- Business Insider 23:07November 1, 2019The best adjustable bed framesAdjustable bed frames can help you sleep perfectly because they are much more customizable than your average bed frame or mattress.
The Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame is the best one we've tried because it has zero-gravity presets, a three-zone massage setting, two USB ports for charging, and a reasonable price. There's a new trend taking over the bedrooms of America, and it seems to be inspired by hospitals and dentists. Don't scoff — as it turns out, the adjustable beds and chairs of some of our least favorite environments have made their way into our homes, and you just may be surprised by how pleasant a moving bed frame is when it's coupled with your television rather than an overhead fluorescent light. It's official, friends. Adjustable bed frames are now about as commonly peddled as smart speakers, and honestly, it's about time. It doesn't matter how comfortable your mattress is if the frame beneath it doesn't provide the adequate support. And if that frame can, in fact, be adjusted to suit your particular sleeping needs, then all the better. When it comes to picking the right adjustable bed frame, you'll want to keep a few things in mind. First off, are you sleeping alone or with another person? Many companies are offering split king sizes, which allow you to actually control each side of the bed separately. You'll also want to consider whether you prefer to make minute adjustments to your sleeping position yourself, or if you'd rather the sleep experts at various companies create presets for you. Some adjustable frames have a number of built-in settings, like anti-snore and zero gravity. Others just hand you the reins and allow you to raise or lower your head and feet without making any suggestions of their own. Then, you might keep in mind the extent to which you do work in bed. If you're like me and are looking to turn your bedroom into your home office in every sense of the word, you probably want to pick a higher tech bed frame that comes with USB ports and outlets, so that you can work where you sleep (or vice versa, though that somehow seems sadder). Some adjustable bed frames come with a few extra bells and whistles, like massage functions and telescopic legs for various bed frame height preferences. Just keep those additional features in mind when deciding which is best for you.
That said, regardless of which frame you pick among our favorites, we've no doubt that you'll be getting some of the best sleep of your life.
Here are the best adjustable bed frames you can buy: Best adjustable bed frame overall: Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame
Best fancy adjustable bed frame: Reverie 9T Adjustable Bed Base
Best no-fuss adjustable bed frame: Leesa Adjustable Base
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The Nectar adjustable base has it all — anti-snore and zero-gravity presets, a three-zone massage setting, two USB ports for easy charging, and best of all, a reasonable price.
Nectar seems to be something of a unicorn when it comes to adjustable bases. Not only is it relatively affordable, starting at $649 for a twin xl, but it also comes with practically every single bell and whistle you could hope for. First and foremost, I was impressed by how quickly the bed frame was delivered, and more importantly, how quickly it could be set up. All I had to do was screw in the legs, and as Nectar promised, there were no tools necessary. The frame isn't the most elaborate of designs and it's simple enough to fit with just about any aesthetic. When paired with my pine-colored bedroom furniture, the dark gray frame and its six black legs seemed to blend right in.
Once everything is set up, then you really get to experience the magic that is an adjustable bed frame. The Nectar bed frame is controlled by an easy-to-use remote control that lifts the head region, the foot area, or both, simultaneously. You can either manually select how far up or down you want to go or opt for one of Nectar's presets. There's an anti-snore button that raises your torso quite a bit, slightly elevates your legs, and purports to help you sleep more quietly. While I can't vouch for whether or not this works for snorers, it is a remarkably comfortable position to sleep in regardless.
There's also a TV button, which won't control your television set, but will adjust you to the perfect reclining position for watching your favorite shows. Or, if you'd prefer to simulate what it's like to sleep in a zero-gravity setting, you can push the ZG button on the top right of the remote. I wasn't a huge fan of this particular setting (it elevates your legs way up), but hey, to each her own.
The Nectar remote also comes with three memory buttons that allow you to program your own perfect sleeping positions. Just manually adjust the bed to your liking, and have the remote remember it by pressing either M1, M2, or M3.
Nectar's three-zone massage is not the most comprehensive or intense massage you've ever received, but if you're just looking to wind down after a long day, or need a little bit of help falling asleep, this function gets it done with its slight vibrations. You can choose to focus on your head region or your feet, and the vibrations of the bed certainly helped me relax at day's end.
As for tech-forward features, on the right side of the frame are two USB ports, so you can charge your smartphone without having to find a plug on the wall. Atop the remote is a handy little flashlight, so if you need to find your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night, you won't have to flip on every light switch in your room or the hallway.
Pros: Affordable for an adjustable base, great presets, USB ports, pleasant massage experience
Cons: While the flashlight on the remote is handy, under-bed lighting is probably a better way to provide some extra illumination at night
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The best decked-out adjustable bed frame
If you want to turn your bed into a central command station, then the Reverie 9T Adjustable Foundation is definitely the way to go.
If you want to turn your bed into a home office, a spa, and a wireless charging pad, the Reverie 9T Adjustable Foundation is your solution. This adjustable base manages to be much more than an attractive and comfortable bed frame with a veritable cornucopia of extra features that you never even knew you wanted.
Whether you prefer to sleep with your legs and head slightly elevated or want to sleep in a totally different configuration than your partner, the Reverie is here to ensure that you get one of the best night's sleep of your life. Not only is the deck-on-deck design extremely supportive (it comprises an upholstered, movable foundation atop a solid lower), but more importantly, it's extremely customizable. With the quickly rechargeable LED-screen remote, you can elevate just about any part of the bed to your comfort level. I found this to be particularly useful when I was working on my laptop in bed. Rather than having to create a veritable pillow fort in order to properly prop up my body to what I hoped was an ergonomic position, I could instead bring up the upper part of the mattress so that I was practically sitting in a recliner. You can also elevate the lower part of the bed, of course, if you prefer to sleep with your legs slightly lifted, or bring both sides of the bed up simultaneously.
The remote control comes with presets for Anti-Snore, which is some proprietary combination of moving your head and legs up in such a manner that you apparently breathe more freely when you're asleep, and Zero Gravity, which seems to be all the rage but I find decidedly uncomfortable. While I'm sure some folks feel like they're floating when they're nearly folded in half, I didn't get the appeal. But of course, that's the beauty of the Reverie. If you don't like one position, it's just a couple touches of a button before you're in a much more comfortable place.
The Reverie also features lumbar support, which you can adjust by degree as per your personal needs. You'd be surprised what a couple of adjustments on that setting can do for you — even if you don't have back pain, having more fulsome support definitely makes a difference.
But wait, you say. What if I find the perfect setting for me, but my partner doesn't agree? As it turns out, Reverie has a solution for that, too. The split-king model of this bed frame actually allows you to control the two sides of your bed completely independently. So if your significant other needs to stop snoring and you want to sleep at a 90-degree angle, you can both win. Who needs compromise in a relationship when you have an adjustable bed frame?
But aside from the Reverie's virtues as a bed, it also boasts a couple of extra bells and whistles that make it particularly attractive. For example, there's the 3D Wave massage therapy aspect — it comes in four waves and a whopping 10 intensities. Some massage chairs don't even feature that much optionality. Additionally, the bed has a charging pad that can wirelessly charge compatible smartphones, or for those of us without a phone capable of induction charging, there's also a USB port. Honestly, it's like you don't even have to ever leave your bed.
As wonderful as everything about the Reverie is, I should certainly point out that this kind of luxury comes at a price. If you're not looking to spend at least $1,000 on a bed frame, you may want to look elsewhere. But while the price is steep, the sleep you'll be able to get on a mattress atop this frame is pretty priceless.
Pros: Great lumbar support, great massage function, wireless charging pad
Cons: The Reverie 9T is pricey — it starts at $1,399 for a twin xl, and goes all the way up to $2,798 for a split king
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The best no-fuss adjustable bed frame
"No fuss" and adjustable base may seem a bit oxymoronic, but of course, Leesa was able to conquer the challenge with its simple yet oh-so-effective adjustable base.
I've always been a huge fan of Leesa's mattresses, and so it came as no surprise that its new adjustable base is a real game changer when it comes to restfulness, too. While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that some other adjustable bases do, it makes up for it with its whisper-quiet motor that will let you adjust your sleeping position without disturbing your partner or your cat or whatever.
First off — setup. The base is heavy, and there's no getting around it. The whole package weighs in at just under 150 pounds, so unless you're superhuman, you'll probably want a friend to help you bring it into your home. But once that's squared away, the actual assembly of the base is extremely straightforward. Instructions are clear and parts are relatively sparse, so once you've screwed in the legs and secured everything, you're ready to rock and roll. Alternatively, you could pay an additional $100 for the white glove delivery and setup service, though frankly, I'm not sure how necessary that really is.
Like the Leesa mattress, simplicity is truly at the heart of this design. You won't find tons of extraneous buttons on the remote for this base, nor will you have the option to have your bed give you a massage. Instead, the Leesa frame's main purpose is to allow you to configure your bed and mattress to the exact position you need to achieve optimal rest.
Working in tandem with both the Leesa mattress and the Sapira mattress, this base lets you adjust both the head and foot of the bed with the accompanying remote control, which comes with just seven buttons. You have the option of raising or lowering each side separately, or simultaneously if you're looking to be a bit more efficient. I found in sleeping that the minutia you're able to achieve with the adjustments go a long way in alleviating pain and pressure. As it turns out, I do well with my legs and head just barely elevated. The last button on the remote controls the under-bed light, which is useful for all those midnight bathroom runs.
While the Leesa Adjustable Base doesn't come with built-in presets like anti-snore or zero gravity, I found that I preferred the entirely customized approach. With other adjustable bases, I tended to default to the presets that the company had already provided, whereas with Leesa, I was forced to do a bit more experimentation. Sure, it was a bit time-consuming on the front end, but I certainly ended up with a much more me-specific sleeping position when it came time for bed.
Another great thing to note about the Leesa — it comes with adjustable telescoping legs on its split king version, which allow you to actually change the height of your mattress. I found that useful for deciding exactly how much under-bed storage I really needed. These adjustable legs also allow you to sleep in a different position from your partner, and because the motor of the Leesa is so quiet (notably so when compared to other bases), you can change your own position in the middle of the night without worrying about waking up your bedmate.
If you sleep with a partner, the king size ($1,745) allows you to individually control each sleeper's position via two twin XL mattresses, so you can position your side however you like. The design of the Leesa Adjustable Base closely mirrors that of its mattresses, with its gray upholstery and two white stripes running horizontally across the bottom of the bed. And while that makes for an aesthetically consistent look when paired with your Leesa mattress, this base works well with just about any topper — I used a DreamCloud mattress I was also reviewing at the time with mine to great success.
As for the pricing, this is one adjustable base that actually won't break the bank. A Twin XL will actually set you back under $900, while a Queen is a relatively reasonable $1,045. And like other Leesa products, this base comes with a 100-night trial, so you can sleep on it for three months to ensure it's something you want to keep around.
Pros: Great value, super quiet motor, underbed lighting for midnight bathroom runs
Cons: Some folks may prefer to have a few preset positions to start off with
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- Business Insider 22:26October 22, 2019The best bed framesYour bed is not only the highlight of your bedroom, it's also the only furniture you spend 33% of your life on.
The Zinus Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed Frame is our top pick because it's well-crafted with impressive strength and an attractive design. Your bed frame can make or break the overall look and feel of your bedroom. Certain bed frames make the room feel more cozy, while others add a bold and modern style that complements your taste. Your mattress certainly matters in terms of comfort, but from a design aspect, your bed frame is the foundation of your bedroom.
Beyond design, bed frames serve additional purposes. Most elevate, or at least dictate, your sleeping position, ideally making it easier to get in and out of bed. Sometimes they make room for additional storage below your sleeping area or in the headboard. Bed frames also extend the life of your mattress by providing support and preventing weak, sagging spots.
The mattress-on-floor look instantly diminishes any style in your sleeping space and it's not ideal for you or your mattress. Mattresses need support to stay firm and stable, and, just like humans, mattresses, no matter what their make or model, need space to breathe.
Buying a bed frame may seem simple — just match frame size with mattress size — but there are more buying options than you might realize, which can make the shopping process seem overwhelming. That's why we've compiled this guide to the best bed frames.
Here are the best bed frames you can buy: Best overall: Zinus Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed Frame
Best cheap frame: Zinus 14 Inch SmartBase Platform Bed Frame
Best faux leather frame: DHP Dakota Faux Leather Platform Bed
Best canopy frame: DHP Rosedale Metal Canopy Bed Frame
Best platform frame: Murray Platform Bed with Wooden Box Frame
Best sturdy frame: Zinus Sonoma Metal & Wood Platform Bed
Best high-tech frame: Reverie 9T Adjustable Bed Base
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The Zinus Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed Frame is completely squeakless and it has a classic, timeless look.
The Zinus Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed Frame is naturally simple with a classic design that we can't see going out of style anytime soon. The soft square-stitched dark gray upholstery adds a soft-to-the-touch design aesthetic to the already handsome piece. It's an all-around high quality, timelessly designed bed frame. As a cost saver, the headboard, frame, and ten wood slats that support the mattress are included in the price. You also have the option to purchase a matching footboard for less than $20 extra. The footboard is more of a personal preference that may help your bed look more neat and tidy by allowing you to tuck in all your bedding. All purchased parts, including the frame, legs, and wooden slats conveniently fit into the headframe and are shipped that way as well. Check it out in this reviewer's handy unboxing video review.
It's available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes, and as an added perk, the king size frame stands 14 inches off the ground, providing extra storage space. In other sizes, the frame is 8 inches off the ground.
The Zinus Upholstered Square Stitched Platform Bed Frame is featured on MattressPicks in the article 5 Best Zinus Bed Frame Reviews 2017, where it boasts a 5 out of 5-star rating. On Amazon, the bed frame holds a 4.6-star rating based on more than 3,000 reviews. Reviewers often comment that the bed frame is worth the money. This reviewer writes, "You can't find a bed like this for under $200 dollars at your local furniture store." Other reviewers like that it's sturdy, easy to set up, and noticeably quiet. Another reviewer remarks, "I actually had a 5.0 earthquake after the first week and rode it out on the bed."
Overall, the Zinus is a bed frame that can blend quietly into the background of a loud bedroom or hold its own as the centerpiece of an otherwise neutral room. The sturdiness and easy setup are two major plusses for this category of products in particular, and the strong mattress support and soft upholstery complement each other, creating an overall high-quality bed frame we can't help but recommend.
Pros: Very sturdy, helps your mattress last longer, easy assembly, reasonable price, footboard option, adaptable style
Cons: Middle of the bed support may not be the best, shipping issues result in damaged parts a bit too often
The best cheap bed frame
Space is valuable, especially in small apartments, and this Zinus 14-inch SmartBase Platform Bed Frame lets you make the most of it at an affordable price.
If you don't have bedroom space to waste, then a bed frame that provides plenty of under bed storage is the way to go. This Zinus 14-inch SmartBase Platform Bed Frame does just that, as it is raised 14 inches off the ground with 13 inches of clearance, so you can easily store medium to large plastic bins filled with the items you don't need access to daily right under the bed. It's available in all regular mattress sizes and can be purchased in your choice of a standard bed frame, a bed frame with a skirt, or in a deluxe edition, which has an upgraded design for reinforced stability with t-shape leg construction and a locking system. The most popular choice is the standard bed frame, which features a strong, durable steel frame and a unique folding design that makes it easy to move around as needed. Unlike some other models, it's easy to assemble. As this reviewer explains, "It comes in 2 separate pieces that are very light once you get them out of the box." The steel bed frame eliminates the need for a box spring and can support spring, memory foam, latex, and hybrid mattresses. We like that it's a rather standard 14-inch height, but if you want even more under bed storage, Zinus also has this very similar but not as popular 18-inch bed frame model.
There are no bells and whistles to this bed frame, so you can achieve a super minimalist style, or add a headboard of your choice to jazz it up a bit. It's even pretty basic compared to other bed frames designed to provide under bed storage, and we think that's actually a good thing. While other so-called storage bed frames often have drawers that can be pulled out from the sides or have a compartment under the bed that you can only access by lifting up your mattress, the Zinus 14-inch SmartBase Platform Bed Frame simply provides free space, so you are not as limited by the size of drawers or under bed compartments. Amazon reviewers mainly applaud the bed frame for its great value, the fact that it's easy to assemble and disassemble as needed, and how quiet it is.
Some reviewers do mention that certain mattresses, especially memory foam models, slide off of it easily. One reviewer said she wishes "it came with something to stop the bed from moving off of it." Many reviewers such as this one, don't complain but do recommend buying a bed skirt to hide the under bed storage.
Pros: Tons of under bed storage, easy to assemble and disassemble, frame keeps things quiet, super affordable price point
Cons: Some mattresses may slip, no clear indication of how much weight it can hold
The best sturdy bed frame
The Zinus Sonoma Metal & Wood Platform Bed looks cool with its real wood headboard and sturdy dark metal frame, plus, it's really affordable.
When I moved into my new apartment a year ago, I decided it was time for a new bed frame. Luckily, as the person who edited this guide when it first published, I knew where to look — Amazon. I went to Zinus first because the company makes our top pick in this guide. I looked through the company's many bed frames to find one that suits my style, and I came across the Sonoma.
It combines a dark steel frame with a slatted real wood headboard to create a cool modern look. I love the light, natural wood finish of the three planks that make up the headboard. The wooden boards look great and feel silky smooth to the touch. I was impressed with the quality of the frame's construction.
The dark metal frame is sturdy and inconspicuous. It has supports in the middle, too, so you don't have to worry about a lack of support in the middle of the frame. We have a king-size mattress from Ikea and it fits perfectly on the frame. The wood slats underneath the mattress give great support and amazingly, they don't squeak.
The only downside is that it's hard to put together because the instructions aren't super clear.
Zinus offers a five-year warranty on this bed frame, too, so if I do have trouble with it down the road, I can contact Zinus. I'm not the only one who loves this bed frame, either. Around 82% of reviewers on Amazon gave it a 5-star rating.
The only complaints center around defective parts and receiving the wrong headboard style. If you do get defective parts, contact Zinus or Amazon immediately for a replacement. Several buyers had a tough time reaching Zinus, but the company has responded to them directly on Amazon. Several buyers had their complaints resolved after contacting Zinus or Amazon. — Malarie Gokey
Pros: Cool design, real wood headboard, strong metal frame, affordable
Cons: Occasional shipping issues reported
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- Business Insider 00:30October 2, 2019This bed frame from popular online startup Leesa is adjustable for better support — I slept on it, and it didn't disappointLeesa Adjustable bases seem to be the latest trend in the smart home space, and one of the more recent additions to the market comes from perennially dependable Leesa. I've always been a huge fan of Leesa's mattresses, and so it came as no surprise that its new adjustable base is a real game changer when it comes to restfulness, too. While it doesn't have all the bells and whistles that some other adjustable bases do (like a USB charging port or a massaging option), it makes up for it with its whisper-quiet motor that will let you adjust your sleeping position without disturbing your partner (or your cat, or whatever). As one of the more affordable adjustable bases around, this is a serious contender for being one of the best bases I've seen yet. Adjustable bases, a bizarre concept not 12 months ago, now seem about as ubiquitous as the bed-in-a-box brands that make them. It's unclear exactly when we decided that the best way for us to get some quality sleep was with a bed that seems to draw inspiration from a dentist's chair, but honestly, now that I've slept on quite a few, I'm not complaining. One of the newer arrivals on the adjustable base market comes from Leesa, the bed-in-a-box company that probably makes my very favorite mattress. As such, I had high hopes for the adjustable base, and I have to say, it did not disappoint.
First off — setup. The base is heavy, and there's no getting around it. The whole package weighs in at just under 150 pounds, so unless you're superhuman, you'll probably want a friend to help you bring it into your home. But once that's squared away, the actual assembly of the base is extremely straightforward. Instructions are clear and parts are relatively sparse, so once you've screwed in the legs and secured everything, you're ready to rock and roll. Alternatively, you could pay an additional $100 for the white glove delivery and setup service, though frankly, I'm not sure how necessary that really is.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:The Leesa mattress went through over 200 prototypes before the company landed on the perfect design — it offered me excellent pressure relief and it slept coolI've slept on several different 'beds-in-a-box' — and this luxury hybrid mattress is by far the most comfortableThe best carpet cleaners you can buy
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