Raise your hand if you spent more time picking out your paint color than you did shopping for your last mattress. I get it; those giant white rectangles don’t have quite the same pizazz as picking out your big screen TV. Most people wait until their mattress resembles those undergarments you keep in the back of your drawer. You know, the ones you keep in case of an “emergency”. The problem with this mentality is that you really aren’t getting the support you should be – from either of them by the way. What if I told you that there’s a way to make your mattress shopping experience exciting and dare I say fun? How, you may ask? By adding an adjustable base to your next mattress purchase, of course. I know, I know, the words “adjustable base” usually bring to mind visions of long days spent looking for your teeth all the while yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off your lawn, but hear me out. Adjustable bases have come a long way in the last 10 years. Heck, our lives have changed a lot in the last decade. Think about what you used to use your bedroom for 10 years ago vs today. A bedroom is no longer just a bedroom. It’s your sanctuary, your reading nook, your movie theatre, and your quasi office. It’s not just the place you recharge yourself for the next day. Your bedroom wears a lot of hats.

Now think about the last time you got a full 8 hours of sleep. If you’re like me a date prior to 2017 might come to mind. We all know we aren’t getting the quality sleep we need, we also know a new bed = a better sleep. Why then are we not doing what we know we should be doing? A big part of it is because mattress shopping is boring zzzz. In a world of constant go go go combined with our obsession for instant gratification there isn’t much drive to stop and slow down to replace one big white rectangle with another. What if I told you your bed can be more than a bed? What if I told you your bed can help you achieve an exceptionally comfortable sleep while complementing your lifestyle? This is why the term adjustable base is starting to be coined as a lifestyle base. No longer are adjustable beds only for those with health and mobility issues. While those are real advantages an adjustable bed can be so much more than that. Do you like watching TV or reading your favorite book in bed? Push a button and your bed sits you up. No more cranking your neck while watching your iPad. No more need for a pile of pillows to prop up your head. With a plethora of features like usb charging ports, massage, night lights and Bluetooth capability there might not be much reason to ever leave. Their motors are quick and nearly silent. You can even get models that offer independent controls so you and your partner don’t have to fight over which position works best for you.

If your bedroom is your sanctuary an adjustable bed might make sense to help you unwind. With the push of a button you are taken into a zero gravity position that quickly whisks away those unwanted pressure points found while lying on conventional mattresses. State of the art adjustable bases have perfected the zero gravity sleep simulation. Haven’t heard of zero gravity? It mimics the position astronauts’ use during a launch. NASA has found it to be the ideal position to evenly distribute an astronaut’s weight during liftoff. Properly distributing your body weight provides equal benefits to you at home too. Sitting in zero gravity provides a “weightless” sleep sensation thus eliminating pressure points and stress to your body.

Adjustable beds have come a long way but the heart of them truly is the health benefits they offer. Having the flexibility to adjust your head and feet allow you to treat poor circulation problems, digestion problems, snoring, congestion and even sleep apnea. They can be a godsend for sleep deprived breastfeeding mothers as well as those recovering from surgery.

I know what you’re thinking. I haven’t talked about the elephant in the room yet. Adjustable beds have a lot to offer but that does come at a price. It’s true they can be rather expensive compared to a standard box spring and metal bedframe. While some people may shrug their shoulders and proclaim they live a YOLO lifestyle I’d rather be given the opportunity to adjust your perception a little bit. When you purchase a new mattress you usually have to buy a new box spring too. Adjustable bases don’t wear out like a standard box spring. Quality models even boast a 20 year warranty. When was the last time anything with electronics offered a warranty that long? When you have an adjustable base you’ll really never have to buy a box spring again. This alone will save you upwards of $500 on EVERY new mattress purchase you’ll ever make. An adjustable base isn’t disposable furniture. It’s an investment and should be thought of as such. Think about this, you’ll spend an average of 1/3rd of your life in bed and the other 2/3rds are greatly affected by how well that 1/3rd went the night before. Still not convinced? A lot of people don’t seem to have a problem spending money on so many things that they use so seldom. For example what percentage of your life do you spend using your boat, snowmobile, or even your car? Now compare that to the 33% you spend in your bed. When you think about it in those terms it’s easy to understand how affordable an adjustable base really can be.

 

So the next time you’re shopping for a new white rectangle think about how exciting and fun it is. Do yourself a favor and try out an adjustable base before you need a walker and still have all your own teeth. You’ll be glad you did.

 

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