Luxury Adjustable Beds: How to choose the perfect bed

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luxury adjustable bed goes above and beyond the normal expectations we hold of an electric bed and mattress set. It balances health/medical benefits with luxurious design and additional comfort features, some of which you may not have realised were possible! Let us show you what a premium adjustable bed can offer and we can help you to choose your perfect bed by highlighting what to look for and how to configure a bed to ensure maximum comfort, style and usability.

What to look for in a luxury adjustable bed

All electric adjustable beds give you the ability to raise your backrest to sit up in bed and elevate your feet to improve circulation. A luxury electric bed is no different but its the additional features and premium styling that take these beds to a new level. Here are some must-haves and lifestyle-enhancing extras that you should look out for when choosing your bed:

Five-section padded adjustable bed base

A padded and upholstered bed base adds an extra layer of comfort and ensures the bed is appealing to look at when adjusted. It is also much more durable than a traditional slatted base.

Luxury Upholstered Adjustable Beds

A lot of adjustable beds have a four section base with a single backrest section. Bed bases with five sections have additional health and sleep improving features such as:

Zero Gravity
The zero gravity position is achieved by elevating the backrest and legrest together. The position simulates weightlessness and you body is postured as it would be if there was no gravity, hence the name. NASA uses the position to prepare astronauts before they enter space.

One of the five sections is a tilting head/neck section. When elevated, it greatly reduces the user's likelihood of snoring. Snoring is caused by the vibration of throat tissue when the airway is narrowed and when the head is raised, gravity pulls the tissue downwards which in turn opens the airway and minimises tissue vibration.

Premium build and material specification

A luxury bed will be handcrafted and made using high-quality materials. Skilled workmanship will be evident in the standard of upholstery and the finishing details. Check the bed warranty to ensure your investment is well covered. You want to be looking at beds with a warranty of at least three years.

Grand Adjustable Electric Beds

High-comfort, cooling and supportive adjustable mattress

Ensure the mattress you buy with your bed promises comfort alongside health benefits and temperature control. The best adjustable mattresses are gel-infused as they provide a supportive and comfortable lying surface whilst the gel keeps you cool.

21st century control options

A true luxury adjustable bed will have a premium handset for controlling the bed. The most advanced beds will offer wireless control options so you can control the bed from anywhere in bed or the bedroom. Some adjustable beds can even be controlled by an app on your smartphone.

Wireless Handset for Electric Bed

Integral massage therapy

Massage is a great extra to have on your bed. It offers real rejuvenation at the end of the day and can really help in easing back strain and joint pain. Look for beds where the massage is built in to the mattress as these will properly massage you whereas massage units attached bed bases tend to just cause the bed to vibrate.

Underbed lighting

Underbed lighting is another useful extra. Motion-sensing lighting will activate when you step out of bed and will light the way around the room without disturbing a sleeping partner.

Underbed Lighting

Optional bed base storage

Most adjustable divan beds will be available with optional drawers in the base. They provide a great, hidden space for the likes of bedding, towels, books etc.

Configuring your premium bed

There are a number of aspects to consider when configuring your luxury adjustable bed. Here are the key aspects:


Adjustable beds are slightly longer than a standard bed at 200cm/6ft6 as opposed to 190cm/6ft3. Standard UK bed width are largely available in adjustable beds and the most common sizes are:


Their are two main control options for adjustable beds, wired and wireless. There are pros and cons to both options and it is really down to your preference which you choose to go with. Some beds can be controlled by a smartphone app too.


Make sure the bed has options of different mattresses. You need to choose your desired firmness and whether you prefer springs or foam. Ensure your mattress is supportive and will keep you cool to ensure maximum comfort and undisturbed rest.

You'll also need to choose which extras you want on your bed. These include drawers, massage, overbed table, underbed lighting etc.


The best luxury adjustable beds will give you some design choices. Choose between different headboard designs and fabrics to tailor the bed to match with your existing bedroom decor and furnishings.

Opera recommends...

For luxury adjustable beds that balance the latest technology with stunning design and top quality, we recommend you take a look at our Premium range, an expert manufacturer and retailer of premium adjustable beds and mattresses.

I hope this guide has helped you to know what to look for in a luxury adjustable bed. A premium bed is an investment and it's important you have the necessary knowledge to make an informed decision. If you're looking for a luxury adjustable bed or already have one, share your experience and ask any questions you have in the comments section below. Thanks for reading.

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