How to Use a Bed Rail with an Adjustable Base

Last Updated on June 17, 2024

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

We all deserve to feel safe and supported at bedtime. But as we age, getting in and out of bed can require help due to injury, physical limitations, low muscle tone and other medical conditions.

But that doesn't mean you have to struggle! Bed rails are an excellent support option to keep you safe.

However, if you have or are considering our GhostBed Adjustable Base, you'll need to look for support rails that won't void your warranty. (More on that soon.)

Let's review what you should consider when shopping for bed rails for your adjustable base:

GhostBed Split King Adjustable Bed Base.

Pairing a Bed Rail and Adjustable Base: What To Consider

Because so many people enjoy the lifestyle benefits of an adjustable bed, we're giving you our top tips on how to use a bed rail and adjustable bed together.

Features to Look For

The priority when purchasing any type of bed rail is safety; you want to make sure the rail is well-designed and constructed.

  • Quality materials mean your bed rail won't slip out of place, causing an accident. Look for a rail made of sturdy metal. This way, it can be easily cleaned and won't break with repeated use. Some metal bed rails even come with a textured powder coat for extra grip and security.
  • Moreover, some models have safety straps securely fastened at both ends of the rail.
  • It's also important to check the weight capacity of your bed rail to ensure it supports your body weight.

Learn more about what's available at local medical supply stores, or ask your healthcare provider for recommendations based on your needs.

Adding a Bed Rail to Your GhostBed Adjustable: What to Know

Many bed rails that go between the mattress and the base will work with your GhostBed Adjustable Base beautifully.

But you'll want to avoid the type of rail that needs to be bolted on. Bolting on a rail will void the limited lifetime warranty.

If you have any questions, our Sleep Experts are always pleased to help.

Sleep Experts Weigh In
We get a lot of questions about adding a bed rail to your adjustable. Just keep in mind that if you bolt a rail on, that will void your warranty. Look for the style that goes in between the mattress and the base, with the weight of the mattress keeping it in place.
- Grant D.

Adjustable Bed Rails Vs. Stationary Bed Rails

When selecting a bed rail for your base, there are typically two main styles to choose from: adjustable and non-adjustable.

Adjustable bed rails are the most popular (and our favorite) because they eliminate the guessing game; you can fit them onto almost any size bed.

This is perfect if you're using your bed rail to recover from a short-term illness, injury or surgery. Or if you're postpartum!

Adjustable bed rails also allow you to customize your support options to work perfectly with whatever position you choose to sleep in. Whether that be head up, feet up, Zero G or anything in between.

As a bonus, an adjustable base and rail will provide much more security and flexibility than sleeping in a chair or recliner. So, if you have a loved one making due, it may be time to equip them with something that will provide long-term support and comfort.

From Our Family to Yours

We hope our tips helped you understand how using bed rails with your adjustable base can provide extra security, stability and peace of mind.

If you're considering buying an adjustable bed, we're always here to help. We've helped thousands of families decide on safe and customizable sleep solutions.

Reach out to talk with our knowledgeable and friendly team of Sleep Experts whenever you're ready.

Relax and put your feet up (literally) with the luxury GhostBed Adjustable Base. Enjoy independent head and foot adjustability, massage settings and more.


Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

Marc Werner

Founder - GhostBed

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Marc has spent the last two decades designing & manufacturing mattresses and other sleep products, drawing on a lifetime of experience working with the material sciences. With several patents to his name, he works closely with the GhostBed team to create products with the perfect balance of comfort & support. Learn More

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