Best Adjustable Beds: Buyer’s Guide with Top 7 Adjustable Bed Frame & Mattress Reviews

TOP 7 Adjustable Beds of 2020, 3 Must-Have Specs, and a One-of-a-Kind Review

Updated for August 2020

Best Adjustable Beds

3 MUST-HAVE & 3 Optional Features for Your Adjustable Bed

So you want to know what the most popular adjustable beds of 2020 are. In contrast to many other sites, our top rated beds were carefully selected after a scientific ranking and review process. Bedroom Solutions' ratings were compiled based on the following 5 criteria.

  1. Availability of the 3 Most ESSENTIAL Features
  2. Availability of 7 Optional & Supplementary Features
  3. Manufacturer Reputation
  4. Consumer Reviews
  5. Price 

Here's what you'll find on this page

  1. Our 5-Step, Scientific Rating Process (Video)
  2. Top 10 Adjustable Bed Features
    • 3 Must-have specs
    • 3 Optional specs
    • 4 Supplementary specs
  3. Top 7 Adjustable Beds of 2020 - Comparison Table
  4. In-depth Reviews of the Top 7 Bases
  5. A Few Testimonials Received on our Reviews
Top rated adjustable bed of 2020

Modern adjustable bed frames are popular not only because they help people sleep well, but also because of the health benefits. They can relieve back pains, acid reflux, snoring, restless leg syndrome (RLS) etc. etc. The video below goes through the top 6 major features (3 Must-Have + 3 Optional features) you should know about before going through our in-depth reviews.

Our 5 Step Process of Ranking Adjustable Beds

  1. Analysis of 100+ adjustable beds: First, we analyzed over 25 adjustable bed specs and over 1000 consumer reviews on 100+ beds
  2. Identification of the 10 MOST IMPORTANT specs: Then we identified the 3 MOST useful features and many optional features
  3. Assigning Points: Then we assigned a score to each adjustable bed frame according to the following:
    • features offered, 
    • manufacturer reputation,
    • consumer reviews and
    • pricing structure.
  4. Ranking: Then we ranked the best models according to the points each bed scored
  5. Reviewing: Finally, we compiled detailed reviews for each of the top 7 adjustable bed frames.

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The above video explains the importance of the 3 Must-Have features and 3 Optional features of adjustable beds. Please invest a few minutes of your valuable time to watch it so that you can decide if you need them or not.

Top 10 Adjustable Bed Specs You Need to Know About

  • 3 Must-Have Specs
  • 3 Optional Specs
  • 4 Supplementary Specs

Out of the many dozens of features offered by bed frame manufacturers, we strongly recommend that you choose an adjustable bed with the following 3 'MUST-have' specs if your budget allows. Their health benefits, in terms of saving your neck and back, outweigh the investment of a few hundred dollars.

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!

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

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

Click on the boxes below to expand and read up on the major benefits of these features.

1. Independent Pillow Tilting (Watch Animation)

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

Pillow tilting adjustable beds explanation

Most adjustable beds have only (A) head tilting and (B) foot tilting. Head tilting doesn't support your head and neck sufficiently, especially when you're trying to keep your head straight while watching TV or reading a book.

Pillow tilting, a third level of articulation, provides the head and neck the additional support needed for watching TV, reading books, working on the computer etc. from bed. We strongly recommend you to pick an adjustable bed with pillow tilting because it can save you a lot of pain in the long run!

2. Wall Hugging (Click for Animation)

Keeps you close to the nightstand in the upright position

adjustable bed Wallhugger function explanation

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 bed base slide back as you raise your upper body so that it never leaves the headboard or the nightstand.

3. Customizable Memory Positions (Animation)

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

Customizable memory position animation

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!

4. Lumbar Support

Adjustable Bed with Lumbar Support

This was first introduced on Serta Motion adjustable beds way back in 2014/15 and later adopted by other adjustable bed manufacturers. This feature comes with an independently functioning 'arm' that jumps out of the bed exerting pressure on the back region. You can control how much it jots out and thereby control the amount of pressure on your back. This can help relax tensed up muscles at the end of a long day. However, if you have an injured backbone, you will need to seek professional advice to ensure that lumbar support will be harmless for your specific condition. Generally, the best adjustable beds for back pain are those with the lumbar support feature.

5. Furniture-style Decking

Furniture-style-adjustable-beds

This is an optional feature. The upholstered deck adds a touch of class and looks gorgeous in high-quality models. However, if you're planning on placing your adjustable base inside a wooden bed frame (sleigh bed, platform bed etc.), the upholstered deck may get covered by the wooden frame.

Therefore, we recommend furniture style decking especially if you will use your electric bed as a standalone bed without placing it inside a wooden or metal frame.

6. Elevation Lift for Acid Reflux/ heartburn

Beds with Elevation Lift can do wonders in combating acid reflux aka heartburn.

This 4th level of articulation allows the whole bed to be raised at an angle so that your upper body can be elevated above the lower body preventing stomach acids from refluxing against gravity in to the esophagus.

Elevation Lift Adjustable Beds

7. Head and Foot Dual Massage

For obvious reasons, this is not comparable to a massage you will get from your personal masseur. The massage offered by adjustable bed bases can vary from a continuous vibration in entry-level adjustable beds to advanced pulsations or rolling waves (from head to toe) on premium bases. Further, the massage intensity can be changed and high-end models also have built-in massage timers which will automatically turn the massage off after you fall asleep.

The Science behind the Massage

Massage makes you relaxed and fall asleep by activation of the parasympathetic nervous system which in turn stimulates the release of a series of calming and sleeping hormones (e.g. dopamine, serotonin, melatonin). Whether it's real human massage, a mechanical and motorized massage or a weighted blanket, it's the same principle that helps you feel calm and sleepy. This is also known as Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) or Deep Pressure Therapy (DPT) and is used as a therapy in certain medical conditions.

8. Zero-clearance

Platform or storage bed-friendly

Storage bed compatible electric bed frame

9. Height-Adjustable Legs

Some adjustable bed frames come with legs that are height adjustable: e.g. as short as 3" or as tall as 10".  This is a useful feature because it lets you change the leg height depending on your height or the mattress thickness.

Bed Bases with Adjustable Leg Height

10. Under-bed Lighting

This too can be a useful feature because it will give enough light to light up the floor to show you the way to the bathroom, yet be not too bright so as to wake up your partner.

Based on the availability of (A) above features, (B) brand/manufacturer's reputation, (C) available consumer reviews and (D) adjustable bed price, we have selected and reviewed the top 7 adjustable bed frames for your perusal.

The 7 Best Adjustable Beds

  1. Editor's Pick - DM9000s
  2. Best Luxury Adjustable Bed - Amerisleep
  3. Best Frame and Mattress Combo - Prodigy Comfort Elite with Lumbar Support
  4. Best Entry-Level Adjustable Bed - iDealBed 4i
  5. Best Mid-Range Adjustable Bed - Layla
  6. Best Bed with an Aluminum Frame - Bear
  7. Best Budget Adjustable Bed Frame - Milemont (New for 2020)

Comparison of the top rated bed frames of 2020

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Rating

Top 10 Specs

Other Specs

#1

Editor's Pick & Overall Best Adjustable Bed of 2020

    It has 9 of the top 10 features mentioned above. They are:

  1. Independent pillow tilting
  2. Wall hugging
  3. Programmable memory positions
  4. Independednt lumbar support
  5. Furniture-style decking
  6. Dual therapeutic massage
  7. Zero-clearance / Storage-bed compatibility
  8. Height adjustable legs (6 - 10")
  9. Under-bed lighting
  1. 4 USB Ports (2 on either side)
  2. Bluetooth speaker + subwoofer
  3. Microhooking mattress retention (ensures that mattress doesn't slide off when the head is raised)
  4. Wireless, 18-button remote
  5. Smartphone compatible
  6. Comes pre-assembled
  7. Economically priced - For a split-king size adjustable base, others were typically $200 - $1500 more expensive despite having fewer specs
  8. Additional 5% off in the Cart on the Manufacturer's Website as of August 2nd 2020 (making it cheaper than  Amazon Price )
  9. AS3 is the best adjustable mattress we recommend for the DM9000s bed frame
  10. Extended Warranty - 10 years on parts & labor and 25 years on the metal frame (some manufacturers give only a 1-5 year warranty)
  11. Major CONS:
    • Goes out of stock once every few months. We don’t know the reason, but guessing that the manufacturer can’t keep up with the demand
    • It lacks Elevation Lift; however, it is available on the D7500s
  12. Conclusion: This is the Most Feature-Rich adjustable bed in the market with a great warranty and an unmatched price - that's how it earned our #1 position

#2

Most Luxurious Adjustable Bed

The Amerisleep has 6 of the 10 features. It lacks the following features:

  1. Lumbar support
  2. Furniture-style decking - if you're looking for an adjustable frame without furniture-style decking, the Amerisleep Plus is our #1 recommendation.
  3. Zero-clearance
  4. Elevation lift
  1. 8 USB Ports (4 on each side)
  2. Excellent manufacturer reputation: well known American company
  3. Under-bed LED lighting
  4. Smartphone/App compatible
  5. The MAJOR negative point about this is its expensive price tag at over $3000 for a Split-king adjustable bed frame
  6. Conclusion: Probably has the best upholstery finishes. If you want that luxury touch, can afford the high price, and don’t need lumbar support, this Amerisleep is your #1 adjustable bed.

#3

Best Adjustable Bed Frame and Mattress Combo

The Leggett & Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite packs 7 of the 10 features. The following features are MISSING on the bed:

  1. Furniture-style decking
  2. Zero-clearance
  3. Elevation lift
  1. 8 USB port charging station
  2. Comes with a high-quality 10", 12" or 14" cool gel memory foam mattress (choose from medium soft, medium firm or firm)
  3. It is expensive at over $3000 for a Split-king size frame + mattress
  4. Smart bed with iOS and Android apps

#4

Layla Adjustable Bed Frames

Best Mid-Range Adjustable Frames

The Layla frame comes with the following 4 top 10 features:

  1. Wall hugger technology
  2. Dual massage
  3. Underbed lighting
  4. Adjustable leg height (4 - 10.5")
  1. Four USB ports
  2. Zero Gravity, Anti-Snore and Flat preset memory positions
  3. Alexa/Google Home Compatibility via the Wifi App
  4. 30-day Trial
  5. Anti-sliding deck prevents the mattress from slipping
  6. Plenty of compatible Layla mattress options
  7. Not cheap at over $2000 for a Split-King size

#5

Best Entry-Level Base

The iDealBed Custom 4i comes with only 3 of the top 10 features.

  1. Two customizable memory positions
  2. Three-speed and 3-mode (wave, pulse, continuous) massage with timer
  3. Under-bed night light

  1. Manufactured in partnership with Leggett & Platt
  2. Zero Gravity, Anti-Snore, and Flat factory pre-set memory positions
  3. Pre-assembled
  4. Wireless back-lit remote
  5. Four USB ports
  6. Budget-friendly pricing structure
  7. Split-queen adjustable bed size is available

#6

Bear Adjustable Foundation

Best Adjustable Base with an Aluminum Frame

The Bear adjustable base comes with 5 of the top 10 features.

  1. Wall Hugging
  2. Two customizable memory positions via the Wi Fi App
  3. Adjustable height legs
  4. Storage bed friendly
  5. Under-bed night light

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  1. It comes from a trusted manufacturer, Bear
  2. The Aluminum Frame makes it unique
  3. Two USB ports
  4. 10-year warranty
  5. Major Limitation: Priced above $2000

#7

Best-value Budget Friendly Frame

The Milemont comes with only 2 of the 10 premium specs.

  1. One programmable memory position
  2. Storage-bed compatible


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  1. One-touch flat preset position
  2. Basic model with an amazing price
  3. Under $800 for a Split-King size

Note: Ranking process is described here. All adjustable bed prices indicated on the above table are accurate as of July 25th 2020.

Disclaimer: We triple check every fact displayed here to make sure that we paint an accurate picture of an adjustable bed in your mind. But our team of humans are not perfect and we can make mistakes just like everyone else. So, it's best that you cross check our details with those given on the relevant product pages.


Here's a detailed review of our #1 ranked adjustable bed frame to help you make an educated decision.

Overall Best of 2020

DynastyMattress DM9000s Bed Review

This is the most-feature rich adjustable bed you will find on planet earth right now. It has all the major adjustable bed features except one (read about it in the 'Cons' section below)

It has the 3 'MUST-HAVE' Features:

  1. Independent Pillow tilting better neck support during reading, TV watching etc.
  2. Wall hugging to keep you close to the nightstand even in the upright position
  3. FOUR Memory Positions (3 programmable + 1 preset) on the remote to get to your favorite positions with a single click

7 More Pros of the DM9000s:

  1. Lumbar support to relieve tired/aching back muscles. This is adjustable; you can increase or decrease the lumbar pressure using the 'Lumbar Up' and 'Lumbar Down' buttons.
  2. Upholstered, furniture-style decking for great looks (hides the 'ugly' metal frames if you wish to use it as a standalone bed, without a wooden bed frame)
  3. Quad-massage with timer and rolling-wave feature
  4. Economically priced: adjustable bases from certain other brands are over $1000 more expensive (for a split-king size) despite having fewer features
  5. 10-Year Extended Warranty on Parts and Labor
  6. Microhooking mattress retention instead of the mattress retention bar which is old-fashioned and gets in the way when making the bed (tucking the sheets under the bar can be annoying)
  7. Platform bed/ storage bed-friendly (zero-clearance adjustable bed). More than 90% of the models have mechanical components jotting under the adjustable foundation preventing you from using it with a storage or platform bed frame.

Here are some additional 'BONUS' features (these are NOT 'need-to-have' features; but are definitely 'nice-to-have')

  1. 4 USB Ports (2 on either side)
  2. Height adjustable legs (6 - 10 inches)
  3. Bluetooth speaker + subwoofer
  4. Under-bed LED lighting

Discount valid as of 7.20am CST, 2nd August 2020

What are the DM9000s Cons ?

We failed to find any drawbacks/ limitations of this model except for the following two:

  1. It lacks 'Elevation Lift' which is a feature recommended for sleepers with heartburn. If you don't have heartburn, its absence on this model is not an issue.
  2. Over the years, we've seen this model go out of stock regularly. May be they can't keep up with the demand (just guessing). Consider yourself lucky, if it's in stock when you're reading this.

Detailed Reviews of the 7 Best Adjustable Beds and Adjustable Bed Mattresses of 2020

DynastyMattress DM9000s

Overall Best of 2020

The DM9000s by DynastyMattress is our #1 recommended adjustable bed of 2020. It won this coveted position in 2019 surpassing 2018’s best model, the Prodigy 2.0.

DynastyMattress DM9000s Review

Overview of the DynastyMattress DM9000s frame

8 Major Pros of the DM9000s
  1. Independent Pillow Tilting: DM9000s Independent Pillow Tilt on RemoteOf the many adjustable bases with pillow tilting, only a few have truly independent pillow tilting. When pillow tilting first came about, there wasn’t a dedicated motor for it. There were only two motors, one for the feet and the other for the head. After the head tilt was completely raised, the motor would go on to tilt the pillow section. In contrast, adjustable beds such as the DM9000s has a 3rd motor dedicated for pillow tilting. Therefore, you can tilt the pillow section anytime you want, even when the head section is completely lowered and flat. How cool is that? !! August 2020 Update: Extra 5% off in the Cart on the Manufacturer’s Website
  2. Independent Lumbar Support: DM9000s Adjustable Bed Lumbar SupportIn addition to the 3 motors for head, foot and pillow tilting, the DM9000s has a 4th motor for its independent lumbar support feature. You can raise or lower the lumbar support arm to increase or decrease pressure on your lumbar area. Just like there is a 4th motor for that, there are also a couple of independent buttons on the wireless remote to operate them. It is this lumbar support feature that makes the DM9000s one of the best beds for back pain. Check out what this customer has to say about the Lumbar Support.
  3. Four Programmable and Preset Memory Positions: DM9000s Programmable Memory PositionsThe DM9000s comes with three programmable memory positions and one preset memory position. The Zero Gravity, Memory A and Memory B are customizable according to your personal preference. You can program Memory A and B to anti-snore, lounging, feet relaxing, or TV watching position based on the most common positions you’ll use.
  4. Wall Hugging: up to 11″ back travel keeps you within reach of the nightstand even when you’re raised into a sitting up position
  5. Furniture-style decking: Furniture Style Decking of DynastyMattress DM9000sBeautifully upholstered furniture-style deck allows you to use the adjustable bed as a standalone bed without placing it inside of a wooden bed frame. However, note that this can also be an disadvantage: for example, if you were planning on placing your adjustable bed inside of an existing wooden frame, this may not fit inside your frame (make sure you double check the dimensions). Also, you’re paying for the furniture-style double decking and then in turn hiding it inside your wooden frame… doesn’t sound right does it?
  6. Great Price: all other adjustable beds with the above features are priced roughly about $1000 higher than the Dynasty Mattress DM9000s. So if you need these high-end specs, would you buy this model or pay an extra $1000 for a different brand?
  7. 25-Year Warranty: If you were worried about the relatively cheap pricing, worry not. The DM9000s comes with an amazing warranty
    1. 25-Year warranty on the steel frame
    2. 10-year full warranty on parts and labor DM9000s Warranty
  8. Miscellaneous Features: In addition to the adjustable bed specs described above, any DynastyMattress DM9000s review will tell you that it has the following bonus specs.
    1. 4 USB ports
    2. Bluetooth speaker system with a sub-woofer
    3. Anti-slipping Micro-hooking mattress retention system in addition to the mattress retention bar
    4. Under-bed LED lighting
    5. Legs with 6 – 10″ adjustable height
    6. Quad-massage
    7. Available in all the different adjustable bed sizes: Twin XL, Queen, King, Split King (Eastern), California King, California Split-King
2 Cons of the DM9000s

There are hardly any limitations as such; however, we list below two ‘imperfections’ of the popular reclining bed.

  1. Elevation Lift: The DM9000s doesn’t have the ‘Elevation Lift’ feature, a feature currently offered only on Glideaway adjustable frames. You only need this if you have heartburn. If you don’t have heartburn, aka acid reflux and GERD, you don’t need to worry about it.
  2. Stocks: Over the years, something we’ve noticed is that it doesn’t remin instock continuously. It goes out of stock, once every few months. We don’t know why that is, but may be the manufacturer can’t keep up with the demand (just guessing).

We have done a detailed DynastyMattress DM9000s bed review elsewhere. But you really don’t need to go there. Everything you wanted to know about the adjustable base was explained here for you !!

Amerisleep

Best Luxuy Model

The Amerisleep Adjustable Bed+ model holds a unique place among adjustable beds. Based on our research, it is none but the famous Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0, possibly made with some speficic modifications tailormade to Amerisleep requirements. While we really want to rank it at the #1 position, we can’t because it lacks a couple of features compared to the DM9000s and S&S Platinum, and also because it’s fairly more expensive than those two models.

Amerisleep Prodigy Adjustable Bed

Overview of the Amerisleep Adjustable Bed+

15 Major Pros
  1. Independent Pillow tilting: for more comfortable reading, TV watching and browsing
  2. Wall hugging: to keep you close to the nightstand even in the upright position
  3. Four customizable memory positions: 2 on the remote and 2 on the smartphone app to get you to your favorite positions in a flash
  4. Two additional preset memory positions: Anti-snore and One-Touch Flat positions
  5. Advanced massage features: pulse, rolling-wave or full-body massage with timer
  6. Whisper-quiet motors: make sure that you don’t wake your partner up
  7. Excellent finish on the upholstery: cheap models have wrinkles, but not this Amerisleep base
  8. Up to 25 Year Warranty on the frame (depends on the model you choose)
  9. Safety Lock on remote: to prevent unintentional movements of the base
  10. Excellent manufacturer reputation: well known American company
  11. Eight USB Ports (4 on each side)
  12. Under-bed LED lighting
  13. Sleep timer and gentle wake-up alarm
  14. Smartphone/App compatible
  15. Up to 850 lb weight lifting capacity (including the mattress)Dual massage, usb ports, and under-bed lights of the Amerisleep motion bed
4 Cons
  1. Expensive: it is about 30% more expensive than the previous two models (for a split-king base)
  2. No lumbar support: this is a feature recommended for individuals with back issues
  3. No furniture-style decking: this can actually be a good thing if you’re placing this inside a wooden bed frame
  4. No elevation lift: this is a feature recommended for individuals with acid reflux and not everyone needs it
Amerisleep Summary

Finish-wise, nothing comes close to the Amerisleep Prodigy 2.0. If you want that luxury touch, can afford the extra expense, and don’t need lumbar support, this the Amerisleep is your #1 adjustable bed.

Prodigy Comfort Elite

Best Foundation and Mattress Combo

Leggett & Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite Adjustable Bed ReviewThis model was given birth to by Leggett & Platt in 2018/19 when they added the major modification ‘lumbar support’, to their famous Prodigy 2.0 adjustable frame. This is a very high-end foundation that packs almost all the features of the DM9000s except two major ones.

The Prodigy Comfort Elite lacks the following features compared to the DM9000s:

  1. No Furniture-style decking
  2. Not a zero-clearance model (not storage-bed compatible)

7 Pros and Cons of the Leggett & Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite

5 Major Pros of the Prodigy Comfort Elite bed

  1. Prodigy Comfort Elite Remote FeaturesIndependent Pillow Tilting: similar to the DM9000s, this has a dedicated motor for pillow tilting. The foot section can be tilted by up to 45 degrees, the head section can be tilted by up to 75 degrees, and the pillow section can be tilted by up 7 degrees.
  2. Wall Hugging: it has ~8″ of back travel towards the headboard so that you stay adjacent to the nightstand
  3. Four Memory Positions: It has 2 preset memory positions (anti-snore and flat) and two programmable positions which you can set according to your personal needs.
  4. Independent Lumbar Support: similar to the DM9000s, this too has a separate lumbar support bar operated by a dedicated button on the remote
  5. Miscellaneous Features:
    1. 8 USB Ports: 4 ports on either side
    2. Head and Foot Therapeutic Massage with pulse and wave massage
    3. 6″ – 10″ height adjustable legs let you raise or lower the frame as per your personal preferences
    4. Under-bed lighting
    5. Smart bed with iOS and Android apps
    6. Available in Twin XL, Queen, King and Split-king sizes
    7. Price fluctuates, we’ve never seen it cheaper than $2500 for a split-king model. That’s about $600 – 700 more expensive than the DM9000s

2 Cons/ Limitations

  1. Foundation-style adjustable base: unlike the DM9000s, this is not a Furniture-style frame. However, this can be a good thing if you’re going to place it inside a wooden frame
  2. Not compatible with platform beds or storage beds: as you can see from the image above, various arms stick out the bottom preventing you from using it as a zero-clearance bed or keeping it on the floor

Even though this doesn’t have all the features of the DM9000s, it is your number 1 option if you’re looking for a electric bed without furniture-style decking.

Layla

Best Mid-Range Adjustable Base

Layla is mostly known for its mattresses. Layla produces a variety of mattresses ranging from memory foam to hybrid mattresses. They had a few platform beds also in their product range and have recently started to manufacture adjustable beds as well.

Layla adjustable bases are available as two models: (i) the basic model, Layla Adjustable Base and the (ii) feature-rich model, Layla Adjustable Base Plus. This review is on the Layla Adjustable Base Plus.

Layla Adjustable Bed Plus Review

Important Features of the Layla ‘Plus’ Bed

It comes with the following features:

  1. Wall Gliding (same as wall hugger technology)
  2. Head and Foot dual-zone Massage with 3 different intensities and auto-shutoff timer
  3. Three preset memory positions: Zero Gravity, Anti-Snore and One-Touch Flat
  4. Underbed Lighting
  5. Alexa/Google Home Compatibility and Connects to your smartphone via Layla’s Wifi App
  6. 30-day Trial (100% Money Back Guarantee): with such a guarantee, what have you got to lose?
  7. Four USB ports
  8. Easy assembly
  9. Adjustable leg height – the top of the base can be as low as 5″ off the ground or as high as 14″ off the ground as per your wish
  10. Anti-sliding deck – the mattress stays put without sliding off the bed
  11. Last but not least, it comes from the popular and highly respected brand, Layla

Limitations of the Layla Plus Reclining Bed

  1. No pillow tilting – no big deal if you won’t be watching TV, reading books etc. for very long periods
  2. The Layla adjustable bed also has the #2, #3, and #4 limitations mentioned above for the Amerisleep base

The basic model has fewer features than the above Plus model. However, it has a more economical and affordable price tag.

iDealBed 4i Custom

Best Entry-Level Adjustable Frame

Idealbed 4i Custom Adjustable Bed ReviewFirst things first… the 4i has been produced by iDealBed partnering with Leggett & Platt, a giant in the adjustable bed industry. If you checkout the DealBeds website, you’ll see that iDealBed has partnered with not only Leggett & Platt, but also Reverie, to produce several custom adjustable bases under the brand name of iDealBed. This is great news for the consumer because when you purchase an iDealBed adjustable bed frame, you’re getting the high quality of Leggett & Platt or Reverie for a much cheaper price point. Amerisleep has a similar partnership with L&P. The Amerisleep Adjustable Bed+ is very similar to the Prodigy 2.0 with a few customizations done for Amerisleep.

Major Pros & Cons of the iDealBed 4i Custom

  1. It’s manufactured in partnership with Leggett & Platt; no need to worry about the iDealBed brand name, if you haven’t heard that before
  2. Designed and engineered in the USA
  3. Two customizable memory positions
  4. Three factory pre-set memory positions – Zero Gravity, Anti-Snore, and Flat
  5. Three-speed and 3-mode (wave, pulse, continuous) massage with timer
  6. 850 lb weight lifting capacity (that’s one heck of a powerful motor)
  7. ‘Ultra quiet’ motor (they’re Leggett & Platt motors)
  8. Delivered to your doorstep, all pre-assembled. No need of fancy tools to make it stand up
  9. Raise the head section up to 70° and the foot section up to 45°
  10. Wireless back-lit remote (doesn’t look pretty)
  11. Four USB ports
  12. Under-bed night light

Limitations of the iDealBed 4i Custom adjustable bed

The following 3 specs are generally only found on the most high-end adjustable luxury bed frames and you shouldn’t be surprised that the 4i doesn’t come with them

  1. It lacks pillow tilting
  2. It doesn’t come with wall hugging
  3. It doesn’t have an upholstered, deck-on-deck design

We have done a detailed iDealBed 4i Custom review elsewhere on Bedroom Solutions. If you’re seriously considering this model, I highly recommend you check that out.

Bear

Best Base with an Aluminum Frame

Bear Adjustable Bed Frame Review
The Bear adjustable bed stands out like a sore thumb among other electric beds. Can you guess why, by looking at the image above? Well there are two differences mainly. One is that the Bear comes with a non-upholstered Aluminum frame. Secondly, it’s deck comes in 4 independent sections. It is a relatively basic model with fewer features than most other beds. However, it made it to our list of best adjustable beds on the basis of the high marks it scored on the trustworthy and familiar brand name and the high-quality of the product.

Overview of the Bear Adjustable Base

  1. Has wall hugging
  2. It’s from Bear
  3. It comes with a 10 year warranty

Major CONS of the Bear bed

PRICE – it ain’t cheap; in fact, it’s one of the most expensive in our list of top 7 adjustable foundations.

Milemont

Best Priced Adjustable Bed

Milemont Electric Bed Review

Noteworthy Features of the Milemont Adjustable Bed Frame

  1. Most noteworthy feature of the Milemont is its cheap adjustable bed price. As of May 2020, you could purchase a pair of Twin XL Milemont adjustable foundations for under $800.
  2. It comes with basic head (up to 60 degrees) and foot inclinations (up to 45 degrees)
  3. One programmable memory position and one preset position (one-touch flat) on the remote
  4. Simple, 10-minute assembly
  5. Storage-bed compatible – use it without legs on a platform bed or chuck a luggage under the bed

High-end Features the Milemont bed Lacks

  1. No Pillow Tilting, Wallhugger, Lumbar Support, Massage, or Furniture-style decking
  2. No USB ports, under-bed lighting, height adjustable legs or microhooking mattress retention

Let us reiterate, the Milemont is not for those seeking a luxury adjustable bed with all the bells and whistles. This is a basic model that packs all the essential features that make a bed an adjustable bed.

Now you should have a fairly good idea about the most popular adjustable bed specs and which of the above movable beds will serve your purpose best. If you're still not sure about which model suits you best, please check out the following adjustable bed frame reviews based on the functions they specialize in.

How to Choose an Adjustable Bed based on the Specialized Function

  1. Overall Best – DM9000s (2020 ranking) and Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 adjustable bed (2018 ranking)
  2. Best for Back Pain – DM9000s, Leggett and Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite (2018-19), Reverie 9T (2017)
  3. Best for Seniors – Glideaway Elevation, Ascend and Vesta beds
  4. Best Beds for GERD/Acid Reflux – DM7500, Glideaway Vesta and Odessa
  5. Best Mid-Range Adjustable Beds – Layla, iDealBed
  6. Best Anti-Snore Bed – Any model with the anti-snore preset and independent pillow tilting
  7. Best Value for Money – iDealBed 4i Custom, Milemont
  8. Best Value Split-King adjustable beds – Blissful Nights, Sven and Son Classic
  9. Best Entry-Level Models – Blissful Nights, Milemont
  10. Best Luxury Adjustable Beds – Amerisleep Adjustable Bed+ (Prodigy 2.0), Sleep Number FlexFit Smart adjustable bed and TEMPUR-Ergo® Extend adjustable base
  11. Best Adjustable Mattresses -  Amerisleep AS3 adjustable mattress

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The Adjustable Bed Frame Buyer’s Guide – For Bases with and without Adjustable Mattresses

Now that you have gone through the above guide on how to pick one of the highest quality adjustable beds, you should now answer the following two questions.

  1. What do I want from my adjustable bed?
  2. Which adjustable bed features do I want in my bed base?

Recap: Bed reviews based on specialized adjustable functions

The bed frame will be used for…

Major feature needed for that function

Best base for the job

Watching TV, Reading, Laptop WorkPillow TiltingOur #1 Recommended Beds, DM9000s and Amerisleep
SnoringPillow Tilting (anti-snore position)Same as above
GERD/Acid RefluxElevation Lift ArticulationGlideaway Elevation and Ascend beds and DynastyMattress D7500s
SeniorsCheap Price-point and preferably Elevation LiftSame as above
Easily Reach the NightstandWallhugger EngineeringDM9000s, Prodigy Comfort Elite, Layla and Bear
Back PainLumbar SupportProdigy Comfort Elite with Lumbar Support, DM9000s
Relaxing Tired MusclesTherapeutic Massage MotorsSame as above
Instantly Adopting Your Favorite PositionProgrammable Memory PositionsDM9000s, Amerisleep, iDealbed 4i custom
Charging DevicesUSB PortsAll of above, iDealBed 4i Custom, Milemont etc.
Awesome LooksDeck-on-Deck Furniture Style DesignDM9000s and Amerisleep
Remember, the Best of the Best Adjustable Frames have all of the above and more…

Can you now decide which adjustable base fulfills your needs the best?


Typical Adjustable Bed Prices

Adjustable bed prices can range from approximately $400 – 8000 (for a Milemont base vs a Sleep Number FlexFit 3 or certain Tempur-Pedic, Glideaway and Leggett & Platt models).

If you do your research right, you can get a fully fledged split king adjustable bed for less than $2000 or a split-queen adjustable bed frame for less than $1500. You just have to spend a couple of hours with our adjustable bed guide.

Conclusion on Top Rated Beds

So, what’s the final verdict after all these reviews? What’s the best option available in the current market? Which type of adjustable bed suits my particular needs best? Well… here are the answers.

Entry-level adjustable bed frames work best for…

An entry-level adjustable frame like the Milemont or the iDealBed 4i would do just fine

  1. If all you want is to raise the head (e.g. to watch TV) or feet (e.g.. you have restless leg syndrome),
  2. If you have no intention of using therapeutic massage, USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone compatibility etc.
  3. If you’re on a budget and don’t want to spend for features you’ll rarely use
High-end Adjustable Beds work best for ….

If what you expect from an adjustable bed is not what is listed above, you will want a top-of-the-line adjustable bed with all the bells and whistles, we recommend you choose a model like the DM9000s, Amerisleep or even the Glideaway Elevation if you need an anti-acid reflux bed.

Last but not least, remember that you’ll need to compliment your high-quality adjustable bed with a durable adjustable bed mattress. Be sure to explore our top 7 adjustable beds to view specific reviews, prices and more.


Please share with us your thoughts about our adjustable bed and mattress reviews. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are adjustable beds worth it?

Yes, adjustable beds are worth the investment because they have many health benefits.

What is the best adjustable foundation on the market?

DM9000s, Amerisleep, Leggett & Platt Prodigy Comfort Elite are examples for top rated adjustable beds in the current market. There are many other adjustable bed brands on the market such as Nectar, Yaasa, Saatva Lineal, Purple etc. But they didn't make it to our top 7 listing because we picked the beds with the highest marks in each category.

Can you use any mattress on an adjustable bed?

No, you cannot use all types of mattresses on an adjustable bed frame. Latex and foam mattresses are most suitable for use on inclining bed bases.

How much does an adjustable bed cost?

Adjustable bed prices start at around $400 and go all the way up to $10,000 depending on the size, different features offered and whether an adjustable mattress is included or not.

Is it good to sleep in the zero gravity position?

Yes, sleeping in the zero gravity position can relieve tension on your back.

What are the best sheets to use on an adjustable bed frame?

Fitted sheets with elastic straps right around or on the 4 corners work best.

Are adjustable beds good for side sleepers?

Yes, if you use only a slight inclination, adjustable beds work for side sleepers. But, if you want to incline more than 10 degrees, a special kind of adjustable base with elevation lift is recommended.

307 COMMENTS

  1. I’m baaaack with the last question or two. Why is the D7500 more expensive than the MD9000 which seems to have a few more bells and whistles, and if purchased on Amazon there’s no white glove delivery/setup?
    Last question; are these manufactured in the US. We’re keeping away from buying anything from China.
    Thank you for all your expert advice and recommendations.
    Lisa & Jack
    PS: yes I meant to write Glideaway verses Slideaway in the previous comment….I’m like a scratch record in a grove I can’t get out 🙂

    • Hi again Lady Lisa and Jack the boss 🙂 No pun intended 🙂
      Why the D7500 is more expensive? Elevation lift requires an extra motor and a lot of mechanics that go with it that have to lift the entire weight of the sleepers and the mattress. With head tilt and foot tilt, only part of the body/mattress is being lifted. I also presume the relatively limited number of units sold/produced makes the price more expensive ?? Just guessing!!
      Where is it made? I’m afraid you’re not going to like the answer here. It is indeed made in China!! The Amerisleep, ranked as the most luxurious and highest quality bed, is made in the USA. However, it doesn’t have the Elevation Lift that the D7500s or the Slideaway has 🙁

      Do keep us posted on what you purchase and we would be happy to publish a detailed review of it, if you’re game for it!

      Stay safe and wish you luck to make the right call!
      Belinda

  2. I think it should be known that your #1 rated adjustable bed, the DM9000s, is sold by Dynasty Mattress. That company currently holds a D- rating with the Better Business Bureau. They do not appear to stand by their warantees or guarantees and will cease communication with customers if they lodge a complaint. Several of the complaints deal with defective products that never get resolved.

    I believe that Customer Service should be one of your #1 rating factors, as we very nearly purchased that base but are now terrified to do so.

    • Hi Nathan,
      Thank you for your comment. I have no intention of defending DynastyMattress; I would, if I owned the company 🙂
      Please also understand that I have the ability to ‘NOT publish’ your comment; but I chose to publish your comment because Bedroom Solutions has always been honest and transparent.
      Again, my intention is NOT to defend DynastyMattress but to share my 2 cents as facts. Visitors of this site are educated and smart enough to make their own judgements.

      • First of all, the D rating is based on these customer reviews which are essentially on mattresses, not the bed frame.
      • Unfortunately, there is a lot of competition among different mattress manufacturers/dealers (I presume it might be the same with other industries) and it is NOT uncommon for competitors to leave fake negative feedback. This is the sad reality and I have witnessed many such instances in the last decade or so we’ve been in the bed/mattress industry
      • As such, not only the negative reviews, but even the positive reviews on the above page, are unreliable and have the same probability of being fake
      • Unfortunately, BBB rating can be manipulated and BBB don’t always get it right. Don’t take my word, read this article by CNN titled “Slammed by the government, A-rated by the Better Business Bureau
      • Here’s another example that concludes “Since honest merchants and dishonest ones receive about the same inflated ratings and the application of ethics by the merchants is not required, the BBB cannot be trusted. I wish they could be.

      Let me reiterate, my intention was not to defend DM, but to show the readers that BBB doesn’t always get it right. I hope this was educational 🙂 and I trust that our visitors will make the right call!

      Thank you again for stopping by Bedroom Solutions!
      Belinda

  3. Thank you Belinda! I will give them a call tomorrow and hopefully resolve my questions.

    My suspicion is the model number corresponds to the features so it likely has the features of the other 7000-series beds. Too bad they don’t have the 9000 with elevation LOL! I’ll let you know what I purchase. It does look like I’ll lose wall hugging though

    Thanks again for your hard work. I’ve referred to this website more than any others in my research.

    • @Brittany, Great to hear that we’ve been helpful. Please let us know what you find out. Correct, I too suspect that this model doesn’t come with wall hugging. However, be aware that with Elevation Lift, you’re anyway going to lose a bit of wall hugging!

      Good luck and looking forward to hearing from you soon!
      Belinda

  4. Your page has been the most in depth analysis of adjustable bases I’ve found.

    I have a somewhat unique situation as I am bedridden 23/7 at a minimum. My pain levels on average are at 8.5 (spinal and pelvis) and I’ve recently decided on the Rest bed.

    I’m presently between the two Dynasty models, the 9500 and 7500s. The elevation will be wonderful for reflex but also to turn myself around and use as inversion. I am a side/half stomach sleeper so this seems to be the best of all worlds. However, I am not seeing much info on the 7500s anywhere. Does it have independent head tilt? I have to measure my bed frame to be sure it will fit. I just want to be sure I am not losing any important features to gain elevation. The Glideaway reviews are disconcerting. I do wish it had Alexa but I can program a Pi to do that work for me.

    My most major concern with any adjustable base is pets going under the bed. Is there any adjustable base on the market where the motors and pinch points are entirely enclosed? I can make modifications if necessary but it would be nice if someone offered a completely safe option considering the cost of these split king units.

    Thanks so much

    • Hi Brittany,

      Thank you for those words girl, they mean the world to us!

      Those numbers you mention frighten me, but your attitude and courage get our highest respect and admiration! If I can help make those numbers any better by answering your questions, that would indeed make my day!

      The D7500s has Elevation Lift, but has no Lumbar Support. The DM9000s has Lumbar Support, but has no Elevation Lift. Given your spinal and pelvic conditions, Lumbar Support is probably not a good idea (you’ll need to get that clarified by a medical professional though). That’s why I’m thinking that in your case, the DynastyMattress D7500s holds the edge over the DM9000s.

      Yes indeed, the GlideAway Ascend, Elevation or Odessa would have been great too, if only the consumer reviews have been encouraging (like you have rightly said).

      I will be the first to admit that I don’t know whether the 7500s has independent pillow tilting or not. This page has all the dimensions you need and a customer service number. If you want me to call them and ask, I’d be happy to do that for you. But, I feel that if you make the call yourself, you’ll be able to clarify all the different questions you have.

      Regarding pinch points, Leggett & Platt used to have an awesome (on paper) bed that had a feature called ‘LP Sense’ which basically stops lowering if it senses anything under the bed. Unfortunately, this ‘awesome’ bed never made a good impression on the buyers or the reviewers and has now been discontinued. You may be able to find one in stock somewhere, but I advice you against buying a model the manufacturer doesn’t support anymore. Besides, this model didn’t have elevation lift, which I think is of primary importance to you. Serta and Ergomotion also make ‘minimal/zero-pinch point’ adjustable bases, but none of them have elevation lift either.

      Like you say, probably the best option is for you to take preventive measures yourself (extra long bed skirt; heavy comforter; nightstand etc. to prevent pets from crawling under the bed).

      In conclusion, our advice is that you go with the D7500s from DM. Sure, the D7500 doesn’t have any customer reviews yet, but based on the reviews on the DM9000s, I think it’s fair to assume that the manufacturer is reliable and the product will not disappoint you.

      I hope I have addressed your questions Brittany. Please feel free to get in touch with me should you need any further clarifications.
      Our team wishes you a speedy recovery and all the very best for the rest of 2020 and beyond!

      Belinda

  5. Great article on adjustable beds, thank you, thank you!
    My wife and I are in need of an adjustable bed and are in need of a Split-King. She has GERD and I’m a side sleeper.
    We are leaning toward the Slideaway because of our sleeping issues and wanted to know why Slideaway was not included in your review. We find shelling out this amount for a bed we have not seen is causing some hesitancy. We currently have a Numbers bed which I’ve had since 2007 with no problems other than one motor replacement, their current models do not address our issues. We are both not sping chickens at 70, or 35 twice as we like to refer ourselves.
    Bottom-line: do you have any analysis, opinions, or thoughts on the Slideaway beds?
    Much thanks for your time to respond and once again superb article.

    • Hi Jack and Lady Lisa !!

      Thank you for stopping by Bedroom Solutions. I really appreciate your words; it means a lot to our dedicated team of writers and reviewers!!

      First of all, congrats for the great level of understanding you have on this adjustable technology. ‘Elevation Lift’ is the best option for GERD regardless of your sleeping position and especially so, if you’re a side sleeper!! If you haven’t seen our Glideaway review on https://bedroom.solutions/best-adjustable-beds/glideaway-reviews/, you can read more on why the Reverse Trendelenburg Position afforded by Elevation Lift works best for slide sleepers and acid reflux.

      I presume you mean Glideaway when you say Slideaway ?? 🙂

      We listed Glideaway in our Top 7 for a long time; but recently removed for the following reasons.

      1. Consumer reviews are NOT great on Amazon. Check the reviews for Odessa and Elevation models on Amazon: Less than 50% 5-star reviews. Please read these reviews before you purchase
      2. They have limited sizes: Especially on the Glideaway Elevation; they don’t have the regular split-king. So, if you already have the mattresses or the bed frame, what do you do? They only have the Split California King size available for this particular model
      3. The model we recommend, the D7500s bed with elevation lift is much cheaper than the Glideaway beds.

      Why don’t you call this company and ask about the warranty etc. before you make your final decision!! I believe it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and you can get white glove delivery etc. also, if you wish!!

      Thank you again for your kind words and the question. Feel free to ask us anything if you need further clarifications!

      Have a great day and stay safe!
      Belinda

    • Hi Gloria, thanks for the question. We have explained it above, but let me go through that again for you. Basically, because of the various mechanics under the adjustable bed platform, you need clearance under it. In other words, you can’t keep it on the floor or on a storage/platform bed; you need clearance under it!
      But with zero-clearance beds, you don’t need that clearance under it. All the mechanical components stay on top of the bed, not under it, so that it can be kept on the floor or on a platform bed.

      Hope that is clear! There is an animation at the top of the page explaining the same also!
      Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions!
      Cheers!
      Belinda

  6. Belinda, this is wonderful info. I would love to purchase a dynasty mattress which is your best model. However, since I’m familiar with the Layla brand for the longest time, I like to go with the Layla adjustable bases. Can you please tell me exactly what the Layla lacks in comparison to the dynasty mattress? The differences will decide which brand I will eventually go with.

    Thank you for your time and best wishes to keep doing what you’re doing
    XOXO

    • @Tiffany,
      You are very correct in saying that Layla is a great brand and you have all the reason to purchase a Layla base for your mattress. Since you asked, the DM9000s has many extra features compared to the Layla (pillow tilt, lumbar support, furniture style upholstered decking, storage bed compatibility) and is cheaper as well. That’s why the DM9000s scored a lot more points compared to the Layla frame and was ranked #1 and #4 respectively.

      However, if you’re confident that you don’t need the above features and you don’t mind paying extra because you really want to stick to the Layla brand, that’s a totally justifiable decision. I’ve done that many times personally with a certain kitchen appliance brand and I’ve been happy with that decision for over 7 years now 🙂

      Hope that helps!
      Belinda

  7. All I can say is wow! I have no questions or complaints because you have addressed everything there is to address about adjustable beds. Great info.

    • @Glova,
      Thank you Glova, the encouragement we get from people like you is what keeps us going (among other things).

      We really appreciate you stopping by!

      Belinda

  8. I absolutely love your reviews. I’m not sure I understand this right and would be grateful if you could clarify this for me please.
    I’m a side sleeper. From what I’ve been told, I sleep 100% on my side, mostly on my right and sometimes on my left. Lately I’ve been having a few back and respiratory issues and doc says that it would be best if I can sleep elevated. What I don’t understand is if I can sleep elevated on an adjustable bed. If I raise the top section on the bed, will my back pain get worse when sleeping on the side?
    Thank you again Belinda for the wornderful reviews.

    • @Pam,

      You’re very correct in saying that you can’t sleep inclined on your side on a regular adjustable bed. You need a special adjustable bed to sleep elevated on your side. Originally produced by Glideaway, (Glideaway Elevation, Ascend, Odessa, Vesta etc.) a new type of adjustable foundation lets you incline your whole body from head to toe without bending it in half at the waist. We actually recommend the DynastyMattress D7500 (link on the table at the top of the page) over the Glideaway series because Glideaway models have been accumulating a few bad reviews over the last couple of years.

      Hope that helps and please don’t hesitate to bring up any other questions you may have!
      Belinda

    • Hi Mandy,

      Yes, there are a couple of options if you don’t need an adjustable bed. You can use bed risers aka bed lifts on the legs on the top side of the bed. That way, your upper body is elevated above the lower half.

      There are also cheap wedges that go under your mattress. Same principle again, the taller side of the wedge stays on the side of your head elevating it above the rest of the body and ensuring that stomach acids don’t reflux in to your esophagus against gravity.

      You can search for these products on Amazon, Walmart or simply on Google itself.

      Hope that helped!
      Belinda

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