How Much Weight Does an Adjustable Bed Hold?

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Adjustable beds have many health benefits. They can help people who suffer from issues like back pain, acid reflux, and snoring get a more comfortable night of rest by adjusting their sleeping position. 

When shopping for an adjustable bed, many consumers focus on a bed’s size, brand, or deluxe features like massage settings, charging ports, and temperature control. But it’s also important to keep weight capacity in mind, as it’s unsafe to exceed an adjustable bed’s weight limit, and doing so can damage your adjustable bed.

Key Takeaways:

  • Several adjustable bed models have strong frames that can support up to 850 pounds, but some of the more delicate models can only support up to 300 pounds.
  • The combined weight of you, your mattress, and your bedding must be less than the weight capacity of your bed frame to avoid damaging an adjustable bed.
  • About one-third of American adults weigh 200 pounds or more. Heavier consumers may be more likely to seek out adjustable beds with high-weight capacities.

General Adjustable Bed Statistics

Adjustable beds come in two parts: the bed frame and the mattress. The bed frame is motorized, moving up and down at the press of a button. The mattress must be able to accommodate this movement. Some traditional innerspring mattresses don’t work with an adjustable frame, but most foam mattresses do.

Just like traditional bed frames, adjustable frames come in several different sizes: twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king. King- and queen-size adjustable beds often come in “split” versions as well, meaning the frame and mattress have two independently moving halves so each sleeper can adjust their side to their own needs.

How Much Weight Can an Adjustable Bed Hold?

Standard adjustable bed frames have weight limits ranging from 300 to 650 pounds, while heavy-duty frames that use more powerful motors have limits of up to 850 pounds. Weight capacity includes the weight of all users, as well as the mattress and bedding.

Weight Capacity by Bed Size

An adjustable bed’s weight limit can be influenced by its model, frame size or both. For example, weight limits for Progressive Automations’ adjustable bed frames vary based on model and size:

  • Twin XL: 400 pounds (Drift Classic, Drift Pro, and Drift Elite models)
  • Queen: 700 pounds (Drift Classic and Drift Pro models)
  • Queen: 750 pounds (Drift Elite model)
  • Split king: 800 pounds (Drift Classic, Drift Pro, and Drift Elite models) 

On the other hand, every size of the Tempur-Pedic adjustable power base can hold up to 650 pounds, though the Tempur-Pedic adjustable power base isn’t designed to handle that entire maximum weight on only one side of the bed. 

How Much Does the Average U.S. Adult Weigh?

Americans have grown heavier over the last 30 years. In 1990, only 15% of American adults weighed 200 pounds or more. But by 2023, 33% of American adults weighed 200 pounds or more.

Many American couples who are interested in adjustable beds may opt for models with relatively high weight capacities, as a couple’s combined weight may approach or exceed the weight capacity of a standard adjustable bed model.

FAQ

How much do adjustable beds cost?

The cost of an adjustable bed can vary significantly depending on its brand, size, and design. The price of one of the best adjustable beds on the market will generally range from around $700 to over $4,000.

What special features can adjustable beds have?

Some adjustable beds come with a special wall-hugger feature, meaning that they readjust to stay near your wall or nightstand. Certain models also come with massage settings, as well as zero-gravity and anti-snore presets. You can also control some adjustable bed frames using an app or Bluetooth instead of a remote.

What is the adjustable bed market size?

Grand View Research valued the global adjustable bed market at $6.24 billion in 2021. The market research and consulting company predicted that from 2022 to 2030, the adjustable bed market will have a compound annual growth rate of 8.8%. The adjustable bed industry is expected to earn $13.34 billion in revenue in 2030.

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