Your question: What is the best adjustable bed in the 2017 marketplace?
Before you get in to our lists of best adjustable beds, we recommend that you take our quiz to test if you know enough about them to be able to pick a suitable model for yourself.
Test Yourself with our Adjustable Bed Quiz
Can you spot the difference between the adjustable beds on the left and right sides?No we’re not referring to the color or the thickness of the adjustable base. Checkout where the platform is tilted!
Did you get it right? Awesome!
If not, scroll down for the answer
.The adjustable bed on the left has “PILLOW TILTING”. The one on the right does NOT have pillow tilting
Can you spot the difference between the adjustable beds at the top and the bottom?
No, we’re not talking about the thickness of the adjustable bed frame or the mattress retaining bars at the 4 corners. Scroll down for the answer
Ordinary adjustable beds that have no ‘wall hugging’ can literally and physically be a pain in your neck! When there is no wall hugging, raising the ‘head’ part of the bed brings the whole bed forward, away from the wall. This means, if you need to reach for your glasses, remote, cup of tea etc. on the night-stand, you’re going to have to reach back at an uncomfortable angle. This can potentially strain your back :-x
In contrast, the best adjustable beds of the modern era have a feature called wall hugging. These adjustable beds slide back as the head is raised. This way, you stay right next to your night-stand when watching TV, reading a book, checking email on your laptop etc. You can easily reach the night-stand without straining your back :lol:
We HIGHLY recommend that you buy an adjustable bed that has built-in wall hugging. Don’t settle for a non-hugger model and regret for years.
Here’s a highly recommended adjustable bed with pillow tilting and wall hugging
See if you can spot the difference between the two remote controllers below?
Yes, sure… they look very different. But, we actually want the differences in terms of ‘memory positions‘. Do you see, programmable/customizable memory positions on both of them? Or on just one remote?
Hope it’s clear now! The best adjustable beds come with CUSTOMIZABLE memory positions; press one button on your remote and voila, you have your favorite position. Mid-range and entry-level adjustable beds come with FACTORY PRESET memory positions, that are NON-CUSTOMIZABLE. Basically, you have to be content with what the manufacturer picked for you 🙁
Some adjustable beds are just ordinary; they only have the basic features. The best adjustable beds have (1) pillow tilting, (2) wall hugging, and (3) programmable memory positions on its remote, among others….
If you're looking for a high-quality adjustable bed base, we highly-encourage you to buy a model with the above 3 features!
Here’s our TOP 3 Best Adjustable Beds that satisfy ALL 3 of the above specs
|Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0||Reverie 8Q||Serta Motion Custom|
|>> Remember to Read Customer Reviews on this page||>> Check Out Customer Reviews on this page||>> Customer Reviews and Price Check Here…|
Now that you know that not all adjustable beds are made equal, let’s get back to that original question.
What is the Best Adjustable Bed of 2017?
Your question again: What is the best adjustable bed brand your money can buy?
Our answer: Like most things in life, the adjustable bed that suits me best, may not be the one that suits you best. However, we’re determined to help you find the model that meets your needs best. To make this exercise worthwhile for consumers with all kinds of different needs and budgets, we have organized our adjustable beds reviews under the following 3 categories:
- 4 Best High-end adjustable beds with luxury specs like pillow tilting, customizable memory positions, wall hugging, full-body massages, USB ports, wake-up alarms, sleep timers, under-bed lighting, anti-snore positions etc.
- Top 3 Mid-range adjustable bases with a few luxury specs like therapeutic massage and memory positions on the remote
- Best Entry-level adjustable beds without any bells and whistles
Before we dive into the fine details, here are 3 summary tables comparing the main features of our top 10 adjustable beds of 2016/2017.
10 Best Adjustable Beds
TOP 4 High-end Adjustable Beds
|1. Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0||Yes||3-Speed|
|2. Reverie 8Q||Yes||10-Speed|
|3. Serta Motion Custom||Yes||3-Speed|
TOP 3 Mid-range Adjustable Beds
|5. S-Cape 2.0||No||3-Speed|
|6. Classic Brands||No||3-Speed|
|7. Reverie 7S||No||10-Speed|
TOP 3 Entry-level Adjustable Beds
|8. Serta Motion Essentials II||No||None|
|10. Sealy Ease||No||None|
High-end, Mid-range or Entry-level?
Now that you have a general idea about the basic differences among entry-level, mid-range, and high-end adjustable beds, let’s look at some in-depth adjustable beds reviews to help you find the specific adjustable bed that suits your particular needs the best.
#1. Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 is our #1 recommended best adjustable bed
Why does the Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 get our highest recommendation?
Because it has the following high-end specs… and more…
- Pillow tilting: most adjustable beds have only head tilting and foot tilting. But the best of the best adjustable beds like the Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 have an additional level of tilting known as pillow tilting. Pillow tilting ensures that your head and neck are adequately supported by the adjustable frame. This is especially useful when you are watching TV, reading a book, having breakfast-in-bed, checking out President Trump on your new iPad/laptop etc. in the ‘sit-up’ position. Here’s another adjustable bed with pillow tilting. It is our #2 recommended adjustable base in the high-end list.
Programmable/customizable memory positions: ‘ordinary’ adjustable bases have factory preset memory positions that are often not customizable according to your personal needs. In contrast, high-end adjustable frames like the Prodigy adjustable bed come with programmable memory positions. This basically allows you to adjust your bed to your favorite custom ‘book reading’, ‘laptop using’, ‘lounging’ position etc. and to store that position in the remote’s memory. Once you’ve stored your favorite positions, you can recall that favorite position with the press of a single button (instead of pressing “up” and “down” buttons a hundred times, until you find that perfect spot).
- Wall hugging: On some of the basic models of adjustable bases, when the ‘head’ is raised, your whole upper body moves forward, away from the wall/headboard. This motion also brings you away from your nightstand. So, if you had a book or TV remote on the nightstand, now you’re going to have to reach backwards to grab them. This is not very convenient. This uncomfortable movement can also cause some back problems, and you don’t want that. We strongly urge you to stay away from electric beds that are not ‘wall hugger’ models. The L&P Prodigy 2.0 is a wall hugger model that will save your back! A picture is worth a thousand words. See below…
- Full body massage: we’ll be the first to admit that the quality of massage you get from these adjustable beds is nowhere near what you get from your professional masseur. But, hey, if you can’t afford a masseur on a daily basis, this head-to-toe bed massage will do wonders to relax you down after a hectic day’s work. The Prodigy 2.0 offers Dual, full-body massage. In other words, there are two separate ‘massage motors’ for upper and lower body therapeutic massage. In addition to ‘regular’ massage, it also comes with Wave action to relax those tired muscles from head to toe. You also have the option of 3 speeds (low, medium, high) for your therapeutic massage.
- USB ports: one may think it’s silly to have USB ports on an adjustable bed. But, if you use ‘smart’ devices on a daily basis (smartphone, tablet computer/iPad, MP3 player/iPod, Bluetooth speaker, Bluetooth headphones etc.) that can be charged using USB ports, these can be really handy. The Prodigy 2.0 is the king when it comes to built-in USB ports. It has EIGHT USB ports in total (four on each side). That’s almost overkill; hey but you’ve certainly got nothing to lose with a few extra USB ports!
- Miscellaneous ‘fancy’ specs of the Prodigy 2.0:
Alarm clock (bed would vibrate without disturbing your partner on split-king models)
Sleep timer (bed would automagically adjust itself to the ‘flat’ position from ‘TV watching position’ – once you fall asleep -)
Illuminated/backlit remote controller
‘Whisper’ quiet motors
High safety standards
Adjustable leg height: 6 – 8 inches
Free fall during power outages
Microhook retention system: instead of the messy mattress retaining bars. The 2016-2017 series of Leggett & Platt adjustable beds have done away with the mattress retainer bars because they get in the way when you’re making the bed. These L&P beds have a microhook retention system that ‘sticks’ to the mattress. This way, even without the retainer bars, the mattress won’t slide down when the head is raised.
Smart bed: the bed can be adjusted using apps on your Android/Apple phone
2 factory-preset positions: one-touch flat button and anti-snore position
You really couldn’t ask for a better adjustable bed than the feature-rich Leggett & Prodigy 2.0.
It is available WITH the mattress OR WITHOUT the mattress depending on your preference.
#2. Reverie 8Q is our #2 recommended adjustable bed
The Reverie 8Q is NOT as awesome as the Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0. However, is an awesome adjustable bed worth every penny. The Reverie 8Q foundation has the following major specs.
- Pillow tilting (in addition to head and foot tilting)
- 4 customizable memory positions
- 10-speed dual body therapeutic massage
- Wall-hugging. However, the image below will show you that the Reverie 8Q’s wall hugging is NOT as good as that of the Prodigy 2.0
- Three factory-preset memory positions: anti-snore, zero gravity and one-touch flat
- 4 mattress retainer bars: before Leggett & Platt introduced the Microhook retention system, all adjustable beds had mattress retaining bars. Most of them had just one at the foot of the bed to prevent the mattress from sliding down when the head is raised. But, Reverie beds always had 4 retainer bars at the 4 corners which kept the mattress in place very well. However, this also means that you’ll have to work around them when making the bed (to work the fitted sheets under and through them) and that can be irritating sometimes!
- Smart bed: there are custom Reverie smartphone apps that you can use to play with the bed
- Alarm clock and sleep timer thanks to smartphone apps
- 1 USB port on the remote stand
- 1 A/C outlet on the remote stand
- Under-bed lighting
- 3 – 8 inch height-adjustable steel legs
- Backlit remote controller: nowadays, a standard feature with best electric beds
#3. Serta Motion Custom II Adjustable Bed with Lumbar Support
The Serta Motion Custom II is our 3rd best adjustable bed. It has a special feature the previous two models didn’t have. It has something called “Lumbar Support”. Can you see the horizontal bar like thing that spans across the top section of the bed? You can make it come out to support your back/lumbar area. It can be soothing for those who have lumbar pains. However, depending on the height of a person, it may or may not hit the sweet spot. So if you’re interested in purchasing this model, we highly recommend you to visit a local mattress store that has this on display and to check out the feature to see if you like the area supported by this apparatus!
Like the other high-end adjustable bases, the Serta Motion Custom II also come with pillow tilting, wall hugging, full body massage (6-speed) and customizable memory positions. Further, it comes with 4 factory preset memory positions, a sexy backlit wireless remote controller, 4 USB ports, underbed lighting, Bluetooth speakers and smartphone controllability.
However, like I mentioned earlier, I strongly urge you to check this out at a local mattress store before you jump in on this!
Also don’t forget to read the customer reviews on Amazon and Sam’s Club
#4. Leggett & Platt Premier Series Adjustable Beds
The Leggett & Platt Premier series adjustable beds have the highest-end specs one could ask for from an adjustable base. However, the customer reviews on this bed aren’t very encouraging and therefore, we do not recommend it anymore. However, you’re welcome to visit a nearby mattress store, see it with your own eyes and to make a decision.
Here’s a list of the features of the Premier Series Furniture Style Adjustable Base
- Pillow tilting
- Wall hugging
- Up to 7 programmable memory positions
- Full body massage with wave action and pulse mode
- Four factory preset memory positions which can be overwritten if you don’t like them
- A tablet remote controller
- Smartphone controllable
- Alarm clock, sleep timer etc. on the remote tablet
- 2 USB ports either side (4 in total)
- 1 A/C outlet on either side
- Underbed lighting
- Bedroom scenes via “LP Connect”
- “LP Sense” extra security feature
- 4-inch square-shaped wooden legs on ‘furniture design’ or 6 – 10-inch long, height-adjustable steel legs on ‘foundation design’
- Designed, Engineered and Assembled in the USA
Really, you couldn’t ask for more from an adjustable bed and it’s a real pity that this bed has not lived up to the expectations (at least according to the customer reviews on Amazon.com)
We hope you decided to go with a high-end adjustable base; hopefully the Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0, our #1 adjustable bed. However, if you found them to be too expensive or the extra specs unnecessary for your purpose, please check out our mid-range adjustable foundations
#5. Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0 is our best mid-range adjustable bed
The S-Cape 2.0 is all new for 2017. It has almost all the features of the high-end adjustable frame of Prodigy 2.0 except a few features like pillow tilting.
Here’s a breakdown of the major features of the Leggett and Platt S-Cape 2.0 power foundation
- NO Pillow tilting; the S-Cape 2.0 only has head and foot tilting. If you need pillow tilting, you need the Prodigy 2.0
- It has great wall hugging
- It has 2 programmable memory positions and 3 factory preset memory positions on its remote controller
- It has full body, dual-motor massage with regular and wave options of therapeutic massage
- NO messy mattress retainer bars. It has the newest Microhook retention technology which holds the mattress in place even without the retainer bars
- Wireless, backlit, sleek remote controller
- Smartphone controllable
- Under-bed night lighting available
- Four adjustable legs (adjust from 6″ to 10″ in height as you please)
- The remote controller has a ‘Lock’. Once locked, the bed will not move ‘up and down’ due to accidentally pressing the wrong buttons. Especially if you fall asleep with the remote on the bed, your turning and twisting during sleep can accidentally press the wrong buttons on the remote transforming the bed to the TV watching position from a sleeping position. ‘Lock’ your bed using the ‘lock’ button on the remote and sleep with complete peace of mind!
- Eight USB ports (4 either side)
- Anti-snore position on remote controller
The L&P S-Cape 2.0 is so feature-rich that it deserves to be a ‘HIGH-END’ adjustable bed. However, because it lacks the luxury feature, pillow tilting, we ‘downgraded’ it to the ‘mid-range’ category. However, do not be mislead by that; this is a super-good adjustable bed for anyone that doesn’t need pillow tilting.
#6. Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort Base is our 2nd best mid-range adjustable bed
This is a relatively newly introduced adjustable frame. It is very popular because of its attractive price-tag; however, be informed that you’re getting what you’re paying for. It does not have many of the bells and whistles of most Leggett & Platt, Serta or Reverie adjustable beds that we have reviewed here. But if you’re after a basic model that is economically priced, the Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort electric bed is what you’re looking for.
Here is a breakdown of the Classic Brands adjustable bed’s major specs
- It has NO pillow tilting. But if all you need is head and foot tilting, this will do!
- It has NO wall hugging. We strongly urge you to go with an adjustable bed that is a wall hugger. However, if you’re young and athletic and you’re sure you’ll never get back/neck sprains by leaning backwards to read the night stand; go for it by all means. Oh.. and also, if you’re not planning on having a night-stand, don’t worry about wall hugging at all!
- It has NO programmable positions
- It has 4 factory preset memory positions
- 3-speed full body massage: Note: the massage function isn’t comparable to the others. According to many reviewers, the vibration is weak and can be barely felt. Secondly, the massage motors/pads are relatively loud! Therefore, we it’s best that you visit your local mattress store and see if they have a Classic Brands adjustable bed for you to test. Check the massage feature; what do you feel? Is it strong or weak? Is it loud or quiet? Compare the strength and noise of the massage motors to a different branded bed and make your final decision!
- Smartphone app controllable? NO
- It has a built-in USB port
- NO under-bed lighting: but this is really NOT a deal breaker. If you need night-lighting turn on an standalone night lamp; as simple as that :)
- Legs can be adjusted to 4″, 7″ or 10.5″
As you will agree, the Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort bed lacks many of the high-end features. It’ll do the job for someone who doesn’t expect much from their adjustable bed; but if you expect something more from your bed, we urge you to stay away from this. The only reason we ranked this above the Reverie 7S is because of the cheaper priced tag of the Classic Brands adjustable bed. If price wasn’t an issue, in all honesty, the Reverie 7S and S-Cape 2.0 are miles above the Classic Brands adjustable bed.
#7. Reverie 7S is our 3rd best mid-range adjustable bed
Even though we ranked the Reverie 7S behind the Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort Bed, the 7S is far superior to the Classic Brands in many aspects. The only reason it came 2nd to the Classic Brands is because of the more expensive price tag of the Reverie 7S.
Here are some of the major features of the Reverie 7S adjustable foundation
- Like all of the mid-range bases, the Reverie 7S also does NOT have pillow tilting
- It is a wall hugger according to its manufacturer, however, its level of wall hugging is nowhere near as what you get with the Leggett & Platt Prodigy or S-Cape. Therefore, you’ll still be ‘bending your back’ a little bit when you reach for your night-stand
- It has 2 programmable and 3 factory preset memory positions
- It has 10 speed, full-body massage with the ‘wave’ mode; just like the Reverie 8Q
- As shown on the picture above, it has 4 mattress retaining bars on the 4 corners. It’s great, and it’s not, at the same time. The writing on the photo is pretty self-explanatory!
- Smartphone app controllable
- NO under-the-bed lighting
- NO USB ports
- Come with height adjustable legs (adjust to 3″, 5″ or 8″ in height)
This may not have the bells and whistles of the S-Cape 2.0, however, it has the must have specs of an adjustable frame. Its massage function works as it’s supposed to work, it’s durable and it has a trusted name in the USA.
At the time of writing this, the S-Cape 2.0 is cheaper than the Reverie 7S, so you really can’t justify buying a 7S, when there’s a more feature-rich model available at a cheaper price.
We hope you fell in love with one of the high-end or mid-range adjustable bases. The Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 and S-Cape 2.0 are our favorite models in the above two categories. In the rare event that you found them a little too pricey for your liking, please check out our entry-level adjustable bed bases. You’re bound to find one from our 8th best to 10th best adjustable beds.
None of these ‘entry-level’ adjustable beds have
- Pillow Tilting
- Wall Hugging
- Programmable Memory Positions
- Smartphone app control
- USB ports
- Under-bed lighting
- Lumbar support
- Bedroom scenes etc.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing. If you want to keep it plain and simple, these wallet-friendly bases may work perfectly well!
#8. Serta Motion Essentials II is our best rated entry-level adjustable bed
- The Serta Motion Essentials does not have any of the high-end specs we talked about earlier
- It does have head and foot tilt allowing you to raise your head to a sit-up; book reading; or TV watching position. It also lets you raise the feet only; works wonders if you have RLS (restless leg syndrome).
- It may not have programmable memory positions; however, there’s nothing to prevent you from setting it up to a zero-gravity position or sit-up position. The easy and lazy option of transforming the bed from flat position to sit-up position with a single press of a button isn’t available. However, you can still adopt any position you desire by continually pressing up or down buttons on head and foot tilting functions.
- Two factory preset memory positions; namely flat and lounge
- Wired remote controllers are not as sexy as wireless remotes; however, the chances of you losing a wired remote are almost zero! There’s really nothing else to know about the Serta Motion Essentials II. No bells and whistles, but does the basic functions of an adjustable bed very well!
#9. Leggett & Platt Raven is our 2nd best in this category of beds
- This too doesn’t have all those luxury specs of the high-end models
- This stands out among the entry-level adjustable bed frames based on two specs
- Wireless remote controller – other entry-level models have wired remotes
- Microhook retention – other entry-level models have mattress retaining bars
- Compressed/compact frame – allows it to fit within even the slimmest beds
- Charcoal gray micro-suede fabric gives a luxury look and feel
- Designed, engineered and assembled in the USA
#10. Sealy Ease Adjustable Bed takes the bottom spot in our Top 10 Best Adjustable Beds
- This too has a wireless remote controller
- However, it’s no exception to other entry-level brands when it comes to pillow tilting, programmable memory positions, massage, wall hugging etc. It doesn’t have them luxury specs!
WTH!! You say. If entry-level models are so bland, who should buy such an adjustable bed when there are fancier models with many bells and whistles?
Great question! Here’s the answer below.. an entry-level adjustable frame would do just fine
- If all you want is to raise the head (e.g. you have heartburn) or feet (e.g.. you have restless leg syndrome),
- If you have no intention of using therapeutic massage, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone compatibility etc.
- If you’re on a budget and don’t want to spend for features you’ll rarely use