Your guide to choosing the right adjustable bed


Welcome back to the Mccarthy Mobility Furniture blog, bringing you the latest news and expert advice on riser recliners and adjustable beds. In this post, we look at how to choose an adjustable bed that meets your needs.

Buying an adjustable bed is a big investment. If you choose one that’s right for you, you could benefit from improved sleep and a better quality of life. If you pick the wrong one, however, it could wreak havoc with your ability to enjoy a restful night’s sleep and may have a significant impact on your general health and wellbeing.

Let’s look at the factors you should take into account when trying to find a bed that will work for you.

Single, double or dual?

Adjustable beds come in the following sizes: singles; two singles that operate independently but that can be joined to create a double bed; duals (which are made up of double bases with two separate mechanisms so that each side works independently) and double beds that have one single mechanism.

If you sleep on your own, it makes sense to go for a bed with one operating unit, whether you want a single or a double. If you share your bed with a partner, on the other hand, it’s best to get a bed with two separate mechanisms so that you can adjust your side of the bed to meet your individual requirements. If you have particular size requirements that cannot be satisfied by an off-the-shelf model, you could always have one custom-made instead.

Special features

Before you make a purchase, it’s worth thinking about whether you would benefit from any special features. This is particularly important if you have a medical condition that causes you pain or affects your mobility, in which case you might want to discuss your needs with your medical practitioner or care team in advance. For example, you might decide that a massage function, a zero gravity feature, underbed lighting, wall hugging technology, a memory motor, a wireless or backlit remote control, a unique anti-snoring position or an in-built USB port would be advantageous to you. For more information about any of the special features available, please get in touch.

Mattress types

Many of our beds are available with a choice of mattress. This is crucial as there’s little point in forking out for a brand new, high-tech bed if you’re going to end up uncomfortable due to your mattress. Whether you like the pressure-relief of memory foam, the support of pocket spring, a hybrid of the two or the even weight distribution associated with latex, you will be able to find a sleeping surface that helps you to get a decent night’s rest. You can also choose the firmness rating that suits you.


You may be under the impression that adjustable beds are cumbersome, ugly or clinical looking. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Nowadays, adjustable beds come in a range of stylish designs so you can be confident that you will find a bed that ticks the boxes when it comes to aesthetics too. From deep divan bases in traditional styles, to integrated and fully upholstered head and footboards, to four-part surrounds, there’s a wide range of looks to choose from. Why not make a style statement with a floor standing headboard with deep, diamond button tufting? Or you could go for an elegant scooped or arched design or create an understated look with clean lines and neutral tones. The right headboard will allow you to put your style stamp on your bed.

Buying an adjustable bed is a big decision. If you need further advice or want to discuss your personal requirements, please get in touch with our team on 01992 472199 or contact us via


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