Adjustable beds are not just accessories that make it easier to read or watch TV in the bedroom, they are tools that can help alleviate common sleep problems and provide long-term health benefits. An adjustable base and mattress could provide relief for ailments from snoring to diabetes by allowing you to find the perfect ergonomic position for relaxing and sleeping. Read more to learn if an adjustable bed is the right solution for you!
1. Lower Back Pain
An adjustable base can help reduce lower back pain because raising the legs takes pressure off of the lower back. Look for an electronic adjustable base that can rest in many different positions so that you can choose the one that feels best when your sleeping and relaxing.
Elevating the head by approximately seven degrees while sleeping can dramatically reduce or even completely eliminate snoring! By providing proper support for the spine and opening the respiratory passageway you or your partner will be breathing easier and sleeper sounder in no time!
Sleeping in a slightly upright position can also help those who suffer from asthma and sleep apnea. Just as it opens the respiratory tract, it also reduces stress on the lungs.
An adjustable bed is a good option for people with arthritis because it can help redistribute pressure across the body. It also helps increase blood flow and circulation for long-term benefits. For maximum results, pair the adjustable base with a memory foam mattress that will contour to the shape of your body rather than creating pressure points on your hip and shoulders. Also, many adjustable bases come equipped with a massage functionality which can help reduce pain from arthritis!
If you experience heartburn or acid reflux while you’re sleeping, going adjustable can help. An elevated head can prevent acid from traveling up the esophagus during sleep, which will also aid in digestion and overall well-being!
Features of an Adjustable Bed
Not every adjustable base is created the same. However, many adjustable foundations from top brands like Serta, TEMPUR-Pedic, and Beautyrest are electronic and can be adjusted easily with a remote control. Plus, they allow users to record pre-set positions so you can automatically go to your favorite position for lounging, working, or sleeping.
When selecting your adjustable base, you may want to consider certain features such as how range of motion and the weight capacity for the base. Some beds also have extra perks, like ultra-quiet massage, a wireless remote, under-bed lighting, and USB charging ports.
Make sure that when you’re shopping adjustable you are looking at a mattress that is compatible with the base you choose. We have many memory foam and hybrid selections that are compatible with adjustable frames, but always be sure to ask an expert and make sure your mattress is a good fit. And as always, make sure that your mattress is providing the right comfort level for your body to get the most out of your adjustable base!
Talk to an expert at Gates Sleep Center in Grants Pass to learn more about adjustable mattresses and bases. We can help you find the perfect fit for better sleep that’s right for your body and your budget!