I have an adjustable bed, it got it when I inherited my mother’s furnished house and decided to live there.
I’ve always wanted one, even when I was a young woman. I love it.
I’ll try to answer your questions as best I can.
I don’t typically have sinus issues or headaches, but if I’m congested I feel that sleeping with my head elevated helps a little bit.
I adjust it all the time, for reading, for watching TV, I’m sitting in bed as I write this. It’s really more than a bed, it’s an all purpose piece of furniture, an oversized recliner. If I’m reading or watching TV, I elevate both the head and feet into what manufacturer’s refer to as a zero gravity position.
For sleeping, I fully lower the foot of the bed and lower the head to a very slight incline, just enough to keep my neck from crunching.
I adjust to hotel beds pretty well because I sleep pretty close to flat anyway, and I can get close to the slight head elevation with a couple of pillows. The biggest adjustment is sitting up in a hotel bed to read or watch TV, then I really miss the adjustable feature…….and what I miss the most in those circumstances is the leg elevation. It’s really nice, it’s my favorite thing about the bed.
Whatever you do, don’t get one with head elevation only. They are out there and they are cheap, but it won’t be comfortable unless you can raise the foot of the bed as well.
I didn’t buy mine, I inherited it. The remote says Enso sleep systems, and I think they made the adjustable base. I believe it’s a low to mid-range model, it has the zero gravity position but no massage or presets.
The mattress was sold separately. The mattress you select has to have enough give to fold with the frame, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be made by the same company that makes the bed……I believe, although I may be wrong, that you can use pretty much any memory foam mattress with the frame, for example. My mattress is a Beautyrest, and IIRC, mom picked it out by trying out mattresses in the showroom, just like with a regular bed. She just couldn’t pick one with a rigid frame.
Again, I don’t know what she spent, but, in looking online, I believe an adjustable base similar to mine costs around $850, and whatever mattress you select would be additional.
If I were buying it for myself today, I’d probably consider massage options because I wish my bed had them….but I also have a massage chair, and “I have to walk all the way to the living room whenever I want a massage” is probably the ultimate first world problem.