Serta Motion Air Adjustable Base Review

Updated November 5, 2022

Serta Motion Air Adjustable Base

The Motion Air Adjustable Base is the entry-level power base offered by Serta. 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:

Serta 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, and 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 gives you the ability to improve the comfort you normally get from your mattress. You may sleep decently on your mattress but an adjustable base can help you achieve greater comfort. Many people with medical ailments find adding a power base to their bed makes getting out of bed easier. Some people with ailments like sleep apnea, arthritis, and acid reflux have reported a drop in the frequency of their symptoms. Loud snorers can have their heads raised to improve breathing. Acid reflux sufferers can also raise their heads keeping their stomach contents in place. And those who suffer from joint and back pain can use an adjustable base to get into a position that lessens their pain.

The Motion Air base might be the entry-level model by Serta but it still offers the benefits that all power bases do.

Additional Information

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

The Wireless Remote for the Serta Motion Air:

The Motion Air Wireless Remote


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

About Serta

Since introducing the Perfect Sleeper® mattress to the world in 1931, Serta has been the name behind many “firsts” in the industry and gained a reputation for being a pioneer in comfort.  Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC (“SSB”) owns and manages three of the largest, most influential bedding brands in the mattress industry—National Bedding Company L.L.C. (the largest licensee and majority shareholder of Serta, Inc.), Simmons Bedding Company, LLC, and Tuft & Needle, LLC.  SSB is based in Atlanta and operates 36 manufacturing plants in the United States, five in Canada, and one in Puerto Rico.


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. This is nice because you're not committing a large amount of money to something that you might not like in the end.

The Serta Motion Air offers head and foot lift functionality, like most other bases. Having a wireless remote for a base at the low end of the collection is rare, usually, they come hard-wired to the base so that's another nice feature. 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, most 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.

Buy Now

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.

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.