We all know the benefits of getting a quality night’s sleep, but problems like snoring, aches and pains, acid reflux, and more can get in the way. Adjustable beds started out in hospitals to help patients recover, and the in-home versions you can buy today still provide relief from many problems. These aren’t just the issues faced by older people, either. Chances are you know someone who doesn’t sleep well because of a major or minor health issue, and an adjustable bed can help. Adjusting your sleeping position can help you sleep better and wake up rested and refreshed.
Snoring & Acid Reflux
According to the National Sleep Foundation, snoring affects about 90 million American adults – so chances are someone close to you has to battle this issue on one side of the bed or the other. Snoring can disrupt your sleep and disturb your partner, and maybe anyone in the same house! Adjustable beds help relieve breathing problems like snoring, sleep apnea, and asthma by tilting the head position, which opens your airways. The base can be adjusted to the perfect angle, and unlike pillows, it stays in place all night long.
Acid reflux is another common sleep issue. Also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), acid reflux is the backflow of acid from the stomach into the throat. This leads to heartburn, coughing, and choking. Raising the head can help soothe these issues as well.
Pain & Swelling
Anyone who suffers from chronic pain knows how hard it can be to get comfortable on a traditional flat bed. By adjusting the head and foot sections on a power base, you can relieve pressure from your joints, back, and legs. This helps patients with arthritis and other issues get more restful sleep, but also means you can spend the day with less pain. Back pain in particular, from sciatica to spinal stenosis, is a major problem for all ages. A motion base can help align the spine into a better position. For example, Rize adjustable beds have an exclusive lounge feature that will lower the foot section of the bed, which takes stress off the lower back just like your favorite recliner. This is also great for relaxing or working in bed, or anytime you want to take a minute to rest.
Along the same lines, an adjustable base can help with swelling. Fluid retention in the feet and legs can be eased by elevating the knees, legs, and feet. A lot of power bases offer positions called “zero gravity”, which automatically move the legs to an elevated position that is perfect for improving blood flow.
Even if you don’t have serious or chronic issues, you may face general pain, soreness, or headaches. If you have trouble falling asleep or don’t sleep well, an adjustable bed can help you find the perfect position for more restful sleep. And, if you’ve got congestion from seasonal allergies or illness, the power bed can help there too by opening those airways.
They can even help your diet by elevating the upper body to improve digestion!
There are a lot of ways adjustable beds can help improve your sleep and your health. There’s no need to sleep in a chair or wrangle a bunch of pillows to try to get your position just right. With an adjustable base you can move your entire bed to get it just how you want it.