Adjustable beds – what are the benefits?
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an adjustable bed? Hospitals? The elderly? People with mobility issues? Whilst it’s true, they do provide a lot of medical benefits, they’re actually suitable for everyone. Even if...
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an adjustable bed?
Hospitals? The elderly? People with mobility issues?
Whilst it’s true, they do provide a lot of medical benefits, they’re actually suitable for everyone.
Even if you’re perfectly fit and healthy, an adjustable bed can help to improve your sleep and upgrade your relaxation time. Which is why, they’re becoming an increasingly popular option in the modern home and now feature in the luxury collections of many leading bed brands.
Here we take a look at some of the surprising benefits they have to offer.
6 benefits of electric adjustable beds
1. A better night’s sleep
Sometimes, sleep doesn’t come easy – particularly if you struggle to get comfy! But an electric adjustable bed can make it much easier to find the perfect position.
Whether you prefer to sleep on your front, back, or side, a simple press of a button is all it takes to raise your head or legs and ensure your spine is properly aligned. Rather than tossing and turning, this improved posture will help you to doze off and enjoy a comfier, more restful night’s sleep.
What’s more, double and king size adjustable beds often come with a ‘split mattress’. This allows you and your partner to adjust your mattress independently. Even if you disagree on the ‘ideal’ sleeping position, you can both sleep soundly, without having to worry about disturbing each other.
2. Ergonomic bedtime relaxation
Everyone enjoys watching TV or reading a good book before bedtime. It helps most people to unwind. But the problem is, if lying on a flat mattress, it can get pretty uncomfortable.
By contrast, adjustable bed frames allow you sit up at the perfect angle for these evening activities. Raising your head and slightly elevating the feet can help to reduce back pressure and successfully prevent any neck and shoulder strain – without having to fidget with a big stack of pillows!
Just grab the remote, lift the mattress, and watch your favourite programme in comfort.
3. In-built massage functions
Imagine coming home from work every day and being treated to a relaxing massage…
Sounds blissful – and, with an adjustable bed, it could become part of your day-to-day routine. Most mid-level models feature an in-built massage function, which allows you to recline and enjoy a sensational head and foot massage. Often, you can control the massage intensity with the remote control and it’s the perfect way to relax and wind down after a busy day at work.
4. Pain relief
Aches and pains aren’t reserved for the elderly.
In fact, millions of people in the UK are said to suffer with chronic back pain, arthritis, sciatica etc. – and finding the perfect sleeping position can make a huge difference to your symptoms.
This can be difficult with a regular flat bed. But with an electric bed, it’s much easier. Slightly elevating the feet reduces pressure on the spine and allows the lumbar area to fully relax. By contouring to your body, it also ensures the spine is correctly aligned – taking pressure off aching joints and giving your body more time to recover during the night.
Over time, this can help to reduce pain and improve mobility.
5. Stop the snoring
Sleep next to someone who snores?
It’s a problem that affects many couples, often forcing people to sleep in separate rooms for the sake of getting some shut-eye. But with an adjustable bed, you wouldn’t have to.
Snoring is typically caused by the tongue and soft tissues narrowing the airways. This is why it happens more when someone lies flat on their back. By elevating the head, adjustable beds enable the air to flow freely through the airways – and, as such, noisy vibrations are reduced.
6. Reduce common health complaints
Last but not least, electric adjustable beds can also help to reduce the symptoms of many common health complaints.
For example, a slight incline at the top of the bed helps to keep acid in the stomach, away from the oesophagus – therefore preventing unpleasant acid reflux and heartburn. Sleeping at an angle can also aid digestion, ensuring your digestive tract runs smoothly throughout the night.
What’s more, an adjustable bed can be particularly beneficial for anyone with poor circulation or high blood pressure. Raising the legs above heart level not only enhances the flow of blood and oxygen, it can also reduce associated symptoms (such as discomfort and swelling) and improve your overall quality of sleep.
Think an adjustable bed could be right for you?
Here at Dreamers Bed Centre, we have a fantastic selection to choose from – including models by Mammoth Mattresses, Furmanac, and Hestia. These are some of the finest brands in the industry, renowned for their innovative ‘motion intelligent’ furniture. Each bed comes complete with an adjustable bed frame, mattress, and headboard and we stock the full range of tension ratings and sizes.
It’s also important to note – although they have many practical benefits, electric adjustable beds certainly don’t compromise on style. A variety of colours and high-end fabrics are available and there’s a design to suit all bedroom décors, from classic through to contemporary.
Adjustable beds are on-trend, luxurious, functional and they can have a huge positive impact on your sleep. So, what are you waiting for? Browse our full online collection today. And if you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch – either call us on 01942 275 464 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
Alternatively, you’re welcome to pop down to our showroom in Ashton-in-Makerfield at any time. We have lots of adjustable beds on display for you to see and our team are always on hand to help.