For those of you that are only just entering the market for an adjustable bed for your home, then you will be forgiven for thinking they’re all created equal. However, once you start to delve deeper into the options out there, you’ll realise just how many different factors come into play.
To make the process just a tad easier for you, we’ve put together the following buying guide for your home electric adjustable beds. It contains the most common factors you should keep in mind before splashing the cash on a model that should last you a number of years.
Don’t Cut Corners
As we get older, it becomes increasingly important to invest in a decent bed and mattress. While you shouldn’t have slept in that budget version from Ikea during your 20s anyway, your body definitely won’t forgive you as the candles start stacking up on your birthday cake.
That’s why it’s so important to be willing to spend a decent amount of money. Price shouldn’t be your main concern – instead, think about value. That should be your top priority here. Don’t cut corners by going for a cheaper brand or by going for ‘entry-level’ models. Chances are that you’ll need to replace them sooner, making it an overall more expensive experience.
Plenty of Manoeuvrability
Adjustable beds can have various points where they can be adjusted. It really varies on your specific condition or preference when it comes to selecting this. The main thing you want is to have the flexibility.
Invest in a bed that has 2 or 3 different ‘joints’. This means that you can play around with what works best for you – this is particularly useful if you’re bed-bound for long periods during the day. Moving around and changing positions is key to keeping things comfortable for you.
Personal Massage Therapist
The beauty of many of the modern adjustable beds out there is that they come with an in-built massage option. And we’re not talking about those cheap gizmos that are painful than they are pleasurable.
These days, you can feel like you have 20 pairs of hands massaging your entire body at the same time. While this is obviously not an essential addition, it sure adds to the luxury experience!
This one overlaps with the section on not being cheap when it comes to adjustable beds, but it’s worth placing an extra bit of attention on the electric motor. It really is one of the most important parts of the bed and can make the difference between comfort and an overall depressing experience.
The motor should be fast, lasting, and quiet. You don’t want your motor to sound like your neighbour’s motorcycle every time you want to change positions.
Wireless or Wired Control?
In this case, we’re not going to tell you that wireless is a ‘must-have’ option – rather, consider it a very nice extra that you could do without if you’re looking to trim costs. It makes adjusting the bed a whole lot easier, as you don’t have to deal with a wire, but it doesn’t really result in an impact on your comfort!