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Best Adjustable Mattress for 2023

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Our best adjustable mattress review includes both and even a top-rated adjustable bed frame pick. I have personally tested over 100 beds and a list of different bed frames, tested inside our own facility where we store all the mattresses we try. My hope is to pair you with one of the top six beds that stood out as the best adjustable mattress picks. The prices listed are for queen size models, and you can often get a good discount when you bundle your adjustable base with your new mattress.

The Nectar mattress and adjustable base bundle was chosen as the best adjustable mattress option for two main reasons. The Nectar mattress is a well-received and popular mattress choice with an attractive price tag. Paired with the adjustable base, you can have a premium setup with all the bells and whistles you could want for a great price. If you catch this bundle during a sale (like right now for Labor Day, you could walk away with a new mattress and adjustable base for around $1,500.

CNET editors have tested a number of mattresses. Their experience enables them to curate best mattress lists like this one and pick the beds that stand out from the rest. While the beds above are great options, there are a few more beds tested by editors that could be up for consideration.

Casper mattress: The Casper mattress gets partial credit for bringing bed-in-a-box mattresses to the mainstream, and it’s arguably one of the biggest brands in the online market. So much so, you can now find this mattress in popular retail stores like Target or Costco. It’s an affordable all-foam mattress with a neutral, responsive feel unlike memory foam. It also has a zoned-support design that provides targeted support to the back and pressure relief to the hips and shoulders. It’s rated around a 5 or medium on the firmness scale, making it ideal for just about any sleeping position.

Brooklyn Bedding Signature: This is a pretty basic hybrid mattress, but it has a quality design with a surprisingly low price tag for a bed with coils. It’s one of my top favorite brands because it manufacture its own beds, a feat most other mattress brands don’t do. This allows them to sell their beds for the low. This bed is offered in three different firmness levels from soft to firm, so it’s suitable for all sleeping positions from side, back, stomach and combo. Its hybrid design also makes it suitable for any body type.

Amerisleep mattress: This is a memory foam bed similar to the Nectar mattress because it’s made with foam materials and has a dense, slow-responding feel. Though, with Amerisleep, it comes in five different firmness levels. The softer the mattress, though, the more you’re going to have to pay. A huge plus about this line of beds is they all come with removable, machine washable covers. A lot of mattress covers require spot cleaning, so this makes removing stains a lot easier.

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The most important features to look for in the best mattress for adjustable beds that fits a moving bed frame are those that encourage flexibility — even the best adjustable bed frame can’t accommodate a mattress that isn’t meant to adjust. An adjustable mattress should bend where the adjustable bed base bends without too much resistance. That said, most bed-in-a-box mattresses these days are compatible with an adjustable bed frame because the materials inside are able to bend and flex.

Although, you can make the argument that some work better than others, so there are some key things you want to remember before buying a new bed for your adjustable base.

Flexibility: You want a flexible mattress that can bend without being damaged. Most bed-in-a-box and online mattresses fit the bill because they have supple foam and springs that move independently from one another. Older innerspring mattresses, however, have innersprings that move as one unit, which may not be as ideal for an adjustable bed frame.

No box spring: This also has to do with how flexible your mattress materials are. Box springs are not bendy or ductile, so I advise you don’t use a box frame with your adjustable base. The good news is that most modern mattresses, especially bed-in-a-box and online beds, don’t require a box spring.

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