The Amerisleep Adjustable Bed Base (use coupon code SLEEPLINE to save 30%) gives you the ability to raise and lower your head and legs with the touch of a button and is compatible with memory foam and hybrid mattresses.
Once you buy a new mattress, pillows, and bedding; the next thing you need to consider is a base for your bed. Standard bases are designed to let you sleep in only one position: flat. Adjustable bed bases, on the other hand, give you the ability to raise and lower the ends of your mattress until you find the perfect position for reading, watching TV, or relaxing.
In this review we’ll give you information about every aspect of the Adjustable Bed Base from Amerisleep: price, shipping, performance, materials, construction, and more. Whether you decide to buy from Amerisleep or a competing brand, it’s important that you get all of the information you need to make your own decision. Our primary goal is making sure that you get a great night of sleep. If our review helps you do so then we’ll consider it a job well done.
Let’s start by looking at what type of sleeper the Amerisleep Adjustable Bed Base is designed for.
Should you buy the Amerisleep Adjustable Bed Base?
Amerisleep offers three different bases:
The Adjustable Bed gives you the ability to adjust the angle of your head and feet using an included remote control. Lifting your head is a great way to reduce snoring and lifting your feet can help relieve joint pain.
Adjustable Bed bases are also great if you like to read or watch TV in bed. The remote control makes it incredibly easy to elevate your head so you’re in a sitting position, and all you have to do is press one button to go back down to a flat sleeping surface.
The frame comes with built-in USB ports so you can charge your phone and other electronic devices while you sleep without needing a bulky power strip.
The Adjustable Bed+ includes several upgrades: “Wallhugger” technology so your bed doesn’t push away from the wall when you elevate it, full-body massage, microhook retention system (no retainer bar), and mobile app control.
The Mattress Foundation is the cheapest base that Amerisleep offers and is non-adjustable, meaning that your mattress lays flat. It has an 8.5-inch base that is designed to replace a box spring. It’s great for you if you’re on a budget or if you don’t want an adjustable bed.
We’ll focus on the mid-range Adjustable Bed in this review, although we will touch on aspects of the Mattress Foundation and Adjustable Bed+ as well.
You should buy the Amerisleep Adjustable Bed Base if you:
- Have joint pain
- Read or watch TV in bed often
- Want built-in charging ports
- Want a base that can fit in an existing frame
Features of the Amerisleep Adjustable Bed Base
Construction and Ease of Use
The Adjustable Bed Base gets delivered to your house in a large cardboard box that includes the base itself, legs that screw into the base, and a remote control.
First things first: this is heavy. It takes two people to set it up, so definitely keep that in mind when you place your order.
To set it up, you’ll need to lay the bed base flat on the ground and screw in the included legs. Connect the power cord from your bed to the outlet and then flip it over. Put your mattress on top (I personally use an Amerisleep AS5 Hybrid but you can use any mattress) and you’re ready to go!
The remote control is intuitive: there are buttons to raise and lower your head and feet, a “Zero G” preset, a button to return your bed to the flat position, and two programmable presets. There is also a “light” button that activates a small flashlight that turns on when you hold the button down. The remote is backlit and I found that it was really easy to use in the dark.
The bed did a great job of relieving pressure on my lower back when I elevated both my feet and head. I’ve personally always suffered from lower back pain no matter what type of mattress I use. Ever since I added the Amerisleep Adjustable Bed Base to my life my back pain disappeared almost immediately. I highly recommend buying this product if you suffer from joint or back pain.
The bed base is made out of industrial-grade steel. The legs are adjustable for a 14″ to 18″ profile (the height from the floor to the top of the base). The grey upholstery is made out of 100% polyester.
I personally really like the appearance of the Adjustable Base. When I was looking at the pictures online I thought that the steel legs looked kind of ugly, but when it arrived and I finally set everything up it actually has a high-end, luxurious appearance. If you have a frame that you already love, you can keep it and put the bed base on top of it and it will work perfectly.
The Amerisleep Adjustable Bed Base is available in the following five sizes:
- Twin XL (38″ x 80″)
- Queen (60″ x 80″)
- King (76″ x 80″)
- California King (72″ x 84″)
- Split King (38″ x 80″, 2)
You can use the base with any mattress as long as it’s the correct size.
The mid-range Adjustable Base is available at the following prices (use coupon code SLEEPLINE to save 30%):
- Twin XL ($770)
- Queen ($980)
- King ($1540)
- California King ($1540)
- Split King ($1540)
The prices for the premium Adjustable Bed+ are more expensive:
- Twin XL ($1440)
- Full ($1520)
- Queen ($1520)
- Split King ($2880)
The budget Mattress Foundation is much cheaper:
- Twin ($250)
- Twin XL ($250)
- Full ($300)
- Queen ($300)
- King ($400)
- California King ($400)
According to the product page, Amerisleep offers a 10-year warranty on their bed bases. But if you look at their warranty page you’ll see that they offer a 20-year warranty. I’m not sure which is correct but I’ll default to assuming that the warranty page contains the correct info.
What’s covered under the warranty? The warranty page breaks down the 20-year period as follows:
“Year 1: Full Warranty: For the first year of owning your Amerisleep Adjustable Bed, it will have part defects covered. Repairs or replacements of part defects will be repaired or replaced at no cost to you. All authorized labor and transportation costs associated with the repairs or replacements parts found to be defective.
Year 2-3: Limited Warranty: If there are any defects found in your adjustable base that aren’t excluded, then they will be replaced or repaired. You are responsible to pay all service and transportation costs related to the costs of receiving and installation of the new part.
Years 4-20: Warranty: The manufacturer will replace steel and mechanical base parts found to be defective that are not previously excluded. This warranty does not cover any electronics, electrical components, drive motors or massage motors. You are responsible to pay all service and transportation costs related to receiving and installation of the new part and a portion of the cost of the replacement steel or mechanical parts. This is based on the number of months that have passed since the third year of you owning your Amerisleep Adjustable Bed. By the end of 20 years, you will be responsible for all repair and replacement costs”
What’s not covered?
“This warranty does not apply:
- Damage caused by you
- if there has been any repair or replacement of adjustable bases parts by an unauthorized person
- if the adjustable base has been mishandled (whether in transit or by other means), subjected to physical or electrical abuse or misuse
- To damage to mattresses, fabric, cables, electrical cords or items supplied by dealers
- if there has been any modification of the adjustable base without prior written consent
- To costs for unnecessary service calls, including costs for in-home service calls solely for the purpose of educating You about the adjustable base or finding a satisfactory power connection.
- Over exceeding the weight restriction“
Amerisleep has physical locations in the following cities:
- Gilbert, AZ
- Glendale, AZ
- Scottsdale, AZ
- Tucson, AZ
- Denver, CO
- Lone Tree, CO
- Portland, OR
- Austin, TX
- Fort Worth, TX
- Friendswood, TX
- Houston, TX
- Katy, TX
We recommend buying online since many retail stores are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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- Structural integrity and durability
- Firmness and support
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