Adjustable Bed Buying Guide

Using modern technology to adapt effortlessly to your body, providing comfort and support in different positions.

No longer are adjustable beds just for those who may require a specific sleeping position for medical reasons. Long gone are the days of the enormous hospital beds with slow and noisy mechanisms. Today’s adjustable beds are the ultimate in luxury and comfort; with contemporary designs and advanced technology making them the bed of choice for a wide range of people.

How many times have you wanted to watch TV, read a book or just sit back on your bed; but the pillows you have stacked up just keep falling off and making your bed uncomfortable?

Now imagine not having to worry about your ‘pillow mountain’, because you’re in your adjustable bed. You can raise your upper body to the perfect position and get that comfort you were seeking with the stack of pillows.

You can do all of this with just the touch of a button on your remote control.  Can it get any easier than that…?

An adjustable bed offers a variety of benefits when compared to a static divan bed or bed-frame. They can be adjusted into various positions to make sleeping more comfortable; aid medical conditions and also make getting in and out of the bed easier. In addition, if you have a medical condition that requires you to sleep in certain positions, then an adjustable bed may be able to help. They can also be used by those who are temporarily or permanently bed-ridden to make daily life more comfortable.

The controls on the easy-to-use handsets have large marked buttons; and all of our adjustable beds incorporate a battery back-up in case of a power cut; which would enable the bed to adjust back to a flat position if needed.

Have you considered how much time you actually spend in your bedroom and in your bed? There is more to most of our beds than just sleeping!

Why buy an adjustable bed?

Back pain

One of the biggest ailments with sleeping is back pain; nearly half of the UK population will suffer from some form of back pain during their lives. Whether it’s caused by stress, accidents, bad posture, or exercise; it is one of the most commonly reported conditions in the UK.

A good bed will help reduce pain in the lower back and other discomforts associated with back injuries.

This precise bed positioning is important; a major reason for pains in the joints and muscles is believed to be due to a lack of proper support. Resting on a flat bed, the pressure points at the neck, shoulders, hips and ankles can make you toss and turn; as a result, causing poor and interrupted sleep.


Electric beds can be altered into a comfortable position as per the sleeper’s requirements. They can be made very comfortable for reading or for watching TV in bed. Because the bed can be molded according to the person’s body structure; they can provide upmost comfort and relaxation. They may also help you in getting out of bed.

People with back pains (particularly lower back) can benefit from the bed being at an incline. The optimum position maybe for the upper body to be positioned higher than the lower body; with support under the knees so that they are supported in a position where they are bent at a slight angle. This position can help take some of the stress off the lower back; supporting the spine and taking pressure off the whole body.


There are several health benefits from adjustable beds. They may ease swelling of the legs, edema and ease back pain if the legs are raised; helping you to sleep well pain free.

The right adjustable bed will relieve soreness of the body and soothe neck and shoulder tension. They may also offset acid reflux and night time heartburn with the head end of the adjustable bed in a raised position.

Pressure & Strain

They provide relief for certain parts of the body such as the neck, the spine and the knees. Choosing an adjustable bed takes away these pressure points enabling your body to relax more and therefore have a deeper, more restful and healthier night’s sleep. Sleeping in an adjustable bed can alleviate joint strain and muscle stress. Overall strain on your skeletal system can be reduced by as much as 85%.

Issues which an adjustable bed may help with

Helping you find your Natural Sleeping Position

Scientific tests in zero-gravity atmospheres have shown that the most natural position for sleeping, is with the head slightly elevated and the knees bent.

Adjustable beds can reproduce this position; the versatility of the adjustable positioning will help you to find that perfect position for a good nights sleep.

Each adjustable bed will come with its own handset to control the position of the bed; memory buttons, massage unit controls and other features can be found on some of our suppliers hand sets too.


A comfortable mattress and suitable sleeping position can improve your blood flow; and as a result, may help ease pain caused by arthritis.

An adjustable bed can help you achieve a comfortable sleeping position; therefore helping blood circulation. Special features such as, massage and heating can also assist.

Rising the head section of the bed may also help in sitting up and getting out of the bed.

Fluid Retention and Poor Circulation

Fluid retention can be very uncomfortable; and is common in the lower legs which can be caused by standing to long, flying or aging. A hospital bed can help relive the pain by raising the legs and reducing the pressure. A massage feature may also help disperse the liquid.

Poor blood circulation can be uncomfortable, and even lead to blood clots. An adjustable bed may assist by positioning your bloody to aid maximum circulation. Again a message feature will help in circulating the blood.

Our Adjustable Beds on display in our Worthing, Horsham and Chichester Showrooms

We have a full range of adjustable beds in our Worthing, Horsham and Chichester showrooms from a number of our bed brands. Adjustable beds from Vispring, Sherbourne, Manor Rose, Tempur, Salus and Dunlopillo are well represented in store. They cover a wide range of firmness levels and mattress fillings, including; All Natural, Natural Latex and Pressure Relieving memory foam. Our experienced and well trained sales team will help guide you to the perfect solution for you; and encourage you to try the beds to find the perfect match.

Features of Our Adjustable Beds

Sprung Bases

Sprung bases will help soften out a mattress; and are a perfect option to maximise support and comfort right to the edge of the mattress.

The Best Adjustable Bed Matttresses

Whether Natural, Natural Latex or Pressure Relieving Memory Foam; we have it covered at Jones and Tomlin.  Our fully trained sales team can help guide you to the correct mattress option.

Adjustable Beds with Storage Drawers

Powerful base motors are centrally housed in the base mechanism leaving space for storage. End drawers are available with a number of our suppliers; side drawers are also an option on the Tempur Ardennes adjustable bed.

Twin Link Adjustable Beds

Available in 2 x 75cm or 2 x 90cm sizes.  A twinlink adjustable bed is perfect for complete individual control of your own adjustable bed; further to this, you can even choose separate mattress tensions to personalise your bed.

Matching Headboards

The bases are manufactured in a choice of colours and fabrics; so why not complete the look with a headboard in a matching fabric?

Adjustable Bed Size Guide

These are the most popular sizes available from most of our suppliers. If you require a size not shown please contact us. A number of our suppliers are able to manufacture bespoke solutions.

Adjustable Beds with Natural Fillings

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Adjustable Beds with Memory Foam

Adjustable Beds with Latex Fillings

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