BEST Adjustable Beds – TOP 10 Adjustable Beds Reviews, PROS, and CONS (June 2018)

What is the best adjustable bed of 2018?

“The best adjustable beds come from Leggett & Platt and Reverie. Adjustable beds like the Prodigy 2.0, S-Cape 2.0 and Reverie 9T and 8Q win our top spots. These beds were rated at the top because they are equipped with luxury specs like pillow tilting, wall hugging, lumbar support, high-quality massage and programmable memory positions. Detailed reviews of these adjustable beds have been provided below”

Best Adjustable Beds

#Model
Tilting Adjustments
Programmable Positions
Preset Positions
Massage
Wall Hugging
USB Ports
1

Prodigy 2.0

Head, Foot and Pillow
4
2
3-Speed
Yes
8
2

Reverie 8Q

Head, Foot and Pillow
2
3
10-Speed
No
1
3

Reverie 9T

Head and Foot only
2
3
10-Speed
Yes
1
4

IdealBed 4i Custom

Head and Foot only
2
3
3-Speed
No
4
5

S-Cape 2.0

Head and Foot only
2
1
3-Speed
Yes
8
6

Classic Brands

Head and Foot only
None
4
3-Speed
No
2
7

Hofish Adjustable Bed

Head and Foot only
2
3
None
No
4
8

Lucid L300

Head and Foot only
1
1
None
No
2
9

Raven

Head and Foot only
None
1
None
No
None
10

Sealy Ease

Head and Foot only
None
1
None
No
None

What are the major differences between top rated adjustable beds and average models?

How do you separate the wheat from the chaff? Or in this specific case, how do you identify a high-quality adjustable bed from the rest? We highly recommended that you follow the table below to decide if a particular model belongs to the ‘best’ category or not.

Best Adjustable Beds…

Other Adjustable Beds…

1) …have Pillow Tilting…have no Pillow Tilting
2) …are Wall Huggers… are non-Wall Huggers
3) … have Customizable Memory Positions… have Non-customizable Memory Positions
4) … have deck-on-deck designs… have single-deck designs
5) … have high-quality massage motors … have low-quality vibrators

 

Adjustable Beds Reviews

Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0 Review

This is our #1 recommended best adjustable bed for the reasons explained below.

This is our #1 rated 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…

  1. Pillow tilting:
    Today's best adjustable beds come with pillow tilting
    Today’s best adjustable beds are equipped with pillow tilting in addition to head and foot 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 adjustment 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.

  2. 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 comes 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). Factory preset vs customizable memory positions of Prodigy 2.0

  3. 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…

    Best wall hugging adjustable beds
    Adjustable beds with and without wall hugging
  4. 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. Our best adjustable beds have high quality massge motors
  5. 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! Four port USB on one side of the adustable frame
  6. Two factory-preset positions: one-touch flat button and anti-snore position
  7. Lift capacity: has an industry-leading lift capacity of 850 pounds
  8. Miscellaneous ‘fancy’ specs of the Prodigy 2.0:
    1. Alarm clock (bed would vibrate without disturbing your partner on split-king models)
    2. Sleep timer (bed would automagically adjust itself to the ‘flat’ position from ‘TV watching position’ – once you fall asleep -)
    3. Under-bed lighting Under bed lighting of the top rated adjustable bed frames
    4. Illuminated/backlit remote controller
    5. ‘Whisper’ quiet motors
    6. High safety standards
    7. Adjustable leg height: 6 – 8 inches Prodigy 2.0 height adjustable legs
    8. Free fall during power outages
    9. Microhook retention system: instead of the messy mattress retaining bars. The 2017-2018 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.
    10. Smart bed: the bed can be adjusted using apps on your Android/Apple phone Pillow, Head and Foot tilting on smartphone Android App
    11. Bluetooth connectivity

You really couldn’t ask for a better adjustable bed than the feature-rich Leggett & Prodigy 2.0. Don’t forget to read our detailed review on the Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 that looks at 25 Pros and Cons of this adjustable bed.

It is available with a FREE 10″ Mattress OR 12 inch gel mattress depending on your preference.

>> Remember to Read Customer Reviews on this page <<


Our #1 High-End Adjustable Bed

Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 (2017 Model)Prodigy 2.0 with FREE Adjustable Mattress – More Info Here…

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Reverie 8Q adjustable bed

Reverie 8Q Adjustable Bed Review

The Reverie 8Q is our #2 recommended adjustable bed frame. It ranks right behind the Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0. The Reverie 8Q foundation has the following major specs.

  1. Pillow tilting (in addition to head and foot tilting)
  2. 4 customizable memory positions
  3. 10-speed dual body therapeutic massage
  4. 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 Prodigy vs Reverie Wall Hugging Comparison
  5. Three factory-preset memory positions: anti-snore, zero gravity and one-touch flat Reverie 8Q remote controller
  6. 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!
  7. Smart bed: there are custom Reverie smartphone apps that you can use to play with the bed
  8. Alarm clock and sleep timer thanks to smartphone apps Reverie smartphone controlled bed adjustments
  9. 1 USB port on the remote stand
  10. 1 A/C outlet on the remote stand
  11. Bluetooth
  12. Under-bed lighting
  13. 3 – 8 inch height-adjustable steel legs Reverie bed's adjustable legs
  14. Backlit remote controller: nowadays, a standard feature with best electric beds

If you’re unsure about whether to pick the Prodigy 2.0 or the Reverie 8Q, read our Reverie 8Q vs 7S vs 5D vs Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0 Comparison


Reverie 9T Adjustable Base Review

Reverie 9T Adjustable Bed Review

The Reverie 9T is one of the sleekest and most aesthetically pleasing adjustable beds of 2018. It has plenty of great features; the one negative point that kept it from being our #1 rated adjustable bed is its lack of pillow tilting.

Here are the major Pros of the Reverie 9T foundation:

  1. Looks – to me, it’s the best looking adjustable bed of modern times. The deck-on-deck design and its furniture-style, curved bottom deck does the trick for me.
  2. Lumbar support
  3. FIVE memory positions – 2 customizable + 3 pre-set positions
  4. Wall hugger
  5. 3D massage feature
  6. Beautiful wireless remote with digital guage
  7. Under-bed night light

Here are the major CONS of the Reverie 9T foundation:

  1. Lack of pillow tilting
  2. Expensive price tag

We have a detailed review of the Reverie 9T elsewhere. Please refer to it if you’re seriously interested in purchasing a Reverie 9T bed.

iDealBed 4i Custom Adjustable Bed

Idealbed 4i Custom Adjustable Bed Review

First things first… iDealBed is not a manufacturer of adjustable beds. iDealBed simply puts their brand name on certain models of Leggett & Platt and Reverie adjustable beds. The iDealBed adjustable beds seems to have a few modifications to their original models from L&P and Reverie, but by and large, they’re the same. The most significant difference is on the price tag. The iDealBed models are much cheaper than the ‘original’ branded version.

The Major Pros of the iDealBed 4i Custom

  1. It’s manufactured by Leggett & Platt; no need to worry about the unheard of brand name
  2. Designed and engineered in the USA
  3. 850 lb weight lifting capacity (that’s one heck of a powerful motor)
  4. ‘Ultra quiet’ motor
  5. 3-speed and 3-mode (wave, pulse, continuous) massage
  6. Delivered to your doorstep, all pre-assembled. No need of fancy tools to make it stand up
  7. 3 factory pre-set memory positions – Zero Gravity, Anti-Snore, and Flat
  8. 2 customizable memory positions
  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. 4 USB ports
  12. Under-bed night light

The Major Cons of the iDealBed 4i Custom adjustable bed

The following 3 specs are generally only found on the most high-end luxury adjustable beds 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’s not a 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.

Leggett & Platt Premier Series

Leggett and Platt Premier Furniture Style Adjustable Bed

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.

Update November 2017: Due to the poor consumer ratings on Leggett and Platt Premier Series bed, we have removed this model from our list of top 10 adjustable beds.

Here’s a list of the features of the Premier Series Furniture Style Adjustable Base

  1. Pillow tilting
  2. Wall hugging
  3. Up to 7 programmable memory positions
  4. Full body massage with wave action and pulse mode
  5. Four factory preset memory positions which can be overwritten if you don’t like them
  6. A tablet remote controller
  7. Smartphone controllable
  8. Alarm clock, sleep timer etc. on the remote tablet
  9. 2 USB ports either side (4 in total)
  10. 1 A/C outlet on either side
  11. Underbed lighting
  12. Bedroom scenes via “LP Connect”
  13. “LP Sense” extra security feature
  14. 4-inch square-shaped wooden legs on ‘furniture design’ or 6 – 10-inch long, height-adjustable steel legs on ‘foundation design’
  15. Deck-on-deck design – suits best if you plan on using this as a stand-alone bed without a frame
  16. 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

Leggett & Platt S-Cape 2.0 adjustable bed

Leggett and Platt S-Cape 2.0 2017 Model

Even though this ranks overall 5th in our list, it’s the best model in our mid-range category. The S-Cape 2.0 was released in 2017 and is still very new for 2018. 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

  1. 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
  2. It has great wall hugging (the bed glides back about 8-9 inches towards the nightstand/headboard)
  3. It has 2 programmable memory positions and 3 factory preset memory positions on its remote controller Leggett and Platt S-Cape remote controller
  4. It has full body, dual-motor massage with regular and wave options of therapeutic massage
  5. NO messy mattress retainer bars. It has the newest Microhook retention technology which holds the mattress in place even without the retainer bars

    Legget and Platt S-Cape 2.0 microhook retention
    The two whitish horizontal stripes you see on the foundation indicate the microhook retention system
  6. Wireless, backlit, sleek remote controller
  7. Smartphone controllable
  8. Under-bed night lighting available
  9. Four adjustable legs (adjust from 6″ to 10″ in height as you please)
  10. 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!
  11. The S-Cape 2.0+ has 8 USB ports (4 either side). NOTE: The ‘regular’ S-Cape does NOT have any USB ports; only the S-Cape 2.0+ has ’em.USB ports on the sideboard
  12. Anti-snore position on remote controller
  13. The S-Cape 2.0 also comes with a lift capacity of 850 Lbs
  14. It is available as 3 sub-models
    1. The foundation style S-Cape 2.0: this is the basic and cheapest model
    2. The furniture style S-Cape 2.0: this is the deck-on-deck style; don’t buy this if you’re planning on using this inside your existing bed frame because the frame will cover the beautiful bottom deck
    3. The S-Cape 2.0+ : this has some extra features like USB ports which the other versions lack

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.

Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort Base

Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort Power Foundation Review

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

  1. It has NO pillow tilting. But if all you need is head and foot tilting, this will do!
  2. 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!
  3. It has 4 programmable positions. Actually, it comes with 4 factory preset memory positions; (1) lounge, (2) flat, (3) zero-gravity and (4) TV/PC positions. Fortunately, these preset memory programs can be overridden or customized to suit your preferences. This is great. Unfortunately, many users of the Classic brands adjustable bed are not aware of this ‘over-riding’ feature, unlike yourself 🙂 Let’s say you don’t like the built-in zero-gravity position of the Classic brands adjustable comfort bed. First, bring the bed to your favorite zero-gravity position. Secondly, long-press the zero-gravity button on the remote for 3 seconds. Thirdly, enjoy your new, completely customized zero-gravity position that fits you like a glove!Classic Brands Adjustable Bed Remote Controller
  4. 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!
  5. Smartphone app controllable? NO
  6. It has a built-in USB port Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort bed comes with two USB ports
  7. 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 🙂
  8. Legs can be adjusted to 4″, 7″ or 10.5″

As you will agree, the Classic Brands Adjustable Comfort bed lacks high-end features like wall-hugging and pillow tilting. However, 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.

Reverie 7S

 

Reverie 7S Adjustable Bed ReviewEven 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

  1. Like all of the mid-range bases, the Reverie 7S also does NOT have pillow tilting
  2. 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
  3. It has 2 programmable and 3 factory preset memory positions The Reverie 7S Remote Controller comes with 5 Memory Positions
  4. It has 10 speed, full-body massage with the ‘wave’ mode; just like the Reverie 8Q
  5. 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!
  6. Smartphone app controllable
  7. NO under-the-bed lighting
  8. NO USB ports
  9. Come with height adjustable legs (adjust to 3″, 5″ or 8″ in height) Height adjustable legs of the Reverie 7S adjustable bed

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 the following ‘entry-level’ adjustable beds have

  1. Pillow Tilting
  2. Wall Hugging
  3. Programmable Memory Positions
  4. Massage
  5. Smartphone app control
  6. Bluetooth
  7. USB ports
  8. Under-bed lighting
  9. Lumbar support
  10. 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!

Hofish adjustable bed

 

Hofish adjustable bed

  1. The Hofish One-Step Assembly Adjustable Bed does not have many of the high-end specs we talked about earlier
  2. It does have head and foot tilt allowing you to sit-up to read a book, watch TV or even a play game on your iPhone. It also lets you raise the feet only; or to adopt the zero-gravity position which does wonders if you have RLS (restless leg syndrome).
  3. It has two programmable memory positions; the existing zero-gravity and TV-watching positions can be customized according to your favorite positions.
  4. Most adjustable beds in this price range come with wired remote controllers which are not as sexy as wireless remotes. But worry not, the Hofish adjustable bed with an illuminated wireless remote controller (it ain’t pretty, but it does the job!)
  5. Generally, putting your adjustable bed together, once it’s shipped to your home, is the biggest pain-in-the neck! Not the Hofish, because it comes with a single-step, 3-minute assembly!
  6. It also comes with anti-crushing technology which prevents a hand, a toy, a dog, getting crushed between the bed frame and the lowering foundation. This is generally, a feature of high-end adjustable beds like the Leggett and Platt Premier Series.
  7. Reade our full review of this new electric bed here –> Hofish Adjustable Bed Review – 10 Pros and Cons

Lucid L300 Adjustable Bed Base Review

Lucid L300 Adjustable Bed Frame

The Lucid L300 adjustable base is emerging as a top contender among the entry-level, budget-friendly category of adjustable beds. Here’s a rundown of its major specs.

  1. Of course it can’t give you the luxury of pillow tilting or wall hugging at an affordable price tag of $700.
  2. It doesn’t have the massage option either; no surprises there for the reasonable pricepoint
  3. It comes with ONE customizable memory position. Multiple programmable positions would have been great. But one is better than none. Programme the remote to remember your favorite position (e.g. lounge, zero-gravity, TV watching etc.) and recall it as and when you please, with the press of a single button
  4. It also comes with one preset memory position: that is the ‘flat’ position.
  5. It also comes with a flashlight, on the underside of the remote. This too can be very handy, especially at night
  6. USB Ports. The Lucid adjustable base comes equipped with two USB ports on the under-side of the adjustable foundation. Those that come on the side of the bed are much better.Lucid L300 USB ports on the undersideKneeling under the bed every time you want to charge your phone is impractical. You’ll need to keep the USB charge cable plugged in continuously to make use of these ports. On the plus side, you get these ports on either side of the bed so that both partners can get their phones and tablets charged while they sleep.
  7. The looks: the L300 comes with a trendy frame that is upholstered in Charcoal Gray cloth. This gives a rich look to this entry-level bed.
  8. Last but not least, it comes with a 750 pound lifting capacity and a 10-year warranty. You really can’t ask for more from an adjustable bed of this price category

Make sure you read the customer reviews before you buy the Lucid L300


Leggett & Platt Raven bed review

Leggett and Platt Raven Adjustable Beds Reviews

  1. This too doesn’t have all those luxury specs of the high-end models
  2. This stands out among the entry-level adjustable bed frames based on two specs
    • It comes pre-assembled in a queen-mattress sized-box. All you need to do is screw the four legs in. It only takes five minutes to assemble after unpacking.
    • Thin profile makes it easy to fit into any bed frame. Further, thanks to the thin frame, you can place even an extra-thick mattress (e.g. 14 inches) without making the bed too tall
    • 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
  3. Designed, engineered and assembled in the USA

Update January, 2018

Leggett and Platt has released A New Adjustable Bed for 2018 which is even more affordable than the Raven. It looks like L&P has released this model to compete with cheaper models like the Classic Brands and Hofish beds.


Sealy Ease Adjustable Bed

Sealy Ease Adjustable Base Review

  1. This is our #10 ranked adjustable base that takes the bottom spot.
  2. This too has a wireless remote controller
  3. 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!

Conclusion

An entry-level adjustable frame like the Hofish, Lucid L300, Leggett & Platt Raven or the Reverie 7S would do just fine

  1. If all you want is to raise the head (e.g. you have heartburn) 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

However, if you want a top of the line adjustable bed with all the bells and whistles, we recommend you choose a model like the Leggett and Platt Prodigy 2.0. Also, remember that your adjustable bed won’t be complete without a high-quality, adjustable bed-friendly mattress.


 

80 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Belinda,

    Thank you so much for all your insight and reviews! You’ve definitely helped me become an informed buyer with all your comparisons and detailed reviews. I just read your new review on the iDealBed 4i adjustable bed and it seems to be the best buy for quality and features at the price. One question I do have is it’s not listed on your top 10 best adjustable beds and upon reading your reviews and information it looks to be better than most on the top 10 list. Is there any draw backs I may have missed or anything keeping it from being ranked in the top 10 best adjustable beds?

    Again Thank you for all the help and such great information!

  2. @Rhonda,
    Thank you for your kind words; yes, natural latex mattresses are definitely the best adjustable mattress type. However, they don’t come cheap. The best adjustable latex mattresses can be as expensive as $3000. Here’s one of the best adjustable bed friendly latex mattresses; here’s a cheaper latex mattress, and here’s the Prodigy 2.0 + high-quality 12″ latex mattress combo.
    You’re definitely on the right track and you have done your research well. If you have the budget to support a latex mattress, by all means go for it. We’ll be eagerly waiting to hear about the heavenly sleep you’re about to enjoy!
    For your sleep!
    Belinda

  3. @Van,

    Sorry I missed your question. Can you please tell me exactly which model you purchased? Was it the Serta Motion Plus, Motion Perfect, Motion Essentials or Serta Motion Custom? As you may have seen, we have already classified the Serta Motion Custom II as one of the best adjustable beds in our review. Its ‘lumbar support’ feature is rare among adjustable bases (Reverie 9T also has this feature). It also has pillow tilting, which is great. The other 3 models are relatively basic models, nevertheless have decent consumer reviews.
    As for the Sealy Posturepedic InnerSpring mattress, it will work with the adjustable base; however, memory foam and latex mattresses are considered the best suited mattresses for adjustable type of bed. You may have already noticed that the mattress is a little hesitant/resistant to bending/flexing when you raise the head and/or foot of the bed. In contrast, latex and memory foam mattresses would easily flex and take the contour of the bed, especially when you have someone laying on top of it. Innerspring mattresses, especially if they are over 10 inches, would be a little stubborn in obeying the electric foundation!

    Sorry again for the late response!
    Belinda

  4. @Thomas
    We’ve been planning on this for the last couple of months. Have already tested it … give us till the end of the weekend! It’ll be up by 5th Monday, promise 🙂
    Belinda
    Monday 5th March update: Here’s the promised iDealBed adjustable bed review. Hope you find it useful.

  5. Hey Belinda,

    Could you give us some insight and a review on the iDealBed 4i Custom adjustable bed? I have a friend who purchased it off Amazon and swears by it.

    Thanks

  6. Wow… there’s so much to know about adjustable beds… never would have thought if I didn’t come across this review. However, it’s going to take me a while to digest all this. I will most likely buy your #1 best adjustable bed which is the prodigy 2. What would be a good mattress to put on it? I read that natural latex mattresses are better than memory foam mattresses? Any recommendations?
    Rhonda, Boston

  7. Hi there,
    This article is awesome! Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, we just purchased our very first adjustable base without researching the best base. We thought we got a good deal with the Serta iComfort series. I still don’t know much about it. But we have a 3year old Sealy Posturepedic InnerSpring mattress. Would this be a good combo?
    Hope to hear from you! Thanks for your time.

  8. @Bev Frances,
    First of all, thank you for your vote of confidence. Yes, we do try to do a comprehensive job as much as possible. Comments like yours definitely help us get even more motivated to make our reviews even better. Thank you again!

    I presume you’re referring to the Sleepyhead Shift 500, correct? I couldn’t find a lot of details on the specific model. It seems OK, but like you said, it doesn’t seem to have some of the features that we categorized as ‘high-end’.

    I’m very impressed about its looks. It appears to be well built; love the deck-on-deck design. On https://www.bedsrus.co.nz/beds-by-range/sleepyhead-shift-adjustable, can you see the difference between the 200i and 500i? 500i is deck-on-deck and 200i isn’t. Therefore, the 500i can be even used as a stand-alone bed without a platform bed to cover the ‘crude’ underneath!

    They say it has zero-gravity position, which is great. Hopefully, it has one or two programmable positions as well. Would it be possible to call them to find out? If you do call them, also ask if the ‘vibration’ function they mention is anything like a ‘massage’? 🙂 Also, is there just one massage motor or two massage motors? Are there different massage speeds? I doubt it has pillow tilting, but it wouldn’t hurt to ask.

    If you could find a local store that stocks the bed, you could check these out yourself.

    I wouldn’t worry too much about USB ports, smartphone operation and nightlight etc. although it would certainly be nice to have them.

    Amazon definitely ships certain items to New Zealand, but they may not ship big items like beds. https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=596188, but it wouldn’t hurt to contact their support!

    Thank you again for your kind words and hope you found our response helpful.
    Belinda

  9. Hi. I live in New Zealand and we only appear to have entry-level adjustable beds. However, apparently Sleepyhead (who makes 2 basic models) has a high-end model. Sleepyhead is a NZ company. Any comments as to what we can do re buying a high end model here?
    Kind regards
    Bev

    PS your site is extra-ordinarily comprehensive. Well done.

  10. Do you know anything about the motto sleep adjustable base? Saw one today under a Sterns and Foster mattress. Was very comfortable in store. I have tried the LP Prodigy in the store also.

  11. Wow…. looong read… learned about a lot of adjustable bed specs, I didn’t know existed. Thank you for doing such a great review on these latest adjustable beds. Unfortunately, I don’t quite have the capacity to fund a high end model like the Leggett Platt Prodigy (trust me, I would love to buy a Prodigy, one day…) but right now, I want an entry-level model.

    Out of the Hofish and Classic Brands, which one would you recommend? I see the Classic brands adjustable bed has a ton of reviews on Amazon; can’t seem to go wrong if I buy one. Also, does Classic brands have the split king version?

    Brenda

  12. Can you give some more details on the Leggett and Platt Raven bed please? I think I like it, the price seems pretty good also. It doesn’t look bulky. But does that make it weak? What’s its lifting capacity?

    Hubert

  13. @Mike, thank you to you too for endorsing our reviews.
    The Reverie 9t review is nearly done and should be published within the next couple of days!
    The 9T vs 8Q? Whoa, that’s a tough one! The 9T is sleek, looks modern and awesome; however, lacks pillow tilting (what a bummer). If the 9T had pillow tilting, I would have recommended the 9T at once. But because that’s not the case, I’ll personally go with the 8Q, partly also because it’s cheaper. I read a lot on my adjustable bed; so pillow tilting is a must. However, if you won’t read or watch TV from your bed as much as I would, I would go with the 9T. Remember that the 9T also has lumbar support!

    Hope that helps!
    Belinda

  14. @René, wow thank you for your awesome review; it really means a lot to me and my team. Yes, we try to give a little bit more than others. Comments like yours make us want to invest even more time on our reviews.

    To answer your question, I’d go with the Prodigy 2.0 based on its newer looks, better wall hugging, sleeker remote, extra customizable memory positions and the additional USB ports. The lack of mattress retention bars on the Prodigy 2.0 also look nice and makes ‘making your bed’ in the morning, a lot easier. However, depending on the type of cloth cover on your mattress, the microretention hooks on the Prodigy adjustable bed, may not hold your mattress in place as much as those retaining bars do!

    Thank you again for the confidence placed on our reviews.
    Belinda

  15. I have read through several online adjustable bed reviews but nothing comes even close to your reviews. The features you emphasize on your reviews are critical and I don’t know why others haven’t paid attention to them.

    I have one question for you Belinda!

    If the Leggett platt prodigy 2.0 and the Reverie 8q were the same price, which one would you recommend and why?
    René

  16. This is an extremely educational review of adjustable bed frames. I really appreciate the effort you have invested in producing the remarkable review. Do you have a Reverie 9T adjustable bed review? If so, can you please point me to it. Do you recommend the Reverie 9T over the 8Q? Although I would love to buy a Prodigy 2.0, I’m a little short of cash and would have to settle for a Reverie.
    Thank you again and keep up the great work!

  17. I couldn’t resist commenting. The best review of adjustable beds I found online by many a mile. Thanks for an awesome education. Some video reviews would have been even better…
    EJ

  18. @ Johnny B
    The Prodigy 2.0 is indeed a great choice. As for the best adjustable mattress, I suggest the Tuft and Needle mattress. Most memory foam mattresses and latex mattresses are adjustable bed friendly. However, ideally, you need to consider your predominant sleeping position, your preferred mattress firmness etc. before you buy an adjustable mattress. Therefore, I highly recommend that you either read our review on best memory foam mattresses of 2018. We have listed the best adjustable mattresses under the soft, medium-firm and firm categories there; that should help you towards making an educated decision.
    Cheers and keep us posted 😉
    Belinda

  19. I’d like to know what the best adjustable mattress is for an adjustable bed. After reading your reviews, I’m inclined towards a L&P Prodigy foundation. What’s your advice?

  20. Hi Dawn,

    Thanks for your question and congrats on making up your mind on buying an adjustable bed. Let me be honest and upfront; no I have not used a Sleep Number bed long term. I’ve just laid down on one at a mattress store, which you’ve probably done yourself. However, I eat mattresses for breakfast and breathe beds all day long 😉 Therefore, I can give you a few pointers that will help you make an educated decision.

    First, i10 is a mattress. The mattress’s major feature is Sleep Number’s “DualAir adjustability” feature that lets sleeping partners customize mattress firmness on their side independent of the other partner. This is what Sleep Number refers to as “your Sleep Number setting”. So for example, if you like ’em firm, yet your husband likes his side to be medium-soft, Sleep Number i10 lets you do that. You do this thanks to two air-chambers located on each of your mattresses. Pump more air in to your mattress to make it firmer and let some air out of your husband’s to make his mattress softer. Additionally, you can cool the mattress down, warm your feet up, get computed info on your sleep quality etc. etc.

    These are all awesome features; no two words. However, if you keep digging, you’ll see that the i10 has a few ‘cons/complaints’ as well. One of the major complaints against the Sleep Number i10 is that sometimes a valley can form between the two air chambers of either side. If one or both of you come to the middle of the bed, you can get trapped inside this valley. This is no good! Another (less frequent) complaint is that one or both air chambers start leaking air. This shouldn’t surprise anyone because any air mattress eventually start to ‘leak/deflate’. Other than that (and the hefty price tag), one really can’t complain about the i10.

    Now to the adjustable base. I presume you were referring to the FlexFit 3 adjustable bed (https://www.sleepnumber.com/sn/en/Adjustable-Bases/p/base-FF3). Unfortunately, this adjustable foundation lacks quite a few of our favorite specs. Lack of pillow tilting and high price-point are major turn-offs in our case. However, like we’ve said before, if you think you will not have much use for pillow tilting, and you’re happy to dish out the extra ca$h, the FlexFit 3 would be a good choice. Also, please note that the FlexFit 1 and FlexFit 2 don’t have the massage feature.

    Here is an unbiased video that may further help you (from sleeplikethedead.com)

    Hope this helps!
    Belinda

  21. We are considering purchasing a sleep number i10 split king with the high end adjustable frame. What do you know about this bed? Have you done any tests or have a review of it? The price is very high, but I am willing to pay a high price for comfort, quality and ease of use. Would I get this with a sleep number?
    Thanks!

  22. Thank you for an excellently detailed adjustable bed review. Just what I was looking for before shopping for adjustable beds on Black Friday. I have browsed through dozens and dozens of websites and this review on best adjustable beds by Bedroom solutions is simply the best out of all. Keep up the great work. May I also request you to review the Reverie 9T and Craftmatic adjustable beds please?

    Kate

  23. @ Linda, I feel for ya girl. I wish there was anything we could do about it. Thank you for sharing your experience; it will definitely help our readers not repeat the same mistake!
    Hope your refund goes well!
    Belinda

  24. I am so angry with myself. I fell in love with the Sleep Number Bed at a balloon festival and just had to have it. I did not do my research! I am now stuck with $4000 worth of awful. The frame is non-refundable. It is huge and ugly. The one I saw at the store was lower down and had a border around it. When they delivered mine, there was no border and the frame was very high. You add the mattress to it and I almost need a step stool to get into it. The mattress is very uncomfortable. I am not able to find my “sleep number.” I would like to return but I would have to pay almost $700 for shipping and then would not be guaranteed a refund for the rest. I am on a fixed income and really should have done more research. I did not know there were so many out there. They made it sound like they were the only ones with a flexible frame. And that it would be so easy to find my sleep number. I use a CPAP at night and move around quite extensively. If I get the umph to return the mattress I will. Then I will do more mattress shopping. Good thing I have a second bedroom and kept my old bed!

  25. @ Michael,
    Thank you for the great question.
    First things first. Simmons Beautyrest is definitely a Prestigious brand; however, still not bit in the adjustable bed industry. However, it’s definitely worth looking into.
    If you must buy a Beautyrest adjustable bed, I recommend the Beautyrest smartmotion 3.0 over the smartmotion 2.0 and 1.0 because the 3.0 is a Wall Saver model. Certain other brands call it ‘wall hugger’. However, if I were you, I’d buy something with ‘customizable memory positions’ and ‘pillow tilting’. Check our review summary table and you’ll see that there are ‘mid-range’ models that are in the same price range that do that.
    On this model, the anti-snore feature is related with the head/upper-body lift. But, in more advanced models, anti-snore position is a function of the pillow tilt.
    I will get back to you with more details; got to run right now!
    Belinda
    P.S. Please note that this is not a hands on review; just going by the specs on the Manufacturers’ websites

  26. So are the Beautyrests not worth looking into? They’re probably the most common brand at stores near me but see they got no mention.

    Do you know if Glideaway is a good brand? I’m looking at their Elevation model which has a pretty unique feature where the whole bed tilts while staying straight so you can side sleep but elevate the head at the same time. Might be an interesting model for you to review.

    Are you still planning on doing the Craftmatic vs Legget comparison you mentioned you were going to do earlier in the comments?

    Thanks!

  27. @ Donna,

    Generally, spring mattresses CANNOT bend. If you put it on an adjustable bed and raise the upper body and/or lower body, the mattress may obey the base a little. But I doubt it’ll ‘flex’ as much as a memory foam or latex mattress.

    Sorry, the principle applies to ALL adjustable beds. Hope this helps!
    Belinda

  28. Hi Courtney, this list is up-to-date as of October 2017. We have left out brands like Sleep Number, Craftmatic etc. because of their expensive price tags. All the others are up-to-date. You can try the local Sam’s Club; generally their prices are more expensive than prices on Amazon. But it might be worth checking out; your local mattress store may have an adjustable bed sale going on! The mattress industry and adjustable bed industry is sometimes funny. Sometimes, a particular brand is sold as “X” at Walmart and as “N” at Amazon or Macey’s for example. So be aware of the fact that the brands we recommend here may not be available under the same brand name in your local store. I know a few examples, but don’t want to mention them here because it may have legal implications. Just be vigilant and you’ll be able to catch ’em 😉 Consider tuning to Bedroom.solutions at your mattress store to compare the pics and specs to the ones in your local store.

    Hope that was helpful and thank you again for your vote of confidence.
    Belinda

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