Profiling beds, also known as variable posture beds, offer more flexibility, with a variety of positions and features. They are more suitable for those with specific medical or health needs.
Profiling beds can be adjusted manually or electrically while the person is on the bed. Most domestic adjustable beds are electric. They are controlled by a handset, which means the person in bed can make adjustments themselves.
Types of profiling beds
Profiling beds have sectioned mattresses that allow them to bend into different positions. When buying a profiling bed, you can choose between:
• Two-part adjustable beds The upper section can be raised, making it possible to sit up to read or watch TV, and making it easier to get in and out of bed. These are sometimes referred to as ‘sit up’ beds.
• Three-part adjustable beds In addition to the back raise, there is a break at the knee, which helps to prevent you slipping down the bed.
• Four-part adjustable beds These are like three-part beds, but with an additional flat section for you to sit on.