Take your rest to the next level with fully customizable sleep via our comparison of six split-king size adjustable bed bases (i.e. 2 Twin XL bases placed together). Adjustable beds are a great decision for those that have limited mobility or suffer from chronic back pain – check our Buying Guide, Pros vs. Cons, at the end of our comparison of these major brands. You’ll also find our answer to how Medicare might pay for your new adjustable bed.
Below you’ll find our review of the best split king adjustable beds, listed in ascending order as per their retail prices after the appropriate discounts are applied. Free Shipping is included but White Glove service is optional because the assembly at your home is easy. Retail prices start at $988 (Elux), $1,100 (Luft), $1,398 (Layla), $1,698 (Nolah), $1,735 (Puffy), and $2,039 (Molecule) for the split-king version (i.e. 2 Twin XL).
Elux Split-King Adjustable Bed Base: $988
Luft Split-King Adjustable Bed Base: $1,100
Layla Split-King Adjustable Bed Base: $1,398
Nolah Adjustable Bed Base w/ massage: $1,698
Puffy Split-King Adjustable Bed Base w/ massage: $1,735
Molecule Split-King Adjustable Bed Frame & Base w/ Massage: $2,039
How to Buy a Split-King Adjustable Bed
- Firstly, decide on a (king-size) mattress. Several types of mattresses (latex, memory foam, and air mattresses) are compatible with adjustable beds. However, innerspring mattresses contain a rigid border and won’t work with folding and bending motions of split-king adjustable beds.
- Find a prebuilt adjustable bed base. Most reputable brands’ adjustable beds are delivered to your home mostly assembled. It shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes with a couple of pages of instruction for you to have a fully-working split-king adjustable bed. The Nectar video above clearly exemplifies you do not need White Glove Delivery Service.
- Check the warranty in detail. Reputable adjustable bed manufacturers will offer warranties ranging from 10 to 20 years on the bed base. It’s a good idea to make sure you’ll have 1 year minimum of free on-site labor and technical support.
- Weigh the pros and cons. While the pros always outweigh the cons, it’s always good to know the positive and negative aspects of owning a split-king adjustable bed. Check them here, below.
Split-King Adjustable Beds Benefits
An adjustable bed can be modified to closely match the curve of your body, so you’ll get the exact support that you need. You no longer will need to stack pillows for supporting any part of your body. Because the head and the lower end of the mattress can be elevated independently, it helps to sort out lots of problems that normally interfere with sleep, such as:
- Sleep Apnea. Inclining the head of the bed can often relieve these symptoms.
- Snoring. One of the best ways to stop snoring is to keep the head elevated. An adjustable bed eliminates the need to stack pillows under your head. By inclining the upper part of the bed, the head can be kept on a higher level to stop snoring.
- Asthma. When an individual has difficulty breathing, the head of the mattress can be elevated to contribute to easier breathing.
- Acid Reflux. You don’t have to eat a big meal just before going to sleep for having Acid Reflux. The position of the bed can be adjusted to provide comfort and relief for facilitating proper sleep through the night.
- Pain Relief. Individuals who suffer from chronic back pain will benefit greatly from using an adjustable bed. Users can change the position of the bed to one that’s most comfortable (e.g. zero gravity), reducing pressure away from sore areas, allowing those ones to rest. Neck problems and arthritis are common conditions that get pain relief from using an adjustable bed. Chronic pain can affect any part of the body, including both legs and waist. By keeping the lower end of the bed elevated and adjusting the mattress to conform to the curve of your body, chronic pain can be minimized during sleep.
- Lumbar support. Many models include support for helping individuals with lower back issues and alleviate their pain.
- Arthritis. When a person suffers from this condition, movements can be difficult. By adjusting the position of the bed and keeping the lower or the upper end of the mattress elevated, getting in and out of your bed is made easier for those with restricted mobility.
- Leg Swelling. Elevating the lower part of the bed is beneficial for those who suffer from this condition. It also makes sure you don’t wake up in the morning with your legs swollen.
- Comfortable. Adjustable beds have a great number of reclining positions that let you sit up at an incline or angle you want. You’ll benefit from doing things like watching TV, eating, reading and even typing on a tablet/laptop. Furthermore, split-king adjustable beds are designed where each side of the bed operates independently. If you want to lay flat and go to sleep, your partner can sit up to read, keeping both comfortable.
- USB Connectivity. All adjustable beds come with multiple USB chargers. You can not only connect the bed to a smartphone but also use it to charge all your electronic devices.
- Bluetooth Connectivity. Smart beds now come with the option to be connected to a smartphone app. Then, the bed can give you information about how long you’ve slept, in what positions you’ve slept, and what needs to be improved.
- Personalized Support and Elevation. If you’ve got breathing difficulty, the head of the bed can be elevated and if you’ve got restricted mobility or arthritis, the lower end of the bed can also be elevated. For back pain, the bed can be adjusted to provide optimum support and match the curve of your body.
- Massage. Some adjustable beds can also function as a massage chair, i.e. the bed includes a number of massagers pre-installed, providing a whole-body massage, from head-to-toe.
- Zero Gravity. When you sleep on a zero-gravity adjustable bed, you won’t feel any pressure. The bed can be adjusted (via remote control) to an ideal position that exerts less pressure, creating a more comfortable sleeping environment. The Zero Gravity preset position raises both the head and foot regions to align your body to its most natural comfort position, reducing pressure on your joints. The spine aligns to relax muscles and reduce compression, creating a sensation of weightlessness that helps with joint stiffness, poor circulation, neck & back pain, snoring, GERD, acid reflux, and swelling.
- Customized Firmness. When two sleepers have different firmness preferences, a split-king adjustable bed allows you that flexibility. Not only can you have 2 kinds of firmness on both sides of the bed, but you can also preset the firmness levels (via remote control) so that you don’t have to adjust it every time.
Split-King Adjustable Beds Drawbacks
- Mattress choices. Selecting a new mattress is slightly more limiting because traditional spring mattresses won’t work properly with a split-king adjustable bed.
- Mechanical failures. Anything involving electronic components and motors lends itself to mechanical failures, at some stage.
- More expensive. Given their features and the technology that comes with them, split-king adjustable beds are more expensive than normal beds.
Does Medicare Pay for an Adjustable Bed?
If you’re prescribed an adjustable bed/hospital bed by a doctor for temporary use and for a specific condition, that can get the approval by Medicare much faster. Medicare can partially pay for the adjustable bed base (excluding the new mattress) and you’ll only pay 20% (your Medicare insurance will pay for the remaining 80%).
Medicare will provide coverage for the purchase of an adjustable bed for home use as long as such a bed is considered medically necessary by your doctor. Adjustable (hospital) beds are durable medical equipment (DME) i.e. medical equipment which is rendered reusable and therefore is covered by Medicare. If you’ve got Medicare Part B, the provision will cover specific medically necessary DME if your doctor requires that you use it at home.
Are Adjustable Bed Bases Safe?
Yes, but users are warned to keep pets and small children away from the base to avoid possible injury. The better models offer features such as gravity fall detection to make sure kids and pets are safe if the power gets suddenly cut off or as the base is lowered or raised by the user via remote control.
How Durable Are Adjustable Bed Bases?
Adjustable bases are very durable. However, sitting on the edge or corners of the bed can warp several parts, such as the frame, struts or foam. Furthermore, standing or jumping on such a bed can damage both the frame and the motors. And tilting the base on its side could cause damage to both the legs and the leg screws.
What’s the Best Type of Mattress for an Adjustable Bed?
Popular choices include latex, memory foam and air mattresses – but you should stay away from innerspring mattresses. Not only you’ll have to consider comfort but also you’ll need to choose a mattress that can flex with the movement of the adjustable bed base.