phone consultation. Our beds are built to the highest specifications and with a broad range of options available.

Remember that before buying an adjustable bed it is important to measure the space available.

Delivery Guide

Cromwell, Richmond, Windsor, Balmoral and Blenheim are made to order and will take approx. 15 - 21 days to arrive.  You will receive a phone call when your bed is ready to ask about ideal delivery time. We will deliver and install the bed for you if you decide to purchase one from us. If you need your old bed removing, we recommend you contact your local council to collect the bed and we will put this outside for you as this usually will be better value for you than other options.


We offer 1 year’s warranty on the mattresses and fabrics and 2 year’s warranty on the frame and mechanics