While a sufficient amount of sleep is important to reach one’s optimal health and well-being, human health experts believe that too little or too much sleep can set the stage for an impaired attention span, a higher risk of heart disease, and increased possibility to become obese or underweight, as well as contributing to accelerating the progression of many diseases, so it is believed to assist with weight management.
Despite its importance to human health and well-being, several reports indicate that the majority of people today fall short of seven to nine hours of nightly sleep. Fortunately, the solution to this growing concern can be resolved by altering the sleeping environment with the help of an adjustable bed.
Commercial-grade adjustable or reclining beds are based on the designs that hospitals, clinics, and other similar health care facilities have used to provide patients and the elderly with the kind of support, convenience, and therapeutic sleep they need to get well.
Adjustable or reclining bed use is becoming extremely prevalent these days, to the point of becoming a fad already, since they’re now commercially available. However, it is crucial to know that there are a handful of considerations to make before buying an adjustable or reclining bed. Here are some of the points you need to take into account before buying anything.
Any Modern Mattress Will Work with Them
An adjustable or reclining bed consists of two parts: an adjustable base and a mattress. This type of bed doesn’t even need a different box spring to adjust the height. Almost all contemporary mattresses can be easily installed in their adjustable base. There are also a few models and makes that are better suited for it.
If you want to buy an adjustable type of bed, you should think about whether you want it to have a split-top construction. This makes it possible to adjust both sides of the bed so it can accommodate different sleeping needs and positions. An adjustable/reclining bed with split top functionality requires the use of 2 separate mattresses and 2 separate fitted sheets.
Relieves Chronic Back Pain
One of the most compelling reasons why many people today choose a bed that can be adjusted over the traditional type is their need to alleviate their back pains. Experts estimate that around 80% of the population will complain about back pain at some point in their lives.
Many working professionals in developed countries admit to experiencing severe back pain symptoms each year. This incident works to the disadvantage of their national economy because it resulted in more than hundreds of thousands of missed workdays.
Adjustable or reclining beds help relieve discomfort and pain in the body by giving users a chance to personalize their sleeping positions.
Sleeping with your back raised a tad with proper support on the knees (known as the “zero gravity position) will significantly help in alleviating joint and spine compression. It will reduce back pain as a result, and thus users will increase their chances of enjoying a good night’s sleep.
It is not uncommon for an adjustable bed to lift and lower the head and foot portions, but you may come across reclining bed models and makes that may even have the lumbar region adjusted separately. With such usability features, neck and shoulder pain can be mitigated.
Helps People with Sleep Disorder (Sleep Apnea and Snoring)
Experts estimate that about 30 to 40% of adults suffer from snoring. It is a symptom of the more severe sleep apnea, which causes the person to briefly stop breathing while asleep.
Research suggests that snoring may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, which has been found to affect between 20% and 40% of people with snoring issues. Besides, it is also associated with a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and heart attacks.
When you alter your bed’s elevation, positioning your back, neck and, of course, the head a little higher will enhance your breathing rhythm and thus hold back chances of snoring. By raising your head a little during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea and snoring can be relieved.
Fluid accumulation in the knees, ankles, ankles, and feet is common among people with poor blood circulation. People who stand for long periods at work, pregnant women, and individuals with the degenerative disease ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.) are all at risk.
Allowing fluids and blood to pool and collect in the lower body while lying flat lays the foundation for varicose veins, inflammation, swelling, and pain.
Raising the legs a tad higher than the level of the heart will significantly help mitigate this kind of swelling and thus enhance circulation in the extremities. Adjustable beds can help in this regard by relieving leg pressure and improving blood circulation in that part of the human body.