Problem with pillows on adjustable bed


Old 06-28-20, 07:31 AM
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Problem with pillows on adjustable bed

We have a new bed frame and adjustable Twin XL mattresses. The adjustable bases are good, but we have an issue.

If we keep the bed bases pushed too far back towards the headboard, the base catches on the headboard when you raise it up, and then the headboard bangs on the floor when it finally slips off.

As a result, we have to keep the base pulled forward enough so that the base doesn't catch on the headboard. This isn't so much of a problem, but it makes the actual problem worse...

When you raise the Head part of the mattress, the gap between the top of the mattress and the headboard is so great, that if you're watching TV and adjust yourself in bed, the pillows have a tendency to fall back between the gap and land on the floor.

My wife is convinced they make a product that solves this. She found a product online, but that only covers up to 6", and the gap we have is more than a foot.

I'm thinking of somehow attaching straps or fabric from the mattress base to the bottom of the headboard, so that when the bed is flat you will see nothing, but when you raise the bed, you will have a "safety net" that stretches and will stop the pillow.

I thought I would bounce the idea around here and see if others have any ideas.

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Old 06-28-20, 08:12 AM
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Maybe get some big pieces of foam upholstery batting and bend it in the shape of a U to fit in the gap. Otherwise the straps sound like a good idea.
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I made a frame for a hospital bed. Many moveable beds have a bit of frame or a tab on the ends that comes up and helps hold the mattress in place. My frame was sort of an extension of that, forming a secondary head board that moved with the bed. Then when the back is raised the moveable headboard moves with the mattress and acts as a back stop to prevent the pillow from being pushed over the edge.
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Excellent idea as well, except for the fact that we paid so much for the bed frame! It might work, however, if I pulled the bed base up another inch or two. Something to consider!
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