Adjustable beds are no longer merely confined to hospital rooms or nursing homes; they are now very popular for home use and they bring a whole host of health benefits with them. Here are some of the health issues that can be helped by a single adjustable bed.
Lighten Leg Swelling
Many people can suffer from swollen legs – from pregnant women and those who suffer from illness, to people with hurt limbs. Lying flat allows fluids to pool which causes increased swelling and inflammation, which leads to increased pain, sleepless nights and mornings of agony. Experts recommend that people who suffer from swollen legs need to have their legs raised to reduce the swelling and its associated effects. An adjustable bed allows the user to raise the legs and sleep in a comfortable position through the night.
Raising the legs is also beneficial for those who work in jobs that have them on their feet all day; being able to take the pressure off the lower limbs will help to get ahead of issues that can be caused by having constant impact on the lower limbs.
As the body sleeps, it is still completing necessary bodily functions such as digesting and processing food. Lying flat has been shown to have an adverse impact on the body’s ability to process food. An adjustable bed can be altered the recommended six inches for head elevation in order to achieve the healthiest digestive experience.
Chronic illnesses such as arthritis can be relieved by an adjustable bed. Stiff and painful joints can be alleviated by positioning the mattress so that weight is taken off problematic areas to allow for a more comfortable rest. The adjustable bed can also be a real help in the mornings, as waking up with stiffness as a result of pain issues makes it difficult to get out of bed – the user can simply raise or lower the bed in order to help them get out unaided.
Keeping the body’s circulatory system in good condition throughout the night allows for the optimal quality of sleep. With the additional help of an adjustable bed, sleepers can find the best positions in which blood flows easily to the heart and throughout the rest of the body. For those with specific medical issues surrounding circulation – an adjustable bed allows for the mattress to be positioned to a recommended level to fully enhance oxygen and blood flow.
Lessen Acid Reflux and Heartburn
Even those who don’t go to sleep with a full stomach can be struck down with acid reflux and heartburn. When lying flat, stomach acids can move up to the esophagus which leads to the horrible symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn. Inclining the head around six inches has been medically proven to keep the acid in the stomach and away from the throat. Healthier digestion and better quality of sleep all rolled into one.
Whether it is a disability, age, illness or accident, health can often have an impact on one’s mobility. This becomes an issue when doing simple daily tasks like getting in and out of bed. An adjustable bed is perfect for maintaining independence, as you will be able to get in and out of bed without needing help.
Trying to find a comfortable sleeping position in a traditional bed can be a nightmare, positioning pillows to lean on for upright support whilst reading seems easy enough, until the pillows move and things aren’t quite so comfy anymore. An adjustable bed can be easily put in an upright position that won’t slip or rely on precariously stacked pillows in order to provide comfort.