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When buying a split king adjustable bed what’s more important the electronics or the mattress?
Aug. 12, 2023

Both the electronics and the mattress are important components of a split king adjustable bed, and their importance can vary depending on your personal preferences and needs. Let's break down the significance of each:

1. Electronics: The electronics in a split king adjustable bed include the motorized mechanisms that allow you to adjust the position of the bed, often controlled via a remote or smartphone app. These mechanisms enable you to raise or lower the head and foot of the bed, providing personalized comfort and support for activities like reading, watching TV, or sleeping with elevated legs.

Key considerations for the electronics include:

  • Motor Quality: High-quality motors are essential for smooth and reliable adjustments, reducing noise and ensuring longevity.
  • Control Options: Look for user-friendly remote controls or smartphone apps that offer a range of adjustments for different positions. ( smart phone apps, if available are almost always only used when you lose or break your existing remote control)
  • Syncing: If you're buying a split king bed (two separate mattresses), ensure the electronics can sync both sides to work in unison. (Syncing a split king bed is only used when you decide to place a one piece king mattress on your set of bases)

2. Mattress: The mattress is equally important as it directly affects your comfort and support while sleeping. The type of mattress you choose can impact your sleep quality, body support, and overall well-being.

Key considerations for the mattress include:

  • Support and Comfort: Choose a mattress type (memory foam, latex, innerspring, hybrid, etc.) that offers the right balance of support and comfort for your needs.
  • Individual Preference: If you're sharing the bed, consider individual preferences. Some split king beds allow each side to have a different type of mattress. (All of Nine Clouds allow each half of a couple to choose)
  • Adjustable Compatibility: Make sure the mattress is compatible with the adjustable bed base. For instance, some mattresses may not be flexible enough for frequent adjustments. (Some don't bend at all and some can only be bent once and don't return to flat ever again)

Which is More Important? Ultimately, both the electronics and the mattress are crucial for your overall experience with a split king adjustable bed. The bed's electronics provide the functionality and customization that adjustable beds are known for, while the mattress directly impacts your comfort and sleep quality. It's recommended to balance your budget and prioritize both aspects based on your specific needs.

It's also a good idea to test out different mattresses and adjustable bed bases in person, in a proper adjustable bed showroom like we have at Nine Clouds Beds in Mississauga to ensure they meet your comfort and functionality requirements. Consider your preferences, any specific health concerns, and your partner's preferences if applicable, to make an informed decision that suits your lifestyle and well-being.