Yes, based on our personal experience and research, you can use a mattress topper on an adjustable bed. However, before using a mattress topper with an adjustable bed, there are several things that you want to consider:
- Can it be done?
- Can the materials work together without causing problems if you use them simultaneously?
- Can they take the weight of the combined products together on the frame or can they even hold up without causing problems?
- Can you maintain the functionality of your adjustable bed without ruining the mattress topper?
These are all questions we will answer in this blog.
Can your adjustable bed take the weight of a mattress topper?
The first thing you will want to do is consider your frame. Can it take the combined weight of these two products? Can it support them evenly so as not to rock or sag? Unfortunately, this is going to be a case by case scenario and you will have to check with your manufacturer to understand the weight capacity of your adjustable bed.
Can the materials of the mattress topper work with your adjustable bed?
The next thing you will want to do is consider the materials used in the construction of your adjustable bed. Can there be any sort of allergic reaction? Can these materials be damaged by heat or other things that are part of your adjustable beds features? Once again, please check in with your manufacturer, however in our experience it is generally fine and manufacturers of adjustable beds create them in a way where you can customise your experience. We recommend a bamboo mattress topper due to its hypoallergenic properties and also its breathability due to the bamboo casing.
Can you maintain the functionality of your adjustable bed without ruining the mattress topper?
Memory foam mattress toppers are the preferred type of topper to use with an adjustable bed. The reason is due to its ability to form to the body and to not lose its integrity as fast over time compared to other toppers. So when the bed is in different positions, the memory foam topper can contour to the bed's adjusted position and your posture to provide the support you need.
Note: If you have an adjustable bed with an old memory foam mattress then we recommend you read our blog on this topic to learn the pros and cons of using a memory foam topper with an old memory foam mattress.
Can you use a mattress topper with an adjustable bed? Yes, but it depends on the type of adjustable bed. Mattress toppers that are made from memory foam would be your best choice as they can contour to the different positions the adjustable bed itself is in.
Depending on if you live in a cold part of Australia, you might also be interested in our recent blog on whether you can use an electric blankets with a topper.