Adjustable Bed Rating and Ranking Process

Below we describe our detailed and unbiased process of ranking adjustable beds. It is based on this ranking process that the top 10 adjustable beds listed here were selected.

3 Step Process to Identify the Best Adjustable Base

Initial Analysis

1​200+ Consumer Reviews

We analyzed over 30 adjustable bed specs and over 1000 consumer reviews on 100+ beds from different companies which led to the identification of the 10 Most Useful adjustable bed specs.

Discovering the Most Important Specs

4 Supplementary specs

3 Optional specs (some related to health)

Our adjustable bed ranking process is mainly based on the specs offered by different models.

Scoring & Ranking of Adjustable Beds

4 Criteria

These 4 criteria were used for our ranking: (1) available specs, (2) manufacturer reputation, (3) consumer reviews and (4) pricing structure.

Scoring

We gave a score to each bed based on the above 4 criteria

Top 10 Ranking

Finally, we ranked and reviewed the 10 finest adjustable beds based on the score received by each bed.

For more details on the ranking and review process, please visit this page.

33 Adjustable Bed Specs Used for the Ranking Process

Here is the full list of the 33 adjustable bed specs that we considered in our adjustable bed ratings.

  1. Pillow tilting
  2. Wall hugging
  3. Programmable memory positions
  4. Lumbar Support
  5. Furniture-style Decking
  6. Elevation Lift
  7. Head and Foot Massage
  8. Storage-bed Compatibility
  9. Height-adjustable Legs
  10. Under-bed Lighting
  11. Adjustable bed company / manufacturer reputation
  12. Backlit/ Illuminated Remote Controller
  13. Bluetooth Speakers
  14. Consumer Reviews
  15. Customer Support
  16. Ease of setup
  17. Finish/ upholstery finishes
  18. Free-fall during power outages
  19. Massage Timer on remote control
  20. Mattress Retainer Bar
  21. Micro-hooking Mattress Retention (Anti-skid platforms)
  22. Preset Zero-gravity, Lounge, Anti-snore, Flat, and TV watching positions on the remote
  23. Price – cheap vs expensive adjustable bed pricing
  24. Pulse and Wave massage with different intensity levels
  25. Remote controller flash light
  26. Remote Pouch
  27. Smartphone / iOS or Android App control via Bluetooth
  28. USB Ports
  29. Warranty
  30. Weight-lifting capacity (up to 900 lb per base including mattress weight
  31. Whisper-quiet motors
  32. White glove service and delivery option
  33. Wired vs wireless remote controller

The important thing to understand is that not all of the above features matter equally. While some are more important, others are not. One satisfied five star reviewer of our #1 rated adjustable bed explained this concept very nicely. He said that “the flashlight remote, under bed lighting, massage, and Bluetooth speaker are just bonus things that didn’t really factor into my purchase decision”. This is exactly what you need to understand as well.

We further categorized these 33 specs as the 10 most popular specs and 23 miscellaneous specs.

the top 10 specs

3 MUST-HAVE Specs

  1. Pillow Tilting: better head and neck support when sitting up on the bed (reading, watching TV etc.)
  2. Wall Hugging : keeps you next to the nightstand even when the head is raised
  3. Programmable Memory Positions: program your own, custom positions

These are HIGHLY recommended features with any age group, but especially so, if you’re closing up on the senior years! These 3 are MUST-Haves if your budget allows. Simply put, no model can be called the best adjustable frame if it doesn’t have these three functions.

3 Optional Specs

  1. Lumbar Support: for those who need extra back support
  2. Furniture-style Decking: for those who like the gorgeous looks
  3. Elevation Lift: to prevent acid reflux/ heartburn

We call these ‘optional’ because they’re useful under certain scenarios only. For example, you’d need ‘Elevation Lift’, only if you have heartburn/ acid reflux.

4 Supplementary Specs

  1. Head and Foot Massage: to relax and relieve those tired muscles
  2. Storage-bed Compatibility
  3. Height-adjustable Legs
  4. Under-bed Lighting

Fortunately, if you buy an adjustable bed with the 3 must-have specs, these are usually included. These 4 are definitely ‘Nice-to-Have’, but NOT ‘Must-haves’.

The 3 MUST-HAVE Adjustable Features for your Bed

Below we have explained the importance of the 3 Must-Have specs. If you agree that they’ll be useful to you, make sure you pick an adjustable bed with those properties.

1. Pillow Tilting

For better head and neck support while watching TV, reading or working on the computer.

Independent Pillow Tilting ExplainedPin

Most adjustable beds have only (A) head articulation and (B) foot articulation. Head tilting doesn’t support your head and neck sufficiently, especially when you want to keep your head straight as in when watching TV or reading a book.Pillow tilting, a third level of articulation, provides the head and neck with the additional support needed for watching TV, reading books, working on the computer etc. from bed. We strongly recommend that you to pick a high-quality adjustable bed with pillow tilting with independent controls because it can save you a lot of pain in the long run!

2. Wall Hugging

Keeps you close to the nightstand in the upright position by sliding back towards the headboard.

Wall Hugging ExplainedPin

On non-wall hugging adjustable beds, as you raise the head, your whole body moves forward placing the nightstand out of reach. Turning back to reach something on the nightstand can give you neck and back sprains.

Wallhugger engineering eliminates this and makes the adjustable bed base slide back as you raise your upper body so that it never leaves the headboard or the nightstand. Some companies call this wall gliding or ‘nightstand friendly’. Whatever you call it, the leading adjustable bed brands have this.

3. Programmable Memory

Program your one-touch ‘favorite positions’ as per your personal preferences.

Animation of Programmable Memory Positions of Adjustable BedsPin

Most average adjustable beds come with ‘preset’ memory positions instead of customizable memory positions. With preset positions, you have to be content with what the adjustable bed manufacturer programs for you. In contrast, customizable memory positions give you the power to control your favorite memory positions based on your personal preferences!

Some adjustable bed companies give the option to reprogram their presets on the remote.

80+ Adjustable Beds Analyzed and Reviewed

  1. Amerisleep
  2. Amerisleep Adjustable Bed Plus
  3. Applied Sleep
  4. Ashley Furniture Signature Design
  5. Avenue 405
  6. BAHOM
  7. Bear
  8. BEDBOSS Essential
  9. BEDBOSS Maximize 604
  10. BEDBOSS Relax 404
  11. BedInABox
  12. Blissful Nights e3, e4, e5 adjustable bed bases
  13. Blissful Nights z4
  14. Boyd Sleep
  15. Brooklyn Bedding Ascension Luxe, Ultra and Signature Adjustable Power Bases
  16. Brookside Classic adjustable bed base
  17. Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort Affordamatic 2.0
  18. Classic Brands Comfort Upholstered adjustable base
  19. ComforPedic bed bases from BeautyRest
  20. Comsuit bed frame
  21. Costway
  22. CO-Z adjustable bed base
  23. Dynasty Mattress DM1000C, DM9000F bed frames
  24. DynastyMattress DM9000s
  25. Ergonomic adjustable base
  26. Esright
  27. Fromann
  28. Ghostbed
  29. Giantex Adjustable Massage Bed Base
  30. HOFISH
  31. iDealBed 3i, 4i, 5i Custom adjustable bed bases
  32. iDealBed iEscape
  33. Idle Sleep
  34. Inofia bed frame
  35. Irvine S5000 and S7000
  36. iSense
  37. Kyvno
  38. Layla
  39. Layla Plus adjustable bed frame
  40. Leggett and Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite
  41. Leggett and Platt S-Cape Plus
  42. LEISUIT
  43. Lexicon Spaced Out Wireless adjustable platform
  44. LINENSPA Motorized Head and Foot Incline
  45. LUCID L100, L300 and L600 adjustable bed bases
  46. Luxury Adjustable Powerbase
  47. Mainstays Remote adjustable frame
  48. Mattress America
  49. MAXXPRIME Wall Hugger
  50. Mecklin Model G Adjustable Base
  51. Mecor Upholstered electric bed frame
  52. Mellow Genie 500
  53. Member’s Mark Split King Premier Adjustable Base
  54. Milemont base
  55. Motion Essentials IV Adjustable Base Set
  56. Naomi Home idealBase Adjustable Mattress Base
  57. Naomi Home Serenity Height adjustable bed base
  58. Nectar adjustable beds
  59. Pemberly Row Model T
  60. PlushBeds E255, E455, M555
  61. PlushBeds S755
  62. PostureCloud
  63. PragmaBed Pragmatic
  64. Priage by Zinus Adjustable Metal Bed
  65. Purple adjustable bed frame
  66. Reverie 7S
  67. Reverie 8Q Adjustable Power Foundation
  68. Reverie iDealBed Signature 8i
  69. RUUF
  70. Sealy Ease 3.0 Base
  71. Serta Motion Air Queen Adjustable Base
  72. Signature Design by Ashley – Good, Better and Best
  73. Signature Sleep Power Upholstered Bed
  74. Sleep Sync adjustable bed base
  75. Sleep Zone Z100, Z150, Z350 adjustable bed bases
  76. Slumber Solutions
  77. SMAGREHO
  78. SNODE
  79. Sven and Son Essential
  80. Sven and Son Platinum
  81. Tempur-pedic Ease Power Base
  82. Tempur-pedic Ergo Smart Base
  83. Tempur-pedic Ergo Extend
  84. Yaasa ONE
  85. ZINUS Jared
  86. ZzZenSleep

Adjustable Bed Rating Process

Here is a detailed breakdown of how we calculated the ‘Scores’ for each bed frame.

Adjustable Bed Feature

Maximum Marks Allocated

Pillow Tilting

10

Programmable Memory Positions

10

Wall Hugging

10

Lumbar Support

7

Furniture Style Decking

7

Head and Foot Massage

7

Under-bed Storage/ Zero-Clearance

4

Elevation Lift

4

Adjustable leg height

3

Under-bed lighting

3

Price

15

Manufacturer/Brand

5

Miscellaneous Features

15

Total Points

100

Adjustable Bed Scoring Sample Explanations

  • If a particular adjustable bed offered 3 programmable memory positions and another offered 2 programmable memory positions, the former would have received 10/10 marks and the latter would have received 7/10 marks.
  • If a particular adjustable bed was manufactured by a popular company that has been in the furniture/mattress industry since the 1930s, it may receive the maximum of 5/5 points allocated for ‘brand’. In contrast, if another company was only formed in 2015, that bed may receive only 2/5 allocated for brand.
  • If a particular adjustable bed is priced $500 for the queen size, and another $1500, the former may receive the maximum of 15/15 points allocated for ‘price’ while the latter may receive only 5/15 allocated for price. The following is the detailed breakdown of the scoring system we followed for price.
    • Less than $750 for a Queen adjustable bed = 15/15
    • $750-1250 for a Queen adjustable bed = 10/15
    • $1250-2000 for a Queen adjustable bed = 5/15
    • $2000-2500 for a Queen adjustable bed = 2/15
    • More than $2500 for a Queen adjustable bed = 0/15

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