Do you enjoy reading or watching TV in bed? Does your partner’s snoring have you headed for a sleep divorce? Is your back achy and sore when you start your day? If you answered yes to any of these questions, an adjustable base may be the answer.
As Sleep Advisor’s Lead Product Tester, I’ve tested a wide variety of adjustable bed frames that can help alleviate some of your sleep problems, including the Nolah Adjustable Base.
This base from the Nolah brand is one that’s easy to use and has lots of high-value add-ons. Read on to see if it could be the right choice for your bedroom.
Watch My Nolah Adjustable Base Video Review
Who Is the Nolah Adjustable Base Best for?
Pros: Who Might Like the Nolah Adjustable Base:
- Sleepers who snore – This adjustable base has an anti-snore setting that lifts your midsection to help with your breathing and reduce snoring.
- Those with back pain – If you experience back pain, the Nolah Adjustable Base has a “Zero G” setting that gently lifts your head and boosts your legs to take pressure off your back.
- Warranty seekers – Many adjustable foundations don’t come with a warranty. However, Nolah provides a 10-year limited warranty for this base.
Cons: Who Might Not Like the Nolah Adjustable Base :
- People who prefer preset buttons – Although the remote is fairly easy to use, there aren’t any preset buttons that offer specific angles or positions.
- Fans of soothing massage – Nolah touts the massage setting as a big value add, but I found it rather jarring. The whole bed shook when I used it.
- Those who live alone – This bed was easy to put together, but it is very heavy. You will need at least one other person to help you move and assemble it.
Sleep Advisor’s Testing Methodology
Sleep Advisor takes a hands-on approach to testing. Members of our team and I unboxed and assembled this adjustable base. I then took notes on the frame and platform before putting a compatible mattress on it to test out the ease of use and various settings in order to bring you a comprehensive overview of the product.
For more on our testing methodology, visit our product review process page.
What Is the Nolah Adjustable Base Made of?
The Nolah Adjustable Base consists of an upholstered platform that is supported by a solid metal frame with a reinforced steel undercarriage. It also has built-in nightlights underneath the platform.
All sizes of the Nolah Adjustable Base feature adjustable legs with height options of 6, 9, and 12 inches. If you use the 12-inch option, the base’s platform will be 15 inches from the ground.
Sleeping on the Nolah Adjustable Base
The Nolah Adjustable Base felt sturdy once I assembled it. I liked that the adjustable legs made it a little more customizable, as I could position the base’s platform at different heights from the ground.
The remote was easy to use, and I appreciated that I didn’t notice the types of electronic beeps that are often associated with adjustable bases. I thought the wall-glide technology and the capability to pair this base with a home assistant such as Alexa or Google Home were standout features.
However, I was not a big fan of the massage setting, as it felt jarring and just seemed to vibrate the foundation and me.
Nolah Adjustable Base Sizing Options & Pricing
|Price (w/o discount)
|37.5” x 79.5”
|53.5” x 73.5”
|59.5” x 79.5”
|37.5” x 79.5” (x 2)
|Split Cali King
|35.5” x 83.5” (x 2)
My Performance Ratings for the Nolah Adjustable Bed
With its metal frame and reinforced undercarriage, the Nolah Adjustable Base feels very sturdy. It can support up to 750 pounds, but that includes the mattress’s weight. When comparing Nolah’s weight capacity to other comparable bases, it isn’t quite up to par.
The metal Nolah Adjustable Base frame is reinforced with a heavy-duty undercarriage that feels solid. Given that it is made to hold 750 pounds, including the mattress, I don’t think it would be durable enough for a heavyweight couple. Also, I am a little concerned about the longevity of the fabric since the base that I received already had rips in the fabric and staples that were falling out.
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Assembling the Nolah Adjustable Base was a snap. It requires no tools, and I was able to put it together in less than 15 minutes. My only concern about the assembly is that the base is very heavy, and it takes at least one more person to help with the moving and unboxing, as well as holding it in place while the other person assembles it.
Typically, I find that adjustable bases have noticeable electronic noises, but this wasn’t the case with the Nolah. It did get a little noisy when in massage mode, but that is my only complaint when it comes to sounds.
Ease of Use
The wireless remote is extremely easy to use. The Nolah Adjustable Base also allows you to pair it with your Google Home or Alexa, but I don’t have either of those in the studio, so I couldn’t test that feature. I suspect that if you choose to use voice commands via your home assistant, it might require some technological savvy to pair it with your particular device.
The Nolah Adjustable Base ships for free via FedEx.
Sleep Trial & Warranty
There is not a sleep trial with this base, but there is a 10-year limited warranty. The warranty is a big plus for me because most adjustable foundations come with neither a sleep trial nor a warranty.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you need a box spring with an adjustable base?
No, you do not need a box spring with an adjustable base, and you shouldn’t use one. Box springs are incompatible with adjustable bases — trying to use one might damage the box spring, the adjustable base, or both. The foundation of the adjustable base serves as the base for your mattress, so you do not need to buy a box spring if you are planning on using an adjustable base.
Can you use a headboard and footboard with an adjustable base?
Standard headboards and footboards can be used with most adjustable bases. Furthermore, many adjustable bases are designed to fit inside of an existing bed frame.
Can I put any mattress on an adjustable base?
Although many mattresses will work on adjustable bases, not all of them will. Generally, all-foam beds are great choices for adjustable bases, and most, if not all, of these beds should work. Many hybrid mattresses will also be compatible with an adjustable base, but innerspring mattresses typically are not.
How Does the Nolah Adjustable Base Compare to Other Adjustable Bases?
Nolah Adjustable Base vs. Saatva Adjustable Base
Who Should Get the Nolah Adjustable Base?
- Shoppers who want a warranty
- Those who appreciate multiple control options
- People who want a tool-free assembly
Who Should Get the Saatva Adjustable Base?
- People looking for a no-frills adjustable base
- Value seekers
- Those who want free delivery and setup
Visit our Saatva Adjustable Base review to learn more.
Nolah Adjustable Base vs. Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame
Nectar Adjustable Base
The Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame has a wireless remote, tool-free assembly, and an anti-snore setting.
Sleep Advisor Score
4.70 / 5
Who Should Get the Nolah Adjustable Base?
- Light to average-weight sleepers
- Those who want to pair their adjustable base with Alexa or Google Assistant
- Sleepers who snore
Who Should Get the Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame?
- Massage fans
- People who like straightforward do-it-yourself projects
- Heavyweight sleepers
Visit our Nectar Adjustable Bed Frame review to learn more.
My Final Thoughts on the Nolah Adjustable Base
The Nolah Adjustable Base is a sturdy, basic adjustable base that brings a good mix of high-tech features, such as smart assistant pairing, without overriding its ease of use. Plus, the assembly process was a breeze. These factors and more helped it earn an overall score of 3.6 out of 5.
With that being said, I thought that this Nolah base fell short with its massage setting, as it was not very soothing. I also found the rips in the upholstery and dislodged staples suggestive of possible quality control or durability issues.
Lead Product Tester
Julia is the Lead Reviewer at Sleep Advisor, specializing in testing out mattresses and sleep accessories – she’s in the right line of work, because she loves to sleep.