A good night sleep is paramount to the quality of life and energy levels, (we all know how grumpy some people can get with a terrible night’s sleep). Allowing you to sleep on your back (circulation is unimpeded), totally supported, adjustable beds can be positioned to any position required at the push of a button.

Known by many different names such as a zero-gravity bed, recliner beds, electric beds, therapeutic beds, in the simplest form, an adjustable bed is one that can have your mattress elevated and adjusted by using mains powered controls to better suit the desired position. The surface can be elevated at either the upper body are (to sit upright) or lower body area (to raise legs), or both at the same time.

The popularity of adjustable bed has skyrocketed along with memory foam mattresses. This perfect sleep solution has been around for a while, and more and more people prefer these two to provide the ultimate sleep experience.

Here, we will outline tips on how to choose the right adjustable bed that fits your lifestyle.

Combining a Memory Foam Mattress and Adjustable Bed

Because memory foam mattresses are inherently flexible and durable, it offers the perfect complement to electric adjustable beds. However, to make this ideal combination of memory foam and adjustable beds really work for you, you should take a couple of things into consideration:


You must consider the density of the memory foam.  If the quality of the foam is compromised by a low density (under 4.0lbs) then it may show wear sooner than expected.  You want to be sure that the foam density falls within the 4.0-5.3lb range so that the cells maintain their shape and integrity throughout the adjustments.


If you buy a memory foam mattress that’s more than 10 inches deep, it may not bend correctly when you raise the adjustable. Though beds over 10″ will still work, you can somewhat reduce the range of motion.  An 8″ profile would work fine for back sleepers and lighter individuals, whereas side sleepers and larger individuals will appreciate the extra support in 10-12″ mattresses. You want to find a happy medium between thickness and function or else you may not get the true potential of the adjustable bed and memory foam mattress combo.

We recommend that the ideal depth for and mattresses for adjustable beds is 8 inches. This is enough to provide good, comfortable support whilst at the same time bending with the contours of your adjustable bed frame.

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Adjustable Mattress Sizes

Adjustable beds come in a wide range of sizes, and some may be difficult to find mattresses for. However, memory foam mattresses are often available in these sizes or can be customized. The sizes range from twin to king, and most manufacturers also have long sizes for twin and full that offer 80″ length. You will want to make sure that the size of the base and mattress you are considering a match, and ensure your room has enough space. Meanwhile, the queen size adjustable beds can be found in one-piece or split sizes, though king size adjustable bases nearly always come in split models where two halves operate independently. Split bases usually can be made to operate together making the use of one king size mattress possible as opposed to two twin XL’s.

  • Single – 36” x 80” (90cm x 201cm)
  • King Single – 42” x 80” (105cm x 201cm)
  • Queen – 60” x 80” (150cm x 201cm)
  • Dual King – 2 x 36” x 80” (2 x 90cm x 201cm)
  • Dual Super Wide King –  2 x 42” x 80” (2 x 105cm x 201cm)

Why Use an Adjustable Bed with Memory Foam Mattress?

While many people like memory foam mattresses and many people like adjustable beds, some people may wonder why it is such an innovative idea to combine. The truth is that each offers additional comfort and support that makes it so people can relax and sleep better. Why wouldn’t you want to have the advantages of both? Consider the benefits of the memory foam—it contours to your body to reduce pressure points, it has a solid reputation for being durable and long-lasting, not to mention reviews indicate that it decreases back pain. Then, think about the benefits of the adjustable bed—it allows a person to customize their sleep experience and alleviate pain and pressure. Together, these two products create the best sleep experience for nearly everyone, whether you are perfectly healthy or have a  health problem like back pain, GERD or sleep disorders like apnea, RLS, PLMS, and RBD.

These two products come together to create the ultimate sleep experience. Memory foam pretty much always matches well with an adjustable bed with only a few things to consider to makes sure the mattress lasts if possible and the adjustable bed can still move freely. Once you take a few moments to make sure that the two items fit appropriately, you are sure to have a comfortable sleep. A memory foam mattress and an adjustable bed are a great combination for several types of sleepers.