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Adjustable Bed Bases

You can’t overestimate the value of a good night’s sleep — that’s why it’s time to take your bedtime comfort to a whole new level with the adjustable bed frames we offer at Tampa Bay Mattresses. Designed to provide a highly improved bedding experience, our adjustable bed bases make it easier than ever for you to settle in comfortably to sleep, read, watch a movie or otherwise relax. Recommended by doctors and therapists for improved sleep and comfort, adjustable beds offer a lot of benefits and turn your bedroom into a more functional, comfortable, customizable place to live and work.

These bases have become quite popular recently, due to wider availability and more affordable options than ever before. This type of bed offers owners the ability to adjust their position with simple controls and can be helpful for a wide range of people. Though previously associated with hospitals, modern adjustable beds blend seamlessly into home decor and offer a range of benefits for perfectly healthy people as well. In this article, we will go over the basics of adjustable beds of offer some tips for deciding whether or not an adjustable bed might be a good addition to your home.

Adjustable beds have actually been around for a long time; evidence suggests rudimentary adjustable beds may have been used as early as the 16th century! Today’s three-part adjustable bases, featuring the ability to raise and lower each segment, were developed by Dr. Willis Gatch in the early 1900's. The Gatch Bed revolutionized health care due to its ability to elevate the patient into specific positions to promote healing through increased circulation and oxygen levels after surgeries. Anyone suffering from long bouts of bed rest also found them to be considerably more comfortable for a variety of activities, making sitting up and relaxing in bed easier.

In order to extend this comfort to consumer markets, several manufacturers began producing home adjustable beds in the mid to late 1900’s. These were made popular by brands like Craftmatic and Leggett & Platt, and targeted towards aging consumers. In addition to health benefits, modern bases also offer several comfort features like massaging and are designed to coordinate with home furnishings. Now, adjustable beds appeal to wide range of buyers, from baby boomers to young couples. If you are trying to determine if an adjustable bed would be a good purchase, understanding the benefits they offer is a good place to start.

Therapeutic Benefits of Adjustable Bases

  • Circulation
  • Swelling
  • Breathing
  • Acid Reflux
  • Post-Surgery Healing
  • Back Pain

These types of beds were originally developed to aid health and healing, as therapeutic inclination can be used to aid a variety of health concerns. Poor circulation often causes swelling (edema) in the legs and feet which can be alleviated by elevating your feet above your heart. The Fowler’s position (upper body elevated 45-60 degrees) is a medical position utilized to facilitate breathing and to promote healing after some surgeries and childbirth. The serious heart burn caused by acid reflux, often referred to as GERD, is caused when stomach contents leak into the esophagus. By elevating the chest and head, this can be eliminated and tends to be more comfortable than sleeping on mounds of pillows. The “zero gravity” position, in which the head is slightly raised and feet are above the heart, can be helpful for relieving back pain and improving circulation as well. In addition to these specific positions, people can tailor the bed shape to fit their own personal needs and comfort preferences.

Comfort Benefits of Adjustable Beds

  • Relax in bed more comfortably
  • Massage benefits - some bases have rolling massage from head to toe and its adjustable
  • Luxury/convenience - some bases have Bluetooth and speakers with an APP to control it all
  • Customizable for couples

In addition to the health benefits mentioned, an adjustable base also offers comfort benefits. Most people enjoy reading or watching TV while in bed and use a variety of pillows to prop themselves into an upright position, or experience uncomfortable strain on their back and arms. An adjustable bed eliminates this hassle by allowing the user to position themselves upright for reading, watching a movie, or enjoying breakfast in bed. You can also slip into a lounger position with knees slightly elevated.

More upgraded models often come with additional functions like massage, alarms, and even anti-snore controls. The massage is a vibration-based sensation that helps relax muscles and encourage circulation. Other types of features vary by model, but add to the comfort and luxury of your bedroom.

Couples can also benefit from adjustable beds that come in split models. Many brands offer split king and split queen bases on which each half operates independently. Thus, partners who have different needs and preferences can both be comfortable and sleep side-by-side as well.

Benefits of Our Adjustable Bases for Beds

Nobody has to tell you that using a traditional bed usually means moving your body into cramped positions, which can make back and neck problems worse, create breathing problems, harm circulation and more — but an adjustable bed base changes that. Instead of propping yourself on pillows, for example, adjust the bed to provide support while siting and working, reading, watching television and more. Your bed becomes fully customizable. Adjustable bed frames are also known to provide better back support, potential heartburn relief that comes from elevating the upper body, better breathing, improved circulation, deeper sleep and more. In fact, because of the ways it can support various positions comfortably, an adjustable bed can often help with a number of pain issues — from restless legs syndrome to minor aches and pains.

Come to Us for a Quality Mattress with an Adjustable Base

At Tampa Bay Mattresses, we know that purchasing a new bed base is a big decision — and that’s why we stock a wide array of adjustable bases for beds. What’s more, our bases are available in various price points, in order to make it easier than ever to find exactly the right product for you. Our recommendations include the Mantua Elevation, the Mantua Relaxer, the Mantua Contemporary and the Mantua Revolution adjustable power bases for twin, queen, king and California king mattresses. We want you to walk away satisfied with the product you choose — so let our experts help you select the bed base that suits your needs!