Electrically adjustable beds offer a number of important benefits to help increase comfort, independence and well-being and reduce pain – all helping to achieve that most
important commodity – a good night’s sleep.
Here are some of the key benefits that may lead to a better night’s sleep:
Back, neck and joints:
By slightly elevating your head and legs into a ‘contour’ position, you are likely to achieve a much deeper and more restful sleep, with stiffness in the lower back and neck reduced as this position supports the spine in a more natural position and alleviates pressure on the sciatic nerve.
In addition to benefiting back and neck pain, our beds may also assist in the reduction of joint pain. In the UK, more than 10 million of us suffer from arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints, resulting in pain. Adjustable beds can help to alleviate pressure on painful joints by offering an infinite number of positions and easy adjustment of those positions. They also assist with getting into and out of bed more easily when the backrest is raised.
Sleep apnea, asthma and snoring:
Sleep apnea is the most commonly diagnosed sleep disorder, with an estimated 2% of females and 4% of males in the UK suffering from the condition. Sleep apnea causes the sufferer to stop breathing numerous times during the night and the lack of oxygen to the brain causes those with the condition to wake up or have regular interruptions to their sleep. Common symptoms include loud snoring or gasping and grunting whilst asleep.
Snoring, sleep apnea and breathing problems associated with asthma may all be reduced when the head of the bed is raised, as this position can help to improve air flow and reduce obstructions from the nasal passage. Sinus pressure is also reduced in this position.
Sleeping with the upper body in a flat position can lead to acid reflux (heartburn). An adjustable bed allows you to sleep with the upper body in an elevated position, which may help to reduce this whilst aiding the digestive process.
Circulation and pressure-associated skin damage:
Sleeping in a contoured position can help the heart to work more efficiently than if you lie flat, reducing its workload.
In addition, the position of the bed and hence the body can be adjusted during the night, helping to replicate the body’s natural repositioning action. This helps to reduce extended periods of pressure on the same part of the body, promoting better blood flow and helping to prevent pressure ulcers (also called pressure sores) in those who have limited ability to self-reposition.
Having the ability to adjust one’s sleeping or sitting position with the touch of a button can greatly increase independence and a sense of wellbeing. Achieving a comfortable and fully supported upright seated position can help with eating and makes the act of watching TV or reading much more comfortable.
Personalised positioning and comfort for you both
If you sleep with a partner, selecting a dual model bed enables you both to select the perfect position for your best possible night’s sleep. Additionally, you can each select the type of mattress to best suit your needs and preferences.