If you’re considering replacing your mattress or bed you may not realise that other options are available to you other than a bog-standard flat mattress and bedstead. Adjustable beds have a huge number of advantages compared to a flat mattress and they are a legitimate alternative when choosing a new bed. They help with your sleep, ease several physical ailments and they enhance your life. So, we’ve put together a list of benefits and advantages of adjustable beds, read on to find out more…
Improved sleep is obviously what you hope for when buying a new bed, but adjustable beds go that one step further…
Alleviate Sleep Apnoea, snoring and ease breathing and asthma
When we lie flat, sometimes the position of our neck puts extra pressure on our windpipes causing a snoring noise. Sleep Apnoea occurs when you have trouble sleeping or wake up from a lack of oxygen getting to your body.
Furthermore, people with asthma may feel this effect more keenly, also suffering from a lack of sleep due to breathing problems during the night. If you have a cold or suffer from hay fever in summer, your sinuses might be blocked, also affecting your sleep quality.
By sleeping in an adjustable bed and raising the head, you remove the obstruction in your throat because of the angle your head. The position allows air to pass through your windpipe more freely. In turn, this will provide you with an uninterrupted night’s sleep.
Whether your Insomnia is caused by physical pain or an anxious mind and adjustable bed can help ease you into a better night’s sleep. If the cause of your insomnia is physical, an adjustable bed can help relieve stress on joints and muscles, it also helps blood flow and the movement of oxygen around your body. All these factors will help you fall asleep faster.
If your insomnia is caused by a stressed mind, why not add a massage add-on to your adjustable bed? This helps relax your muscles and ease your mind, allowing you to drift off more easily.
Read on to find an extensive list of health benefits you can gain from sleeping in an adjustable bed.
Ease Back pain
Did you know that sleeping on a flat surface is not the ideal sleeping position? This is because our backs are not flat. They have an S-shaped contour and for our backs to be properly supported we need a mattress that follows that contour.
At the touch of a button, an adjustable bed will contour to properly support your neck, lower back, legs and ankles. This relieves pressure on those joints and is especially relieving if you have a spinal condition like sciatica.
Lessen acid reflux and heartburn
Even if you don’t go to bed with a full stomach you can still suffer from acid reflux and heartburn. When you lie flat, your stomach acid goes into your oesophagus, not ideal when you’re trying to sleep. Even just raising your head 6-8 inches has shown to keep acid in your stomach. This allows for better digestion and sleep.
When you’re asleep your body is also digesting. However, lying flat doesn’t help this process. Indigestion can affect your sleep. Instead, by sleeping in a slightly raised position can help your digestion and therefore give you a better night’s sleep.
Enhance blood Circulation and help heart conditions
Keeping your circulation system going will help provide you with a good night’s sleep, plus you won’t wake up with any dead arms and legs in the night.
An adjustable bed puts you in just the right position to aid blood flow through the body and then back to the heart.
For people with heart conditions and circulatory problems, this could be imperative for you to do as it enhances blood and oxygen flow.
Relieve arthritis and joint pain
Chronic arthritis and other joint pain can be relieved by an adjustable bed frame. This is because an adjustable bed places you in a contoured position that alleviates pressure on your joints so you can rest comfortably and ease and aches and pains. Sleeping in this supported position will also reduce waking up feeling stiff.
Lighten leg swelling and relieve pressure
We often get asked will an adjustable bed help my swollen legs? The answer is yes! Fluid can build up in your legs due to pregnancy, illness, poor circulation or an injury. Lying flat increases the fluid build-up leading to increased swelling, pain and sleepless nights.
Experts advise that elevating your legs will help the fluid move more freely to reduce swelling and other problems such as varicose veins. It will also stop you from using stacks of pillows to achieve the same end, which doesn’t provide you with the proper support that you need.
Enhance your lifestyle
As well as supporting your body, electric adjustable beds also enhance your lifestyle. Achieve comfortable sleeping, perfect comfort whilst reading, watching tv and resting from a long hard day. Read on to find out how an adjustable bed can change your life…
Sometimes even getting in and out of bed can be a struggle especially if you have mobility issues. However, at the touch of a button, an adjustable bed can lift you from a lying to a sitting position. All you have to do is swing your legs around to easily get out of bed. Get your independence back with an adjustable bed.
You and your sleeping partner likely require different sleeping positions and different amounts of support. Our Duel Adjustable Beds cater for this. This involves two motored single beds put together to make a double bed. This means that if you and your partner need different sleeping positions you can each decide on what position to have your side of the bed at. This will inevitably improve both your sleep and ease pressure on your relationship.
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