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Can you safely add side rails to an adjustable bed?
Mar. 30, 2023

Adding side rails to an adjustable bed can be safe, but it depends on several factors. (We have not been able to find aftermarket side rails that we are sure are safe)

Firstly, it's important to ensure that the side rails are compatible with your specific adjustable bed model. Different bed frames and designs may have varying compatibility requirements, and it's important to make sure that any aftermarket side rails are suitable for use with your bed. (There are simply too many types of adjustable beds with differing undercarriages to know)

Secondly, the side rails should be securely attached to the bed frame to prevent them from shifting or coming loose. If the rails are not securely attached, they may pose a safety risk to the user. (Absolutely true)

Thirdly, it's important to consider the needs of the person using the bed. Side rails can be helpful for individuals who have difficulty getting in and out of bed or who are at risk of falling out of bed. However, they can also make it more difficult for someone to exit the bed in an emergency or to reposition themselves while sleeping.(also true)

In summary, adding side rails to an adjustable bed can be safe, but it's important to consider compatibility, secure attachment, and individual needs before doing so. It may be a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or an experienced technician to ensure that the side rails are installed properly and safely. (I would only recommend side rails made by the manufacturer of the adjustable bed (the few that I have found that have this feature have other quality issues). A better choice is a home hospital bed)

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