Benefits of Sleeping with an Adjustable Bed
Long are the days of Adjustable Beds being only used in hospitals by people who are chronically ill or in debilitating pain. Adjustable beds are becoming increasingly popular for individuals who experience common aches, pains & sleep conditions, along with those who simply enjoy the comfort of sitting up in bed during activities such as reading or watching TV. If you’re considering purchasing an adjustable bed but you’re not certain, consider these health benefits and get a more restful night of sleep.
1 – Decrease Back Pain
By adjusting the head and foot of your bed, you can mimic your bodies natural contours – this helps to reduce the pressure that can build up on the sciatic nerve and the base of your spine. Re-positioning the head by around 45 degrees is enough to help relieve pain – combined the with the rising of the foot of the bed and you can help further reduce the pressure.
2 – Alleviate Sleep Apnea, Asthma & Snoring
Snoring, sleep apnea & asthma are all breathing problems that many find relief by simply using an adjustable bed to raise the head. Rasing our head can help reduce these occurrences by preventing airway blockages, allowing air to more easily pass through your airways. This can help to benefit both you and your sleeping partner.
3 – Improve Circulation
Have you ever woken up in the middle night with your legs feeling numb, tingly, or in pain? Then you may have poor circulation. This is your body trying to play catch-up from the reduction in blood circulating throughout the body. Positions such as the Zero Gravity setting on our Smartflex 3 adjustable base helps to relieve pressure on your circulatory system, ensuring you maintain good circulation all night long.
4 – Assist Digestion
As your body sleeps, it is also working hard to digest and process food. Laying flat in bed has been shown to cause problems with your body’s ability to process food which can result in problems such as acid reflux and heartburn. Sleeping in an elevated position helps to prevent issues with digestion – it is recommended that a 6-8 inch incline of the head is all that is needed. This may allow for a better sleep and healthier wake up in the morning.