Whether shopping for a standard flat bed or an adjustable bed, you know that there are many companies that do their best to confuse you while doing little to give you the information you need to find the product that you want. Even reputable companies who sell adjustable beds fail when it comes to educating their customers. At GoldenRest we want to take the mystery out of buying an adjustable bed.
Why should adjustable beds be such a mystery? Our answer is that they shouldn't be. While a comfortable bed is key to living well, there is nothing hard to understand about our adjustable beds. In fact, no adjustable bed sold today should require you to conduct extensive research to just understand what you're getting. But some companies feel otherwise, so we've created this page to help shine a light on areas some adjustable bed companies would rather keep in the dark.
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Mystery #1 - "Our adjustable bed can't be compared to theirs."
Mystery #2 - "You need to call us to find the right size bed."
Mystery #3 - "You have to call us to find out how much our bed costs."
Mystery #4 - "Try our bed and you can make a return for free."
Mystery #5 - "Our warranty lasts a lifetime."
Warranties are often made a mystery, but they needn't be. Like standard beds, adjustable bed warranties are typically limited or pro-rated. In fact, if it doesn't say otherwise you should assume the warranty is pro-rated. What a pro-rated (or limited) warranty means is that after the first year of the warranty you have to pay more each year to make a repair. The cost to replace a motor in the first year may be nothing, at 10 years it may cost you 50%, and by the 20th year you may have to pay 95% of the cost. It's also important to get in writing whether the warranty covers labor and shipping costs.
Most likely the adjustable bed base and the mattress will have different warranties. This is especially true of mattresses with spring coils in them. A bed base should provide years and years of consistent performance, but it's more accurate to think about a spring coil mattress like a pair of tennis shoes. Like tennis shoes, a spring coil mattress will wear out over time no matter how well you take care of it. This is because the purpose of the a mattress is to absorb wear and tear so your body doesn't have to. And like tennis shoes, the springs in a spring coil mattress will wear out over time. Memory foam and latex mattresses are more likely to last a lifetime when used normally, due to their construction, and so lifetime warranties for these types of mattresses have become more common. Whichever type of mattress you get, make sure that your mattress warranty lasts at least long enough to cover any defects that might show up in the first few years.
Our GoldenRest Adjustable Bed Warranty page lists the warranties for each of our beds.
Mystery #6 - "Our adjustable bed helps with these medical conditions."
Perhaps the biggest mystery is the number of health conditions an adjustable bed is claimed to help. You see companies listing everything from asthma, chronic pain, and poor blood circulation to gastric acid reflux, arthritis, and fibromyalgia on their website. They sometimes even include a picture of a doctor. But you'll note that they never make the actual claim "this will help", instead they are careful to say "this may help". This is because any specific medical use of an adjustable bed should come at the recommendation of your own doctor. Even though our very own Acid Reflux Bed should help alleviate acid reflux symptoms (simply by placing your head above your stomach), we recommend that you talk to your doctor about using it.
In fact, at GoldenRest we believe every healthy person will get tremendous benefits from an adjustable bed so you won't see many medical claims on our website. If you do think an adjustable bed could help your condition, please speak to your doctor first.
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