Here at Rize, we talk a lot about the lounge position. What’s the big deal? We’re happy to tell you! It’s more than just letting the leg section of the bed go down, which not every adjustable bed can do. The lounge position can make you more comfortable while you're using your bed – and it can be good for you too! If you’re researching which power base is right for you, take a minute to learn a little about lounge and see if it should be one of the features you look for in your next bed.
What is the lounge position?
Adjustable beds like Rize offer a variety of preset positions, and you may see lounge as one of them. Think of the lounge position like being in a recliner: the leg section of the bed lowers and the head section rises. Sounds easy, right? Adding this option to an adjustable bed isn’t as simple as it seems. Allowing the foot to lower requires additional functionality, which not every manufacturer can handle. It also usually adds to the purchase price, so if you’re looking for the lowest price, models that can lounge may not be a fit. We offer several models with this position, but also several without, and other brands do the same to give customers a choice. Before you write this off as just another added cost, see if lounging might help your nightly routine.
A Rize bed in the lounge position.
Lounge for relaxing
People are doing more than reading a book in bed: they’re binge-watching shows on their bedroom TV, playing games on their tablet, or working on a laptop. If that sounds like you, you’re not alone – studies have shown over half of us watch TV before bed. If you spend a lot of time doing things other than sleeping while you’re tucked under the covers, it’s good to get the right support. The lounge position provides comfort and supports your back and neck whether you’re relaxing or working, without stuffing extra pillows behind your head. With an adjustable bed, you’ve got the added benefit of being able to go back to a sleeping position with just the touch of a button. That's a lot easier than falling asleep in the living room and staggering to the bed in the middle of the night.
Lounge for health
The average person spends around eight to twelve hours a day sitting, which can put a lot of pressure on your spine. A reclined position can help take stress off the lower back, so if you suffer from pain in that area, reclining can help. For some aches and pains, doctors even recommend sleeping in a recliner, and being tucked into bed next to your partner is much nicer!
The raised head of the lounge position can also help aid in digestion by elevating your upper body. When lying flat it’s more difficult for your body to digest food, which can lead to heartburn and indigestion. Resting upright can also help with snoring and congestion by opening up your airways.
The lounge position can help relieve pain, and it gives you another reason to not get out of bed (we fully support that decision). If you’re looking for an adjustable bed, and either or both of those things sound like something you want in your life, look for models with the lounge position!