Published On: Tue, Jun 19th, 2018

Electric Mattresses and Electric Beds

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How do electric mattresses work? We will be talking about that today along with everything that comes in between. To start everything off, the most common materials used to create adjustable beds are latex, memory foams, innerspring, and of course, airbeds. What’s awesome about electric beds is that they work pretty well for other activities that don’t involve sleeping. You can watch TV, read a book, or even enjoy the view that you have from inside your room. With electric mattresses, you do not need to over-compensate with the pillows that you have since you just need to push a button and this elevates the bed right into the perfect position that you want.

When it comes to electric beds, the first two foams that would come in mind or in any retail shop would be either memory foam or latex mattresses as they are the best choice that will go with a good electric bed. This is because the materials mentioned are not only very comfortable to use, they are also very easy to purchase nowadays.

The best types of mattresses for electric beds

As mentioned already above, the best two types of mattresses being used would be the memory foam and latex mattresses. Below, we will be talking about the four most common mattresses used in electric beds today, starting with memory foam.

  • Memory Foam – As we all know, memory foam goes with the shape of your body and easily supports your weight without any effort. This amazing “Space Technology” works really awesome with electric beds as it easily goes with the hard bed frame but at the same time, easily contours with your body creating that amazing snug feeling while sleeping or doing activities while you lounge on your favorite adjustable bed.
  • Latex Mattresses – There are two types of latex mattresses that exist and these are Dunlop and Talalay. Both have different “Feel” and come in drastically different price points. The common misunderstanding is that generally, latex mattresses are firm compared to memory foam. What people don’t understand is that it is most likely that they bought a Dunlop latex mattress which was made to be a firm type of mattress. On the other hand, if people would really want the plush feeling of a mattress then they should go for the more expensive Talalay. Since the profile of latex mattresses isn’t that tall compared to other mattresses today, they work perfectly fine with electric beds.
  • Innerspring Mattresses – If you are looking to buy the perfect electric mattress today then look into what your parents and grandparents have been using. Chances are that under those sheets that they sleep in is an innerspring mattress. Innerspring mattresses have been the best choice of mattress long before latex and memory foams existed. They have graced millions of households worldwide and still continue to be an amazing product today. Though springs have significantly decreased in size over the years, it is an undeniable fact that they are one of the staples of modern-day mattress options. What they bring to the electric bed table is unparalleled if you are looking for a rigid base that will definitely last a lifetime.
  • Airbed Mattresses – Airbed mattresses that come with multiple chambers are what we recommend for adjustable beds. This is because they are easily adjusted as the bed frame is moved to different angles. Unlike the three mattresses mentioned above which are pliable enough to just go with the electric bed, with airbed mattresses it isn’t like that since you need to manually adjust the mattress itself to make it go with the bed as it angles. Single chamber airbeds are even worst because of the inability to be folded into the right position.

In addition, it is also really important to have the proper thickness involved in choosing the mattress that you will be going to pair with your adjustable bed. It doesn’t matter how flexible the material you bought but if it’s as thick as it shouldn’t be then you would have problems with it. The “safe” thickness should be between 6” and 13”; we also need to keep in mind that the more rigid the material the thinner the mattress should be. For example, if you are planning to use innerspring mattress then you should for the thinnest one since it would be really hard to bend thick spring mattresses.

Now that would be different for foam mattresses (memory foam and latex) since they are generally “softer” compared to the other options mentioned before. Your mattress should be at around ten to twelve inches thick as this is the “sweet spot” when it comes to using foam mattresses with electric beds.

Electric Mattresses

There is a lot of confusion with electric mattresses and electric beds today. But generally, they actually work the same. They are sleeping “buddies” that can be adjusted to the angle that you wish to use it with. The difference is that “electric beds” have the contraption attached to the bed frame itself while electric mattresses do come with the contraption inside the mattress itself.

If you happen to walk into a retail store and look for adjustable mattresses then you might be offered either an electric mattress or electric bed; it doesn’t matter which one you choose since they are generally the same. The important thing is that you know what you are buying. When we say this we mean that you need to know which materials are used and what you need. You need not forget that mattresses come in different materials, and these materials are what keep them apart from one another.

Best Deals

There are a lot of best deals on the internet today when it comes to electric beds and mattresses. The price range of these babies starts from around $500 up to $3,500 depending on the material and brand that you are going to purchase! You also need to look out for promotions that shave off a good amount from the original price tag that they are selling their mattresses for. Though these promotions are really hard to find on the internet (since everyone is looking for them) there’s a huge chance that you will find coupons through furniture magazines and the like.

It might be farfetched but we strongly suggest that you do not leave behind physical retail stores! An office mate of mine just got a really good deal on the electric mattress she bought a few weeks ago from a retail store that she didn’t step into for about five years! That retail store was there for a good amount of time but she didn’t bother looking inside as she was a hundred percent sure that the displayed items were far too expensive compared to online retail stores.

She wasn’t even going to step inside the store if it wasn’t for her friend that saw her as she walked passed by the window. Her friend was looking for a new mattress since she just moved back into town. As my office mate was helping her friend she spotted an electric mattress being sold for around $200! She didn’t waste any time and asked the person in charge of assistance as she tried the mattress out. Turns out that it was there for a couple of months now and no one bought it. It was at sold for $200 from its original price of $499.99! The moral of the story is that you just do not forget about retail shops like LatexBear because they might amaze you. Deals like the one mentioned earlier might be one in a million but you wouldn’t be able to experience it without trying right?


We hope that you have learned a lot about electric mattresses and beds and how to choose the best one for you. Always remember to ask questions of the sellers themselves if you think the information posted is not enough. It would also be awesome if you will be able to get the specifics of the mattress and study it first before paying for it.

Author: Ariana Smith

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