Getting enough rest is crucial for our overall health and wellbeing, but it can be difficult to achieve if you experience pain or discomfort at night. Adjustable beds are often seen as a tool to aid those with limited mobility, but they can improve your quality of life in ways you may not have considered.
Adjustable beds work by allowing you to raise and lower different sections of the bed. This means you can find a comfortable sleeping position, which offers the right support for your body.
An adjustable bed could help you sleep better, ease back pain, and even lessen the symptoms of acid reflux. They offer a way for you to maintain your independence and continue to live well within your own home.
Improve circulation and reduce swelling
Elevating your feet keeps your blood flowing and improves your circulation. This in turn can reduce swelling and pain in the legs and ankles, so that you wake up in the morning ready and able to get on with your day. Plus, putting your aching feet up at the end of a long day feels great!
If you experience back aches, raising your upper body slightly can lessen the pressure on certain areas of your back, reducing the pain.
Similarly, individuals who suffer from arthritis may find that their joints are stiffest and most painful in the morning, or late at night. By adapting to your body, an adjustable bed provides adequate support for your joints and muscles, giving them a well-earned break and leaving you feeling refreshed in the morning.
An adjustable bed could also help reduce pain by improving your posture. Using cushions to prop yourself up while reading or watching TV in bed can provide short-term relief and comfort, but cushions and pillows can move around and leave you sitting or lying in an awkward position. This can further contribute to pain.
Maintain your independence
An adjustable bed makes it easier for you to get in and out of bed safely, without relying on another person. This makes them ideal for those with limited mobility or muscle weakness.
Relief from acid reflux
For sufferers of acid reflux, lying down can exacerbate symptoms of the condition. You may try to doze off sitting up in bed, or even in a chair. An adjustable bed allows you to elevate your upper body, which helps you find a comfortable sleeping position while remaining at an upright angle.
How to choose an adjustable bed
At Middletons, all of our adjustable beds come in single, double, and dual options, so you can continue sharing a bed with your partner even if your requirements vary. What’s more, our choice of three mattress options means you can select the right level of support for you.
We’re sure we’ll be able to help you choose the right bed for a great night’s sleep. Call us today on 0800 999 2831, or visit us in-store and speak to one of our friendly members of staff.