Do You Need a Special Mattress for an Adjustable Bed?

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Quick Overview

An adjustable bed frame is a serious game-changer for your overall wellbeing. Once you’ve decided to invest in an adjustable bed frame, you’ll be well on your way to innumerable health benefits and the restful night’s sleep you deserve. With an adjustable bed frame, you can achieve various positions for sleeping, including the zero-gravity position. With a simple change in position, you can better support the spine, increase blood flow, and be much more comfortable. Now, the only question is: Do you need a special mattress for an adjustable bed?

Many people fear that they won’t be able to use their current mattress with a new adjustable bed frame. Well, you can put your worries aside, because many adjustable bed frames, including The Yaasa Adjustable Bed are designed to be compatible with a regular mattress. Overhauling your entire sleep system at once can be intimidating, both for cost and comfort reasons. Luckily, you don’t have to part with your mattress just yet. Unless of course, you want to!

Compatibility Guide for Different Types of Mattresses

Most mattresses are compatible with Yaasa adjustable beds, but there are a few exceptions in rare instances. Here are the most popular types of mattresses people own and their compatibility levels with an adjustable bed.

Memory Foam Mattress

Memory foam mattresses work great with an adjustable bed. They are beloved for their supreme comfort and soft, yet supportive feel. Memory foam offers sturdy support for the elderly or anyone with pain in their joints or spine as it contours the body to evenly distribute the pressure on every point. High-density foam, as can be found in The Yaasa Mattress is the best for alleviating strain on the body.

Traditional Inner Spring Mattress

Traditional innerspring mattresses are very popular: approximately 80% of Americans use this type of mattress. Using steel coils to provide support, innerspring mattresses can often, but not always be used with an adjustable bed frame. There are many kinds of innerspring mattresses so it is hard to predict how yours will do…it’s something you will have to explore further to know for certain.

Latex Mattress

Natural latex mattresses are popular as a lightweight and durable choice to be used with an adjustable bed. If you have a latex mattress, you have likely noticed that they don’t trap heat, so are great for people who sleep hot. However, latex mattresses do not offer the same level of motion isolation and contouring that a memory foam mattress does.

Hybrid Mattress

A hybrid mattress type combines the best mattress features from the other types into one dreamy adjustable bed mattress. Typically, a hybrid mattress will have a combination of innerspring coils and memory foam, as is the case with The Yaasa Mattress and The Yaasa ONE Mattress. In addition to the layers of memory foam, Yaasa mattresses feature a 6” supportive pocket coil system.

Water Beds

Much less popular than they used to be, there are still some water beds on the market, but we do not recommend their use with an adjustable bed. This type of mattress is generally comprised of an outer shell filled with an interior water chamber. The benefits of a water bed include that they don’t show wear and they are naturally temperature controlled. The downside is that they do not contour to the body, so are not good if you experience joint or back pain.

Air Mattress

Air mattresses are typically comprised of a vinyl shell filled with air chambers that are inflated and deflated as needed. Often used on a temporary basis, perhaps as an option for when extra guests are staying over, this type of rigid mattress is much less expensive than other mattresses. However, there is a reason for this: they don’t provide a lot of support, are often not very comfortable, and not good for spine health.

Considerations When Choosing a Mattress for Adjustable Bed

If your mattress is older than 7 years or you are looking for something more supportive to accompany your adjustable frame, here are some criteria to keep in mind:

  • Thickness: Is the mattress thick enough that you won’t need an additional mattress pad? A good option will have multiple foam layers for support.
  • Size: Make sure that the mattress fits the bed frame.
  • Temperature control: A mattress with a temperature control feature, like the Quilted YaasaCool Cover, will keep you much cooler while you sleep, which will help you sleep more peacefully and boost wellbeing.
  • Motion Isolation: Motion isolation is particularly important if you sleep next to a partner who moves around a lot. Your mattress should absorb the movement so that you are not disturbed.
  • Trial Period, Warranty, and Return Policy: Take a look at the mattress warranty and return policy. You should be able to try the mattress out during a sleep trial period and be covered in case you encounter any difficulties.

Compatibility With Adjustable Bed Q&A

Can you use regular sheets on an adjustable bed? Of course! You can use the sheets and comforter you already own with your adjustable bed.
Can you use a mattress topper with an adjustable bed? It’s perfectly fine to use a mattress topper with an adjustable frame and many people do this for extra support. Be sure to also get a mattress protector to guard against spills, particularly if you don’t have a mattress topper that can be washed.
Do adjustable beds damage mattresses? As long as the mattress fits the frame correctly, you should not have a problem with most mattresses. The only mattresses we do not recommend using are an innerspring mattress with a border rod or wire and waterbeds.
Can you fit an adjustable bed into an existing frame? Yaasa adjustable beds are designed to fit in most bed frames. If the frame is slatted, the slats will likely need to be removed.
What is the best adjustable bed for seniors? The best adjustable bed for seniors will have an easy-to-reach remote control at the side of the bed with adjustability to move through different positions.

So, Do You Need a Special Mattress for an Adjustable Bed?

In most cases, no! If you’re looking to step up your sleep quality for health reasons or otherwise, consider The Yaasa Adjustable Bed or The Yaasa ONE Adjustable Bed as two of the best options of adjustable frames. Compatible with most mattresses, Yaasa adjustable beds are a huge step above a standard bed frame with incredible special features like USB ports, wall sliding technology, under-bed storage, a one-touch flat sleep preset, and a backlit wireless remote system. They also have a Zero-Gravity preset that can be adjusted to perfectly suit your body. Restful sleep doesn’t require counting sheep when you have a high quality Yaasa adjustable bed!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best mattress for an adjustable bed

The Yaasa Mattress is an excellent mattress for an adjustable bed. It features a specifically crafted combination of pocket coils and foams (including memory foam) that offer optimum support in a way that other varieties of mattresses don’t provide.
Foam mattresses, memory foam mattresses, or pocket coil are also examples of good adjustable bed mattresses. 
Learn more about choosing the best mattress for an adjustable bed here.

Will my current mattress work with the Yaasa Adjustable Bed?

Yes, the adjustable bed is compatible with most mattresses except waterbed mattresses and some traditional spring mattresses that use a border rod or wire.  If you are unsure if your current mattress will work with the adjustable bed, contact our customer support team at hello@yaasa.com or 855-622-3711.