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The Difference Between A Double Adjustable Bed And A Twin Independent Adjustable Bed

There is nothing quite like getting a good night’s sleep, but many of us struggle to get the recommended eight hours. Stress, technology, and eating late are primary reasons for us not getting the rest we need, but ultimately, if we do not have the right bed, we’re never going to sleep sweetly and, this is why many of us are switching to adjustable beds.

Adjustable beds have come a long way in recent years; they are more luxurious than ever before, with sumptuous upholstery, state-of-the-art technology, and modern design features to complement contemporary homes. No longer reserved for the elderly or those with mobility issues, electric beds are a lifestyle investment that can help your body rest and repair at the end of a long day and get the six, seven or eight hours sleep that it needs. But not all adjustable beds are created equal.

In this article, we’ll explain the difference between double adjustable beds and twin independent adjustable beds, to help you find the perfect one for your bedroom.

What Are Adjustable Beds?

As the name suggests, adjustable beds (also known as electric beds) are fully-adaptable to help you find a comfortable sleeping arrangement. They feature a multi-hinged base equipped with silent electric motors, and a flexible mattress that can you profile into several different positions at the touch of a button.

Single motor adjustable beds allow you to raise and lower the top and bottom of the mattress simultaneously. Dual-motor adjustable beds enable you to incline the head and foot of the mattress independently. You could lift the backrest to watch TV or ease back pain, raise the footrest to ease lower leg swelling, or raise both ends to find the perfect position for you.

Double Adjustable Beds

Designed for couples with similar sleeping requirements and singles who require more space, double adjustable beds feature a double-size base and mattress. You can buy both single-motor double adjustable beds and dual-motor double adjustable beds to suit your needs, but they are essentially two-piece units. When you raise or lower the head of the mattress, it will apply to both sides of the bed, so double adjustable beds are best-suited to those in-tune with each other’s sleeping patterns.

Twin Independent Adjustable Beds

Twin independent adjustable beds feature two bases and two mattresses to offer personalised adjustment. Generally, the two beds are joined together at the headboard and look just like a regular double or kingsize bed, but you can use the beds individually (as two single beds) if required.

Each bed features multiple silent motors for adjustment. Each partner has their own remote control and the freedom to lower and raise their mattress as required. Twin independent adjustable beds are ideal for couples who have different comfort needs but want to continue sharing a bed.

Double Adjustable Beds vs Twin Independent Adjustable Beds

While both double adjustable beds and twin independent adjustable beds offer a long list of benefits compared to regular beds, they are slightly different in design.

If you and your partner both like to sleep with your heads slightly elevated, your feet raised, or a combination of the two, a double adjustable bed could be a perfect choice. You can adjust the mattress to suit your needs using the handheld control and enjoy a good night’s sleep every night.

If, on the other hand, you and your spouse have different requirements when it comes to mattress positioning, a twin independent adjustable bed is a better choice. You can each adjust your mattress for customised comfort while still sharing a bed with the one you love.

Benefits of Double and Twin Independent Adjustable Beds

While these beds are different in design, they both include a long list of features that could change the way you sleep for good. Here are some of the many benefits of sleeping in an adjustable bed:

- Offers enhanced spinal support
- Provides relief from restless leg syndrome
- Improves breathing
- Decreases snoring (due to improved breathing)
- Relieves back pain
- Reduces fluid build-up in legs
- Improves blood circulation
- Helps relieve sleep apnoea
- Offers multiple comfort levels
- Increases accessibility for those with reduced mobility


If you are thinking about buying a new bed, an adjustable bed could be a perfect choice, and with options to suit both you and your partner, neither of you have to compromise on comfort.