A Review of Tempur-Pedic Adjustable Bed Frames

Updated: Aug 25, 2022
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TEMPUR-Ergo® Smart Base

Key Takeaways

  • Tempur-Pedic is a luxury brand of mattresses and mattress accessories, including adjustable bed frames. The company’s frames are more expensive than other brands, but they are also built to last and offer a variety of features.
  • Tempur-Pedic has four different adjustable frames. All are power bases, and all come with a wireless remote, custom adjustable head and foot elevations, and zero-gravity options.
  • Some higher-end frames offer massage features, under-bed lighting, voice activation, snore detection, and smart elements.
  • Tempur-Pedic adjustable frames can be used with any mattress brand as long as it is constructed with soft and flexible materials such as memory foam, latex foam, hybrid, or airbed.
  • Like Tempur-Pedic mattresses, all the company’s adjustable bed frames come with free “white glove” delivery, meaning the bed frame will be delivered to your door, unpacked, and set up in the room of your choosing and your old frame hauled away if you choose.
  • There is no return policy on adjustable bed frames, but the bases come with a generous 25-year limited warranty.

Adjustable beds are having their moment. In the past, these head- and/or foot-elevating beds were mostly seen in hospitals. They served a critical role in helping reduce pain and discomfort and improving blood circulation in patients. But consumer interest in adjustable beds for the home has increased in recent years. About 17% of consumers are considering purchasing an adjustable bed these days, according to the International Sleep Products Association. Not only do they reduce pain and discomfort, which translates to better sleep, but they can also improve overall health since quality sleep is essential for immune function, cellular repair, and reducing the risk of chronic diseases.

Many mattress manufacturers now sell adjustable bed frames, including the well-known luxury brand Tempur-Pedic. The company has four powered adjustable bed models, including two recently released “smart” models.

Considering that Tempur-Pedic’s bed frames were named one of AgingInPlace.org’s Best Adjustable Beds, we decided to take a closer look at these products, pitting each model to a side-by-side comparison. Here’s what we learned.

What Is Tempur-Pedic?

Tempur-Pedic logo

Tempur-Pedic is a well-known luxury brand of mattresses, pillows, and other bedding accessories. Tempur-Pedic was originally founded in 1992. Before that, the company put nearly a decade of research and development into a product formulation of foam to be used by NASA to relieve astronauts of G-forces experienced during liftoff. That pressure-relieving foam—viscoelastic foam—became the company’s trademark mattress material. In 2013, Sealy Corporation acquired Tempur-Pedic International, and the name was changed to Tempur-Sealy International.

Tempur-Pedic Adjustable Base Model Comparison

There are four Tempur-Pedic adjustable bed base models: Ease Power Base, Ergo Power Base, Ergo Smart Base, and Ergo Extend Base. Visually, they’re similar. But there are distinct differences among them. Let’s take a closer look at each one:

Price
TEMPUR-EASE POWER BASE$899
TEMPUR-ERGO POWER BASE$1,499
TEMPUR-ERGO SMART BASE$1,599
TEMPUR-ERGO EXTEND BASE$2,299
Sizes Available
TEMPUR-EASE POWER BASEKing
Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen
King
Split King
California King
Split California
TEMPUR-ERGO POWER BASETwin long
Full
Queen
Split Queen
King
Split King
California King
Split California King
TEMPUR-ERGO SMART BASETwin XL
Full
Queen
Split Queen
King
Split King
California King
Split California King
TEMPUR-ERGO EXTEND BASETwin XL
Queen
King
Split King
California King
Split California King
Core Features
TEMPUR-EASE POWER BASECustom head and foot positions
Zero gravity
Wireless remote
TEMPUR-ERGO POWER BASECustom head and foot positions
Zero gravity
Wireless remote
Quiet mode
Under-bed lighting
USB ports
Two-zone massage
TEMPUR-ERGO SMART BASECustom head and foot positions
Zero gravity
Wireless remote
Quiet mode
Under-bed lighting
USB ports
Two-zone massage
Automatic snore response
Sleep monitoring
Sleep coaching
Voice control
TEMPUR-ERGO EXTEND BASECustom head and foot positions
Zero gravity
Wireless remote
Quiet mode
Under-bed lighting
USB ports
Four-zone massage
Automatic snore response
Sleep monitoring
Sleep coaching
Voice control
PerfectSeat
Pillow tilt

The Ease Power Base is Tempur-Pedic’s entry-level adjustable bed model. It’s available in all standard sizes from twin to california king, including split versions of the california king and standard king. Although it’s short on features, this model is a great option for someone looking for an excellent quality and easy-to-use adjustable base with customizable positioning.

A wireless remote powers the Ease base, allowing easy adjustment of head and foot positions individually. This model also has two preset positions found on the remote. The middle button between the head and foot adjustments returns the bed to a flat position, and the “zero-g” button automatically raises the head and foot slightly for the zero-gravity position, which is designed to mimic a feeling of weightlessness.

Although the bed and the remote are straightforward and easy to use, some owners find the remote to be small and sometimes difficult to hold. Especially at night, this remote can be easily lost or dropped due to its small size. Users recommend making sure you have an easily accessible table, surface, or holder for the remote to make it easy to locate and avoid misplacement. In the event of the remote getting lost or tangled in bedding, its child-lock feature may be helpful to avoid unwanted or accidental adjustments, though the child-lock must be activated by the user.

Pros

  • Least expensive.

  • Comes in several size options.

Cons

  • Not available in split queen.

  • Basic model; no special features.

The Ergo Power Base is Tempur-Pedic’s most popular adjustable bed frame. It has all the features of the classic Ease model, but it’s been upgraded with a few features that enhance its functionality and safety. This model offers under-bed lighting, which is helpful for visibility when moving around or getting into and out of bed at night. USB ports on either side of the frame provide charging capability for multiple devices, eliminating the need for additional wall outlets and reducing potentially hazardous cord clutter around the bed.  

A major upgrade found in this model is the addition of a massage feature. Massage is divided into a head and foot zone which operate independently, and the feature has three modes and two intensity settings. The Tempur-Ergo Power Base also introduces “quiet mode,” which allows you to raise the head of the bed about 12 degrees to alleviate sinus and mouth pressure and reduce snoring. 

All features offered on the Tempur-Ergo Power base are controlled by the wireless remote, and this remote is more substantial than the small and sleek version that comes with the Ease power base. Though there are more controls, the size and color contrast on this remote control make it easier to hold and navigate through features. The massage and positioning options are clearly marked with arrows and images, indicating up-and-down controls for both the head and foot of the bed, as well as massage mode and intensity for each massage zone. 

The Ergo power base also introduces customizable one-touch buttons. The zero gravity, TV, and anti-snore functions each have their own button on the remote but can be reprogrammed if the user prefers a slightly modified version of the position. Reprogramming is simple. After making adjustments and finding your ideal position for zero gravity, TV, or anti-snore, simply hold the corresponding button for four seconds until the remote backlight flashes twice to confirm reprogramming. 

This model also has a button for programming a separate preset position, ideal for remembering another favorite position for sleeping, reading, or relaxing. Other one-touch buttons on the remote include the under-bed lighting and flat positioning, though these buttons are not programmable. 

Pros

  • Features like massage zones and quiet mode.

  • Comes in several size options, including split queen.

  • One-touch and customizable preset positions and features.

Cons

  • Does not come in a regular twin size.

  • No smart features.

The Ergo Smart Base takes the basic functionality of the Ergo and adds smart features to take your sleep experience to the next level. Smart features are controlled and communicated through Tempur-Pedic’s easy-to-use app, Sleeptracker-AI. The base pairs with your mobile device through Wi-Fi to connect to the app. This gives you the ability to control the base with your voice through smart-home managers Hey Google or Alexa. It’s important to note that in order to use smart functions and connect to the app, a Wi-Fi connection must be available.

Smart features available with the Tempur-Ergo Smart Base enhance both the quality of your sleep and ease of use of the adjustable base. To enable heart rate, breathing, and movement tracking, this base comes with sensors that transmit information to the Sleeptracker-AI app. With this information, the app offers insight and recommendations to maximize sleep quality and reduce snoring, discomfort, and tossing and turning. For a more immediate adjustment to enhance sleep quality, this model’s sensors are able to detect snoring in real time and automatically adjust the bed into an anti-snore (or “quiet mode”) position. 

While all functions and feedback are able to be controlled, programmed, and accessed through the app on your mobile device, the Ergo Smart Base also comes with a wireless remote. This remote is the same as the one used for the Ergo Power Base and easily controls all functions and positioning. 

Pros

  • Automatic snore detection and response.

  • Smart features such as sleep monitoring and sleep coaching tips.

  • Comes in several sizes, including split queen.

Cons

  • It’s one of the more expensive adjustable base bed models.

  • Does not come in a regular twin.

The Ergo Extend Base is the company’s top-of-the-line model, loaded with the most features and functions. Adding to the already-packed list of capabilities in the Ergo Smart Base, the Ergo Extend Base adds two valuable functions—PerfectSeat and Pillow Tilt. 

The PerfectSeat function works by expanding the space between two sections in the middle of the base, providing more space between the head and the foot. This additional separation allows you to relax in an ergonomic position that is more natural than head and foot elevation alone. By adding a joint near the top of the base, this model is also able to offer the “Pillow Tilt” function which tilts just the top of the base. The tilt is ideal for people who like to read or watch TV in bed—by allowing acute adjustment to your head position through the base and mattress, you eliminate the need for unnecessary neck and head muscle use and can alleviate neck and eye strain.

The Ergo Extend Smart base uses the same remote as the Ergo and Ergo Smart bases, and the SmartSeat and Pillow Tilt adjustments occur automatically during positioning for optimum comfort every time.

Pros

  • The most customizable features.

  • Additional settings increase comfort for reading, working, or watching TV.

Cons

  • The split king costs as much, if not more than, the mattress itself.

  • Does not come in regular twin, full, or split queen.

Tempur-Pedic Adjustable Bed Base Features

The Tempur-Pedic Adjustable Base features include:

  • Adjustable leg height: The legs of power bases can be easily adjusted to custom heights by adding or removing 3-inch segments. This is standard on all models.
  • Custom head and foot positions: Power bases positions are able to be finely tuned by using up and down adjustments.
  • Zero gravity: This preset is a defined position where the head and foot sections are each elevated by about 30 degrees. Resting in this position simulates weightlessness and helps to reduce pressure on the back.
  • Wireless remote: The remote is wirelessly connected to control the base. This allows for some freedom with the remote, but it also increases the chance of it getting lost in bedding or falling to the floor.
  • Quiet mode: Gently tilts the mattress to a slightly elevated anti-snore position
  • Under-bed lighting: Lights activated by the remote provide subtle lighting for safe movement into, out of, and around the bed at night.
  • USB ports: USB ports built into the base allow for charging devices without needing an additional outlet or outlet adapter.
  • Zoned massage: Multiple massage zones at the head and foot of the base allow for more massage customization.
  • Automatic snore detection and response: The head of the bed automatically raises approximately 12 degrees when snoring is detected.
  • Sleep monitoring: The Tempur-Pedic sleep tracker coach app, accessible via a smartphone or tablet, generates a personal sleep rating each night.
  • Sleep coaching: Nightly trends and tips based on personal sleep behavior.
  • Voice control: Use voice commands with Google Home or Amazon Alexa to adjust base or access sleep insights.
  • PerfectSeat: Optimizes the shape of your mattress to a more natural position for sitting, reading, working, or watching TV.
  • Pillow tilt: Enhances head lift with a slight tilt at the neck for more comfort when sleeping, sitting, reading, working, or watching TV.

Things to Consider When Shopping for a Tempur-Pedic Adjustable Bed

Here are some Tempur-Pedic bed frame requirements and features to consider before buying a bed:

  • Price: Tempur-Pedic is considered a luxury brand, which extends to their adjustable beds. These frames are more expensive, but you get what you pay for as far as more features. However, the higher-end frame can run as much, if not more than, the mattress itself. Depending on the size and style of mattress, your entire adjustable bed can ring in upward of $10,000 or more.
  • Weight capacity: Tempur-Pedic power bed frames can support up to 650 pounds distributed evenly across the mattress. However, the frames cannot support or lift this weight in the head or foot sections alone. These issues likely stem from misunderstanding of the warranty. While it states the warranty is for 25 years, full coverage of parts and service is only available for the first three years. After year three, coverage downgrades to parts only, and the owner is responsible for shipping and labor costs associated with the repair. After year five, only the steel frame is under warranty, and a replacement will be issued in the event of defective workmanship or materials.
  • Mattress compatibility: Tempur-Pedic adjustable bed frames can work with any soft mattress, including memory foam, latex foam, hybrid, and airbeds.
  • Return policy: Tempur-Pedic offers no return policy on its adjustable beds.
  • Warranty: All Tempur-Pedic adjustable bed frames have a 25-year limited warranty. However, BBB and Trustpilot have logged a few complaints from consumers who have had difficulty filing claims against the warranty when their frames have broken.
  • Sizing: Tempur-Pedic adjustable bed frames come in all possible sizes from twin and twin long to full, queen, king, and California king. All models offer split king adjustable bed and California king split options, and one model offers a split queen. Split adjustable beds require two mattresses, which allow the two sides of the bed to move separately.
  • Delivery: Tempur-Pedic offers free white-glove delivery on its adjustable bed frames. That means, for no additional cost, bed frames are delivered to your door, set up, and, if necessary, your old bed frame removed from your home.
  • Consumer reviews: Tempur-Pedic beds are generally well regarded. We found that one of the largest frustrations among consumers when it comes to Tempur-Pedic adjustable beds was claiming the warranty when the frame broke or stopped working.

What Is an Adjustable Bed?

Adjustable beds have specifically designed and structured frames that can elevate the head and/or the foot of the bed. They require a soft, flexible mattress that can move with the base, usually made of memory foam or latex, or an airbed or hybrid mattress made with two or more of those materials. Many of these frames offer additional features such as massage zones, snore settings, zero-gravity positioning, and sleep monitoring.

Read our full review on Best Mattresses for Older Adults.

Who Can Benefit From An Adjustable Bed?

An adjustable bed has many benefits and can help individuals who:

  • Spend a lot of time in bed watching TV, reading, or working.
  • Snore or sleep with someone who snores.
  • Have sleep apnea.
  • Have heartburn and other digestive issues.
  • Get up frequently at night.
  • Have arthritis or backaches.
  • Have poor circulation.

Potential Health Benefits of Using an Adjustable Bed

Adjustable beds may offer benefits for certain health conditions that flat mattresses cannot, such as:

  • Sleep apnea: People with sleep apnea often stop breathing several times during the night for several seconds at a time. This is usually caused when the muscles and tissues in the mouth relax and fall to the back of the throat, blocking the airway. Elevating the head of an adjustable bed can prevent the tissues in the mouth from blocking the airway during sleep.
  • Acid reflux: Acid reflux can worsen at night when lying flat on your back. Gently elevating the head of an adjustable bed can stop stomach acid from flowing up the esophagus.
  • Chronic pain: Added pressure on the sciatic nerve or incorrect spinal support during sleep can cause or worsen back and neck pain. Adjusting the bed into a zero-gravity position with legs and head slightly raised gives a feeling of weightlessness and reduces pressure on the spine.
  • Arthritis: Arthritis can cause inflammation, tenderness, and pain in the joints. An adjustable bed frame can help reduce pressure on joints and provide relief.
  • Poor circulation: People who suffer from poor circulation may experience more issues at night. That’s because lying flat can make it more difficult for the heart to pump and circulate oxygenated blood throughout the body. This can lead to tingling and swelling in the legs. Raising the foot of an adjustable bed can improve circulation, lessening pain and inflammation.

Disadvantages of an Adjustable Bed

While adjustable beds can offer many benefits, there are some drawbacks to having one, such as:

  • More expensive: Adjustable beds are more costly than traditional beds. Not only are the frames generally more expensive, but you may need to purchase a new mattress as well, as not all mattresses work with an adjustable frame.
  • More noise: Adjustable beds are also noisier than traditional beds. The motor purrs when the bed is in motion, but you can also expect some groaning coming from the hardware of such a complex frame with all its moving parts.
  • Weight: Adjustable bed frames are about three times heavier than traditional bed frames. When you top that with a mattress, you’re looking at up to 600 pounds. This may create some headaches when moving residences, but it can also make rearranging your bedroom nearly impossible.
  • Restricted movement: It can be difficult to change positions at night when the head or foot of the bed is elevated. This may not be a problem for people who don’t toss and turn much through the night, but it can be a nightmare for combination sleepers. Couples who sleep together may consider a split-mattress adjustable bed so each sleeper can adjust their settings to their liking.
  • Specialized linens: Don’t expect your regular sheets to fit an adjustable bed as well as your traditional one, especially if you have a split mattress. Adjustable bed deep pocket sheets may be harder to find in the exact colors, patterns, or materials you want.

Read our full review of Deep Pocket Sheets.

How We Wrote A Guide to Tempur-Pedic Adjustable Beds

We reviewed Tempur-Pedic adjustable beds based on the following criteria:

  • Cost
  • Warranties
  • Features included
  • Comfort and adjustability 
  • Ease of installation
  • Expert sources
  • Customer service accessibility and performance
  • Customer satisfaction reviews
  • Company reputation
  • Noise levels

Why You Can Trust Our Reviews

The bed reviews that we list follow an extensive examination of manufacturers, stated specifications, and reviews. Our reviewers are people who like comfortable beds and who want to be sure that claims made by bed-makers are ones that are backed up by performance and results.

Our ratings consider factors we list in the review: comfort, manufacturer guarantee, return policy, cost.During our research process, we:

  • Consulted with medical and sleep sources
  • Surveyed different models of beds
  • Spent hours researching adjustable beds
  • Read hundreds of verified customer reviews

Many products and services featured on AgingInPlace.org will play a crucial role in your daily life. As these products should help enhance aging at home, we work to uncover as much as possible about the products and services we review. We also consult audiologists, geriatricians, professional adult caregivers, and other experts in the field to ensure we’re providing the most accurate, helpful information

Frequently Asked Questions

Tempur-Pedic adjustable bed frames range in price according to size and model. For example, queen-sized Tempur-Pedic adjustable frames range from $999 to $2,499, depending on the model.

Pricing is accurate as of May 18, 2022.

Ayla Girouard contributed to this report.

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Jennifer Walker-Journey is a former Marketing & Communications Director for continuum care facilities where she advocated for the quality care of elderly and disabled individuals living in independent and assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and specialized units for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. She writes extensively about eldercare safety, as well as the safety and efficacy of medications and medical devices designed to help seniors live more independent lives. Much of her research in this arena has focused on hearing aids, medical alert systems, and other devices that help seniors age in place safely and provide peace of mind to caregivers.

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Brittany is a registered and licensed occupational therapist who has worked with geriatrics in assisted living and hospital settings. She holds a PhD in Integrative Mental Health, has published four books, and has written over 300 articles on a range of health topics. Brittany is the owner of Simplicity of Health, where she offers health writing and program development for health and wellness-related businesses.

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