Adjustable bases are one of the many wonders that technology’s innovations have bestowed upon us. But since they are quite a costly investment, one must first determine if they really need such a product. Today, we’re going to talk about the benefits that adjustable beds bring, what are differences between them, but we’re also going to check out some of the products manufactured and sold by a bedding veteran: Tempur-Pedic.
5 Best Tempur-Pedic Adjustable Bed Comparisons
EASE® 2.0 Adjustable Base
Who They’re For
Typically, adjustable beds come to the aid of people with limited mobility. They facilitate the sleeper in finding the best sleeping position, while also making it easy for him to get out of bed. Truth of the matter is, a lot of people prefer adjustable beds because of their benefits, even if they don’t suffer from any health-related problems. However, adjustable beds are truly recommended for people who:
- Have mobility problems because they suffer from muscle weakness.
- Experience circulatory and respiratory problems, in which case it’s good to have elevation in the head and foot area.
- Suffer from severe back paint, but also from arthritis or sciatica.
- Have experience injuries or accidents and they recovery requires spending longer periods of time in bed.
Adjustable beds generally fall in two categories: lifestyle and profiling. Adjustable lifestyle beds are dedicated to people who don’t have any health problems, but would like to benefits from the basic elevation functions, so they can have a more comfortable position when lying in bed to read, watch TV or work on their laptops. They are called “lifestyle” beds because they’re designed for people who are looking for some extra comfort.
Profiling beds, on the other hand, have a lot more features dedicated to help those who really need them. They come with a wider variety of adjustments and benefits. Typically, a profiling bed can be adjusted manually or electrically, but the latter type is more common for home use. They have a remote control (which is often referred to as a “handset”) which is used to make the desired adjustments. This type of bed comes with sectioned mattresses so that the sleeper can bend them to better fit the required position. The different types are:
- Two-part adjustable beds give you the possibility to adjust the upper side of the base, so that you can find the best position for anything else rather than sleeping.
- Three-part adjustable bed has head elevation, but also allows you to raise the base at the knee area. This will prevent you from slipping down the bed whenever the upper part is raised.
- Four-part adjustable beds are very similar to the ones described above, only they feature one more flat section for sitting.
While adjustable beds fall into the three aforementioned categories, they can have a wider range of functions that are not necessarily tied to the adjustability feature itself. For example, some adjustable beds include a massage feature. While it may sound like something only spoiled rich people would opt for, the massage feature of this beds can actually calm down some pain related to arthritis, back, or muscle pains. However, massage isn’t always recommended, so make sure you check with your doctor before adventuring into such a purchase.
Some beds have adjustable heights which are controlled via a bed lever or a remote control. This feature is extremely useful for people that often have difficulties getting in and out of bed, whether it’s because of old age, pain or injury caused by an accident. Even more, if an adjustable bed can be elevated, it will be easier to provide nursing care for the one who’s lying in it.
There are adjustable beds that also have handrails and, even if this feature seems a bit too hospital-like, it’s definitely something to consider when the sleeper has difficulties in moving. The rails make it easier to get in and out of bed, but they also offer support when looking to switch positions. If need be, some adjustable bed models also have drawers, which are useful for storing all sorts of things you may have lying around the bedroom.
Depending on the features it’s equipped with, an adjustable bed can be anywhere between medium-priced and super expensive. As always, it’s important to be well-informed before investing so much money in something. That’s why, before you go on shopping, we wanted to give you a list of final considerations so that you can choose the best adjustable bed ever.
First off, safety is crucial. If your future adjustable bed is electric, you need to make sure that it has some sort of safety precautions. For example, if a hand or leg gets stuck where it shouldn’t, can the bed automatically stop moving to prevent injuries?
Another important thing is warranty. But the length of the warranty is not the only thing you should look out for. Carefully read the fine print to see what the warranty does and does not cover. Then, you need to make sure that the mattress and the base are compatible. Whether you have a mattress that’s already waiting for you at home or you plan on purchasing a new one, it’s important that the base and mattress be compatible in terms of size. Also, not every mattress is flexible enough to be used with an adjustable bed, so do your homework before spending any money.
Keep in mind: check the weight limit of the adjustable bed you’re planning to buy. Some models have a weight limits that’s more generous than others and if any overweight person will be sleeping on the bed, it’s important to know the weight limit information beforehand.
Top 5 Best Tempur-Pedic Adjustable Bed Reviews
1. TEMPUR-Ergo® Premier
- Dimensions: 79 x 58.2 x 8.5 inches (for the Queen size)
- Weight: 230 pounds (for the Queen size)
- Available Sizes: Twin, Twin Long, Double, Queen, Split Queen, King, Split King (two pieces), Cal King, Split Cal King
The debut of this round up features the TEMPUR-Ergo® Premier adjustable base review. This model allows you to elevate the upper area at a 70 degrees angle and the lower area at a 37 degrees angle. The massage feature will spoil you to the max, since it includes four programs with different outputs: pulse, wave, sync wave and standard. Who wouldn’t want a comforting massage at the end of the day? The remote control is wireless and will help you adjust pretty much anything that can be adjusted. Additionally, you can also store a maximum of four preset positions so your favorite setting will literally be at a push of a button’s distance.
By default, the base is delivered with 6.5 inch legs, but you can opt to purchase other legs separately, if you’d rather have 4.5 or 9 inches in height. The edge support is really good and the base of the bed feels very sturdy. But the truly amazing part is the how the bed can adjust positions without any jolts or sudden movement, transitioning smoothly as you setup your favorite position.
- Very sturdy base
- Excellent edge support
- Possibility to preset four different positions
- Remote control allow quick feature setting
- Bed can be controlled via a special smartphone app
- Massage feature feels more like a low-key vibration
2. EASE® 2.0 Adjustable Base
- Dimensions: 79 x 59 x 17 inches (for the Queen size)
- Weight: 187 pounds (for the Queen size)
- Available Sizes: Twin, Twin Long, Double, Queen, King, Split King (two pieces), Cal King, Split Cal King (two pieces)
The EASE is yet another great adjustable based manufactured and delivered by Tempur-Pedic. It follows the already-famous pattern of features that we’re accustomed to seeing in their beds, with a few minor tweaks. The remote control is present in this setup as well, making sure that you can use it in the dark thank to the backlit buttons. The legs of the bed can be adjusted to the height of your choice, which makes getting in and out of bed a breeze. The higher you set the bed, the more useful storage space you’ll have underneath the bed.
Due to its construction, the base can fit inside platforms beds and adjust to pretty much every bedroom setup. The upper and lower side of the base can be elevated to provide with better comfort when reading in bed, but also to improve circulation. The one button stop feature will automatically stop the base from moving upon the press of any remote control button. The power outage feature will make the base return to its original position in case there’s a blackout. The child lock feature is there to make sure no kids are ever hurt by a moving base. It can be activated with a two-button sequence.
- Child lock feature prevents bed movement when kids are around
- Beds locks into position throughout the entire night
- Remote control features backlit buttons
- Drive motors are quiet
- Legs are adjustable in height
- It does not have a massage setting
- Dimensions: 79.5 x 59.5 x 8 inches
- Weight: 214 pounds
- Available Sizes: Twin Long, Double, Queen, Split Queen (two pieces), King, Split King (two pieces), Cal King, Split Cal King (two pieces)
The differences between the Ergo and the Ergo Extend aren’t really that many. You can consider the Ergo as a bit of downgrade compared to the Extend, but still with a generous amount of features that will make you want to buy it. The base is controlled via the same wireless remote that features a LED backlight for better operating it in the dark. Thanks to its internal storage, the remote control can memorise some of your favorite base adjustments, so the next time you lie in bed, all you have to do is press a button and the bed will return to your favorite position.
The zero gravity and quite mode are still here, but with this adjustable bed model, you only get two massage zones instead of four. The height of the legs can be adjusted and the under the bed lighting function will help you find lost slippers or the remote control you dropped earlier, but also aid you in finding your way in the dark, to the light switch. When you install a new mattress on this bed frame, you will need to give it time to break in and adjust to the new setting.
- Features two massage zones with three level of intensity for each
- The quiet mode adjust the bed to avoid sleepers from snoring
- Under the bed light makes it easier to move in the dark
- Remote control presets allow fast adjustment settings
- Remote buttons are backed up by nightlight
- The massage zones are placed right between the two sleepers
4. TEMPUR-Ergo® Extend
- Dimensions: 79.5 x 59.5 x 8 inches (for the Queen size)
- Weight: 246 pounds (for the Queen size)
- Available Sizes: Twin XL, Queen, Split Cal King
This power base provides all the comfort you’d expect to get for a lifestyle adjustable base. Thanks to the wireless remote control, shuffling between setting and making the right adjustments has never been easier. The remote control allows you to store your favorite setting so you can later adjust the base with a minimum amount of effort. The backlit keys are a sensation in minimal lighting conditions, making the remote easy to use even at night.
The zero gravity feature is meant to mimic the “sleeping on clouds” feeling, but experts are still very skeptical about the benefits of such a feature, if any. Massage technology is also included in this model, with four tiny motors that emit vibrations from the base of the bed. The included quiet mode will tilt the upper side of the base to prevent snoring and provide the sleeper with a position that makes breathing easier. The base features illumination which facilitates getting in and out of bed in pitch dark, but there is also a series of USB ports that might come in handy for several tech-related activities.
- Leg area has three different height settings
- Remote control allows the memorization of preset settings
- Under the bed lighting provides better mobility in the dark
- Comes with a 25 year warranty
- Bed base includes USB ports
- Not suitable for stomach sleepers
- Remote backlight can be pretty powerful and disturbing in the dark
5. TEMPUR-Up Foundation
- Dimensions: 79 x 58.2 x 9 inches (for the Queen size)
- Weight: 151 pounds (for the Queen size)
- Available Sizes: Twin, Twin Long, Double, Queen, King, Split King, Cal King, Split Cal King
If you’re looking for a basic upgrade from the dull flat foundation, the Tempur-Up may be just the right thing for you. The head area can be raised at a 55 degrees angle to provide you with more comfort when sitting in bed, reading a good novel, watching TV, having a family conversation, eating a bowl of cereal or whatever it is you like to do in bed. The wired remote control is pretty basic, with a pair of up and down arrows for adjusting the upper part to your favorite angle.
There is also a “flat” button that immediately returns the bed to its original flat position. It does not include any of the fancy features we’ve seen on other Tempur-Pedic adjustable beds, but it makes sense considering the lower price tag. Think of this as the adjustable bed you’ve wanted, but couldn’t afford up until now.
- Head zone can be tilted to a maximum 55 degrees angle
- Remote control is intuitive, easy to use
- Bed can return to flat position with a single press of a button
- Remote control is not wireless
- Lacks the features of the upgraded bed bases sold by Tempur-Pedic
Before buying an adjustable bed, it’s important to know why you need it. Buying a lifestyle bed is easier than choosing one that fits a medical condition. That’s why, it’s important to have a conversation with your physician and determine if an adjustable bed can really make your life easier.
In order to avoid spending too much money on an adjustable bed, you should figure out why you need it first. If you simply want more comfort because you lie in bed working on your laptop, reading a good book or binging Netflix, then a basic base with adjustable head tilt should suffice. Additionally, you can opt for bases with more features, just as under the bed lighting, foot elevation and warmth, massage motors and more. But always be aware that the more features your base has, the more it will cost. Steer clear from things you never plan on using.