How do Adjustable Beds Work?

Adjustable Beds provide a range of health benefits. Whether you're suffering from back or joint pain, sleep apnea or chronic snoring, or simply a restless sleeper, BLA Adjustable Beds can provide a deeper, more restorative sleep. Let's take a look at how Adjustable Beds provide a better sleep than flat beds, and a better lifestyle choice for modern day living.  

A Better Sleeping Position

The best way for you to sleep isn’t on a flat surface. A flatbed causes your body to shift into cramped positions and causes improper posture as you sleep. If you’re suffering from back or joint problems, your flatbed will make these worse.

Our bodies have pressure points in our shoulders, back, hips and legs. On a flatbed, these pressure points aren’t supported which is why we tend to toss and turn. Sleeping on your side in a flatbed can also cause problems with breathing and circulation, and even worse, poor, unaligned sleep positions put pressure on your heart.

Adjustable Beds with memory foam mattresses mould to your body and let you find a sleep position that reduces pressure on your joints and improves your blood flow, which means your heart doesn’t have to work as hard to pump blood around your body while you sleep.

Man sleeping in Zero Gravity position on an adjustable bed

Unlimited Options to Relieve Stress and Pain

Using a wireless remote control, an Adjustable Bed offers you the freedom to adjust your bed to find a sleeping position that suits your individual needs.

Adjustable Beds allow you to sleep fully supported on either side of your body, or on your back and tummy. Our beds also offer a ‘Zero Gravity’ sleeping position, which slightly elevates your head and raises your feet higher than your heart. This position provides a pressureless, weightless sleep, relieving stress on your body by evenly distributing your weight.

This has many health benefits, including relief from back and sciatica pain, snoring and sleep apnea, acid reflux and heartburn, fluid build-up in swollen feet and legs, arthritis, fibromyalgia and muscle pain. It also provides support for people with breathing problems, and helps to increase flexibility and mobility.

Everyone Deserves a Good Night’s Sleep

Adjustable Beds aren’t just for people with health problems. At Better Living Australia, our beds include features to help with regular modern-day living.

Everyone loves a massage, so our sleep systems include a whole body vibration massage with different speeds and a timer so you can drift off to sleep while stress melts from your body.

We also have tech-savvy options that include USB ports to charge your mobile phone or tablet, under-bed lighting, adjustable bed legs, Adjustable Bed wireless remote controls with optional Bluetooth control using your smartphone, and preset memory functions to save your favourite sleeping positions.


How long does it take to get used to an Adjustable Bed?

It can take a week or two to get used to sleeping on your back. Trying it for a few minutes in the store doesn't always provide an accurate feel for how comfortable the bed is for sleeping through the night. At Better Living Australia, our sleep consultant can guide you through finding the right sleeping position for you and your needs.

Can I put an Adjustable Bed in my bed frame?

Yes. Since adjustable bases correspond to the measurements of standard mattress sizes, they'll fit within almost any standard bed frame.

Is an Adjustable Bed good for hip pain?

Yes. Unlike conventional beds, Adjustable Beds can be adjusted to contour to the natural 'S' shape of your spine, offering extra support to your knees, spine, and hips. This helps to temporarily relieve pain, and ultimately, you will be provided with a relaxing night’s rest!

Is an Adjustable Bed good for neck pain?

One of the main health benefits of Adjustable Beds is back and neck pain relief. A flatbed may not provide proper support for your spinal cord, resulting in excess back pain and restless sleep. Inclining your bed at 45 degrees provides relief for your lower back. Raising the foot of your bed means that your legs are raised and knees are slightly bent, relieving even more pressure on the spine.

What other health problems do Adjustable Beds relieve and how?

Back pain

People with back pain are advised to use Adjustable Beds. A flatbed may not provide the proper support for the spinal cord, resulting in excess back pain and restless sleep. Inclining the bed at 45 degrees provides relief for the lower back. Raising the foot of the bed means that your legs are raised and knees are slightly bent, relieving even more pressure on the spine.

Acid reflux and heartburn

Those suffering from acidity, benefit from having their upper body elevated 6 to 8 inches. This helps your stomach to retain its acids. On a flatbed, acid moves to the esophagus leading to episodes of acid reflux or heartburn.

Asthma and improving breathing for maximum lung expansion

A horizontal mattress restricts air tubes and increases the difficulty of moving air to vital major organs. Adjustable Beds elevate the upper body, which improves breathing and reduces stress on your heart to deliver oxygen and blood to vital organs. Those suffering from congestion also benefit because an elevated bed keeps your sinus and lungs clear, and keeps fluid and mucus at bay.


Commonly, adjusting the upper part of your bed to a higher position reduces or eliminates snoring. While snoring isn’t a serious health issue, snoring can prevent you from reaching a deep restful sleep, known as REM sleep. Snoring can also stop your partner from achieving a restful sleep.

Edema pain due to fluid retention

If you suffer from swollen feet and legs you can experience an enormous amount of pain and discomfort. Sleeping with your legs elevated helps to prevent fluid buildup and reduces pain. Those who have pulmonary edema should sleep with their head and chest elevated. This angle encourages the fluid to travel through the body without gathering in the legs, preventing weight gain and pain.

Sciatica and extreme pain sufferers

Many people prefer to sleep on their side or even their stomachs but the best position for sleep is on your back. Spinal alignment, breathing, pressure points and blood flow is difficult when you sleep on your side. Adjustable Beds are able to improve sciatica, spondylolisthesis, spinal stenosis and other spinal issues by providing a comfortable sleeping position that helps with breathing, pressure points and blood flow.


Those experiencing pain from arthritis in their upper body or lower body will benefit from the Adjustable Bed. Individuals with spinal osteoarthritis, or facet joint arthritis, often wake up quite stiff and sore in the morning. Sleeping on an Adjustable Bed may provide better support and therefore decrease the irritation by minimising joint compression.


Adjustable Beds offer many positions so it is easy to find a comfortable position to help you fall asleep faster. Improved blood flow circulation and improved oxygen levels also help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

Is a memory foam mattress good for an Adjustable Bed?

Memory foam mattresses are a great choice for Adjustable Beds. The foam is flexible enough to bend as needed to accommodate different angles for the head and feet, and the material also contours evenly for added pain and pressure relief.

What is the healthiest sleeping position?

Sleeping on your back offers the most health benefits. It protects your spine, and it can also help relieve hip and knee pain. Sleeping on your back uses gravity to keep your body in an even alignment over your spine. This can help reduce any unnecessary pressure on your back or joints.

Is it ok to sleep with your head and feet elevated?

Yes. Raising your head during sleep prevents the collapse of your airway, which reduces the risk of snoring and the problems associated with sleep apnea. If positioned properly, sleeping with your head and feet elevated can also relieve pain.

What if my partner and I need different sleeping positions?

Easy. We’re all different sizes, experience different ailments and have different sleeping needs. Better Living Australia’s Adjustable Beds are designed to let you and your partner personalise the position of your respective bed sides to enhance your own comfort. Each side of your Adjustable Bed comes with a remote that includes memory pre-set buttons so that you can achieve your favourite sleeping position in seconds.

How high can I raise the head and foot of the adjustable bed?

Our Adjustable Beds will elevate up to 80 degrees at the head, whereas the foot will elevate to 40 degrees.

What does "wall-hugging technology" mean?

Better Living Adjustable Beds feature a design that enables the head section to move independently when inclined so whichever position you choose, the head section is always at the same distance from the wall and you’re always able to easily access your side table.

What is ZERO Gravity?

This sleeping position mimics the posture astronauts assume during take-off, creating a feeling of weightlessness. This position eases pressure on the spine and back, relieving back pain. With the touch of one button, the Zero G position helps blood flow through the body, improving circulation and reducing swelling, which means less tossing and turning for you.

Improve Your Sleep with an Adjustable Bed

Personalise Your Bed

Everyone sleeps differently. A position that suits you might not suit your partner. Our Queen, King and Super King Adjustable Beds come as a dual system, meaning you can find your ideal position without disturbing your partner. Each bed is set up with two remotes, with easy set memory buttons to store your tailored sleep position in an instant.


Melt Away Stress

We all know that being stressed before sleep can decrease your sleep quality or make it difficult to fall asleep at all. Relax your body and your mind with a whole body vibration massage, delivered via two massage points in the head and foot of your Adjustable Bed. Choose from different pulses and set a timer to find your perfect way to drift into a dreamy sleep.


Give Your Body The Best Rest

Our Zero Gravity setting is based on NASA's discovery of the optimal body position to reduce G-Force pressure. Scientists found that this position - which elevates your upper body to a 45-60 degree angle - is the optimal position for body function. It mimics the foetal position, providing comfort and stress relief, while elevating the legs to help with lower back pain, swollen feet and high blood pressure.



Adjustable Bed Information and Advice

The Zero Gravity position was discovered by NASA as the optimal body position to reduce G-Force pressure. Scientists have since found that this position is optimal for the function of your body. This is because it mimics the foetal position, which is known to comfort and relieve stress.

We're often asked about the differences between hospital beds and Adjustable Beds. Both bed types have adjustable head and foot ends - but that's where the similarities stop. Here, we explain the key differences.

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