7 Best Split King Adjustable Beds of 2022


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If you struggle to get a good night’s rest, an adjustable bed might be the fix you need for your most personalized sleep yet. But for couples who have different preferences for firmness or sleep position, consider switching to a split king adjustable bed. Split king beds are a great, flexible way for both you and your partner to find your optimal sleeping position. You can each raise the head and feet of the bed independently, among other convenient features from USB ports for easy phone charging to under-bed lighting for late-night trips to the bathroom and relaxing massage capabilities.

The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab tests all types of bedding, from mattresses and toppers to pillows and sheets. To find the best split king adjustable beds, our analysts research top brands, materials and features and directly work with a diverse group of consumer testers to try out adjustable beds to gauge performance and ease of use.

Our top picks:

  • 1

    Best Overall Split King Adjustable Bed

    Saatva Lineal Adjustable Bed Base
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  • 2

    Best Value Split King Adjustable Bed

    LUCID L300 Bed Base
    LUCID

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  • 3

    Most Popular Retail Split King Adjustable Bed

    Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0
    Leggett & Platt

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  • 4

    Best Compact Split King Adjustable Bed

    Ergomotion Quest 2.5 Adjustable Base
    Ergomotion

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  • 5

    Best Split King Adjustable Bed for Skeptics

    Puffy Adjustable Base
    Puffy

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The picks ahead are from top-rated mattress brands, including options with unique features with excellent value and rave online reviews from real users. You can find more tips on how to find the perfect split king adjustable bed at the end of this article, but first, here are the best split king adjustable bed bases.

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1

Best Overall Split King Adjustable Bed

Saatva Lineal Adjustable Bed Base

  • Continuous movement to find your best sleep position
  • 850-pound weight capacity
  • Free delivery and setup

This adjustable base checks off every box for a seamlessly easy, personalized sleep experience with the added bonus of free white glove delivery, meaning a team will come in to set up the bed in the room of your choice and teach you how to use it. Not only does it offer the standard benefits of head and feet elevation, but the continuous controlled movement allows you to customize any sleep position you can think of. Plus, the base also has under-bed lighting for late-night bathroom trips, wall-hugging technology so you stay within reach of your nightstand and massage capabilities.

Saatva is a favorite brand for its mattresses among our survey panel thanks to its competitive pricing, quality materials and excellent service, and this adjustable bed is no exception. One user told us that this model help both her and her husband “fall asleep pretty quickly,” thanks to how comfortable it felt, and she raved about the game-changing zero-gravity pressure relieving pre-set position. Other users agreed, saying that while they were skeptical about the pricey purchase, the adjustable frame is their favorite thing about their beds. Our analysts also appreciate the base’s sturdy construction and how it can support up to 850 pounds, making this bed a great option for heavier people and couples.

2

Best Value Split King Adjustable Bed

LUCID L300 Bed Base

  • Easy set-up
  • Built-in USB ports
  • Pre-programming capabilities
  • Not as advanced as some models
  • Need to buy two Twin XL bases

While quality split king adjustable bed bases can cost thousands of dollars, this pick from Lucid is great if you’re looking for the same functionality at a fraction of the price. Just note that the brand doesn’t actually sell a split king base-only option for this model and recommends buying two Twin XL bases to get the equivalent.

While it might not have massage capabilities or under-bed lighting, the base allows for head and feet elevation with an easy-to-use wireless remote with the ability to pre-program your favorite position. Plus, it has built-in USB ports for added convenience and is an Amazon best-seller with thousands of five-star ratings.

Setup is also simple and easy, according to the brand, which says it takes five minutes to set up on your own, without the hassle of scheduling or waiting for a delivery service. Just keep in mind that while setting up the bed is easy, it might be a bit heavy to move into your bedroom on your own.

3

Most Popular Retail Split King Adjustable Bed

Leggett & Platt Prodigy 2.0

  • Multiple adjustability options
  • Eight built-in USB ports
  • Extra features, from lights to alarm setting capabilities

Known for its presence in brick and mortar stores, Leggett & Platt is one of the oldest and most popular adjustable bed base brands available, and its Prodigy 2.0 base lives up to the brand’s reputation. It has a MicroHook system with velcro-like strips to keep your mattress in place through any position changing and massage capabilities, under-bed lighting and the ability to set an alarm using the base’s slow movement to gently wake you up through the accompanying app. The bed also comes with a simple wireless remote for effortless position changing and other basic features.

This model impressed our analysts with its specialized Wallhugger engineering, meaning it won’t pull you away from your nightstand as the base raises your bed. We also like the adjustable legs, which are perfect for customizing the overall height of the bed. Users from our testing panel also told us they loved using the eight USB ports on the base for charging their phones and tablets.

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Best Compact Split King Adjustable Bed

Ergomotion Quest 2.5 Adjustable Base

  • Effortless, hands-free functionality
  • Easy to assemble and transport
  • Can be used on its own, in a bed frame or on a platform
  • USB ports are located underneath the bed
  • Couples with different schedules may not benefit from voice-control technology

For the ultimate easy-to-assemble split king adjustable bed, this model from Ergomotion is compact, foldable and works on a platform, fits in a bed frame or can stand on its own. This effortlessly simple option has three programmable presets and allows you to easily adjust the base to a more comfortable position with a remote or with short phrases like “Hello, Ergo. TV time,” or “Hello, Ergo. Goodnight,” to automatically adjust your bed into your favorite programmed positions. The split king model has two independent platforms for personalized comfort but comes with a Sync Cord for those who prefer to mirror the settings of their partner, allowing the two bases to act as one. The bed also offers other impressive features, including under-bed lighting and massage motors.

Testers raved about the comfort and stability of this model, with one appreciating how the bed “doesn’t slide away from the wall” when shifting to a comfortable position for watching TV. Our product experts were also impressed by the customizable height and how users can easily fold up the bed to transport it. The simple voice control capabilities, without the need to connect to an existing voice assistant, were also a huge bonus.

5

Best Split King Adjustable Bed for Skeptics

Puffy Adjustable Base

  • 101-night trial and free returns
  • Great features at a lower cost than competitors
  • Included headboard mount
  • Need to use remote (no accompanying app)

If you’re unsure whether a split king adjustable bed is right for you, our experts love that this adjustable base from Puffy has all the bells and whistles with the added benefit of a 101-night sleep trial. The bed offers the classic benefits of head and feet-raising, the coveted pressure-relieving zero gravity position and convenient USB ports. Additional features from under-bed lighting to dual massage zones and a lower price point than similar models we’ve reviewed make this a nice choice. Plus, it includes a universal headboard mount at no extra cost.

While we haven’t tested this specific model yet, the brand has received rave reviews from our survey panel for the quality construction of their mattresses, fast shipping and easy sleep trial. Our experts also appreciate that the brand offers free returns with their sleep trial, especially since most brands do not allow returns for adjustable bases.

6

Best Smart Split King Adjustable Base

Tempur-Pedic Ergo Smart Base

  • Free white glove delivery
  • Pre-set and customizable positions
  • Impressive smart features and massage

If you’re looking for a way to seamlessly integrate a new adjustable base into your smart home, consider adding this option from Tempur-Pedic. It has all the features our testers love, including pre-programmed positions with the option to customize your own, a vibrating massage mode with multiple intensities, USB ports and under-bed lighting, with bonus high-tech capabilities thanks to the accompanying app. The app allows you to connect the base to your voice assistant, track your sleep quality over time and control the base if you’ve misplaced the remote.

This model blew away our testers, who raved about the well-thought-out design and claimed it provided everything they could want from an adjustable bed and more. The base also impressed our analysts with its ability to measure the temperature, humidity and air quality of the room and communicate that information through the Tempur-Pedic app.

7

Best Split King Adjustable Bed and Mattress Combo

Sleep Number 360® p6 Smart Bed

  • Adjustable firmness controls
  • Positive feedback from hundreds of users on our panel
  • Earned the Good Housekeeping Seal
  • Extra delivery costs
  • Expensive

If you’re looking to purchase an adjustable mattress and base together, this pick from Sleep Number was a top performer in our evaluations and a crowd favorite among our tester panel. Plus, it’s even earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. Each side of the mattress has adjustable air chambers to customize the bed to your ideal firmness. It also features sleep tracking and biometric sensors, so if you switch positions at night, the mattress will immediately adjust to maintain your preferred settings.

The two matching adjustable bases also have additional features our experts love, from classic head and feet raising capabilities to under-bed lighting with added features like feet warming and anti-snoring options for the pricier models. Just note that you can’t use these adjustable bases with any non-Sleep Number mattresses.

While this mattress and base combo is expensive, both long-term and new users routinely tell us it was worth the extra splurge. Sleep Number also received top scores for comfort, sleep quality and support from more than 300 users with several commenting, “I wish we would have purchased this brand sooner.”

How we choose the best split king adjustable beds

Our textile product analysts at the Good Housekeeping Institute review brands, materials, features, specifications and other noteworthy claims for each adjustable bed. Then, our product experts and consumer testers set up and try out the bases at home before providing feedback on their user experience. Next, we survey our readers and tester panel for additional feedback on mattresses or bed bases they own. Here’s what we consider when determining the best split king adjustable bed bases:

✔️ Ordering & delivery: Our panelists tell us how easy it was to order the base and how quickly it arrived. They also let us know if any problems came up and how those issues were resolved.

✔️ Set up: Whether DIY or delivery service, testers share their opinion on the process, assigning scores to the level of difficulty and time needed.

✔️ Ease of use: Testers rate the adjustable bed on how easy it is to use, from any pre-set positions to customizable options, massage capabilities and any other features.

✔️ Sleep quality & comfort: Our reviewers provide feedback on whether the adjustable base positively affected sleep quality and comfort both initially and over time. They also give the base an overall satisfaction score and compare it to any previous beds they’ve slept on.

✔️ Additional feedback: Reviewers let us know any likes, dislikes or additional thoughts they have about their user experiences.

What to consider when shopping for split king adjustable beds

✔️ Budget: Split king adjustable bases are an expensive investment because they require two motors (one for each side of the bed) as opposed to a regular king or queen base, but they offer incredible personalized comfort. While you might be able to find some at a lower price point, if you want additional features past basic head and feet positioning, it may come at a steep cost. Consider waiting until a holiday weekend, including President’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day or Thanksgiving (i.e. Black Friday and Cyber Monday) for extra savings.

✔️ Features: While all adjustable beds offer standard head and feet positioning and the coveted, pressure-relieving zero-gravity position, some will include additional features like sleep tracking, massaging, lights, USB ports and more, so it’s important to think about which features you want and which you could live without. Also, consider whether you want to want to use a remote control, voice control or an app on your phone to adjust the base.

✔️ Head-raising capability: Adjustable beds have various types of head-raising capabilities. Some beds can be programmed to raise your head gradually to wake you up like an alarm, while others have an anti-snore mode with slight elevation to relieve pressure on your airway. Others offer a TV-watching or book-reading mode for additional back support plus the popular zero-gravity position, allowing you to feel weightless with both your head and legs elevated.

✔️ Set Up: Some brands might offer a white glove delivery while others will ship the base directly to you for self-assembly. Delivery services may require longer periods of waiting but may be worth it for those who don’t want to assemble or lift such a heavy bed base.

Do I need a special type of mattress for a split king adjustable bed?

Yes, split king adjustable beds require two Twin XL mattresses instead of one King-size mattress but you can find compatible mattresses at any firmness level or price point for most common mattress materials. Some types, such as adjustable air, memory foam, latex and hybrid mattresses, may be more ideal due to how flexible and durable their materials are, but many innerspring mattresses can also be a good fit, as long as they have individually pocketed coils.

What are the best sheets to use with a split king adjustable bed base?

Because split king adjustable beds require two Twin XL mattresses, be sure to use two sets of Twin XL sheets. If you find that your sheets are often slipping off when using an adjustable bed base, consider opting for a set with wide elastic straps around the corners for extra stability, like this one from One Bed.

Why trust Good Housekeeping?

Grace Wu is a textiles product review analyst at the Good Housekeeping Institute and has evaluated many bedding products including adjustable beds, mattresses, sheets and more using specialized laboratory equipment and feedback from hundreds of consumer testers. Prior to joining Good Housekeeping, Grace earned a Masters of Engineering in Materials Science & Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Fiber Science from Cornell University. With extensive coursework in textile engineering and chemistry, Grace has worked on performance apparel, smart clothing and adaptive wear within various academic laboratories and non-profits.

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