Can You Put Any Mattress On An Adjustable Bed?

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Gone are the days when adjustable beds were limited to hospital rooms. With their unique features and health benefits, adjustable beds have become a popular choice for home bedrooms. But can you put any mattress on an adjustable bed frame?

Many modern mattresses can work with an adjustable bed. Other mattresses are not compatible because they are not designed to bend. In general, mattresses with individually wrapped or pocketed coils, as well as all-foam mattresses such as hybrids and latex rubber mattresses, are compatible. Conversely, most connected coil mattresses will not work with an adjustable power base

It is important to note that pairing an old, worn-out mattress with an adjustable base is not advisable. So how is one to know exactly which mattresses will work with flexing bases?

Many different styles of mattresses can work with these beds. It is important to choose the right mattress for your adjustable bed to avoid problems. So if you are looking for unique health benefits beyond just improving sleep experience and enhancing overall well-being, comfort, and support look no further than adjustable mattress options.

Best Mattress Types For Adjustable Beds

When shopping for a mattress to use with an adjustable bed, it’s crucial to choose one that is both flexible and durable. This is because adjustable beds are designed to lift the top and bottom of the mattress. This requires a mattress that can adapt to the bed’s movements without losing its shape or support. 

Additionally, because users like to take advantage of seated positions, weight concentration can cause accelerated breakdown. Ordinary mattresses are only built to support the typical night of sleep where body weight is spread out and distributed over the mattress surface throughout the night.  So, the best mattress types for adjustable beds are those that offer both flexibility and durability to ensure a long-lasting, comfortable sleep experience.

Examples Of Mattresses That Work With Adjustable Power Bases

The best-known memory foam mattress, Tempurpedic is a unique type of mattress that incorporates layers of memory foam along with multiple layers of support foam. 

Furthermore, this kind of foam normally relies on your body heat to conform to your shape, making it a comfortable, supportive, and ideal choice for bendy mattresses. 

Additionally, memory foam’s flexibility makes it an excellent fit for adjustable beds. Most memory foam mattresses are constructed using polyurethane, which is also utilized in other products like car seats, sofas, and spray foam. It’s important to note that there are three types of memory foam mattresses available on the market you can choose from. These include traditional, open-cell, and gel.

  1. Traditional memory foam conforms to your body’s shape and provides a comfortable sleep experience. However, it tends to retain body heat, making it less comfortable in warmer temperatures.
  2. Open-cell memory foam has a different internal structure and offers better airflow to address the heating issue. As a result, it can transfer heat away from your body more efficiently.
  3. Gel memory foam is infused with gel to address the same heating issue found in traditional memory foam. There is much debate about how effective gel memory foam is at cooling throughout the entire night.

Latex Foam Rubber Mattress

A latex foam mattress has more elasticity compared to memory foam. This allows it to respond to your body more quickly and provide more bounce. 

Latex foam rubber can be made from all-natural, synthetic, or a blend of both materials. People who prefer a mattress that feels more responsive, and lighter often choose latex foam over memory foam. Unlike memory foam, which precisely contours the body, latex foam minimizes the feeling of being enveloped by your mattress. 

Hybrid Mattresses

A hybrid mattress is a type of multi-layer mattress that combines various materials such as memory foam, latex, or gel with an innerspring system. This unique combination provides sleepers with the benefits of foam layers, including flexibility, pressure relief, and sturdiness

Hybrid mattresses contain coils that provide support to your back and help align your spine correctly. Meanwhile, the memory foam or gel foam conforms to your body, offering a comfortable sleeping experience.

Coil Spring Or Innerspring Mattresses

Innerspring mattresses are not ideal for adjustable bases unless they are specifically made for that purpose. The coils in innerspring mattresses do not bend as easily as memory foam or latex, and the constant movement can cause wear and tear on the springs.

Pocketed Coil Mattresses

Pocket Coils, also known as open coil mattresses or pocket spring mattresses, are a better option for adjustable bases. 

These mattresses have coils that are independent of one another, allowing for independent movement by each coil. They typically have layers made of polyurethane foam, latex rubber, or memory foam like any other mattress.

The small coils in a pocketed coil mattress allow the mattress to move and function well on an adjustable bed. While it is not as flexible as materials like latex or memory foam, it is typically stronger than base foams used in most foam mattress options. 

The TheraLuxe Hd Mattress was created to improve the performance of coil springs in adjustable bed applications and is the ultimate innerspring unit for adjustable bases. It incorporates powerful Quantum Coils that provide both strength and flexibility. 

Furthermore, pocket-style coils are commonly used in hybrid foam mattresses like our Therapedic Hybrid Mattresses.

Wire Tied

Innerspring mattresses are widely used in many countries. Their success and durability can be attributed to their ability to sleep cooler compared to solid foam core mattresses. 

According to a study by the Kansas State University Institute of Environmental Research, innerspring mattresses sleep about 28% cooler than comparable foam mattresses. 

Helical lacing, which resembles the spiral binding of a notepad, holds together wire coils. This lacing allows the coil springs to hinge or flex in rows, rather than as a single unit. 

Although wire-tied coils are generally stronger than individual pocket-style coils, only coil units with helical lacing running side-to-side are suitable for adjustable bases since this hinging action will prevent springs from breaking over time.

Can Adjustable Bases Damage Your Mattress?

An adjustable base won’t necessarily ruin your mattress if you choose the right one. However, note that sitting on any mattress works the bed harder. 

It is crucial to select mattresses made with the correct innerspring coil unit or materials that are compatible with an adjustable base. 

Improper use of some mattresses may void their warranty, and there are a few other factors to consider when pairing a base with your mattress, such as size, thickness, weight, the individuals sleeping on it, and firmness. Taking these into account can help prolong the life of your mattress on an adjustable bed.

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