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Are you tired of waking up gasping for breath? Do you find it impossible to get comfortable at night?

If you suffer from COPD, you’re probably used to sleepless nights. You might have tried propping your head up on as many pillows as possible, or even sleeping in a chair to help you breathe.

COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It can affect every aspect of your daily life. And lying down often makes the problem worse.

But there is a solution. An adjustable bed could help you breathe easier and get the sleep you need to enjoy life again.

What is COPD?

COPD covers a group of lung conditions that make breathing increasingly more difficult. These include emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

The main symptoms are breathlessness, a chesty cough, frequent chest infections, and wheezing. All of these can make getting enough sleep feel impossible.

You could have COPD and not even know it. It develops slowly over the years and the symptoms get worse over time.

If you do have the condition, you might also experience flare ups. This is when your symptoms suddenly become more severe. Your breathing gets worse and you cough more. It’s particularly common to have flare-ups in winter, as the weather gets colder.

How could an adjustable bed relieve my COPD?

The good news is, there are things you can do to ease your symptoms. Medication such as inhalers can make it easier to breathe. If you smoke, stopping smoking can prevent further damage to your lungs.

But you might still need a bit of help, especially at night. An adjustable bed could be just the ticket.

Just imagine you’re having a flare up of your symptoms. You can’t get comfortable, your chest feels congested, and your breathing is ragged.

Oak Tree Mobility Hazel adjustable bed
Say goodbye to nights spent tossing and turning because you can’t breathe properly. An adjustable bed will help you breathe more easily and sleep better.

 

Now imagine you’re in a bed that allows you to elevate your head and neck as high as you need, at the touch of a button. All without the need for endless pillows that move around constantly. And on nights when your breathing is better, you can lower yourself back down again.

But it’s not just about comfort. If you have COPD, you’re at an increased risk of developing pneumonia. Pneumonia can be life-threatening – but an adjustable bed can help prevent it.

Samantha Shann, an occupational therapist and co-founder of UK Therapy Services Ltd, explains the benefits of sleeping at an elevated angle.

Preventing pneumonia with an adjustable bed

Samantha says: “When the chest area is elevated, fluid building up through the night is gathered at the bottom rather than spread out throughout the lung.  This allows you to maximise lung capacity and cough with enough force to move remaining fluid.

“In addition, lying flat increases pressure on the chest cavity, effectively forcing it to fight downward pressure to get the chest to rise and fall efficiently.  Sleeping at an angled position reduces that pressure and allows the chest to rise and fall more freely.

Oak Tree occupational therapist demonstration the Oak Tree adjustable bed.
Sleeping at an angle reduces pressure on the chest cavity, helping you breathe more easily. All of our beds are approved by an independent occupational therapist.

 

“This reduced effort and more restful sleep empowers you to maximise your functional independence the following morning which typically is the most challenging time for someone with a COPD diagnosis.

“Waking up less short of breath enables you to be more likely to get washed and dressed independently, or with reduced assistance, to make breakfast and prepare for the day ahead.”

How can Oak Tree Mobility help?

The right adjustable bed can make the world of difference. But the wrong one could leave you aching all over.

Our adjustable beds are truly special. Each bed is made to fit your own unique measurements. This means your bed will suit you perfectly.

What’s more, you can adjust the bed in five different places: the head, back, bottom, knees, and feet. So you can find your ideal position. Whether that’s sleeping with your head slightly raised, lying completely flat, or even sitting up with your back supported.

To find out more about how an adjustable bed could give you your life back, request your complimentary brochure or call us free and ask about how an Oak Tree bed could help ease your COPD.

It’s not just about improving the quality of your sleep. It’s about improving your quality of life, too. So give us a call or request your free brochure today!

8 Responses to “Relieve your COPD with an adjustable bed”

  1. I have had ASTHMA my whole life but about 7 years ago my asthma got so bad and was diagnosed of EMPHYSEMA/COPD which was most likely due to the asthma. I was on double antibiotics and steroids, still didn’t feel any better. It was hell for me due to the severe difficulty breathing. April 2016 my sister in-law told us about Rich Herbs Foundation where she ordered herbs that effectively treated her arthritis. We ordered the COPD herbal treatment after reading positive reviews, i am happy to report this COPD herbal treatment effectively treated my lungs condition. My quality of life has greatly improved and every one of my symptoms including difficulty breathing and wheezing are gone. Their official web page is ww w. richherbsfoundation. c om. I will be 52 soon and have never been healthier

  2. JOHN Lehnertz

    I have had COPD for a little over 9 years, i had severe shortness of breath. About two years ago, I began to do a lot of research and learnt about a COPD TREATMENT from Rich Herbs Foundation and their success rate with the treatment,i immediately started on the treatment, i experienced reduction/decline in major symptoms, including the shortness of breath, fatigue, cough and wheezing. Visit RHF page ww w. richherbsfoundation. c om. Its been over 1 years since treatment, i feel great and breath well

  3. Kimberly Thaibut

    I was diagnosed of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in 2012 at the age of 63. I had been a heavy smoker, my symptoms started out with dry cough and shortness of breath, i ended up in the hospital, on a ventilator. I should have known it was coming, but like most smokers, thought it would never happen to me. My COPD got significantly worse and unbearable because of my difficulty catching breath. Last year, i started on a natural COPD Herbal therapy from Organic Herbal Clinic, i read a lot of positive reviews from patients who used the treatment and i immediately started on it. I had great relief with this herbal treatment. I breath very much better now, no case of shortness of breath or chest tightness since treatment. Visit Organic Herbal Clinic website w ww .organicherbalclinic. c om. This COPD treatment is a miracle!!

  4. Lingard Ellis

    I was told I had mild emphysema. I was shocked, I had only had minor breathing problems at times. However I had smoked for 17 years when I was very young and had quit over 38 years ago, when I developed asthma. I always heard your lungs were cleared 5 years after you quit smoking, but they don’t tell you the damage is already done! Mild is not mild, I am on oxygen all the time.my son purchased herbal remedy for emphysema from solution health herbal clinic ,which i used for 15 weeks and am totally Emphysema free ,all thanks to solution health herbal clinic, solution health herbal clinic also cure all type of disease in humans life. Contact and visit their website at http://www.solutionhealthherbalclinic.com , details E-mail: (solutionsherbalclinic@gmail.com)

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