Are Adjustable Beds Good for Side Sleepers?

Last Updated on June 17, 2024

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

If you're in the market for a new bed, you may have heard about adjustable bases. These special bases can elevate your head and feet at the push of a button, leading to increased relaxation, better sleep and a slew of health benefits.

While many folks think adjustable bases are only for people who sleep on their backs, it's not true! Adjustable bases are good for side sleepers too.

couple lounging on adjustable base

Why Adjustable Bases Work for Side Sleepers

One of our GhostBed Sleep Experts, Greg, has helped hundreds of side sleepers find their perfect bed. He says many of these folks benefit from adjustable bases.

“As a side sleeper, you don't have to elevate your bed a whole lot to get benefits,” says Greg. He's found that even raising the head of the bed a few degrees can help side sleepers breathe better and sleep more soundly.

Best Adjustable Base Positions for Side Sleepers

Unlike back sleepers, side sleepers may not enjoy the feeling of elevating their feet. Doing so may even cause discomfort, so proceed with caution.

That said, Greg has found some side-sleepers with hip pain experience relief from elevating their feet just a few degrees. Experiment (gently!) and see what works best for you.

Sleep Experts Weigh In
Most side sleepers can elevate the head portion of the bed as much as they feel comfortable. It'll help them breathe and fall asleep more easily.
- Greg, GhostBed Sleep Expert

Most side sleepers can elevate the head portion of the bed as much as they feel comfortable. Side sleepers who elevate their heads with an adjustable base often enjoy easier breathing, less acid reflux and improved circulation (which helps with relaxation).

The only position Greg doesn't recommend for side sleepers? The zero gravity feature, which elevates your head and feet to create a feeling of weightlessness.

Trying to sleep in this position as a side sleeper would put excess pressure on your hips and cause your spine to curve unnaturally–all things you don't want for a healthy sleep!

The Best Adjustable Base for Side Sleepers

If you're ready to invest in better sleep, the GhostBed Adjustable Base is the perfect choice. Its ergonomic design allows you to find the perfect angle for reducing pressure and discomfort as you lie on your side. Plus, it's designed with a built-in massage function to help you relax after a long day.

Relax and put your feet up (literally) with the luxury GhostBed Adjustable Base. Enjoy independent head and foot adjustability, massage settings and more.


Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

Marc Werner

Founder - GhostBed

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Marc has spent the last two decades designing & manufacturing mattresses and other sleep products, drawing on a lifetime of experience working with the material sciences. With several patents to his name, he works closely with the GhostBed team to create products with the perfect balance of comfort & support. Learn More

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