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5 interesting health benefits of adjustable beds

Posted on by PB Conversions

Adjustable beds have lately become popular among many, thanks to the room it allows for customisation. You may want to do something when you’re in the bed but the traditional beds don’t allow you to. Adjustable beds will allow a wide range of activities to be done while lying on it, not only this but they have multiple health benefits. Today this kind of bed is not only found in hospitals but at home too among people who are disabled. There are so many positions that the bed can allow you to assume depending on your need. You can incline or recline your legs and head at will. The following are the 5 interesting health benefits of the adjustable beds that you may not have known.

1. Helps with digestion
When you’re sleeping in a flat position, the digestion process of the body is impacted negatively. However, if you have an adjustable bed and make it a bit upright, your body is able to process more effectively even in your sleep. The health experts advise that we should not go to bed when we’ve just eaten and we’re still full. This is due to the fact that when we sleep, the digestion process is slowed down. However, if you find yourself in a situation where you’ve just eaten, you still can adjust the bed and allow digestion to go on normally. It’s recommended that you position yourself at six inches for maximum digestion benefits.

2. Relieves snoring and apnea
A proper incline can help those who have serious snoring problems. Due to the weight of the neck, the windpipe is blocked as you sleep. So, as the air forces its way through the windpipe, it produces a snoring sound. With a slight upward propping using the adjustable bed, you can change the direction of gravity and prevent it from obstructing the windpipe. This can enable you to substantially lower the amount of noise produced when you snore and allow you to get better quality sleep. Snoring may also be due to sleep apnea. This is the condition that causes a person to keep waking up throughout the night as a result of difficulties in breathing. If you are affected by obstructive apnea, changing positions using the adjustable bed can help.

3. Lessens heartburn and acid reflex
Heartburns and acid reflux don’t only affect those who go to bed on full stomachs. It can affect anyone while they’re off to bed. In the case of a flatbed, the acids in the stomach are moved to the oesophagus leading to heartburns or acid reflex. With these beds, you can incline your head between 6-8 inches. This helps in keeping the acids away from the throat and into the stomach. The result is a better quality of sleep.

4. Lightens back pains
When the mattress is adjusted at both the feet and head provides the back area with a nice surface to rest. This gives support to the spine as it alleviates pressure applied on the sciatic nerve. When the base is positioned, you’ll get comfortable sleep on your back. This helps lighten the painful conditions. Again, when slanted at an angle of 45 degrees, the back will be relieved of from compression, resulting in reduced back pain.

5. Eases insomnia
If you’ve ever suffered from insomnia, you know it is something that you do not want to keep happening. Insomnia may result from anxiety or pain. The good news is, adjustable beds can help you sleep more soundly. This is because it offers a variety of positions that you can use during your sleep. The positions improve digestion and blood circulation, allowing you to attain a good sleep.

Conclusion 
There you go. The list of health benefits that adjustable beds can offer you is endless. It’s high time you considered procuring one if you haven’t. The experience will be a great one for you. People with disabilities can use an adjustable bed to help them get a proper nights sleep & also help improve their lives if they spend a lot of time in bed.

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