Whether you want to create a luxury day or nighttime escape for yourself in your bedroom, or you have a medical condition that you are trying to attend to, a therapeutic adjustable bed offers a wide range of benefits. Adjustable beds have grown in popularity as news spreads about the benefits of owning one. Many adjustable beds offer health, comfort and convenience benefits. If you are new to therapeutic adjustable beds all the choices can leave you wondering if you even need one in the first place. If it’s time to replace your mattress, it may be time to weigh your options and take a look to see if an adjustable bed will provide any benefits for you.
Here are the top 7 reasons people choose adjustable beds:
1. Better Sleep
Traditional mattresses have a history of being uncomfortable; adjustable beds mattresses can provide more positional comfort than a regular mattress. With the right comfort level, you’ll get the right amount of sleep.
2. Stop Snoring
Many back sleepers snore. If you just can’t sleep in any other position, then placing your bed in an incline may be the solution to support your spine and respiratory system so you won’t snore anymore. Your bed buddy will sleep better too since you’re no longer snoring.
3. Acid Reflux and Heartburn
More than 25 million people suffer from heartburn and acid reflux every day. The National Digestive Disease Information Clearinghouse recommends raising the head of your bed six to eight inches as a lifestyle change for heartburn and acid reflux disease.
4. Back Pain
It’s been reported that 80 percent of Americans deal with some type of back pain. An adjustable bed not only lets you adjust your bed to the best possible sleeping position for your back, but with a good night’s rest your back will heal faster.
5. Swollen Legs or Feet
One of the many benefits of adjustable beds includes improved circulation because of proper posturing. Poor circulation is one of the main causes of swollen legs and feet. Elevating your legs and feet also helps to relieve pressure from the swollen areas.
6. Shoulder Pain
The strain placed on your shoulder when you sit up in bed watching TV, reading, or working on your laptop is because your body is not properly supported by a pillow alone.
7. Diet and Digestion
Studies have said for years that you shouldn’t eat before you lie down. Lying horizontally hinders your body’s ability to digest food. Being able to place your bed in a position that allows for better digestion relieves many digestion related problems, including heartburn and acid reflux. You will also see that with better digestion you may experience a slight reduction in weight.
As you can see, there are many health benefits that you can experience when you are able to adjust your sleeping position. There are some things you should consider when you’re looking to purchase your new bed. Make sure you get the right size bed for you; as far as size goes, adjustable beds come in all of the same sizes as traditional flat mattresses (Twin, Full, Queen, King). King sized beds come in two varieties – a one-piece unit or a dual unit. The dual unit King sized adjustable bed allows bed partners to adjust each individual side independently. If you sleep with a bed partner you may want to consider a dual king size bed even if a queen will accommodate both of you. Some other things you should consider when you get ready to purchase therapeutic adjustable beds: battery backup; wired or wireless remotes; range of movement, massage, warranty, consumer rating and price.