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How does an adjustable bed work?

Not all electric beds are the same, but they all generally share many of the same aspects. Consisting of a motorised, customisable frame with tension adjusters in the base, you can use a control pad to alter the height of various points in the frame. This will alter the mattress shape to the selected settings, temporarily relieving areas of the body that suffer from pain.

Those who tend to use electric beds find that adjusting a bed frame can help with aches and pains in the joints, especially legs, knees, neck, shoulders, hips and spine. By evenly distributing your body weight, electric beds help to alleviate discomfort in joints and provide comfort to your muscles.

What sizes of adjustable beds are there?

You can find an electric adjustable bed in every standard size here at Mattressman, including small single (75 x 190cm), single (90 x 190cm), small double (120 x 190cm), double (135 x 190cm), king size (150 x 200cm), and super king (180 x 200cm). Many of these come with mattresses; however, if you wish, you can select an adjustable bed frame only and choose a different suitable mattress to be paired with it.

Beyond the standard sizes of mattresses, our mobility beds can also come as two separate mattresses for people who share a bed. This way, you can modify the position your half of the mattress is in without disturbing your partner, allowing you to suit the position to your preferred incline.

Do I need an electric bed?

Anyone who suffers from back or joint pain, especially after they wake up, may want to consider an electric bed. Adjusting the position of your mattress can help relieve pressure points by being on a slight incline, providing tailored support that helps target mobility or health issues. An electric adjustable bed is also said to relieve migraines and improve the glymphatic system by sleeping on a slight incline. With any one of our electric adjustable beds, you could be on your way to a much more comfortable night's sleep.

What kind of mattress should I pair with my electric adjustable bed?

Because you want the mattress to move with the contours you have set for the electric bed, you cannot simply put any mattress on it. Some mattresses and their compositions are simply not designed to go on an adjustable moving bed. Continue to read below for our advice on which mattresses are best matched with an adjustable bed and what is most suitable for the way you sleep.

Pocket sprung

Pocket sprung mattresses are a brilliant option to be paired with an electric bed. This is because the pocket springs move independently, allowing the mattress surface to mould to the contours of your body whilst you sleep, it will also move with the position of the adjustable bed.

A pocket sprung mattress is appropriate for every kind of sleeper assuming you opt for the correct support tension; different sleeping positions influence which mattress tension you should opt for. However, extra firm mattresses should not be used with adjustable beds as the spring unit will be too rigid to move with the frame's position.

Memory foam

Similarly, memory foam mattresses are a brilliant option for adjustable beds because they will readily conform to the frame's position. The memory foam surface, comprised of millions of tiny holes, will seep out air when pressure is applied and mould to the position of your body. As there is minimal airflow in a memory foam mattress, we recommend that you opt for a different mattress composition if you get too hot throughout the night.


For all the reasons described above, a hybrid pocket spring and memory foam mattress is also a brilliant option for electric beds. Enjoy the brilliant support from the pocket sprung unit and the comfort from the memory foam to have a truly comfortable night's sleep.

Latex and Geltex hybrid mattresses are also effective options with various other benefits, such as temperature regulation and breathability.

What brands of electric adjustable beds are there?

Creating an adjustable bed requires specialist craftsmanship and knowledge of how the bed frame moves to accentuate the mattresses. Therefore, only a few trusted brands produce electric adjustable beds, including MiBed and Sleepeezee. Their adjustable beds' collection includes various options that adjust in multiple ways, so browsing their ranges is essential for finding the right choice.

Why purchase from Mattressman?

When you purchase an adjustable bed from Mattressman, you can rely on our services to make the process simple and convenient for you. Because the electric bed brands will produce your order to your selected preferences, the adjustable beds are not eligible for next day delivery. With this being said, our Mattressman team will notify you when your order has arrived at our warehouse, and we will contact you for a convenient delivery date. Our service offers free delivery, and if you wish your item to be delivered to a bedroom of your choice, you can pay a small extra fee so our delivery drivers can ensure your new bed is delivered to your desired location.With Mattressman, you can rely on a good night's sleep at an affordable price. 

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