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Perhaps one of the best values you'll find.
January 14, 2016
My wife and I each deal with some very minor health issues, which prompted us to seek an adjustable foundation. Of course, we started with the local retailers and chain stores, but the sticker shock of many of the offerings ultimately led us to begin searching online. We chose the Reverie Q8, and we're very, very glad that we did.
This bed appears extremely well made. The steel is quite heavy gauge and correctly welded. It is a very sturdy, solid foundation. The bed articulates well also. The range of motion is excellent, and the smooth, quiet and easy operation of the motor is as good as any of the many models we tested in stores. The weight rating is as high as any we considered, and while we are not particularly large people, it is a nod to quality of the materials and construction. It's a high quality piece.
The massage unit offers the same levels of function you'll find in most of the upper-priced adjustable beds. We don't use it a great deal, but the massage is as powerful and offers as much variety as any we tested in stores. We have found that the night light under the bed is far more functional that we would have ever imagined. It doesn't seem like much with other lights on, but in the dark of night, it's plenty to prevent a stubbed toe or bruised knee. The back-lighted remote is easy to see and simple to understand. You can even control the bed with your smart phone, although we have never attempted it.
Our bed is split. We have ours setup using two high-quality, twin XL memory foam mattresses, but you could use one king if you chose. It just has to be suitable for use with an adjustable foundation. As a split, you can pretty easily adjust one side without disturbing the other except the sound. I don’t know that it is louder that any of others we tested, but it seems a bit loud, especially in the still of the night. The massage, on the other hand, is not really limited to one side. If your sleeping partner turns on the massage unit on his or her side, you'll definitely feel it on your side. We have ours sitting inside our king colonial style bed. It fits perfectly just inside the rails, and looks like a "normal" bed. This positions the two units very, very close together. Maybe if you separated them more, you may not feel the massage. The up side to our set up is that the two units are close enough together that you don't really notice it not being a single mattress, and that is great for lots of other reasons. All and all, it's a great bed if you want an adjustable. I can’t imagine a better bang for your buck.
And, I am a big value guy. I don't mind spending money, but I have to see the value. So, when I am considering a purchase, I try to do some homework. I do a little research and usually read a lot of reviews. If you're the same, you'll definitely want to know these few tidbits:
1. Whoever makes Reverie is the OEM (original equipment manufacturer) for a couple of very well known mattress manufacturers who sell adjustable bases under their brand name. Amazon may not like me saying who they are, so I won't. But, a bit of Googling and you'll figure it out. If you are considering buying an adjustable foundation branded to match your mattress, it very well may be a Reverie. By ordering this from Amazon as a Reverie rather than buying it as a different brand through a chain store in my market, I got the same specs, same quality, same functionality and same warranty for just a little over HALF of what I was asked to pay in the store.
2. The king is not really a king. It's two Twin XLs. They're even boxed separately, and include two of everything. (remotes, manuals, etc) So, if you happen to be considered buying two twins, order the king instead and save yourself some money.
3. These things are EXTREMELY heavy. We live in a two-story home with a 2nd floor master. Fortunately, I have two strapping young sons who, along with me, were able to wrestle these boxes up the stairs and help place the beds. There's no assembly other than screwing on the feet and the head and foot board hardware (if you need it). So they are quite large boxes. For reference, imagine a twin XL box spring (half of a king set) that weights 160 lbs. You may want to very seriously consider some kind of "white glove" delivery service that will deliver, assemble and place these where you want them. They are so big and heavy that moving them actually may be dangerous for some. In hindsight, I would have gladly paid an extra $150-200 for that service.
In conclusion, I think this is probably one of the best values in these adjustable beds, but even so, it's still expensive as compared to a conventional frame. I think the benefits are worth it. I breathe better and feel remarkably better rested by sleeping in the "zero gravity" position. It really does work.