Can You Use an Adjustable Base with Any Mattress?

by Jane K on March 12, 2021

Woman on Adjustable Base Tempur-Pedic Mattress

For many people, sleeping on an adjustable base bed means the difference between a good night’s sleep and a night spent tossing and turning. In addition to offering relief for people with medical conditions like acid reflux, arthritis, and back pain, they can also help prevent snoring and make it easier to get in and out of bed for people with mobility issues. Plus, many adjustable base beds on the market today have massage capabilities that can offer pain relief and help people relax and fall asleep faster. Here’s what you need to know about which mattresses are compatible with adjustable base beds. 

Can You Use an Adjustable Base Bed with Any Mattress? 

While not every mattress is compatible with an adjustable base bed, there is no single type of mattress that is definitively incompatible. You can, for example, find innerspring, memory foam, and hybrid mattresses that will work great with any number of adjustable base beds. 

Generally speaking, mattresses designed in the past five years have a greater chance of being compatible because of the way mattress technology has evolved. That said, if you are considering an adjustable base bed, you’ll want to confirm your mattress is compatible by checking with your mattress manufacturer or discussing with a Star Furniture mattress expert before purchasing. 

Innerspring Mattresses & Adjustable Base Beds

By definition, innerspring mattresses contain springs that offer firmness and support. While many newer innerspring mattresses use flexible springs that make them compatible with adjustable base beds, some older innerspring mattresses can be damaged by the changing positions. If the mattress has interlocking metal coils, for example, these coils can get tangled when the mattress sits at different angles causing damage to the mattress. 

Hybrid Mattresses & Adjustable Base Beds

Hybrid mattresses combine the firmness and support of innerspring mattresses with the enveloping comfort of memory foam. Because of their adaptable foam layers and flexible pocketed coils, most hybrid mattresses pair nicely with adjustable base beds. That means you can still enjoy the soft, bouncy support of a hybrid mattress without having to worry about damage when elevating your head or feet with the adjustable base. 

Memory Foam Mattresses & Adjustable Base Beds 

Unlike innerspring and hybrid mattresses, memory foam mattresses do not contain any springs, and instead rely on layers of different types of foam to provide the comfort and pressure-point relief these mattresses are known for. Because of the soft foam layers and lack of springs, memory foam mattresses pair incredibly well with adjustable base beds. 

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