Ashley M8X1 Adjustable Base Review

Updated November 7, 2022

Ashley M8X1 Adjustable Base

The M8X1 adjustable base from Ashley Furniture is the most affordable model they offer. What it lacks are premium luxury features which is what makes it much more affordable than other bases. The M8X1 is still a quality adjustable foundation built by one of the world's largest furniture companies. Read on for more information about its features and benefits:

The Ashley M8X1 Adjustable Base - An Overview

  • Head Up Only
  • Wired Remote
  • Express Shippable
  • All Steel Frame
  • Quick Set-Up/Foldable Design
  • Adjustable Legs
  • 3 Year Non-Prorated Warranty
  • 650 lb. weight capacity

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Pros & Cons

  • USB charging port in the remote
  • Those with medical issues that require them to be in bed longer than others can achieve greater comfort
  • Simpler to set up than many other adjustable base models
  • Fast delivery, can be shipped via UPS
  • Durability is questionable with only a 3-year warranty
  • No premium features
  • Only the head section raises, no leg lift

The Benefits of Having an Adjustable Base

The benefit you get from an M8X1 power base is that you can raise your upper torso for greater comfort. This position is very helpful to people who suffer from conditions such as sleep apnea and acid reflux. Having your head raised helps to clear your airways and keep them clear for a better quality of sleep. Other than assisting with medical issues, having the ability to raise your the top of your bed enhances comfort. This is great for late-night TV watchers or readers who like to unwind in bed for a while before sleeping. The M8X1 also adds the benefit of being able to charge your devices by plugging them into the remote's USB port. With all the technology that rules our lives these days, this is an excellent feature.

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The Ashley M8X1 Adjustable Foundation is protected by a 3-year non-prorated warranty.

Ashley M8X1 Owner's Manual [PDF]

More About Ashley Furniture

Ashley Furniture, the parent company of Ashley Mattress, was founded in 1945 as a sales organization in Chicago, Illinois. Since its first opening, Ashley Furniture has steadily grown to the point where they are now the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world.

In 2009, Ashley Furniture Industries launched its Ashley Sleep line of mattresses-in-a-box, and in the time since it has grown the line exponentially. It wasn’t until 2015 that Ashley Mattress was able to establish E-commerce as part of its overall business strategy.


The M8X1 Adjustable Foundation by Ashley Furniture is a basic power base with minimal features. The head portion of the bed is the only part that lifts up. You don't have the ability to lift your legs with this base so keep that in mind. This is one reason why this is a much more affordable power foundation than most others I have ever seen. They're selling in stores usually a few hundred dollars cheaper than most other adjustable bases.

If you only need your adjustable bed to lift your head then I do recommend this base. You can save a good amount of money over other leading competitor's bases. Plus, this base is made by Ashley Furniture, the largest furniture manufacturer in the world, so it's definitely a piece of high-quality furniture. That should tell you all you need to know if you're considering this base for your bedroom.

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About the Author, Dave Higgins, Mattress Expert

Dave Higgins, Mattress ExpertDave has worked in the furniture business, focusing on mattresses, for several years. His focus on mattress industry trends and developments has led to a deeper understanding of how people sleep and how they perceive comfort.