Buying an Adjustable Bed

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The decision to buy an adjustable bed is usually an easy one to make, and most people know when the time is right to upgrade to something more comfortable and convenient.

The tough choices come later as there are plenty of decisions to make when shopping for a new bed. For instance, do you want a single, double, or custom size bed? Would a standard, foam, or reflex mattress suit you best? Is extra storage required? There are other questions too, such as, “Where is the bed made?” and “Does it come with a quality guarantee?”

Before you begin shopping, make a list of the features that you can’t do without. Think carefully about what you actually need, as adding optional extras will increase the cost of the bed. Another important factor to consider is the motor, which although hidden, is one of the most important components of an adjustable bed. Of key interest is the durability of the motor. If you want something that will last, look for manufacturers who offer longer warranties on their motors.

An adjustable bed will usually require a special type of mattress built to withstand the bed’s movements. However, as long as it works with the bed, choosing the right mattress for you is more or less a matter personal taste. As such, it is important to try out a range of options, which some companies will allow you to do from the comfort of your own home.

It is always advisable to try a product before you buy, and this is especially true of adjustable beds. You want to be sure that the bed you buy is comfortable and operates in a way that you are happy with. Slight variations in design and construction between manufacturers mean two beds that might look similar actually feel very different when in use. Hand controls vary too, so it’s worth making sure you choose one that you can easily operate.

Final considerations include delivery, installation, and aftercare. Many companies offer delivery and installation included in the price, but it is still worth checking. If you need your old bed removed, this can usually be negotiated too. One thing that does vary dramatically between companies is the level of aftercare offered. So if a product looks like exceptional value, it likely comes with a limited or zero aftercare.

While an adjustable bed can make a huge difference to your life, it’s definitely worth taking the time to make sure the bed you choose is the right one.

Oak Tree Mobility provides Electric Adjustable Beds that could help you reduce Arthritis, back pain and swelling of the joints.

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