Have trouble finding the right position before falling asleep? An adjustable bed base takes your sleep experience to a whole new level by allowing you to change your mattress position and elevate different parts of your body.
If you’re considering buying an adjustable bed, you may be wondering what kind of mattress you need. Not just any mattress will do. Some mattresses are great for an adjustable bed, while others aren’t compatible.
Do you need a special mattress for an adjustable bed? What mattress is best for an adjustable bed frame? In this guide, we’ll cover compatible mattresses, incompatible mattresses, and then we’ll compare the best types of mattresses for an adjustable bed.
An adjustable bed base is a type of bed that lets you alter your sleep position. Casper’s adjustable bases work via a sleeping structure that’s connected to a bed base. The sleeping structure responds to a wireless remote, which you can use to create desirable angles. You can elevate your lower body, upper body, or both depending on what’s most comfortable to you.
Here are some potential benefits of an adjustable bed:
Casper adjustable bases set you up for your best rest with customizable features to cater your individual sleep needs.
You can’t use just any mattress on an adjustable bed because not every mattress type is compatible. But if you have one that is compatible, it’s possible to use your existing mattress with an adjustable bed base.
Generally, non-innerspring mattresses are compatible with adjustable beds. That includes memory foam, latex, and some hybrid mattresses.
Innerspring mattresses aren’t usually compatible unless the manufacturer makes them specifically for adjustable beds.
Your best bet is to buy your mattress and adjustable bed from the same company. For example, at Casper, our adjustable bases are compatible with all of our mattress models.
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The mattress type isn’t the only factor to consider with your adjustable bed. Here are some additional things to keep in mind.
It’s essential to use a mattress that fits the size of your adjustable bed frame. If the mattress is too big or too small, it could negatively affect the performance of the adjustable bed. Check your mattress size to make sure it matches the dimensions of your adjustable bed frame.
Your mattress should be flexible and mobile enough to adjust with the bed base, and the thickness of your mattress can impact its flexibility. If the mattress is too thick, it might make it harder to adjust the bed. Choose a mattress that is up to 12 inches thick.
Mattresses that are too rigid won’t bend with an adjustable bed, whereas a less firm mattress can move more smoothly with the bed. However, if you need a firmer mattress, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice comfort.
Flexibility and durability are extremely important when picking a mattress for your adjustable bed. Flexibility allows the mattress to bend with the adjustable bed’s mechanism. Durability ensures the mattress lasts a long time despite the constant movement.
With the factors above in mind, we’ve narrowed down the best mattress options for your adjustable bed: latex, memory foam, and hybrid. We’ll go through each below to help you find your perfect fit.
Latex mattresses offer soft, bouncy support and pressure relief evenly throughout the mattress. Latex rebounds quickly and doesn’t have the “sinking” feeling that some people experience with memory foam. It’s also very durable, making it a great option for an adjustable bed.
Memory foam mattresses offer gentle support, motion isolation, and contouring around your body. Because it’s so flexible, memory foam works well with an adjustable bed. Memory foam comes in three types: traditional, open-cell, and gel.
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Hybrid mattresses combine the best aspects of springs and foam. They include layers of memory foam, latex, springs, or gel. They can offer great support while also providing flexibility, pressure relief, and body-cradling softness.
At Casper, our hybrid mattresses are built to last. We have three options to choose from:
Still have lingering questions? Here we’ll answer commonly-asked queries about adjustable beds and mattresses.
No, if you use a compatible mattress, the adjustable base shouldn’t ruin it. However, an adjustable base could shorten the lifespan of a mattress that’s not compatible with it — like a traditional innerspring.
In general, a mattress should be up to 12 inches thick for use on an adjustable bed.
Most memory foam, latex, and hybrid mattresses that are non-innerspring will work with an adjustable bed — including those with a pillow top layer. However, an innerspring mattress with a pillow top may not be compatible.
Casper adjustable bases have got your back. They offer full-body adjustability for extra comfort and time-saving presets that save all your favorite positions. Paired with one of our award-winning mattresses like the Casper Nova® Hybrid Mattress or Casper® Wave Hybrid Mattress, you can create your own fully customizable sleep setup in no time.