The health benefits of Adjustable Beds
Why Adjustable Beds?
Adjustable Beds can actually make you healthier. The medical benefits are not just for hospitals anymore, and adding a memory foam or natural latex mattress can make your sleep experience that much better. A flat bed causes your body to shift into cramped positions and cause improper posture as you sleep. People with back or joint problems are made worse by sleeping on a flat bed. Sleeping on your side causes problems with breathing and circulation. Adjustable beds allow you to sleep on your back and by inclining your upper body and lower body into a more comfortable position. Many of us find it enjoyable to rest on a recliner and there are reason why it becomes a place to relax. Today people read in bed, work on their laptops and watch TV in bed. On a flat bed you must arrange many pillows to make yourself comfortable. The pillows move out of position and you end up with a back or neck ache. More studies are showing that Adjustable beds have therapeutic effects on the body. These premium sleep systems are designed for maximum comfort and individual adjustability. We are all different sizes and have different issues. If you haven’t found the right sleep system, the Adjustable Zero Gravity Powerbase could be the answer.
Alleviate Back Pain
Patients with back pain are advised to use adjustable beds. A flat bed may not provide the proper support for the spinal cord, resulting in excess back pain and restless sleep. Inclining the bed at 45 degrees provides relief for the lower back. By raising the foot of the bed relieves even more pressure on the spine, which raises the legs and bends the knees. Patients having low back surgery feel an adjustable bed is far more comfortable than a flat bed.
Relief from Acid Reflex and Heartburn
Patients suffering from acidity benefit from having their upper body elevated 6 to 8 inches. This helps the stomach to retain the acids. On a flat bed, acid moves to the esophagus leading to episodes of acid reflex or heartburn.
Improve Breathing for Maximum Lung Expansion
Patients are able to improve breathing, which delivers more oxygen to the body. This prevents the heart from working harder to deliver oxygen and blood to vital organs. Those suffering from congestion also benefit from the bed being elevated. Keeping sinus and lungs clear, and keeps fluid and mucus at bay.
Asthma and Snoring
Elevating the upper body benefits patients with Asthma. On a horizontal mattress it restricts air tubes and increases the difficulty of moving air to vital major organs. The FDA has said that Adjustable Beds aid in the treatment of a number of medical afflictions and illnesses. Snoring is not a problem, except for your partner. Normally adjusting the upper part of the bed to a higher position eliminates or reduces snoring. For some patients the snoring will prevent you from reaching a deep restful sleep, known as REM sleep.
Edema Pain Due to Fluid Retention
Patients suffering from swollen feet and legs experience an enormous amount of pain and discomfort. By raising their knees, legs and feet provide maximum relief. Sleeping with your legs elevated helps prevent fluid buildup and reduces pain. Those who have pulmonary edema should sleep with their head and chest elevated. The angle encourages the fluid to travel through the body without gathering in the legs, preventing weight gain and extreme pain.
Many patients suffer from insomnia. The Adjustable Bed offers many positions, so they can find a position that puts them to sleep faster without tossing and turning. Improved circulation of blood flow and improved oxygen levels help to put them to sleep, and stay asleep.
Sciatica and More
Patients experience from occasional pain to extreme pain. Many people prefer to sleep on their side or even their stomachs but the best position for sleep is on your back. Sleeping on our side in a semi-fetal position seems very comfortable. Spinal alignment, breathing, pressure points and blood flow is difficult in this position. Adjustable Beds are able to improve Sciatica, Spondylolistesis, Spinal Stenosis and other spinal issues.
Patients experiencing pain from arthritis located in upper body or lower body will benefit from the Adjustable Bed. Individuals with Osteoarthritis in the spinal, or facet joint arthritis, often wake up quite stiff and sore in the morning. Sleeping on an Adjustable Bed may provide better support and therefore decrease the irritation by minimizing joint compression.
Lifestyle – Reading, Working on Laptop and Watching TV
We enjoy relaxing after a long day. We usually try to imitate an Adjustable Bed by stacking pillows against the headboard to get comfortable while we read, work on laptop or watch TV. After about 10 minutes the pillows moved around and we end up in a very uncomfortable position. Your back was fine, and now it hurts, because you are in an awkward position. Your neck hurts, your shoulders hurt and probably your back hurts. The Adjustable Bed can be programmed to the correct position that allows you to be perfectly aligned and relaxed. The perfect pillow will make the experience even better.
Headaches and Minor Aches and Pains
Many people experience headaches in the morning. Sleeping with your upper body elevated improves the amount of oxygen able to reach you body as well as your brain. Sleeping on your side hinders healthy breathing, which often leads to tension and pain in different parts of the body.
Diet and Digestion
Many of us eat right before going to bed or we wake up and eat something we shouldn’t probably eat. Many studies have tied eating before sleep to weight gain. Lying in a horizontal position hinder our digestive system. Having our upper body elevated improves the ability of our body to digest food properly. By having the Adjustable Bed slightly elevated will improve digestion and reduce weight gain.
Restless Leg Syndrome
Patients may have discomfort in their legs. If and when they are diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome their family doctor typically prescribes medication. The medication may help them sleep or mask the pain and discomfort, but doesn’t address the issue. Patients have found, having their legs elevated, seems to lower the discomfort and in some cases, eliminate the pain. Sleep deprivation is the biggest problem with this ailment. The Adjustable Bed will give the patient the best chance for deep sleep.
Hospital Beds / Only For Older People
It’s true that hospital beds are beneficial, and older people can benefit from an Adjustable Beds. But as we grow older, we seem to develop more aches and pains. Patients that are bed ridden for a long period of time are more comfortable on an Adjustable Bed. Typically the mattress on a hospital bed is a thin piece of foam covered in plastic. They are not very comfortable. When you add a great mattress to an Adjustable Bed it can be amazing.