Reverie 8Q vs 7S vs 5D vs Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 Comparison

This detailed comparison of the Reverie 8Q, Reverie 7S, Reverie 5D and Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable beds is organized in to:

  1. TOP 6 Differences
  2. 10 Minor Differences
  3. The Verdict

TOP 6 Critical Differences Among the Reverie and Prodigy 2.0 Adjustable Beds

Feature Prodigy 2.0
Reverie 8Q
Reverie 7S Reverie 5D
Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bedLeggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0

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Reverie 8Q Adjustable BedReverie 8Q

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Reverie 7S Adjustable Bed Frame Reverie 7S Reverie 5D Adjustable Bed Base Reverie 5D
 1. Pillow tilting

Yes Yes No  No

An adjustable bed frame with head and foot tiltIn case you didn’t know, all adjustable beds on this planet have the following two types of adjustments:

  1. Head Tilting
  2. Foot Tilting

Reverie 7S, Reverie 5D, Leggett & Platt S-Cape, ShipShape etc. are adjustable beds with only these two types of adjustments. Check out the image on the right; the bed can flex at the hip region (known as “head tilt”) and at the knee region (known as “foot tilt”).

In addition to the above two adjustments, several models of adjustable beds such as the Prodigy 2.0 and Reverie 8Q have a 3rd level of adjustment known as “Pillow Tilting”. This is basically a 3rd level of tilting around the neck region. Pillow tilting facilitates proper support of your neck when you’re in the upright position watching TV, reading a newspaper or when you’re checking email on your laptop/iPad. On a bed without Pillow tilting, you’ll need to have a pillow to substitute for pillow tilting. However, note that all adjustable beds up to about year 2014 did NOT have this 3rd level of tilting and adjustable bed users were still elated about their beds!wp-monalisa icon

Which adjustable beds have pillow tilting?

Reverie 8Q Head, Foot and Pillow Tilting

Out of all the differences among the above four adjustable beds, we would say “Pillow Tilting” is the critical most feature! Pillow tilting makes the Reverie 8Q superior to Reverie 7S and 5D.  Especially given that the Reverie 8Q is only a couple hundred dollars more expensive than the 7S (for a queen size adjustable bed frame), there is absolutely no reason for you to settle for anything less than an 8Q, if you’re in the market for a Reverie adjustable base!

 2. Wall Hugging

Before we tell you how the Reverie 8Q and 7S adjustable beds compare to the Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 beds’ wall hugging feature, let us tell you what wall hugging actually is.Wall hugger vs non-wall hugger comparison

  • WITH wall hugging: you stay right next to your nightstand even if you raise the head of the bed (when you sit up to watch TV, for example). This way you can easily reach for your coffee, TV remote controller, the book you were reading, or your spectacles on the nightstand without straining your back
  • WITHOUT wall hugging: when you raise the head of your adjustable bed, the entire bed comes forward positioning you away from the nightstand. What this means is that you have to reach back uncomfortably to reach anything on your bedside-table such as the TV remote, specs, iPhone, glass of water etc. This can be uncomfortable and end up straining your back, neck, shoulder or arm.

Reverie 8Q vs Prodigy 2.0 Wall Hugging

The image we put together for you below is pretty self-explanatory! We’ll shut up and let you figure out the obvious.

Reverie 8Q vs Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 Wall Hugging Comparison

It’s not that Reverie 7S and 8Q don’t have wall hugging, but rather the degree of wall hugging is insufficient.

Is the ‘lack’ of wall hugging on the Reverie 8Q a deal breaker?

YES and NO!

  • For those who already have back or neck problems, an adjustable bed without wall hugging is a no no! You don’t want to aggravate it any further than what it already is by twisting to reach the nightstand that is about one foot behind you! If this is you, go for THIS model or THIS model
  • For those who are athletic and/or don’t need to reach for their nightstands all that often, wall hugging is not an absolute necessity!
 3. Programmable Memory Positions
Up to 4 memory positions can be programmed on the Prodigy 2.o:

e.g.

  1. Zero-gravity/lounging
  2. TV watching
  3. Head only
  4. Feet only
Up to 2 memory positions can be programmed on the Reverie 8Q, 7S and 5D models
 4. Factory Preset Memory Positions
The Prodigy 2.o comes with the following 2 factory preset memory positions:

  1. Anti-snore position
  2. Flat position

Legget and Platt Prodigy 2.0 flat and anti-snore preset positions

All 3 models (Reverie 8Q, 7S and 5D) come with the following 3 factory preset memory positions:

  1. Zero-gravity position
  2. Anti-snore position
  3. Flat positionReverie 8Q Preset Memory Positions on Remote

What’s more important? “Factory preset memory positions” or “programmable memory positions”?

As you’re well aware, adjustable beds can be “adjusted” to adopt hundred and one positions. Some of the popular ones are: (A) flat position (obviously), (B) sit-up position for watching TV, reading the newspaper, having breakfast on bed, working on a laptop etc., (C) zero-gravity or lounging position for total relaxation, (D) elevating only feet for therapeutic reasons. Given below is a graphical illustration of some of these positions.

Different adjutable positions of a Reverie adjustable bed

What you need to understand is that the preferred TV watching position (for example) by every individual is not identical. Anne may want it at a 60 degree incline while Mary may like 55 degrees best. And BIG John may want it at 75 degrees. The point we’re trying to make here is that a factory preset position may not suit every single consumer the same way. In contrast, if Anne, Mary and Big John had the option of programming their favorite TV watching position to 60, 55 and 75 degrees, respectively, according to their preference, that would be a better option than factory preset TV watching position of 65 degrees.

Read more on the topic of “programmable memory positions vs factory preset memory positions” on our Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 vs S-Cape vs Premier Series comparison.

In summary, we’ll take an adjustable bed with 4 programmable memory positions over one with 2 programmable memory positions, all day-all week! In other words, we’d give the 4 programmable positions on the Prodigy 2.0 FIVE stars while we give the 2 programmable positions on the Reverie adjustable beds FOUR stars. However, for someone that wouldn’t need that many programmable positions, the 2 custom positions on the Reverie would be plenty!

 5. Mattress retaining bars vs MicroHook retention system
  • Regular (non-adjustable) beds – have no retaining bars. Don’t need ’em!
  • Mattress retainer bar on adjustable bedAdjustable beds – mattress can slide off the bottom end (feet) when the top end (head) of the bed is raised. That doesn’t sound too good. Adjustable bed manufacturers came up with something known as “mattress retainer bars” to prevent this slipping of the mattress. They’ve been on adjustable beds for decades; however, they can get a little annoying as they get in the way when you’re making your bed. You’ll need to tuck the sheets under the mattress through the retaining bars every morning. Not a huge deal; but not the most convenient way to make your bed! This is where Leggett & Platt have come up with the MicroHook retention system in its 2016 version of the Prodigy adjustable bed. The MicroHook retention system of the Prodigy 2.0 eliminates the need for mattress retaining bars.
    • Reverie 8Q, 7S and 5D: come with mattress retainer bars on all four corners of the bed. Can get in the way when making your bed

      Reverie adjustable bed with 4 mattress retaining bars

    • Prodigy 2.0: MicroHook retention system; does not interfere with making the bed
    • Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 microhook retention system

      Are the mattress retainer bars on the Reverie 8Q, 7S and 5D beds a deal breaker?

Certainly NOT! wp-monalisa icon

It holds the mattress and sheets in place very well. It’s just that it’s a tad bit more work to tuck in the bed sheets every morning when making your bed.

 6. Price A queen-size Prodigy 2.0 can be bought for ~$1850 (Reverie 7Smattress) A queen-size Reverie 8Q can be bought for ~$1600 (excluding mattress) A queen-size Reverie 7S can be bought for ~$1400 (excluding mattress) A queen-size Reverie 5D can be bought for ~$1200 (excluding mattress)

10 Minor Differences Among the Reverie and Prodigy 2.0 Adjustable Beds

Feature Prodigy 2.0
Reverie 8Q
Reverie 7S Reverie 5D
Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bedLeggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 Reverie 8Q Adjustable BedReverie 8Q Reverie 7S Adjustable Bed Frame Reverie 7S Reverie 5D Adjustable Bed Base Reverie 5D
1. Head tilting and foot tilting Yes, all 4 of them have head and foot tilting capabilities (if they didn’t, they wouldn’t be adjustable beds!)
2. AC outlets
NONE 2 on the remote stand None None
3. USB Ports 4 on each side: 8 in total 1 on the remote stand None None

Prodigy 2.0 USB HubIs the single USB port on the Reverie 8Q a deal breaker?

Not really! We personally think 8 USB ports is an overkill! We still can’t figure out what 8 things to plug into all these ports. The husband’s phone, tablet, Bluetooth headphones, rechargeable Bluetooth mouse? and the same four of the wifey?? Besides, if you really want to charge more devices on your Reverie 8Q, you can always use a portable USB hub.

4. Built-in Massage
  • Dual, full-body massage: upper and lower therapeutic body massage
  • Wave action: for a wave of massage running head to toe
  • 3 speeds (low, medium, high)
  • Adjustable bed massageDual, full-body massage: upper and lower body therapeutic massage
  • 10 speeds

10 speeds of massage on the Reverie is awesome; however, 3 speeds vs 10 speeds really doesn’t make a big difference when it comes to choosing one of the two.

5. Sleep Timer The Prodigy 2.0 has a sleep timer through its smartphone app. You can program the bed to automatically lower in to the ‘flat position’ from the TV watching upright position after a set time.Premier series sleep timer on remote Reverie 7S and 8Q too have the sleep timer function through its iOS/Apple iPhone/Android appsReverie adjustable bed sleep timer The Reverie 5D doesn’t have the ‘luxury’ sleep timer!
6. Alarm clock
The Prodigy 2.0 has a built-in vibrating alarm. The bed will vibrate or the remote will beep. In case of split king models, this vibration won’t disturb your partner; how convenient is that!Prodigy 2.0 alarm on iPhone The Reverie 8Q and 7S also have an alarm clock function through its smartphone apps. In addition to waking up by vibration, this can also automatically lift up your head to wake you up when the alarm goes off. How cool is that?Reverie 8Q and 7S alarm clock google android app The Reverie 5D doesn’t have an alarm clock either!
7. Snore control Legget and Platt Prodigy 2.0 capacitive remote controller - snore button Reverie 8Q Anti-snore button on the remoteBoth the Prodigy 2.0 and Reverie 8Q/7S come with factory preset anti-snore memory positions. There is a button dedicated for that on the remote on each model. You can do that using the smartphone app via Bluetooth as well. The Reverie 5D doesn’t have an anti-snore preset position; however, you can manually adjust to an anti-snore position by lifting the head to open up some ‘blocked’ airways!
8. Under-bed lighting/ Nightlight
Under bed night light on the Reverie 8Q adjustable bed Not an essential feature; however, can be very useful under certain circumstances. You can use it to guide you to the bathroom, to locate the bathroom slippers or simply to use as a dim night lamp to be lit throughout the night. The Reverie 5D and 7S don’t have an under bed nightlight wp-monalisa icon
9. Height adjustable legs 6 – 10 inch height-adjustable legs. You adjust the height by placing the pin in the appropriate hole!

Prodigy 2.0 height adjustable legs

3 – 8 inch height-adjustable legs.

You get a 3″ leg and a 5″ leg. Use them individually for 3″ or 5″ heights or mount on top of each other to make it 8″ in height.

Reverie 8Q 3 in 1 legs

10. Sleep system availability None by the manufacturer, Leggett & Platt. However, if you look in the right places, you can find the Prodigy 2.0 being coupled with popular mattress brands (e.g. DynastyMattress) and sold as combos. Reverie Dream Supreme Sleep System with 8Q Base

Dream Supreme™ Sleep System

Available from the manufacturer itself

N/A Reverie Dream Lite with 5D Adjustable base

Dream™ Sleep System

Available from the manufacturer itself

The Verdict

  1. Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0: The overall winner! It’s around ~$200 more expensive than the Reverie 8Q; however, we recommend you invest that extra $200 (about 15 cent investment per day) given the extra features on the Prodigy 2.0 like Wall hugging and MicroHook retention system. These two features alone make your investment worthwhile.
  2. Reverie 8Q: The most feature rich adjustable bed by Reverie. “Pillow tilting” by itself makes investing extra $200 on the 8Q compared to a 7S worthwhile.
  3. Reverie 5D: The most basic model of the Reverie range discussed here. It doesn’t have sophisticated specs like pillow tilting, USB ports, alarm clocks, sleep timers etc. However, it does everything and more you expect from an adjustable bed: e.g. head and foot adjustability, head and foot therapeutic massage, wireless remote controller etc. etc.
  4. Wall hugging: The single most feature that makes the Prodigy 2.0 a whole lot more powerful compared to the Reverie range of adjustable beds.

If you could cough up the extra few 100 dollar bills, the Prodigy 2.0 is undoubtedly the best bed your money could buy. However, if you insist on saving those $200, you can go down to a Reverie 7S. We don’t recommend you go below this level. This is mainly because of the lack of Pillow Tilting on the 5D and 7S. Those who wish to use the bed in the upright seated position. should make up their minds to dish out the extra cash needed to buy on a mattress with pillow tilting.

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. I was about to order a Reverie 8Q Split King adjustable bed online. But after reading your Reverie 8Q vs Leggett and Platt Prodigy comparison, I feel that the Prodigy 2.0 is a better option. If you don’t mind me asking, can you please tell me what in your opinion is THE feature that will attract you towards a Prodigy 2.0 compared to a Reverie 8Q or even a Reverie 9T? By the way, do you have a Reverie 9T review here?

  2. @ Bill.

    Thank you for your question, Bill. That’s a very good question you have raised. The ONE difference that would make me buy a Leggett and Prodigy 2.0 instead of the Reverie 8Q is the Wall Hugging feature of the former. Like we mention on the above Reverie 8Q review, lack of the wall hugger feature can be very bad on your back and neck unless you’re 18 years old! For those of us who are older, wall hugging is an essential feature to keep us close to the night stand even when the head of the adjustable bed is raised. If you go through the Reverie 8Q manufacturer specs, it will say that the bed has wall hugging. But as we’ve shown on the comparison image above, the degree of wall hugging is relatively poor on the Reverie beds. However, understand that the better wall hugging on the Prodigy bed comes at around an additional cost of $200. But divide that $200 by 10 years (3650 days) and you’re investing only around 5 cents a night for a healthy back and neck.
    Hope we solved your problem!
    The Bedroom Solutions Team

  3. Useful and detailed Reverie adjustable bed review, much appreciated.

    Can you also please tell me the difference between the Reverie 8Q and the 8i?

    Do you have a 8Q vs 8i comparison elsewhere?
    Cheers

  4. @ Samantha,

    No we haven’t reviewed the Reverie Signature 8i ideal bed. But we advise you NOT to go with the 8i because it doesn’t have the pillow tilting feature. The 8Q has pillow tilting and we encourage you to go with the 8Q; they’re both similarly priced.

    Hope that helps!
    Belinda

  5. Is the lack or ‘poor’ wall huging on Reverie models a real problem? Is that the only significant drawback of the Reverie adjustable beds compared to Legget and Platt electric beds?

  6. I’ve looked at adjustable beds all day… I found the L&P massage function to be annoyingly loud and mechanical feeling. Seems like they all have drawbacks.

  7. Hi Lisa,

    I’m sorry you’ve had a bad experience. Yes, I agree that the massage can have a mechanical feeling. That’s why we said on one of our reviews that it’s nowhere near what you get from a masseur. It’s also not as good as what you can get from a massage chair because you’re being massaged through an 8 – 12 inch mattress. If you think about it, it’s pretty amazing that these beds are able to deliver that degree of massage even through such a thick mattress. As for the loudness, I’m pretty surprised. I have a feeling you may have checked a local store with an outdated model. The newest models are unbelievably quiet nowadays. I suggest you visit a few more stores in your area and compare the different adjustable bed brands for noise during raising/lowering the bed and massage. Obviously, when you have full body massage (instead of upper OR lower only), the noise is louder because there are two motors working together. Hope that helps! I’m afraid that even the best of the best ones aren’t perfect; that is the bottom line!

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