No, I’m not writing about Pop Sensation Meghan Trainor’s catchy hit “All About That Bass”, I’m going to touch upon the benefits of upgrading to an Adjustable Foundation. Although before we start, have you noticed that the melody of the bridge portion of “All About That Bass” is identical to the melody of an early Phish song entitled “Contact”?
Well, Mysteries of the Universe aside, we’re a Sleep Shop and we’ll stick to what we know: Giving you the sleep you deserve and “Helping you Wake Up Happy and Pain Free.”
Most Big Box stores have a few adjustable foundations on display on their showroom floor but nowhere near the selection, knowledge and experience the staff at Gardner’s brings to the table. Some companies sell Televisions, Sofa Sets, Washing Machines and Mattresses all under one roof, others just want to sell you the manager’s Sales Special, whether or not it’s the right fit for you. I’m sure it’s 50% off, today only. Their lack of specifics and product knowledge will frustrate you to the point of steam shooting out of your ears! We have a unique advantage because we are passionate about what we do and work to earn your trust by being open, honest and ready to help. Best of all, we’re a small, local business and the money you invest in your new sleep system will stay right here in Lancaster County!
What’s the Use?
If we start from square one, an adjustable foundation replaces your traditional metal frame and box spring. They are heavy things that, once installed, generally stay in the same place. If you’d like to move them, some people put felt moving pads under the feet, for easier sliding. Adjustable Foundations feature a flat top surface and and a moving head and foot section to suit a particular need or desire. The foundation is remote controlled (usually, sometimes the remote is wired to the underside) and features vary by manufacturer and usually include massage options, USB ports, and wireless connectivity. Some include a nightlight, extra lumbar and head tilt features, or even a speaker system controlled by Bluetooth!
From there, the next step to understanding the benefits of an adjustable foundation is to simply experience one. Gardner’s has a variety of adjustable foundations on our floor from Serta, Tempur-Pedic, ReviveSleep and Carpe Diem. If you’re in the market for a new mattress and would like to experience the benefits of an adjustable foundation, just ask! We make it a point to show them off to everyone that walks in our door, so that you are at least aware of the option… even if it’s only a brief mention and demonstration.
All foundations have similar operating angles and speeds. They glide up and down evenly and at a pace that’s fast enough for you. The head-end adjusts upright, allowing one to comfortably read or watch TV in bed. Once you’ve customized the head and foot angles to your liking, you’ll notice the pressure relief on your lower back. The word most people use to describe this sensation is: bliss.
Backwards Down the Number Line
Some people have different needs when it comes to a customized foundation. Folks that suffer from snoring or acid reflux may only need the head tilt feature. Many people run around all day all day and love to come home and prop up their feet. Most enjoy the vibration massage, paired with the Zero Gravity setting to relax the long day away. Adjustable foundations are great for alleviating stiff backs and pain from arthritis or injuries. If you read or watch TV in bed and love a home theater experience, there’s all-in-one options for you, too. In short, there is a wide variety of adjustable foundations available to you and we’ll be happy to run through them with you at over the phone or at one of our stores.
Adjustable Foundations also have varying leg lengths, allowing them to fit into almost every space and Headboard/Footboard setup. The height of your bed may be an afterthought, or it may be one that is important in the final decision. Perhaps you have an occasional pet that may feel like snoozing with you throughout the night? Maybe your pet cat has been known to frequent the bed… especially a few nights ago, as the temperature outside around 11pm was a bone chilling seven below! Whatever pet you have, be it dog, cat, llama, possum or ocelot, know that we can ensure that everyone can make it up to the bed (or can‘t, if you need your space) with you at night.
I Didn’t Know
Adjustable Foundations are crafted to be sturdy and operate for years of enjoyment. They are fairly simple machines and their motors run on a standard wall outlet. They only use electricity when being adjusted or while operating one of the extra features. Warranties will vary, however the most common are 10 or 20-year prorated warranties. Again, the exact coverage varies by brand and we’ll be happy to walk you through that if you’d like. In all the years we’ve been working with the Adjustable Foundations, we’ve rarely run into a manufacturing defect that we can’t handle– a testament to the durability and quality of the product. Any hiccups in the road are corrected, as 100% customer satisfaction is our goal. As always, if you have questions about anything, even if it’s twenty years later, give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to help you out.
Our Delivery team will set up and ensure that your new Adjustable Foundation is operating by running through a checklist of tests. After everything is done, we’ll even walk you through the features of your new remote control and answer any questions you may have. No need to worry about waste or cardboard; we’ll clean up any packaging that comes with the product. This is all part of the delivery process, all that you will need to do is make the bed and go to sleep!
All Things Reconsidered
Investing in an Adjustable Foundation makes sense for many, many people. From the person who is sick of propping themselves up on pillows to read, or the wife who is fed up with her partner’s snoring. Acid reflux, back pain, circulation and arthritic joints may be relieved with the touch of a button. USB ports provide easy device charging and help to free up wall outlets. Vibration massage functions makes relaxing even more enjoyable and Bluetooth capabilities allow for extra remotes (in the form of an App on Android or Apple) and pairing up your preferred music service to listen to your favorite soundtracks though a fantastic speaker system. With all of these functions, it’s no mystery as to why Adjustable Foundations have been in such high demand. After considering everything these is to know about these wonderful machines, it starts to make a lot of sense! Top it off with an optional night light function and it’ll be easy to see why so many people have been excited to add an Adjustable Foundation to their current sleeping setup.
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