- Aug 06, 2019
- Nupur Tiwari
Medical Benefits of an Adjustable Beds
Medical Benefits of an Adjustable Beds
Your bed is more than a piece of furniture, it’s the space where you spend one-third of your life. Skimp on the bed’s quality and you’ll likely wind up tossing, turning and even snoring for countless hours, leaving you exhausted morning after morning. The adjustable bed which are no longer just for hospitals bed are recognized as one of the best ways to get a comfortable night’s sleep. Not surprisingly, a comfortable night’s sleep leads to many health benefits and it is ideal for individuals who simply enjoy the comfort of sitting up comfortably while reading, watching television or working.
Here are some medical benefits of an Adjustable Bed
Lighten Back Pain
Back pain has always been an important public health problem. About 80% of individuals experience back pain at least once in their lifetime. The back pain can happen from various factors, ranging from work habits to injury, and bad posture to unsupportive mattresses. To combat this problem, people spend a lot on medical visits, surgeries and medications without thinking about the most important factor which is the bed.
For many symptoms of back pain, like compression and muscle tension, an adjustable bed can offer some relief since sleeping on it allows the upper body to rest at a slight incline as 30 to 45 degrees, with support under the knees so they bend at a slight angle. It reduces pressure on the back by distributing weight more evenly and allow the spine to decompress. The adjustable bed is also more comfortable than lying on a flat position for the patients having lower back surgery or neck surgery.
Alleviate Sleep Apnea, Snoring, & Asthma
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder occurs when the upper airway becomes blocked repeatedly during sleep, reducing or completely stopping airflow. This result in snoring or harsh sound which occurs when the flow of air through the mouth and nose is physically obstructed. If you feel tired even after a full night’s sleep and snore loudly, you might have sleep apnea. On the other hand, Asthma is a long-term disease of the lungs that causes your airways to get inflamed and narrow and makes breathing difficult.
Sleep apnea, snoring and asthma all are breathing problems that can be decreased by sleeping on a raised head with the help of an adjustable bed base. Laying flat when you sleep can restrict oxygen pathways, which can cause you to snore. Raising the head of your adjustable bed base by a few degrees opens up the airways, thereby reducing snoring. Sleeping in a more angled position reduces obstructions from the nasal passages also improves airflow to allow for an uninterrupted, healthier sleep, caused by apnea. Elevating the upper body benefits with asthma as it opens up the airways. This reduces pressure on the lungs, making it easier for you to breathe. Coupled with increased circulation, it also helps to reduce the build-up of fluid in the lungs.
Reduce Leg Swelling
Swelling legs can be uncomfortable or painful as many people are distressed with it, especially in the case of pregnancy, prolonged standing or sitting, having an age-related medical condition, or suffering from a hurt limb. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the feet, ankles, and legs can cause swelling. Painless swelling may affect both legs and may include the thighs or even the calves. The swelling in the lower part of the body is most noticeable because of the effect of gravity.
Doctors advise patients suffering from swollen legs to elevate the legs when lying down, as this can lessen the buildup of fluid. Patients are normally advised to sleep elevating the legs above the level of the heart. An adjustable bed can keep your legs comfortably elevated while resting, sleeping, watching TV, or reading as it is designed to provide comforts and allows excess fluid entry into the circulatory system. It also helps to relieve the person from the body pressure and reduce the swelling in different parts of the body.
Well, you can put the pillows under your back or knees but it is short term solution and never provide the comfort you desire. With an adjustable bed, you will get your desired position without tossing and turning by just pushing the control unit on a remote control
Improve Blood Circulation
Eating right and staying active are definitely important to improve blood circulation, but relaxing and sleeping healthfully and correctly are also important ingredients in the equation. When you sleep on a regular flatbed, it often forces your body into a cramped, uncomfortable position, especially when you have joint problems or body aches, which can restrict proper blood circulation and you could be sleeping with an improper posture whole night. Poor circulation as it is indicated very serious problem can have a negative impact on your health. It can be indicative of very serious problems, and it can create issues that may not even exist yet.
This sleeping position mimics the posture astronauts assume during take-off, creating a feeling of weightlessness, easing pressure on the spine and back, and relieving back pain. With the touch of one button, the Zero-G position helps blood flow through the body, improving circulation and reducing swelling, which means less walking, tossing, and turning for you.