Five Things to Know Before Buying an Adjustable Bed

Imagine lying on a mattress, remote control in hand, as you discover a seemingly unlimited array of sleep positions, each designed to cater to a specific need, preference or physical issue. Welcome to the tech-enhanced world of adjustable beds. With steadily improving quality and tons of options, adjustable foundations have moved from trend to mainstream in just a few years — now comprising about 14% of the bedding market in terms of units sold -- and one of its fastest-growing segments.  Today’s adjustable bed bases are both smart-looking and smart, responding to the sleeper’s every whim with the touch of a button or the click of a phone app. Want to watch TV or sit up and read before bed? Need to elevate your swollen feet or provide lumbar support for an aching back? Could your acid reflux or snoring problem benefit from a little “heads up”? Would experiencing “weightlessness” help you drift off to sleep? An adjustable bed can provide endless configurations and support levels. And don’t worry about replicating that perfect combination — your bed’s built-in memory has got your back. Before you run out to shop for an adjustable bed, let’s look at some of the [...]