Adjustable Bed Questions and Answers
1. Why is an adjustable bed better than a regular bed?
A regular bed is a flat surface and yet our bodies are made up of curves. A flat surface does not provide the necessary support for these various curves especially the lumbar, neck and leg regions. Tossing and turning during the night is the most common reason people don't sleep well at night. This restlessness is caused by pressure points developing at various parts of the body due to a bed that does not conform to the shape of the body causing circulation to be restricted at those points. We toss and turn to find a more comfortable position.
Our adjustable bed sleep systems address this problem in various ways. First of all, our mattresses all have a supportive layer of memory foam. This memory foam conforms to the shape of your body relieving pressure points and giving you a feeling of floating while sleeping. Secondly the adjustable bases allow you to put your body in a more natural position for sleep. In studies conducted on astronauts sleeping in zero gravity environments, it was discovered that they slept with their heads slightly elevated for easier breathing and their knees were naturally bent to take pressure off the lower back which allows for increased circulation. Only an adjustable bed can reproduce this natural position for better sleep.
2. How will an adjustable help me sleep better?
By keeping your body in a more natural position, the pressure on your skeletal frame is reduced by 85%. By alleviating this pressure your body is able to relax into a deeper and more restful sleep. This position also allows for better circulation, easier breathing, increased blood flow to the heart, and an overall reduction of aches and pains. Our customers report waking up feeling more refreshed, mentally alert and happier because they slept soundly and deeply.
3. Can an adjustable bed help my health?
Yes. Our adjustable sleep systems have proven to provide many health benefits. The following are just a few of the health benefits found while using an adjustable bed: (Please see our Health Benefits Page for a more detailed list of the remarkable health benefits.)
- Lower back problems alleviated by sleeping in a more natural position with the legs elevated and pressure taken off the lumbar spine.
- Circulation increased by reducing the pressure points caused by sleeping on a hard flat surface.
- Edema, the condition of abnormal fluid volume in the tissues, reduced by elevating the legs to stimulate the excess fluid entry into the circulatory system.
- Asthma and breathing difficulties greatly reduced by the upper body being elevated to reduce the pressure on the lungs. The increased circulation and the reduced edema also help to reduce any fluid build-up in the lungs.
- Acid Reflux, the condition of the lower esophageal sphincter relaxing to allow harsh stomach acids to leak back up into the esophagus, alleviated by elevating the head at least 6 inches during sleep, keeping those stomach juices where they belong, in the stomach!!
- Other problems an adjustable bed helps
Neck and shoulder pain
Restless Leg Syndrome
4. How do I pick the right adjustable bed for me? Are they all the same?
No, adjustable beds are not all the same. Adjustable beds come with a wide variety of options. Our adjustable bed systems consist of two parts, the mattress and the platform. Each mattress and platform offers different options depending on what your personal needs are. First pick your mattress by talking to one of our sales representatives. Our mattresses are engineered to work specifically with our adjustable platforms. They are all designed to alleviate pressure points, encourage proper spinal alignment, provide a breathable sleeping surface and are made from durable specialized foams. Next pick your platform from our two options. If you simply want the comfort and ease of an adjustable bed without all the bells and whistles, the ProMotion is a basic well-engineered adjustable platform at a great price. Our Optima (now called the S-Cape) platform comes with many options such as cordless remote, massage and memory options, wall-hugger slider to bring you closer to your nightstand, and many more.
5. Aren't adjustable beds just for older people?
Absolutely Not! Seventy percent of all beds sold in Europe are adjustable beds. Europeans are well acquainted with the health and lifestyle benefits of the adjustable bed systems. This craze in now sweeping the US. With our ever-increasing active lives, people all over the country are now realizing the enormous benefits of owning an adjustable sleep system. Having a product that improves health, provides deeper sleep and gives an ultra-comfortable place to read, watch TV or work on a laptop, is not just for older folks. It's for everyone, even kids!!
6. How many pounds of weight will the adjustable bed platform support?
The Twin Xl in both the Optima (now called the S-Cape) and the Prifile (now called the ProMotion) will support 350lb. The Full XL and Queen will support 450lb. The various adjustable memory foam mattresses work best with weights below 250lb.
7. Can you clean under the adjustable platform?
Yes! Cleaning under the adjustable bed platform is made easy by the 7 3/4" clearance so you can easily vacuum underneath the raised platform.
8. Can the adjustable bed platform fit into an existing bed frame?
Yes. Both the Optima (S-cape) and Profile (ProMotion) adjustable platforms will fit inside standard Queen and King headboard, foot- board and side-rails. Because the Full XL and Twin XL are not the standard sizes that a bed frame comes in, your standard Twin and Full bed frames will not work with these size adjustable beds. But the headboard should be able to be fitted to the head of the adjustable bed in these sizes. If you have an odd size bed, please contact our sales department with the measurements to your bed, just to make sure that your new adjustable bed will fit inside your existing bed.
9. Can I attach our existing
headboard to the adjustable platform?
Yes. The Optima (S-cape) comes with headboard brackets which you can attach your existing headboard. The ProMotion does not automatically come with the brackets, however they can be special ordered and will take 4-6 weeks for delivery.
10. How long will it take
to receive our new adjustable sleep system?
We realize that many of those who are ordering an adjustable bed may need it to arrive quickly. In most cases your mattress and adjustable bed platform will arrive in four weeks. We ship from North Carolina and so for those living at a greater distance from there it could take up to six weeks.
11. Does it come with a 30-day
No, we can not offer a trial period on the Leggett & Platt adjustable bed. It does come with one of the best warranties in the industry. In the first year all parts and labor as well as shipping of those parts is free. See Leggett & Platt Adjustable Comfort Warranty.
12. Do the Optima (S-cape) and the
Profile (ProMotion) look different?
The Optima and the Profile look identical. It is the inner mechanisms that are different.
13. I see that both the Optima (S-cape) and the
Profile (ProMotion) comes
in a Twin XL, Full XL, Queen, Regular
King Size (split) and Cal King. Is it possible
to get another size like a Queen (split)?
We offer all adjustable bed standard sizes. It is possible to special order some custom sizes in adjustable mattresses and platforms. Please call one of our sleep experts to receive a quote on a special size.