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Why Is My Adjustable Bed Flashing?

If you’re like most people, you spend about a third of your life sleeping, so it makes sense that many of us want the best sleep possible. Being able to adjust your bed to your personal sleep preferences is a great way to ensure you’re getting the best rest possible.

The adjustable bed allows you to raise the head and the foot of the bed up, making it easier to get in and out of the bed in the morning, and allowing you to sleep with your head slightly elevated. This helps to take pressure off of your heart and lungs and is particularly beneficial to those who have trouble breathing at night.

But, your adjustable bed could be producing a flashing light because the bed has been connected to power, the remote has just paired with the base or the sensor is on.

We know, adjustable beds aren’t exactly the “coolest” thing on the planet. 

They don’t have a million features like the newest smartphone, nor do they offer fancy ways to get more followers on Instagram. 

But an adjustable bed can be very functional, and if you’re looking for a gift for the senior in your life, an adjustable bed might just be the perfect thing.

What makes an adjustable bed to flash?

No matter which adjustable bed you buy, it will likely come with a remote, so you can change the position of the bed effortlessly. 

Once you’ve got your bed set up, you’ll probably notice that it has a light on the control panel. 

Why is there a flicker of light under the bed? 

Well, there are a couple different reasons why your adjustable bed would flash a light on and off.

  1. Remote paired with the base
  1. Sensor’s on

1. Remote paired with the base

When you first turn on the adjustable bed it flashes a light to show you that it’s on

Once the bed is powered, you will get another flash as a signal that the control unit under the bed has started communicating with the remote control, which will be accompanied with a beeping sound.

It should flash blue light or any other color; if the light is flashing more than twice, there’s a probability the adjustable bed is malfunctioning.

The best way to troubleshoot an adjustable bed and remote control system is to start at the remote and work towards the wired bed. 

For example, if the bed is continuously flashing a light, then start by checking the batteries in the remote. 

Use some new batteries or replace the old batteries with new ones. 

If the light on the bed still flashes, then the remote isn’t communicating with the bed. 

First, try to hit the reset button on the remote. 

If this doesn’t work, try flipping the switch on the back of the bed. 

That should stop the flashing.

2. Adjustable bed sensor is on

Adjustable beds are designed to give you the best rest possible, whether you’re looking to take a quick nap, or get a full night’s sleep. 

When it comes to adjustable beds, the most common problem owners have is that their adjustable bed will flash the lights on the side of the bed when the sensor is turned on.

The sensor is designed to be activated when there’s presence of persons in the bed

It uses a microprocessor to detect the weight of the person and to determine whether there is a person in the bed or not. 

As soon as the sensor detects the presence of a person lying on the bed, it will switch on the backlight (LED) so that the person can easily be notified of this status.

Why did my adjustable bed stop working?

Adjustable beds are good for a lot of things, but they can be a bit of a pain if they stop working. 

So, if you see your adjustable bed not operating the way you want, you’ll want to investigate the problem right away. 

If you’re sleeping on an adjustable bed, however, you should probably do this after you’ve gotten out of bed.

Symptoms of an adjustable bed malfunction

Like any other piece of technology, adjustable beds have a tendency to malfunction.

The most important thing to remember is not to continue to use your adjustable bed if you have problems with it.

If you’re having issues sleeping, there are warning signs of a potential adjustable bed malfunction.

  1. Remote not working
  1. Stuck in one position
  1. Noise 
  1. Mattress slipping or wearing out

Solutions to adjustable bed malfunction

1. Remote not working

The adjustable bed remote not working is a common problem that any adjustable bed owner will face at least once while using the remote. 

It is very annoying to adjust your bed while lying on it, especially when the remote refuses to work and you need it to turn your bed back in the position you want it to be in. 

By this time you may have already changed the batteries to eliminate them as the possible cause of remote not working.

However, the child safety lock may be the culprit behind the remote not working, and it is a good thing that there’s this functional option. 

However, this safety option is not responsible for you being able to turn your bed, but more for the safety of your child that uses it.

You simply need to disengage the lock using the manufacturer’s manual.

2. Stuck in one position

Adjustable beds come with all kinds of bells and whistles, but bed-owners who want to use these additional features might find they’re stuck in one position. 

The most common complaint about adjustable beds is the inability to return to their original positions (including flat) after someone else has adjusted the bed or the mattress itself.

If you’re facing this issue, start by unplugging the base.

Allow 30 seconds to pass.

In the meantime, confirm that your socket has power and is working.

Ensure, the cord or power plug is firmly connected to the socket and the control unit when you plug back.

After the wait, try to reset the adjustable bed position using the remote.

If it does not work this time, contact your manufacturer for further guidance.

3. Noise 

Adjustable beds offer a number of benefits over conventional beds, including the ability to raise and lower the head and foot of the mattress. 

It’s an option that could be perfect for a number of applications, especially if you have a bad back or need to sit up in bed to read or watch TV. 

However, if you have ever owned an adjustable bed, you probably have noticed that there is a bit of noise when you raise and lower the head of the bed. 

This is due to the hardware that is used to raise and lower the mattress.

Raising and lowering an adjustable bed can make a lot of noise

While primarily caused by the bed frame and headboard, overloading the weight capacity may also contribute to the noise.

Check that the weight limit of the adjustable bed is not exceeded.

4. Mattress slipping or wearing out

The first thing you want to do is make sure your mattress retention bar hasn’t become damaged from being moved and has grip on the mattress

Make sure that the adjustable bed frame is level and make sure that the foundation itself is level. 

Next, you should check the screws that hold the adjustable bed frame and the foundation together. 

If you find that they’re loose, you need to tighten them.

Consider using less noticeable cloth straps to hold the mattress in place so it doesn’t slip.

How long does an adjustable base last?

Adjustable beds are becoming a staple for people who want to sleep better without having to take out a second mortgage to pay for it. 

Most adjustable beds can be adjusted in height, and some also offer additional features like a massage function.

But these beds cost a lot, so it can be hard to justify the expense. 

But the truth is, adjustable beds can be a good investment because they’re designed to last for years, so if you treat yours right, it can last you a long while.

A well-made and maintained adjustable bed will last you at least 10 years.

Do adjustable bases ruin mattresses?

While many of us are still recovering from the credit crisis that hit us during the last decade, the housing market has started to pick up again. 

And, as a result, many of us are looking for new homes. 

One of the most important factors in selecting a new home is the quality of the mattresses. 

In addition to this, you will also have to choose between a fixed base and an adjustable base. 

The adjustable base is a great option for people who want to sleep in different positions, but what is the real impact of adjustable bases on mattress quality?

Not necessarily.  

Some adjustable base companies are selling mattresses identical to their bases.  

Other companies are selling mattresses that are not necessarily designed to be used with their adjustable bases, but are slightly modified to work with their adjustable bases.

So be careful that the mattress you’re choosing is compatible with your adjustable base.

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