Best Adjustable Bed And Mattress Combo 2024

If you’re in the market for an adjustable bed, the most surefire (and convenient) way to save money and ensure your mattress is compatible with the base is to shop for a package that includes both. The best adjustable bed and mattress combo not only meets your health and comfort needs, but also comes with a substantial trial period, as well as hassle-free home delivery that includes technicians to put together your new bed.

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The Nectar Adjustable Bundle is our top pick, for its warranty, customizations and plethora of functions. But it’s essential to choose based on your preferences and the outcomes you want. Dr. Nathan Holley, a chiropractor with 12 years of experience in clinical practice says, “patients have to decide what options are most important for their specific needs—an elderly patient who would benefit more from a bed that can adjust heights for easier entry.” Regardless of whether you’re looking to mitigate pain or simply be more comfortable in bed while finishing an addicting book, we rounded up the best adjustable bed and mattress combos out there.

Nectar

Nectar Adjustable Bundle (Queen)

Mattress firmness: Medium-firm | Delivery: In-home setup available for additional fee | Trial: 365 nights | Warranty: Forever warranty

Find your optimal position with the Nectar Adjustable Bundle. In addition to the adjustable base, it includes your choice of the brand’s mattresses. You can select from a memory foam or hybrid option, one designed for back pain and another made to keep hot sleepers comfortable. Nectar rates the firmness of all its mattresses as 6.5 out of 10, putting them squarely into the medium-firm category. This means they provide both comfort and support, and makes them suitable to a variety of sleep positions. Sizes start at twin XL and go up to split king, making it a great choice for couples with individualized needs. 

The base provides independent head and foot adjustability that you control with either the wireless remote or a smartphone. Additional features include anti-snore presets, whisper-quiet two-zone massage and adjustable height. Zero gravity is an additional helpful preset, which places your body into a weightless position that spreads pressure evenly throughout your body (it’s designed to eliminate pressure on the back or neck). Plus the bundle comes with a few freebies—you’ll receive a sheet set, two cooling pillows and a mattress protector.

What reviewers say: Nearly 50,000 reviewers praise this bundle. One writes, “I have spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, and was not sleeping well, or at times at all on my old mattress. After I received this one for almost a month, I was late for work, not hearing the alarms, etc. I was sleeping so sound. I love my Nectar.”


Dreamcloud

Dreamcloud Adjustable Bed Frame With Mattress Add-On (Queen)

Mattress firmness: Consumer’s choice | Delivery: Free shipping | Trial: 50 nights | Warranty: 3 years

The Dreamcloud Adjustable Bed Frame supports up to 1,000 pounds (excluding the mattress), which is the highest weight limit on our list. Plus, you can manually change the height as the set comes with 6-, 9- and 12-inch legs. This makes it a great choice for seniors or others who want a bed that closer to the ground. It’s also packed with high-tech features from independent head and foot adjustability in queen size and larger frames to anti-snore mode to two-zone massage—all controllable with the app or wireless remote. Most options have one remote, while the split king works independently with two remotes, or can be synced to operate together with one remote.

The mattress is an additional add-on—you’ll see the option to add it to your base on the product page, just below the “add to cart” button. While the adjustable frame comes with a 50-night trial and a 3-year warranty, the mattress is covered by the company’s 365-night trial and lifetime warranty, which allows you to replace the mattress as long as you own it. You can choose from the brand’s three hybrid mattresses to find the option that’s best for you. The choices range from plush to medium-firm and are designed to offer ample breathability, so you sleep cool.

What reviewers say: “My first adjustable frame,” says one customer. “[It has] several settings to raise your head or feet, [as well as] USB port for your phone charger and a massage option. So easy to set up I did it by myself. I love it.”


Amazon

Lucid L300 Adjustable Bed Base And Lucid 12-Inch Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress (Queen)

Mattress firmness: Medium-plush | Delivery: Free Prime shipping | Trial: 30 days | Warranty: 10 years

This affordable setup comes with a hybrid mattress, which combines the responsiveness of springs with the support of memory foam. The mattress is also engineered with bamboo charcoal and aloe vera to mitigate odors, according to the company. On a scale from 1, plush, to 10, firm, Lucid considers its hybrid a 4, putting it on the softer side.

Use the wireless remote to incline the head of this adjustable base up to 60 degrees independently of the foot—which has a maximum incline of 45 degrees. You can set your favorite positions with the memory function, or charge your phone with USB ports on either side.

What reviewers say: One reviewer with a pinched sciatic nerve says they could “never ever lie in my bed without having pain. The first night I laid on this mattress I was pain-free. I fell asleep instantly. This mattress is my best friend.”


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Sleep Number

Sleep Number 360 P6 Smart Bed (Queen)

Mattress firmness: Adjustable | Delivery: Premium delivery and setup | Trial: 100 nights | Warranty: 15 years

You can sit back and relax as technicians deliver and set up the Sleep Number Smart Adjustable Bed and Mattress Bundle. The brand is known for its wide range of personalization options, including adjusting the comfort and firmness on each side of queen-size mattresses and larger. What’s more, the intuitive mattress also responds to your movements and automatically adjusts for optimal comfort and support to help you stay asleep. So if you roll over on your side, the bed moves to match the shape of your body.

The base model, the Flexfit 1, has a snoring preset and smart device control. But the bundle gives you a choice of several tiered Flexfit bases for an additional cost. These bases have a variety of functions, such as a zero gravity position, foot warming and under-bed lighting (all controlled from your phone or iPad). 

As an added bonus, premium delivery, set-up and clean-up is included with this bundle. Technicians fully set up your bed, in addition to moving your old mattress to another bedroom or taking it away for recycling.

What reviewers say: “I’ve had my sleep number bed for about 6 years,” writes one reviewer. “We couldn’t find a bed that was comfortable for me and my wife, especially when she was pregnant. We couldn’t have bought a more perfect bed for both of us.”



Ghostbed

Ghostbed Split King Mattress & Adjustable Bed Set

Mattress firmness: Consumer’s choice of four mattresses | Delivery: Mostly-assembled, a few steps required | Trial: 101 nights | Warranty: Lifetime

Two split king bases allow you to be in control of your comfort with individual wireless remotes. You can elevate your head and feet to any position, charge your phone with the built-in USB port and drift to sleep while using one of the 15 relaxing (and quiet) massage modes without disturbing your partner. The adjustable base is available with any of the brand’s four mattresses, including hybrid and memory foam options, as well as firmnesses ranging from plush to medium-firm. Additional features include zero-gravity mode, preset positions and under-bed LED lights that provide soft illumination for late night bathroom runs.

What reviewers say: A satisfied customer writes, “I can’t wait to go to bed ever since we got the king split combo. I have a hiatus hernia and being able to adjust the head of the bed and the bottom (so I don’t slide down) is a life changer.”


Sven & Son

Bliss Series Adjustable Bed Base + Choice of Mattress Bundle (Queen)

Mattress firmness: Plush, medium or firm | Delivery: In-home setup available for additional fee | Trial: 120 nights | Warranty: 25 years

A 75-degree head tilt and 45-degree foot tilt give this adjustable bed the highest incline on our list, so it has more flexibility to accommodate just about anything. The Bliss Series adjustable base is available in twin XL through split king sizes. It is controlled through the free app or the wireless remote—smaller sizes have one remote, while the split king comes with two remotes that can be used separately or synced to operate the bed as one. Both the app and remote give you control over the base’s 20 functions, such as zero-gravity position, under-bed lighting and memory positions. 

The massage features are also robust. The base has head massage and foot massage with a variety of intensities and modes like continuing, pulse and wave. These can be used simultaneously or separately, and are a great option for reducing aches and pains while relaxing. You can pair the base with one of the brand’s three bestselling mattresses: a 10-inch firm memory foam, 12-inch medium memory foam or a 14-inch plush hybrid option (there is a slight price increase if you opt for the thicker hybrid).

What reviewers say: A reviewer says, “Helped my husband’s loud snore by just adjusting the bed. Love the massage feature. Super happy with [this] purchase.”


Blissful Nights

Blissful Nights Build Your Own Sleep System: Mattress & Adjustable Base (Split King)

Mattress firmness: Consumer’s choice from a wide variety of options | Delivery: Upgrade to white glove delivery for additional cost | Trial: 120 nights | Warranty: 10 years

This lesser-known brand has one of the most impressive customizable base and mattress combos we’ve seen. The customizations are nearly endless for king, split king and California king shoppers. First, choose from among five adjustable bases that best suit your needs. The company’s offerings range from a basic option, which has a wireless remote and independent head and foot incline, all the way up to a luxe smart base, which is more jam-packed with options and controls than almost anything else on our list. Depending on which you select, features include massage, USB ports, memory programs and smart voice commands.

The biggest caveat is that this combination isn’t available in smaller sizes, and instead only comes in split versions—luckily that means you get to customize the left and right side mattress, as well. From soft to medium-firm, all four options are 12-inch memory foam mattresses.

What reviewers say: “I did my research and decided on Blissful Nights because of the price, the fact that we could get two different mattresses for the split king, and the free trial period,” writes a customer who expressed skepticism about the bed. “My husband likes a firmer mattress than I do, so we ordered the firmest one for him, and a softer one for me. We are both extremely satisfied.”

Ananda

Ananda Sleep System: 12-Inch Mattress And 15-Inch Smart Adjustable Base (Queen)

Mattress firmness: Medium | Delivery: Free delivery | Trial: 120 nights | Warranty: 10 years

Those who sleep hot are bound to appreciate this mattress, with foam that’s infused with cooling gel and contains natural crushed pearls. Ananda claims these features help regulate your nighttime temperature—but the company doesn’t stop there. These are combined with an additional cooling feature, fibers woven into the cover, neutralize temperature variations to help keep you soundly asleep, according to the company. 

You can operate this smart adjustable bed with the Ananda Remote Control App by using Alexa, Siri or Google—and with your personal Alexa devices. That means you can control the bed without moving a muscle (although you also have the option to use a wireless remote, as well, if you’d prefer). The high-tech base has independent head and foot incline, dual massage, pillow tilt and customizable memory programs. Plus, it also has zero-gravity and anti-snore presets.  

What reviewers say: “I always thought that adjustable bases were for older people, but everyone can benefit from an adjustable base,” writes a customer. “Watching TV is more comfortable now and the small adjustments I have made have relieved my back pain. The mattress cooling cover is my favorite feature of this sleep system. I no longer toss and turn since the cooling feature is felt through the sheets allowing me to sleep longer.”


Sven & Son

Platinum Series Adjustable Base And Mattress Bundle

Mattress firmness: Consumer’s choice | Delivery: In-home setup available for additional fee | Trial: 120 nights | Warranty: 25 years

This bundle offers a plethora of sizes, including twin XL, queen, king, split-king, California king, and split-California king. Regardless of the size you choose, this adjustable mattress includes wall-hugging technology to keep you in line with your nightstand in any position. It works by gliding backward as it tilts forward to stay close to the wall. Control over 20 features using the wireless remote or free app, including preset positions, which include: an option to help with snoring, maximum tilt degrees, massage and additional lumbar support. As a bonus, you can pair the adjustable base with one of three mattresses: a 10-inch firm memory foam, 12-inch medium memory foam, or a 14-inch plush hybrid. 

What reviewers say: “Before we had this bed, I snored so badly it would wake my husband every night,” says one reviewer. “Once we got our Sven & Son bed, I am now able to sleep on my back for the first time and I have never snored again. I always sleep with the bed in the snore position and it does even feel like I’m tilted up a little bit. . . . After close to two years of having this bed, I can honestly say it is the best purchase I’ve made in my life.”


How We Chose The Best Adjustable Bed And Mattress Combos

When I narrowed down this list of the best adjustable bed and mattress combos, trials were my first and foremost consideration. At Forbes Vetted, we’ve done a lot of work on sleep—and that means we all know that beds are personal and not one size fits all. I wanted to ensure you could try any base and mattress combo from the comfort of your home before feeling stressed or needing to fully commit.

I also looked for options with positive reviews and an average rating of at least 4 stars to ensure each adjustable bed and mattress combo was tried and loved by real customers. Plus, I used my knowledge from writing about and personally testing my way through many sleep stories, from mattresses to platform beds to sheet sets.


Considerations When Shopping For An Adjustable Bed And Mattress Combo

Why Choose An Adjustable Bed And Mattress Combo

While these setups are sometimes referred to as power bases and compared to hospital beds, they’re versatile and can be beneficial for just about every age and a variety of medical concerns. For example, researchers have found that even moderately elevating your head can help reduce snoring, or keep you in a comfortable position to binge a season of your favorite show. According to one older study, an adjustable base and mattress setup even helped reduce chronic lower back pain among participants.

Dr. Holley often recommends adjustable bed frames and mattresses to “patients with lower back pain, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, sciatica as well as many other conditions. These issues normally are present with seniors or people with past injuries. The slight head elevation can help with snoring as well.”

For mattresses, Holley suggests a firm to moderately firm option to the majority of his patients as studies show it’s the best for spinal alignment in most sleep positions. However, he also notes that it changes from one patient to the next, and it’s best to focus on the firmness that allows the optimal spinal posture while sleeping. For instance, those with back pain may opt for a memory foam that contours to their pressure points.

Warranty And Trials

We know that an adjustable bed and mattress combo is a significant investment, which is why we only included options with in-home trials and a warranty. There’s no better way to discover whether or not you love a bed than trying it in your own bedroom. Trials allow you to try the adjustable bed and mattress in your home, starting at 30 days and going up to a year and send it back for a full refund if it doesn’t suit your needs.

Dr. Holley also says, “In my practice, I advise shopping for a mattress with [at least] a 30 day trial period so the patient can get an idea of how their body specifically responds to that mattress.” Each of our picks meets that minimum 30-day trial period and has a limited warranty that’s good for three years or more.

On the other hand, warranties cover an assortment of flaws, defects and deterioration. Although the amount of coverage varies from one warranty to the next. You’ll want to consult the company’s site for details before clicking “checkout.”

Split Vs. Single Base

Adjustable bed and mattress combos come with either a single base or a split base, which refers to two smaller bases that, positioned together, create one bed. For example, it’s common for a split king bed to come with two twin XL mattresses since the dimensions are identical to one king mattress.

A split base allows for individual adjustability may be a good option, as it allows each person to customize their settings to suit their needs. One person may want to sleep at a slight incline to reduce snoring, while the other requires a custom setting to relieve their fibromyalgia. In addition, many beds also give the option to sync the mattresses together and function as one bed if you want to cuddle for a bit before dozing off or while watching TV, without compromising on customization overnight. Those who sleep alone may be just fine with a single base.

Head And Foot Raising Capabilities

The primary feature of an adjustable bed is its head and foot-raising capabilities. However, not all beds raise your head and feet to the same extent. In general, you’ll find that 75 degrees is the highest angle for the head of the bed, which is sufficient for most people, as 70 degrees is sitting nearly upright. The maximum for the foot of the bed is usually lower, around 45 degrees. The middle third section usually stays at 0 degrees to support your pelvis and back.

Being able to raise the head and foot of the bed is crucial for all types of concerns, from snoring to sleep apnea to circulation. Many beds also come pre-programmed with positions, including anti-snore or zero gravity. Anti-snore features often reduce snoring by gently lifting the head by about 10 degrees, but this angle is also known to soothe acid reflux. Zero gravity, in contrast, lifts both the head and feet to relieve pressure off the legs and spine and allow you to feel almost weightless.

Smart Features

Along with the rest of the world, adjustable beds have also evolved to include an array of smart features, from voice-activated commands to smartphone apps. With smart adjustable bases, you can tinker with your incline or turn on the massage feature without touching a button. Many also have included USB ports to charge your devices.

Other Features To Keep In Mind

Adjustable beds are available with an assortment of features. Massage is one of the most common extras, which can help increase circulation or relaxation. Some feature foot warmers, which are in the mattress, and many have presets so you can automatically go into certain positions, like anti-gravity, and sometimes save your own.

There are also features that make the beds more practical, and relate to how they work in the room, rather than just for positioning your body. Under-bed lighting is one example. This eliminates the need to turn on bright lamps that might wake your partner and ensures you don’t stumble around in the dark if you need a bathroom run in the middle of the night. Some adjustable beds have wall-hugging technology to keep your mattress close to the wall or headboard no matter how far you recline. Another feature we love? Silent alarm clocks that rouse you by gently shaking or moving the bed.


What Are The Cons Of Adjustable Bases?

When asked about the downsides, Dr. Holley says, “The primary cons of an adjustable bed and mattress combo has nothing to do with how it affects the biomechanics of the patient, but rather the practical side of being more expensive, cumbersome and maintenance costs.” It’s no secret that adjustable bases are expensive, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. However, they’re built to last and may be the only way some can get a full night of sleep. You might have to replace the mattress after a number of years, but the base will hopefully be a one-time investment.

If the size and assembly of an adjustable bed and mattress seem intimidating, opt for a brand that offers in-home setup or white glove delivery, which not only includes delivery but also assembling the bed and sometimes even hauling away your old mattress and frame.

It’s also important to note that this type of bed is also on the noisier side, especially when tilting or in massage mode. While some models utilize “whisper technology” that significantly reduces the noise level, the only way to really find out is to try one in a showroom or your own home.

Which Type Of Mattress Is Best With An Adjustable Base?

One of the most significant inconveniences when buying an adjustable base is finding a compatible mattress that won’t break down over time when paired with a tilting bed or damage the frame. Regardless, before settling on a mattress for your adjustable frame if you purchase them separately, you’ll want to double-check the brand’s specifications and mattress’s compatibility, as using a mattress with the wrong support or base may void its warranty. However, you can avoid that dilemma by purchasing an adjustable bed and mattress bundle that ensures both pieces are compatible.

The best type of mattress to use with an adjustable base is one that is flexible enough to follow the movement while still providing support. As a result, most companies recommend a memory foam or hybrid mattress. Dr. Holley endorses both while noting that each has pros and cons.

Memory foam tends to do better in distributing weight and helping pressure points throughout the body. Dr. Holley says, “Memory foam seems to have more benefits for people with back pain as it can support the natural curve of the spine,” though it isn’t without a couple drawbacks. One major criticism is the feeling of being stuck in the mattress’s foam, or a sensation that’s often compared to quicksand as you sink in. Foam mattresses also are prone to sleeping hotter, as the material doesn’t have exceptional airflow and can tend to trap hot air that’s radiating from your body.

Hybrid mattresses provide the opposite, allowing more movement and easier changing positions. However, these mattresses may feel firmer than memory foam options, which might not be ideal depending on your needs.

At the end of the day, realize that the right mattress and adjustable frame combo will boil down to your needs and preferences. When it comes to sleep, there’s no “one size fits all” equation.


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