Today, Nectar announced a new product: an adjustable frame. Pair with your Nectar mattress to add a whole new sleeping experience. Like most boxed mattresses, you buy the top mattress only and so you need a base to go with it.
Nectar already has a foundation you can use, but now they also have an adjustable base.
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What most impressed us is that their adjustable base has a guarantee! Usually sleep trials don’t apply to adjustable beds because they’re heavy and difficult to return. However, it’s risk free to try the Nectar adjustable frame. Nectar says if you are not 100% satisfied, you can return your adjustable frame for a full refund up to 100 days after your purchase! It has a 3 year warranty.
Boxed mattresses often just have the top mattress and still need to be paired with a base or platform. This, along with how many features and styles you can get them in, has contributed to more interest in adjustable beds. You can find them in a variety of colors and fabrics and with high tech features. To get a more finished look, get a headboard or bed frame with your base.
Adjustable beds are popular for all ages. Split options make them appealing to couples. They address health issues like back pain, snoring, acid reflux, congestion and other concerns so you can sleep more deeply.
Enhance the time you spend in bed with under bed lighting and even speakers or USB chargers can keep you powered as your bed becomes your work station that allows you to work in bed. You can find the most luxurious adjustable bed or a cheaper model that covers the basics. Or something in between.
Zero-G positions may reduce the pressure on your spine, shoulders, or hips. Relieve muscle tension and improve circulation. There’s nothing better for bad backs.
Massage soothes sore muscles from today’s tough workout or takes you to a deeper state of relaxation.
Like mattresses, adjustable beds can be boxed and sent to you. However, most don’t offer returns or sleep trials because they’re so heavy.
Best Rated Adjustable Beds 2021
This list has been completely updated for 2020. Prices and models change from year to year so we encourage you to check the website for current prices and sales.
We looked at the top 5 adjustable beds based on number of reviews and features they offer. These have features and price tag to make them attractive choices for different budgets and price ranges. Unbox Mattress may receive a commission from sales on this page at no cost to you. This allows us to bring you even more reviews and industry news.
Adjustable Beds Reviews and Comparisons
Adjustable bases can run hundreds or thousands of dollars. Here are some top choices based on research to help you get the most out of yours.
Ghostbed sells a highly rated adjustable base that’s as quiet as a mouse. No one wants to hear that squeaking mouse sound from their bed – it’s the worst complaint people have about an adjustable base! A lot of companies haven’t figured out how to avoid it.
The two factors that set this adjustable bed base apart: LIFETIME WARRANTY and the excellent price for the features — other brands are DOUBLE the price. Adjustable beds can be a big pain to set up so thankfully Ghostbed has videos to walk you through the process as easily as possible.
This is the lowest priced base on our list but it is quite basic. No massage, presets, USB chargers or fancy features. It’s more to raise your head or feet. As of writing, price is $449 for a queen size and financing offered for Amazon Prime members – 5 monthly payments of $90. Ideal for an older adult who wants the basics and simple operation.
Bed base dimensions: 79.5″ L 59.5″ W 14″ H
Head elevation: 0-58ᵒ. Foot elevation: 0-40ᵒ
Supports a maximum weight of 600 lbs. of evenly distributed weight
Compatible with most mattresses under 14 inches; can fit in most bed frames
Reliable, quiet and responsive motor (no massage)
Measures 13.5 inches from the floor to the top of the base
5-year warranty protects against manufacturer defects
People say that assembly is pretty easy – takes about an hour for 1 person
No frills base that’s value priced with an easy-to-use-remote
Head can be adjusted up to 70° and the foot up to 42°
Wireless back-lit remote with 18 buttons, 3 pre-set positions including zero-gravity, anti-snore, and flat button
Underbed light with 2 USB ports per side
Ultra-quiet Leggett & Platt power motors with 850 lbs. capacity per unit
Zero clearance design made to fit inside existing bed frame
Full body massage with 3 intensity levels, 4 modes including wave, pulse and constant with a 10 to 30-minute timer option
3 in 1 height option leg design including 4″, 7″ and 11″
3 years of full coverage and 10 years prorated on the entire bed
We like that the massage comes with a timer so you can set and forget (fall asleep to it)
Questions to Ask Before Buying an Adjustable Bed Base
Here are some things you need to be aware of before choosing an adjustable bed base:
How much weight will you need to support? Consider your weight, the mattress and the base.
Do you sleep solo or with someone else? If you sleep with someone else do you want one mattress or a split base that each has its own control?
How much space do you have? Wall huggers conserve space.
What features do you want? Consider what’s important to you – massage, plugs, alarm feature, etc.
Wired or wireless remote? Does it come with an app? Presets?
What is your budget and does the price include the mattress? If you buy a mattress that’s too thick it won’t bend when you raise or lower your head/feet. Make sure you get a quality mattress though – the flexing motion will cause extra wear and you don’t want to sleep on a mattress that develops a fold in the middle. Adjustable mattresses can be innerspring, foam or a combination of the two. Most boxed mattresses will work with an electric bed. Many bases include financing so you can buy now and pay later.
What’s your style? If you don’t like the look of the mattress and bare base, you might still need a bed frame to drop your adjustable base into. It gives a more polished/stylish look.
What is the warranty like or repairs? This is a machine and is much more complex than a regular bed frame. If something goes wrong, what are your options?
Does it come with set up or can you purchase it – how hard is it to set up?
That’s it for our top adjustable bases for 2020. What one do you want?
Hello Unboxers, today we’re talking about adjustable beds with our Purple Powerbase review. We received the Powerbase to review, the mattress is ours. We’re affiliates of Purple and may make a commission on purchases.
Purple Powerbase is an adjustable base made especially for Purple brand mattresses (made especially for Purple, by Reverie). It’s a full-featured adjustable base that’s both therapeutic, relaxing and easy to use. We think an adjustable base is the a great choice for anyone who suffers from back pain that makes it difficult to sleep.
My neck, back and feet feels good. Wait , Who am I kidding, my entire body feels great and well rested now. No more awkward ways of sitting up in bed to read a good book to relax, this is the best decision I have made for me and my family.
The Purple Powerbase can change your sleep patterns and sleep habits so you sleep so much better and wake up refreshed.
The Purple Mattress with the Powerbase is a lifestyle change. That’s what’s amazing about this. They’re great for reading in bed, on your phone, on your laptop, and you can be upright or even watch TV. Then when you’re ready to go to sleep, relax back down and go right to sleep. So it’s really a lifestyle product as well as a theraupetic one.
Our customers absolutely love it. They appreciate that lifestyle change, and that they have a different experience than just going to bed and trying to get to sleep. They enjoy the features of it. The Purple Mattress is fantastic because it’s both soft and firm. So, the top few inches made of the purple gel compresses easily. So you immediately just sink into the mattress, and then you hit the layers of foam that provide the support and firmness.
In the video we show the original Purple mattress with the adjustable base. However, now Purple now has 3 new hybrid mattresses. We think they’re even better than the original. The Powerbase works with all Purple brand beds. Read our Purple3 Review Here.
Raise your head or feet with a press of a button. The zero gravity button (which is a preset) puts you in the most weightless position possible. The anti-snore button raises your head up about six degrees.
You can use the preset buttons to record your own configuration of the Powerbase. There are 4 modes. Another button turns on the light that’s underneath the Powerbase. So, if you get up in the night, use the restroom, come back, there’s a little glow underneath the bed so you can see where you’re going. It prevents you from banging your shins against the bed or waking someone up, yet it’s not bright enough to disturb your sleep.
The purpose of the zero G or zero gravity, as developed by NASA, for the most comfortable position to take stress off of your joints and low back, and it’s a comfortable position for sleeping or just relaxing. The other feature that’s fantastic is the massage. It has multi speeds and you can do head and foot both or just head or just foot, It’s also on a timer. So, once you’ve relaxed thoroughly and fallen asleep it will automatically turn off, so it’s not just shaking you all night long. That’s such a great feature!
Go Back to Flat Button
Then, there’s a button that says “Flat,” that you can push to return to the flat bed position. You must press and hold it and that’s so you don’t accidentally go flat when you got it where you want. And you’ll go all the way back down, and it turns off the massage. So, once you’re ready to go to sleep you just press “Flat” and you’re done.
The cradle for the remote control has a USB port for plugging in or charging your phone or other USB devices. On the back are two AC outlets, which is very convenient. Some power beds have those features on the frame itself.
There’s also an app however, as of this writing it’s only available in iOS.
The massage is divided into head and foot massage, with different speeds you can choose.
Purple Powerbase with the Purple Mattress
The Purple Mattress is perfect for the Purple Powerbase, because the Purple Mattress is quite flexible with the gel and floppy is another term used to describe it, that it contours easily to the Powerbase in any position that you could put it in.
The sizes it comes in are Twin, Queen, and Split King. Split King is two separate beds that can control either a king mattress or a split king mattress where you have two separate mattresses.
There’s one control for each spouse. It’s a fantastic feature, and if you want single control the two sides can be linked together for one king mattress.
Purple Adjustable Bed Prices
So, for a Twin XL frame Powerbase, it’s $1,399. For Queen Powerbase, which is what we’ve been showing, is $1,499. The Split King, which is two Twin XL bases, is $2,798.
They do specials often for, if you get a mattress with your bed you get some money off and save some money.
Purple Powerbase Warranty and Trial Period
The Powerbase does come with a 20-year warranty, but just like the mattress, there is not a trial period or returns. It comes in a box and must be assembled. It’s heavy and would be very expensive or near impossible to send back.
1 Year Parts & Labor
2 Year Motor Warranty
5 Year Coverage for Parts only
20-Year Limited Warranty
Purple Mattress is Perfect for People with Bad Backs
If you lift a lot of things or have back pain for other reasons, the Purple Mattress and Powerbase takes the pressure off your back. It’s one of the only mattresses that doesn’t cause our reviewer more back pain. You won’t wake up in the morning sore and needing to stretch. It can make a big difference and a big impact on you sleep and how well you sleep.
This bed helps so much!
“The purple mattress and power base have really helped my sleeping a ton. I suffer from 3 spinal deformities and a degenerative spinal disease so getting a solid sleep without much pain is nearly impossible. After the first 2 days(it takes a bit to get used to a soft yet firm feeling mattress that doesn’t sink) I found myself getting better sleep with a lot less pain and feeling more rested. I highly suggest this bed to anyone who suffers from back pain or wants a quality bed with a quality mattress.”
And recently we got this comment on our YouTube review of the Purple Powerbase + Purple4 Mattress:
“I have horrible spine issues 5 levels fused in my neck and 3 in lower back. I’m looking to buy a mattress with adjustable base and I’m wondering how big of a difference is the 3 & 4? I would like saving the $500 but if it’s significantly better than I will spend it.”
A month later she followed up with this comment: “I got my purple 4 with adjustable base…and it’s super comfy! It feels totally different than any bed I have ever laid on.”
You’ll love how the Powerbase helps your shoulder issues…
Love my bed
I have had shoulder issues and pain for the last year. I finally went to my orthopedic doctor and the first question he asked me was “How old is your mattress”. Apparently having a 10 year old mattress is not a good idea. So I did a ton of research online and found Purple and I’m so grateful I did! My shoulder pain has gone away and the mattress is just so comfortable. I will say however, I bought the Powerbase with it and I really think that has made a huge difference. Being able to raise the head rest has also helped greatly. Also love how I can make the bed a second office!!
An adjustable bed like Purple’s can help you stop snoring. Perhaps you’ve tried things like mouthpieces or headgear to stop your snoring. They don’t look so good on and don’t always work. However, just raising your head slightly (6 degrees higher so your head is higher than the rest of your body) can open your airways, help you breath and prevent snoring for a lot of people. When you stop snoring you experience better sleep (and so does anyone who sleeps with or near you).
Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea
Now, it also helps with these, for a lot of people, like acid reflux and sleep apnea, which are major problems and affect people’s sleep.
Purple Powerbase Question/Answers
Please leave questions in the comments and we will add them here.
Does the Powerbase work with the new Purple mattresses?
Yes, the powerbase works with all of the Purple mattresses, including the original, the Purple 2, Purple 3 and Purple 4 mattresses.
How do I use a headboard or footboard with the Purple Powerbase?
You can attach a headboard to your wall or purchase one with brackets. Since the Powerbase is made by Reverie you can call their customer support to order the parts you need.
The powerbase can drop into any bed frame as long as it doesn’t have a bar or slats in the middle (the slats must be removable). Zinus makes many styles of platform beds which will work with the powerbase. As long as the PowerBase fits inside it (most will) it will work fine.
Just like this Purple platform base is floating inside of the bed frame, you can drop a Purple adjustable bed inside the frame.
How does the Powerbase feel?
It holds you in such a way that your lower back has support while your butt as somehow disappeared into the purple like those delicate eggs in the commercial.
Is there an Android version of the Purple Powerbase app?
Not yet. Right now it’s only available for the iPhone. Purple also plans to add a way to save preferred positions on the app.
Can I launch my spouse out of bed with the push of a button?
Is there financing for the Powerbase?
Yes, Purple Powerbase can be purchased at checkout with Affirm. That means you get it now but pay a monthly payment. If you have good credit you can get 6 months interest free (the credit score required isn’t listed, but they perform a quick credit check when you buy). That way you can get your mattress and the Powerbase now and pay as you go.
Are there special sheets required for the Powerbase?
The Purple brand sheets work with the Powerbase – as do most sheets. However, since your mattress is going to move a lot it’s nice to have sheets that won’t pop off on the corners and that stay put. Purple’s sheets are SUPER silky and stretchy, plus have a nice warranty. We like jersey knit sheets like this too.
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