Eight Benefits of an Adjustable Bed
authored by Beth Jenkins
From helping common aches and pains, to those who just want a more comfortable position for reading and watching television, an adjustable bed has benefits for everyone.
Adjustable beds have a reputation for being exclusively for those who are chronically ill, experience debilitating pain, or perhaps need help getting into and out of bed. Although these benefits are certainly there, they extend beyond these select individuals into the everyday person. Quality sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your body and your overall health, and adjustable beds can help you achieve that quality sleep.
If you are considering an adjustable bed but aren’t 100% certain, let these 8 health benefits help you decide!
Limit Sleep Disturbances
Do you suffer from sleep apnea, or do you or your partner snore? If so, then you could benefit from an adjustable bed. If you snore you most likely sleep on your back, although it can occur in whatever position you fall asleep in. Snoring is caused when the trachea closes due to the weight of your neck, and this causes the snoring sound. The way to eliminate that is by propping your head upright, which easily can be achieved by adjusting the angle on an adjustable bed! With an adjustable bed, you and your partner can experience sounder sleep.
Reduce Back Pain
Reducing back pain is one of the most commonly mentioned health benefits of adjustable beds. Improper alignment of the spine, or too much pressure on a specific part of your body can cause you to wake up with lower back pain. There are tips and tricks to help prevent this from happening, or you could let an adjustable bed do the work for you! Angling the bed limits the compression of your lower back and similarly, angling the base of the bed can reduce stress on the middle of your spine. In addition, some models even come with lumbar support, as pictured above. You’d have to find what exact angle works for, but if you experience back pain, consider the benefits of an adjustable bed.
Aid in Digestion
Acid reflux can be uncomfortable and leave you feeling uneasy when you wake up. Even if you stop eating hours before you fall asleep, your body is still working hard to digest that food. A way to avoid this and to make sure your digestive tract runs smoothly, you don’t want to be lying flat on your back. You want to ensure your stomach is resting above your intestines, which can be easily achieved with an adjustable bed. Thus, you can get relief from acid reflux and aid in digestion from raising the head of the bed a few inches.
Eliminate Neck Pain
Similar to solving your back pain problems, an adjustable bed could help alleviate neck pain as well. Painful strains in the neck can be annoying and cause you to suffer from headaches too. While neck pain may not be the culprit of your headaches it’s worth looking into if you have them frequently. Especially helpful for back-sleepers, an adjustable bed can slightly lift the top of the bed frame to release pressure in your neck. Unlike resting on a flat pillow, with an adjustable bed your head won’t be too far back. It will also save you the hassle of piling multiple pillows on top of each other, often causing your head to be pushed too far forward. With an adjustable bed you might just be able to say goodbye to those constant headaches!
Do you ever wake up with numb arms or legs? Does it take some time for you to gain your balance when getting out of bed? Or maybe you reach for the coffee first thing in the morning? You might be suffering from poor circulation. Poor circulation can lead to heart problems, numbness in your limbs and brain fog during the day. With an adjustable bed you are able to angle the bed to provide the optimal circulation based on your individual needs. This can help you rest easier and assists your entire circulatory system which is always welcome! To avoid bad circulation, raising the bottom half of your adjustable bed will send blood back to your heart and aid in your circulation. Some models come equipped with full-body massage to help with circulation as well.
This goes along with limiting your sleep disturbances and snoring. One of the main benefits of an adjustable bed is they allow you to easily elevate the top half of your body to a position where you’re both comfortable and have open airways to breath. Even for those who don’t have a breathing disorder, they can still reap the benefits of adjustable beds. They can help with head colds, allergies, and sinuses too.
Common Aches and Pains?
Even if you don’t have a chronic condition, or any of the problems you mentioned above, you can still benefit from owning an adjustable bed. Day-to-day activity causes muscle aches and overtime joints begin to crack naturally due to gravity. An adjustable bed helps alleviate these common pains by increasing blood flow, removing stress from problematic areas, and shifting your weight to provide an overall more comfortable sleep experience. Being able to end your aches and pains by simply elevating or adjusting the angle you sleep at- it’s hard to pass up.
Overall Comfort and Convenience
Although the health benefits of adjustable beds are certainly convincing enough, they also have benefits that reach beyond your health and into simple conveniences. Do you enjoy reading before bed, watching TV, or perhaps doing some work from under the sheets? An adjustable bed can make these activities that much easier and more enjoyable but allowing you to sit up comfortably. With a remote control, you can return your bed to the flat position, or in some models, to your favorite positions that are present. Overall, an adjustable bed can make both your sleep time and awake time more pleasurable.
At The Clean Bedroom, our adjustable beds help maximize your sleep every night by allowing you to optimize your body position while you sleep. Our adjustable beds are designed to work in concert with our pressure relieving mattresses.
Finally, the mattress is an important part of experiencing the benefits of an adjustable bed. The adjustable base and the mattress work in concert to get the full health and comfort benefit of an adjustable bed. Every mattress does not work well with an adjustable bed, and to get the full benefit – in particular, lumbar support and pressure relief – it is essential to invest in a mattress that will give you those benefits.