What Kind of Mattress Works with an Adjustable Bed?

Last Updated on July 10, 2024

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

Adjustable beds are more popular than ever these days. After all, who doesn't want customizable sleep at the touch of a button?

Suppose you're already considering the upgrade to a more curated sleep setup. In that case, you may wonder if you can use any mattress on an adjustable base or if your existing bed is compatible. With so many different types of mattresses to consider, it's easy to get overwhelmed. But don't worry—in this article, we'll explain what you need to know about pairing a mattress with an adjustable base.

Let's start with the good news: most mattresses these days, including all mattresses in the GhostBed collection, are compatible with an adjustable base. Ideally, you'll want a mattress that's made with high-quality, durable materials built to bend and flex.

Take a look at the video below, or keep reading to learn more about each mattress type.

Memory Foam Mattresses

Here at GhostBed, we love the comfort of memory foam. In fact, we've spent over 20 years engineering some of the most innovative memory foam technology. Memory foam provides amazing pressure relief and a reliably comfy place to recharge.

And the great news is memory foam mattresses are the ideal mattress to pair with your adjustable base. Memory foam mattresses bend easily when you lift your head or feet and quickly return to their original structure.

Latex Mattresses

Latex is just as flexible as memory foam, making these mattresses another good option for adjustable beds. Latex offers a slightly-springy feel and doesn't sink in as much as memory foam, so it's a great choice if you're a stomach sleeper or a combination sleeper who moves around throughout the night. Latex is known for its durability, which can sometimes mean a slightly higher price tag, so keep this in mind when making your decision.

Innerspring Mattresses

Do innerspring mattresses work with an adjustable base? Yes and no—allow us to elaborate. Some innerspring mattresses will work beautifully with an adjustable base. But you'll want to select a model with flexible and individually wrapped (or “pocketed”) coils. This will ensure they stay intact as you're elevating your head and/or legs. Other types of coils, like Bonnell or “offset” coils, are interconnected and more rigid, which makes them harder to bend. Over time this can actually wear out the motor on your base.

Hybrid Mattresses

Hybrid mattresses provide the best of both worlds, with a combo of coils and other materials like memory foam. And yes, you can use an adjustable base with most hybrids. Look for individually wrapped (“pocketed”) coils and do your research to ensure the mattress is made with durable, high-quality materials. Purchasing from an established brand with an industry-leading warranty is a good signal.

How to Complete Your Adjustable Bed Setup

Once you've selected a mattress for your adjustable base, it's time to tie everything together with a compatible bed frame and headboard. And don't forget to add some ultra-cooling GhostSheets and one of our popular GhostPillows to create a fully customized sleep setup. If you have any questions about choosing a mattress for your new adjustable bed, let us know—our Sleep Experts are ready to help!

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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