Who Needs an Adjustable Bed?

Posted by Pam Johnson - Head of Buying on 25th Jan 2022

Who Needs an Adjustable Bed?

If you’ve ever had a spell in hospital, you’ll have experienced the marvel that is the hospital bed. Designed for optimal patient comfort, and so that health professionals can administer care successfully(1), these adjustable beds deliver comfort and convenience when they’re needed most.

Yet for many people, the need for help getting in and out of bed, and staying comfortable while in bed extends beyond hospital visits.

Discover the many uses of  adjustable beds and their therapeutic benefits and consider how an adjustable bed could help you.

The versatility of an adjustable bed

Domestic adjustable beds can help to provide practical solutions to getting in and out of bed and can also help alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by long-term and temporary mobility problems. They do this by allowing the height and position of the mattress to be altered to accommodate your needs.

However, rather than only providing help for those with mobility problems, adjustable beds can also offer solutions to all sorts of sleep time problems. This includes helping those that are recovering from an illness or injury, to providing comfort to people with acid reflux, back problems, and even circulatory issues (2).  Adjustable beds are also great for those looking for a more comfortable way to watch TV in bed or to enjoy their bedtime reading.

What exactly is an adjustable bed?

Unlike most other beds, adjustable beds offer practical assistance for getting in and out of bed, as well as allowing you to adjust the bed while in it, to optimise your comfort. Adjustable beds use a motorised mechanism to lift and lower the mattress to the desired height and angle.

These types of beds are also sometimes referred to as electric beds, reclining beds, and mobility beds.

Adjustable beds are excellent mobility tools and have come a long way since they were first introduced. For instance, modern adjustable beds tend to be ones that can be adjusted using a  wireless remote or even Bluetooth via your own mobile device. This is a far cry from the days of hazardous loose wires and clunky controls.

Now, adjustable beds are stylish as well as practical and are available in assorted styles, fabrics and sizes.

How can an adjustable bed help me?

Bensons for Beds has a great variety of reclining beds in assorted sizes. This allows you to select the perfect adjustable bed for your needs and for your available space. Options include single, small double, double, king size, and super king adjustable beds, meaning all kinds of households can benefit from having an adjustable bed. Many of the beds are equipped with non-turn mattresses which is convenient for those with long-term mobility issues. Others feature mattresses with handles to make it easier to turn them when needed.

Different aspects of an adjustable bed can help with various health conditions(2) in addition to making bedtime all that more comfortable.

Beds with back adjustment

A tilting bed that offers assorted back positions can help you get into an upright sitting position without the need for you to pull yourself up.

These types of adjustable beds are great for help with:

Back pain: elevated support can help you maintain a more comfortable position(3)

Heartburn and acid reflux: elevation can prevent stomach acid travelling up to your throat(4)

Sinusitis, colds, blocked noses: lying flat can make blocked noses worse whereas elevation can help drain sinuses and stop you feeling bunged up(5)

Having meals in bed when you need to stay in bed for long periods

Taking medicine when in bed: can adjust the bed to lift your head instead of leaning up to receive medicine

Pregnancy and beyond: lifting your upper body can be made easier with an adjustable bed which can help postpartum and if feeding your new baby in bed.

Reading comfortably in bed

Watching television in bed

Beds that adjust at the foot

An adjustable bed that raises at the foot of the mattress is helpful in many different situations including:

If you are recovering from a lower limb injury and need to keep one or both legs raised(2)

Improving blood flow: raising your legs can help blood to circulate(2)

Reducing swelling: leg elevation can help fluids to (2)

To alleviate pressure from varicose veins(2)

Adjustable beds for couples

You may not want or need the same type of support as your partner, which is why a shared bed with two separate mattresses and independent controls is the sensible choice. Our  adjustable beds made for two have split mattresses with separate controls for each side so that they can be adjusted to suit the needs of each sleeper. For example, you may want to adjust the head of the bed to support your back as you read, while your partner can continue to sleep soundly lying down.

Can I buy a stylish adjustable bed?

A common concern when buying an adjustable bed is that it may interfere with the overall look of your bedroom. Fortunately, our adjustable beds are not only practical, but also stylish. Many of our adjustable beds are available in elegant, neutral tones, to complement all manner of bedroom designs. These beds are also available in a choice of fabrics.

Adjust your bed as you adjust your needs

One of the great aspects of an adjustable bed is its versatility. A bed that can be raised at the back and at the foot help you stay comfortable in all different scenarios and at different times in your life. From offering everyday comfort, to assisting with mobility as you age, adjustable beds can provide convenience for all.

What is the best adjustable bed for me?

To find the best adjustable bed for your needs,  browse our collection. You can also speak with a member of our team by calling 0808 144 6160. If you prefer, you can contact us via email, or in store.

We’ll be delighted to help you select the perfect adjustable bed for you from the wonderful collection at Bensons for Beds.







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Pam Johnson
Head of Buying
Pam has worked within Bensons for Beds for 16 years and has a great deal of experience in both developing and sourcing new product ranges. As Head of Buying specialising in mattresses, divans and headboards, Pam is dedicated to providing solutions that help customers to get a great night’s sleep.
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