Adjustable Bed Buying Guide

Buying Guide: Opera® Adjustable Beds


Chantelle Dye

9 Min

In this guide we’ll cover all things around our range of adjustable beds. By the end of this guide, you should be clear on the concepts behind smart beds and help the decision-making process a little easier…

What is an adjustable bed?


Unlike profiling beds, adjustable smart beds aren’t height adjustable and don’t feature side rails. Our adjustable beds are designed with the utmost comfort and really enhance sleep experience. With unique features using advanced technology, our adjustable smarts take your sleep to the next level:

Deep, rejuvenating sleep

Adjust your positions for ultimate comfort and enjoy a great night sleep every night.

Be kind to your back

In-bed positions which give postural support so no need to prop with pillows

Undisturbed sleep

Anti-snore technology so you can peacefully enjoy every moment of sleep

Watch and read in comfort

Get comfy quick by choosing from various in-bed seating positions

Sleep in style

Have your bed your way with plenty of styles to suit any bedroom interior

Smart technology

Upgrade your sleep experience with the power of technology


Standard adjustments


The backrest is the upper section of the smart bed base, at the head end of the bed. The backrest can be adjusted to sit the user up in bed, meaning there is no need to use pillows to support your back and prop yourself up. The backrest is electrically raised with the backlit wireless remote, this feature is designed for comfort when sitting upright in bed whilst reading and watching tv. It can also be used to reach a more comfortable sleeping position and has proven health benefits.

Leg rest  

The leg rest is the lower section of the smart bed base, at the foot end of the bed. The leg rest can be adjusted through a backlit wireless remote and is able to elevate the feet above the rest of the body. When fully raised, the thigh section is angled upwards whilst the lower-leg section if horizontal. This position provides excellent circulation control.


The neck-tilting platform allows the user to slightly raise the head whilst in bed. This position is ideal for support your neck whilst sleeping and improves airflow. 


Opera adjustable bed features

Our range of adjustable smart beds not only look smart but are built with advanced features to give the ultimate sleep experience and premium comfort. Each feature has been thoughtfully designed to give total comfort, relaxation and a great night sleep.

Each of our adjustable beds comes as standard with back/leg adjustment and the following features: 

Zero Gravity

Did you know this position was designed by NASA? Zero gravity allows you to experience weightlessness and completely relaxed the joints and muscles throughout the body. It really feels as if you are floating on air to give ultimate comfort whilst in a lying position.


Say goodbye to disturbed sleep with Anti-snore. The clever position that uses the built-in neck raising platform which raises the head and opens the airways to reduce snoring. This feature is perfect for those who share a bed and means no more sleepless nights!

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Voice Control

Control your bed using your voice with Alexa. Our adjustable beds can be paired with your smart speaker, allowing you to enhance your sleep experience. Simply ask Alexa commands such as 'Alexa, raise my back rest or Alexa, put me in zero-gravity position'.

Backlit Wireless Control

Use a stylish, backlit wireless handset to control you bed. Our handsets are designed for ease of use with illuminating icons for each feature, and can be used as a torch to help getting into bed at night-time.

App Control

Download our Opera SleepSmart™ App where you can control your adjustable bed right from your smartphone.


Find total relaxation with a built-in massage feature, designed to gently soothe the body for premium comfort and relaxation.

Underbed Lighting

Create the perfect setting with the under bed light that is ideal for watching tv or reading when in bed. It also acts as a gentle guide for getting in/out of bed. Simply use your backlit control to activate.

Wall Hugging

Enjoy the adjustments without the entire frame moving, keeping you closer to bedside furniture.

Memory Programming

Save your favourite sleeping and sitting positions for your bed for instant comfort.

How to choose your Opera adjustable bed

Now you are familiar with the features and benefits of our adjustable smart beds you can choose one that works for you.

1. Browse our bed range

Choose from the Adjustable Smart Base (also available in Dual sizes) or one of our complete beds with headboard and surround. Our bases vary in levels of technology, all designed to enhance your sleep and provide ultimate comfort. 

All of our adjustable beds can be purchased as standalone, or with any of our adjustable bed headboard and surrounds. Our complete beds provide a variety of stunning classic designs such as the Opera® Edel Adjustable Bed, to more modern designs like the Opera® Flyte Adjustable Bed with a stylish curved headboard and raised feet.

See our full collection of complete adjustable smart beds here

2. Choose Size

Across our adjustable smart bed range, we provide 4 standard width options:

  • 3ft Single
  • 4ft Small double

Featuring a single mattress platform, Or:

  • 5ft King Dual
  • 6ft Super King Dual

Our dual sizes come with two backlit handsets allowing independent control of either side of the bed. As our dual sizes have two separate mattress platforms, they require two mattresses, ideal for if you prefer a different type of mattress to your partner.

3. Choose Fabric

All our adjustable smart beds come in our in-house fabrics zinc, linen, and anthracite. All our fabrics are premium grade and to a very high standard. We also allow customers to choose a custom fabric from over 200+ fabrics to create their own unique bed. Our bespoke design service allows customers to choose a bed that’s entirely their way, from headboard to customable features and upholstery. Our In-house fabrics Linen and Anthracite are available Next Day Delivery (Depending on stock availability), for the Zinc fabric the standard lead time is 4-6 weeks. For our bespoke fabrics and non-stock variations, allow 6-8 weeks for production and delivery.

See more about our bespoke design service here

4. Choose Headboard

Choose from a range of stylish headboards to suit your style and add a personal touch to your bed. Emerald and Pearl headboards are available Next Day delivery, depending on your choice of fabric. Opal headboards have a standard lead time of 4-6 weeks.

5. Add a Mattress

Our adjustable smart beds are compatible with a range of comfort mattresses to choose from. In most cases standard divan mattresses are not suitable for use on an adjustable bed due to the profiling function that the bed provides. Our mattresses are constructed to allow profiling whilst ensuring the highest level of comfort and support.

Opera® Premium Sprung 4000 Adjustable Mattress

Our pocket sprung mattress is the perfect balance of comfort and support. With its 4000 hand nested springs and real British wool, the mattress contours to the body and gentle cushioning whilst you sleep.

Firmness: Soft/Medium

Opera® Premium Hybrid Adjustable Mattress

10 layers of ultimate comfort, our Hybrid adjustable mattress combines advanced ortho and comfort foams with pocket springs. The Premium Hybrid is perfect for over heater sleepers, as part of the mattress construction contains cool comfort gel-infused foam with airflow, this contours the body and gives ventilation to aid regulating body temperature.

Firmness: Soft/Medium

Opera® Natural Latex Adjustable Mattress

Made using naturally breathable material, the Opera® Natural Latex mattress helps keep you cool whilst resisting common bacteria and dust-mite that build up over time. This mattress supports the body on the lying surface and reduces strain on pressure points.

Firmness: Medium

Opera® Cool Gel Adjustable Mattress

Our cool gel mattress is a deep layered mattress with layers of gel-infused foam combined with a supportive base foam and air perforations for true comfort and temperature control. 

Firmness: Medium/Firm

Opera® Ortho Adjustable Mattress

A single layered mattress that's designed to provide orthopaedic spinal support, with body regulating temperature properties.

Firmness: Firm

Opera® Memory Adjustable Mattress

A layered foam mattress that's constructed from a visco/memory foam topper and a supportive, filler-free reflex foam base to provide pressure relieving benefits.

Firmness: Medium/Firm

For more information on mattresses for adjustable beds, read our mattress buying guide

6. Accessories 

Opera® Jersey Fitted Stretch Sheet

Add even more comfort to your Opera bed with out Jersey cotton sheet. Made with 100% combed jersey cotton, our sheets are super soft and keep you warm and cosy. The high elasticity makes them perfect to move with your body and mattress.

Quilted Mattress Protector Sheet

Protect your mattress with our quilted protector sheet. Designed to help maintain the lifespan of your adjustable mattress and infection control. Our fitted sheet can be purchased if you are wanting a 10-day trial period for our adjustable beds and mattresses.

7. Delivery and Services

Thanks to our extensive delivery network we can provide next day delivery as standard on all our stocked products. Orders for stocked products must be placed before 4pm Monday-Friday to receive the next working day. Order placed after 4pm will be dispatched the following working day. If you order of stocked items is placed on a Saturday or Sunday will be delivered on the following Tuesday. Delivery is free or charge for all orders over £150, additional charges may apply to locations that are remote, offshore or in Ireland.

Method: Parcel or Pallet Delivery
Time: Next Working Day
Charge: Free on all orders over £150

Home Installation

Don’t want to install your new bed yourself? No problem, we can do that for you. We provide a unique home installation service where our engineers will install your adjustable bed and show you how it works. Upon purchasing your bed, you will receive a delivery date, on this date our installation crew will then call you 1 hour before they arrive. Deliveries are made between 9am and 5pm, and upgrades for allocated timed deliveries can be chosen at an additional charge.
In response to Covid-19 guidelines, our delivery and installation teams are ensuring they follow a highly stringent sanitation procedure. We have a non-contact policy for all courier deliveries. We kindly ask to not be present in the room during the install and ensure a safe 2 metre distance where possible.

Method: 2 Man Crew Delivery and Setup
Time: 2-3 Working Days (Scotland, Northern Ireland and offshore postcodes may be longer)
Charge: £145

Prices are subject to UK mainland, for remote and offshore locations pricing may differ. Call us on 0333 222 8584 for details.

Please note: with our Luxe smart base in 4ft we may be unable to install this upstairs depending on the layout of your staircase. However, we will always we will always try and accommodate in the unlikely event we are unable to install your bed. Therefore, we advise checking with us and provide details (and images if you can) of where the Luxe (4ft) is due to be installed, that way we can assess the area prior to sending our install team.

Why Choose Opera?

Over 15 years’ experience

Our combined experience within the furniture, manufacturing, and technology industries we create beds with a fresh approach, focusing on enhancing lives and always delivering comfort. Our team of dedicated experts are on hand to support your journey with us, from initial consultation and advice through to delivery and aftercare.

Generous warranty terms

All our adjustable smart beds come with a free 5-year parts and labour warranty, so you can sleep with peace of mind you’re covered should you ever need us.

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