Beautyrest Motion Air Adjustable Base Review

Updated August 31, 2022

Serta Motion Air Adjustable Base

The Motion Air Adjustable Base is the entry-level power base offered by Beautyrest, a division of Simmons. Its slim design is very sleek and allows you to "hide your base" giving you many fashionable options for your bed. For more information, please read our expert review here:

Beautyrest Motion Air Power Base - An Overview

  • Slim profile
  • Head and foot adjust
  • Silent drive motors
  • Wireless remote
  • Adjustable leg height from 6" to 12"
  • 650 lbs. capacity

Pros & Cons

  • Fast shipping, usually through UPS
  • Slim profile, good if you want to "hide" the base
  • Easier set-up than larger adjustable bases, much lighter
  • Much more affordable than the other Serta bases
  • No premium features
  • Not available in full-size

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The Benefits of Having an Adjustable Base

An adjustable base offers you more than added luxury and opulent bedding features. The health benefits of using an adjustable base as part of your overall bed are many. Those who suffer from conditions such as Arthritis, sleep apnea, joint pain, and acid reflux can reduce their symptoms while sleeping when utilizing an adjustable base. The Beautyrest Motion Air is a good example of how having your legs and upper torso lifted to a higher angle than flat can help those issues.

Not only do adjustable bases help with these conditions but they can increase the comfort that you get from your mattress. A raised torso can feel much more comfortable for those who are bed-bound, or anyone who enjoys relaxing in bed without sleeping.

Additional Information

How to Set Up Your New Beautyrest Motion Air Adjustable Base:

The Wireless Remote for the Beautyrest Motion Air:

The Motion Air Wireless Remote

Check the Price


The Beautyrest Motion Air Adjustable Base has a limited 10-year limited warranty.

More about Beautyrest

If you're wondering who makes Beautyrest mattresses, that would be the Simmons Mattress Company. They've been a leader in mattress manufacturing for over 100 years. Their Beautyrest flagship brand has been a household name for many decades. Many people remember the commercial where a bowling ball was dropped on a mattress to highlight their pocketed coils (a glass of wine would sit undisturbed when the ball bounced on the other side of the bed.)

In recent years Simmons merged with Serta into the Serta Simmons Bedding Company, making them one of the two largest mattress companies in the world (Tempur-Sealy is the other.) Simmons now markets the Black, Harmony Lux, and Silver mattress collections. As a large manufacturer, Simmons engineers and makes many of its own components. With their longevity and size, they have accumulated a lot of experience and knowledge in making mattresses. Simmons makes millions of mattresses each year and they’ve maintained a positive reputation over the long run.

While some review sites call out consumer complaints, they fail to provide the full context. There are tens of millions of customers sleeping on Beautyrest mattresses. Altogether, Simmons Beautyrest has a highly positive customer reputation.


If you're a first-time buyer of an adjustable base the Motion Air is a great choice as your first adjustable base. You save a significant amount of money when compared to higher-end models, even more when compared to the Beautyrest Black Luxury Motion Base.

The Beautyrest Motion Air offers head and foot lift functionality, like most other bases. Having a wireless remote makes it much easier and convenient to use. The ultra-slim profile is nice aesthetically, you can pretty much "hide" the base from view. Another interesting feature is the 10-year limited warranty, many bases similar to this model's construction only offer a one-year warranty. That fact should tell you that the manufacturer stands behind this base for its ability to serve your sleep needs for a long time to come.

My suggestion is that you either buy this base as one to try out adjustable base features or to save money over the higher-end models. If you are a seasoned adjustable base user/owner then you'll know that you can get more premium features in another model. That said, this adjustable base is far more impressive for an entry-level model than others that I've seen in the past.

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About the Author, Dave Higgins

Dave has worked in the furniture business, focusing on mattresses, for several years.  He enjoys oil painting in the Impressionist style, playing guitar, and cooking for his family.  Dave also believes that English Bulldogs are the comedians of the canine world.