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Pairing Your Sealy® with an Adjustable Base or Flat Foundation

— by Sealy on Jan 16, 2024

There are several things to consider as you shop for a new bed set, and it’s easy to get wrapped up in mattress research – understandably. While testing out mattresses may seem far more enjoyable than picking out a foundation or base, the perfect partner for your new bed can play a crucial role in your overall sleep experience. But how do you choose? Does it really matter whether you select a flat foundation or an adjustable base? Let’s explore the options.

Sealy mattress on an adjustable base within a tan bed frame - in front of large windows and natural color decor

Foundation vs. Adjustable Base – What’s the difference?

Customizing your perfect night’s sleep doesn’t stop when choosing a mattress—new mattress owners must pair their bed with a flat foundation or an adjustable base. Flat foundations provide a simple, more traditional experience. These offer a solid, sturdy surface to support your mattress properly and are placed directly on top of your bed frame, replacing a traditional box spring.

If you want to enhance your sleep setup, an adjustable base might be for you. Providing more personalized, luxurious comfort, adjustable bases allow for head and foot elevation and zero gravity positions. While you can find the Ease® Power Base on our website, our sister company, Tempur-Pedic®, has additional options with enhanced features to complete your relaxation experience.

Which base is best for me?

Ease® Power Base: A simple option with the classic functions of an adjustable base.

Head and Foot Lift: Gives you control of your sleeping space, with nearly unlimited head and foot lift positions for reading, watching TV, or working.

Zero Gravity Preset: Elevates your head and feet to simulate weightlessness and helps take the pressure off your back while you sleep.

Adjustable/Removable Legs: Customizes your bed to the ideal height when you shorten or lengthen the segmented legs.

TEMPUR-Ergo® Power Base: Includes the features above, plus the addition of technologies like adjustable lumbar support and the pressure-relieving power of unlimited head and foot ergonomic positions, including Zero Gravity, to help you reach ultimate relaxation.

QuietMode™: Gently tilts your mattress to an anti-snore position.

1-Zone Massage: A soothing massage for the lower back area that includes three intensity levels.

Lumbar Support: A 6" range of adjustable support for your lower back, perfect whether sitting up or lying down.

TEMPUR-Ergo® Smart Base: All the same features as the Ergo® Power Base, plus all-night insights to monitor and adjust the base depending on how you sleep. The addition of Sleep Coaching powered by Sleeptracker-AI® allows you to view sleep metrics in an easy-to-use app.

Snore Response™: Automatically senses snoring and raises your head to a position that may help reduce it.^

Two-Zone Massage: Unwind with a soothing two-zone massage — one zone at the head and one at the feet — with three intensity levels.

Smart Alarm: Triggers an alarm when it identifies your lightest phase of sleep; choose wake-up music or vibrations you can set to a specific time.

Sleep Coaching powered by Sleeptracker-AI®: Get custom coaching and tips to improve your sleep and simplify your sleep routine.

TEMPUR-Ergo® ProSmart® Base: Our most advanced model includes everything you enjoy with the Ergo® Smart Base — plus, this innovative base uses integrated sound vibrations and immersive relaxation technology to help you prepare your mind and body for sleep.

SoundScape™ Mode: Connect your smartphone or other devices using Bluetooth® wireless technology to play sounds or songs that help relax.

Wind Down ™ Program: An exclusive preset program that cycles through multiple base positions and massage types so you can comfortably drift off to sleep.

Wave Form ™ Massage: A unique massage experience that transmits vibrations from the base throughout the mattress, allowing you to hear and feel sound.

In addition to supplying you with maximum comfort, the benefits of using an adjustable base can span beyond the remote control. Certain positions and settings of an adjustable base can also aid with health concerns.


Most everyone knows how difficult it can be to deal with snoring, whether you suffer from snoring or your partner, spouse, or roommate snores. Utilizing your base to elevate your head slightly can relieve snoring by alleviating pressure from your airway. The same is true for those who suffer from sleep apnea. This can help you or the snorer in your life catch some extra Zzzs.

Physical Assistance

For those who are physically restricted, having an adjustable base can assist with getting in and out of bed with ease. A base can also help you quickly adjust while reading, watching TV, or lying down.

Acid Reflux

Several triggers can cause acid reflux, including sleeping flat. Sleeping with your head slightly raised can help ease the pain caused by acid reflux. Utilizing your adjustable base to lift your head is a great option, allowing you to use your favorite pillow and stay comfortable – rather than stacking several pillows under your head and having them slide around all night.

Back Pain

We’ve discussed the benefits of sleeping with your head raised, but what about having your feet raised? If you struggle with sciatica or leg swelling, you might benefit from sleeping with your legs elevated. For those with back pain, lying flat can lead to discomfort. Elevating your feet can decrease the pressure applied to your back and joints, making it easier to relax for a full night’s sleep. The zero-gravity setting on our adjustable bases is a perfect option for those struggling with back pain, as the position simulates weightlessness and alleviates pressure.

If you’ve considered investing in your health by pairing your mattress with an adjustable base, why wait? To learn more about our bases, click here.

^Bed raises once approximately 12 degrees in response to snoring. This may reduce snoring in otherwise healthy individuals who snore due to body positioning.


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