Adjustable beds all promise a better night’s sleep, but which to choose? Here's your 5 point check list.

Adjustable beds all promise a better night’s sleep, but which to choose? Here's your 5 point check list.

Here’s a checklist of what to look for:


  1. Ease of use — no matter how many bells and whistles are advertised, you don’t want to end up with a bed that’s difficult to operate. Sleep should be easy. So when you’re looking for therapeutic bedding, you want something that’s as close to plug-and-play as possible. A remote that’s easy to see and use, features like under-bed lighting to lower the risk of falls and a temperature that adjusts to keep your body in perfect equilibrium.


  1. Appearance and style — an adjustable bed is not a hospital bed. It has the aesthetics of stylish furniture, but with therapeutic features that address a health issues, everything from sleep apnea and acid reflux to muscle and joint soreness — the kind of things that make sleep difficult. So when you’re shopping for a bed, know that you don’t have to sacrifice beauty for utility.


  1. Knowledgeable manufacturer — you’ve heard all the promises. But just because a company has been selling bedding for decades, doesn’t mean that they are expert on the needs of the aging but active population. For instance, men with prostate conditions require frequent bathroom visits during the night. Women experiencing hormonal changes can have body temperature shifts that can be jarring. There are also potential injury risks associated with osteoporosis and painful joints. You want a manufacturer with a bedding system that addresses all of those conditions. In short, there’s more to a good night’s sleep than simply a bed that adjusts.


  1. Zero gravity — we hear a lot about it, but the real value to zero gravity is not sleeping flat. This can relieve pressure on everything from the heart to the lower back to other problem areas.. For those with diabetes, high blood pressure and excess weight, zero gravity can reposition your body and actually reduce swelling. Look for a bed that is built from the ground up for zero gravity. It’s not a button on a remote, but a feature embedded into the design


  1. It’s the whole system — It’s not just a mattress you’re buying or a frame. To get all of the therapeutic advantages requires an integrated system. Even if your mattress has a massage feature, what it’s made of has a big impact on comfort. For example, Kalmia mattresses offer proprietary 37.5™ technology. This ensures a microclimate that responds to your body throughout sleep to maintain the optimal temperature.