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Insiders' Guide to Adjustable Beds

If you're in the market for adjustable beds, there are literally hundreds of choices in today's marketplace. We've created this guide to assist you in distilling the information down so that its a little more straightforward to find the adjustable bed model that's right for you.

Perhaps the most important thing to know up front is that adjustable beds are typically just the "superstructure", or underlying support base for your particular sleep surface. Whether you prefer an air bed mattress, a memory foam mattress, or even a conventional coil type mattress, buying the mattress surface is an independent decision that is separate from selecting an adjustable "base".

In recent years, the evolution of adjustable beds has come a long way from the industry standard "Craftmatic" base that many of us are loosely familiar with. Most bases today are constructed using lighter weight materials with motors that are quiet because they are encased in sound dampening cases, the rollers and other moving parts are constructed of indestructible substances like nylon, and there are massage features, remote controls, fail safe devices for power failures, and much more to consider before you're ready to make a purchase.

We've created a list of 5 of the most important points to consider when selecting an adjustable bed. Perhaps the most important decision you will make, beyond the adjustable base, however, is the mattress which will sit on top.

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Part 1 - Choose the mattress surface first, before you investigate an adjustable bed base _______________________________________________