Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Adjustable Beds
What is an adjustable bed?
An adjustable bed, also known as a motorised bed, is a type of bed frame that allows users to change the position of the bed's various sections using an electrically powered mechanism. This enables the head, foot, or both sections of the bed to be raised or lowered, providing customisable sleeping and resting positions.
How does an adjustable bed work?
Adjustable beds are equipped with motors and a control system that enables users to adjust the angle of the bed's different sections. A handheld remote or a smartphone app is typically used to control the bed's movement, allowing users to elevate or lower the head and foot sections independently or simultaneously.
What are the benefits of using an adjustable bed?
Some of the benefits of using an adjustable bed include:
- Improved comfort: Adjust the bed to find the most comfortable position for sleeping, reading, or watching TV.
- Pain relief: Elevating specific areas of the bed can alleviate pressure on the back, neck, and joints, providing relief from conditions such as acid reflux, snoring, and sleep apnea.
- Enhanced circulation: Elevating the legs can aid in blood flow and reduce swelling.
- Ease of getting in and out of bed: Raising the head section can make it easier for individuals with mobility issues to get in and out of bed.
- Customisable sleeping positions: Couples with different sleep preferences can adjust their side of the bed to suit their individual needs.
Are adjustable beds only for medical purposes?
While adjustable beds are commonly used in medical settings to aid patients with various health conditions, they are also popular among the general public for everyday use. Many people find adjustable beds more comfortable for reading, watching TV, or simply enjoying a more customised sleeping experience. To make sure you sleep soundly, Cavendish Health Care & Mobility stocks specially made beds and all the accessories to make sure you’re comfortable.
What is the difference between an adjustable bed and a profiling bed?
An adjustable bed allows users to change the positioning of the entire bed to different angles, typically controlled by a remote or buttons. It can elevate the head, feet, or both, offering various comfortable positions for reading, watching TV, or sleeping. The adjustments are usually limited to a few pre-set angles.
A profiling bed, also known as an electric hospital bed, offers more advanced customisation options. It allows for individual adjustment of specific sections of the bed, such as raising the head, knees, and footrest independently. This level of customisation is particularly beneficial for individuals with medical needs or those who require specific body positioning for therapeutic reasons.
Do adjustable beds come in different sizes?
Yes, adjustable beds are available in various sizes, including twin, full, queen, king, and California king. It's essential to ensure that the adjustable bed size matches the size of your mattress.
Can I use any mattress with an adjustable bed?
Not all mattresses are compatible with adjustable beds. Memory foam, latex, and some air mattresses tend to work best. Innerspring mattresses may not be as flexible and could affect the adjustability of the bed. It is advisable to check with the mattress manufacturer to confirm if their product is suitable for use with an adjustable bed. At Cavendish Health Care & Mobility we stock a wide selection of mattresses in our showrooms, ready for you to try.
How much weight can an adjustable bed support?
The weight capacity of adjustable beds varies among different models. Generally, they can support anywhere from 300 to 800 pounds, depending on the size and design of the bed frame. Always check the product specifications to ensure it can accommodate the combined weight of the mattress and the sleepers. Check out our Adjustable Beds section for further specifications (such as maximum user weight.)
Can I attach a headboard and footboard to an adjustable bed?
Many adjustable beds are designed to be compatible with standard headboards and footboards. However, it's essential to check the bed's specifications and instructions to ensure a proper fit. Some models might require specific brackets or adapters for this purpose. Please ask a member of our team in one of our showrooms about headboards and other bedroom accessories that we keep in stock.
Are adjustable beds noisy?
Most modern adjustable beds are designed to operate quietly, thanks to improved motor technology. However, some low-quality or older models might produce some noise during adjustment. Reading customer reviews and choosing a reputable brand can help you find a quieter model, and for best results why not visit one of our showrooms to test the beds and their mattresses for yourself.
Are adjustable beds covered by a warranty?
Yes, adjustable beds typically come with a manufacturer's warranty that covers defects in materials and workmanship. Warranty periods may vary, so it's essential to review the warranty terms before purchasing.
Can I use my existing bed frame with an adjustable bed?
In most cases, adjustable beds are standalone units that don't require a separate bed frame. However, it's essential to follow the manufacturer's recommendations. If you want to use your existing bed frame, make sure it is compatible with the adjustable bed model you choose by asking a member of our team.
How do I clean an adjustable bed?
To clean an adjustable bed, follow the manufacturer's instructions in the user manual. Typically, you can spot clean the fabric or upholstery with a mild detergent and water. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as they may damage the materials.
Can I travel with an adjustable bed?
Adjustable beds are not designed for portability and are generally quite heavy. They are intended for permanent or semi-permanent use in the bedroom. If you need an adjustable sleeping solution while travelling, consider using travel pillows or inflatable wedge pillows instead.
Are adjustable beds safe for everyone?
While adjustable beds are safe for most people, it's essential to consult with a healthcare professional if you have any medical conditions or concerns. Pregnant women, individuals with certain medical conditions, or those recovering from surgery should seek medical advice before using an adjustable bed.
Can I assemble an adjustable bed myself?
The complexity of assembling an adjustable bed can vary based on the model and brand. Some beds may require professional assembly, while others can be easily set up by following the provided instructions. Always check the manufacturer's guidelines and consider your DIY skills before attempting assembly on your own. Whenever you purchase an adjustable bed from Cavendish Health Care & Mobility, we will always deliver and assemble the bed for you.
Remember that specific information might vary depending on the brand and model of the adjustable bed, so always feel free to ask a member of our team here at Cavendish Health Care & Mobility.