The concept of adjustable beds has been around since the Roman Empire, although these were fixed beds without any adjustability, they did have the design of a raised head. It wasn't until the 19th Century where a man by the name of Dr Willis Gatch created what we now know as the adjustable bed which was used by hospitals to serve wounded and recovering soldiers.
Fast forward to today and there is a vast range of adjustable beds from lifestyle beds which we will be covering to specialised beds also called profiling beds which you can find in hospitals, physical recovery institutions and some retirement homes.
You will have to consult a medical professional if you are needing an adjustable bed for any medical reasons. Our purpose with this Best Adjustable Beds list is to make you aware of some adjustable lifestyle beds which could help you find more comfortable positions for watching tv, reading or even just to kick back and relax.
Here are our Best Adjustable Bed picks in the UK with a short review of each (Important Considerations in Conclusion).
|BRAND||ADJUSTABLE BED||MATTRESS INCLUDED||SIZES AVAILABLE||GUARANTEE||PRICE|
|Dreams||Lucia Sleepmotion 200i Adjustable Bed||No||Single, Double, King, Super King||1 Year||£648|
|Sleepeezee||Cool Comfort Memory Adjustable Divan Set||Yes||Small Single, Single||5 Years||£799|
|Highgrove||Motion Reflex Adjustable Divan Set||Yes||Small Single, Single||20 Years||£799|
|Sleepkings||Electric Bed Adjustable Bed||Yes||Single||2 Years||£499.99|
|Tempur||Moulton Adjustable Massage Divan||No||Single, King, Super King||10 Years||£1,449|
1. Dreams Lucia Sleepmotion 200i Adjustable Bed
This Dreams adjustable bed is what you could call the optimal fusion between comfort, style and technology. The bed comes with a standard remote but you can also control the head and leg adjustability through the Napp Dreams App which may be useful as many of us are on our phones while in bed (guilty as charged).
It stood out from the adjustable beds because of its popularity and high customer rating with over 1,500 customer reviews (the majority being 5-stars). What also makes this bed very popular are the additional customisations and services offered. It is available in dark grey and silver to suit most bedrooms and 4 different sizes which are very uncommon for adjustable beds. You can also find an option where Dreams will assemble the adjustable bed for you (at an additional cost).
The Lucia Sleepmotion 200i Adjustable Bed is stand alone and excludes a mattress, we have put a button below to take you to Dreams' "Sleepmotion mattresses" as they call it which should be compatible with adjustable beds but please do read up to be sure.
2. Sleepeezee Adjustable Divan Bed Set
If you in search of a budget adjustable bed with mattress that does the job and ticks all the boxes, we recommend you take a look at the Sleepeezee range. 8 colour options, storage and drawer options and 5 break action through the electric motion.
It is available in 2 sizes (small single and single) which you will find very common when looking for adjustable beds. The reason is that if you have a partner, they may feel more comfortable in a different position to you or are needing the bed to be positioned differently to accommodate what they are doing. With that being said adjustable beds are also designed to be placed beside each other.
Sleepezee overall have excellent Trustpilot reviews which can give you a good indication on what to expect when purchasing a product from them. Interesting fact, they even have a royal warrant which is often regarded as showing the highest standards of excellence.
Regarding the adjustable mattress, you'll find it's a medium-firm hybrid (benefits of memory foam and pocket springs). Hybrid mattresses by nature are designed to be balanced and suitable for the majority of sleepers.
3. Highgrove Adjustable Bed With Mattress
The Highgrove Motion range offer decent sets, this one includes the adjustable bed, the mattress and the headboard. It is available in a small single and single size as well as three neutral colour-ways.
The Motion Reflex Adjustable Divan Set is handcrafted in the UK and comes with a 20-year structural guarantee.
The mattress is described as a reflex foam mattress with nothing more said. From our research reflex foam is a polyurethane derivative and is a high-density foam to provide support and firmness. Many multi-foam and memory foam mattresses use reflex foam in the lower layers and memory foam on top to provide an equal balance of comfort and support.
Furniture Village also offers a large selection of similar adjustable beds at reasonable prices which you can review to broaden your selection pool. Just remember to read up on what customers had to say in their reviews.
4. Sleepkings Electric Adjustable Bed
Sleepkings is probably a brand you have not heard of and while they are maybe not a notable manufacturer, they do offer an interesting adjustable bed set at a very low cost. So if you have a limited budget this may be one to consider.
The Sleepkings adjustable bed (with headboard) has 5 adjustable parts to it, including the neck, back and knee areas. The mattress that comes with it is a memory foam mattress that is 8 inches or around 20 cm. Most of the mattresses we review are around 25cm in thickness as this seems to be the most neutral or balanced depth. Generally, thicker mattresses are best for heavier sleepers and thinner mattresses for lighter sleepers but this all depends on the materials used.
It has a decent amount of 5-star customer reviews, the most common being excellent price-value ratio. The most common negative comments where about the delivery service, so take that into consideration.
5. Tempur Moulton Adjustable Massage Divan Bed
Tempur who are very well known all over the world as the material TEMPUR® was created by NASA to cushion astronauts during take off into space. The material formula has constantly improved and serves as the key material in Tempur mattresses and pillows.
The Tempur Moulton Adjustable Bed allows you to change the position of your head, hips or legs and even includes a relaxing massage feature. If you are looking to get a king or super king model you can sync the two to rise and fall simultaneously, which is a pretty sleek feature.
You have the option to save up to 3 of your favourite settings by use of the touch screen remote. There is also a battery reserve in case of a power failure and under bed LED lights.
Tempur sells their adjustable beds separately so you will have to purchase a mattress separately and if you get one from Tempur (full mattress reviews below) you can expect to splurge around a grand on top.
Can I Use Any Mattress With An Adjustable Bed?
From the research we have done, we would recommend:
- Buy an adjustable bed that comes with a mattress, or
- Buy a mattress that includes the phrase "adjustable mattress" preferably from the same manufacturer as the adjustable beds.
We would not recommend you use your current mattress with a new adjustable bed, it could damage the mattress and void its guarantee or worse cause back pain or affect your health in some sort of way.
Best Adjustable Beds Conclusion
You will find many adjustable beds here in the UK. The more expensive models will have additional features such as, LED lighting, battery recovery, massage feature etc. You will have to decide what features you will actually need or use as many are just gimmicks to market their beds.
It may be best to purchase two separate single adjustable beds if you are living with a partner as this could minimise some fights and complaints down the line hehe.
Finally remember that the mattress is just as important if not more important than the bed, this will be responsible for keeping your spine aligned and giving you the balanced support and comfort needed for a great nights sleep.