If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, or are waking up in pain, it’s likely your mattress is to blame. What can you do about it? According to the National Sleep Foundation, adjustable bed mattresses may help relieve pressure in areas of the body that make sleeping uncomfortable.
Adjustable beds can be raised or lowered at several points along the body, making it possible for you to match your mattress to the contours of your body. So, for example, you could support the top half of your body as if you were in a couch or chair even while in bed, or you could raise your legs slightly instead of lying completely flat (a slight incline at the foot of the bed may help to restrict you from curling up your legs, which can lead to discomfort.)
Once you start looking at your adjustable bed options, you’ll see that there are many sizes of adjustable beds. Which should you choose? Here are some guidelines:
Twin Adjustable Beds
Twin beds are approximately 39 inches wide and 74 or 80 inches long, and are therefore suitable for a single person. However, they are often too short for adults (especially men). If you are looking to fit a comfortable bed into a tight space, then an extra-long twin may be a good choice, as you’ll get another 6 inches to a foot of leg room without adding any width. 84 inch beds are also available for taller people.
Full Adjustable Beds
Full-size beds (also called double beds) are approximately 54 inches wide and 74 inches long. This size used to be the standard for couples, but most people now find them to be more comfortable for a single person. If two people sleep on a full-size bed, they’ll each get only 27 inches of sleeping space — that’s about the width of a standard crib. Taller people may also need to consider an extra-long model 80 inches long to keep their feet from hanging off the end.
84 inch beds are also available for taller people.
Queen Adjustable Beds
Queen beds measure roughly 60 inches by 80 inches. The most popular mattress size, they are a good compromise for most couples, as they provide additional sleeping space while still fitting in most average-size bedrooms (somewhere between two and three feet of space is recommended as “walking space” on either side and at the foot of a bed). 84 inch beds are also available for taller people.
King Adjustable Beds
King beds measure about 78 inches by 80 inches, so a king adjustable bed is your best bet if you and your sleeping partner like to spread out. In fact, a king-size bed is about the same width as two twin beds pushed together. Just be sure to measure your room — as well as doorways, hallways and stairwells — before ordering to make sure you won’t have a problem getting it set up. 84 inch beds are also available for taller people.
Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from: • Low Back Pain • Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion • Edema or Swelling of the Legs • Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs • Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia • Nighttime Heartburn • Symptoms of Gastric Reflux • The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension • Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring