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The Health Benefits of Using an Adjustable Bed

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Adjustable bed frames are considered to be one of the best ways to get a comfortable night’s sleep; not surprisingly, a comfortable night’s sleep leads to many additional health benefits as well. Here are some of the major health benefits that go hand-in-hand with using a single adjustable bed.

Improves Circulation & Helps with Heart Issues

Heart conditions can be exacerbated by sleeping on traditional mattress with flat frame. The heart needs to maintain regular circulation of oxygen-rich blood which can become much more of a strenuous exercise when lying down. A traditional mattress lacks the proper pressure and support that the body needs, therefore increasing the workload of the heart while you’re sleeping. With an adjustable bed, this circulation is made easier and the heart does its job more efficiently.

Helps to Improve Sleep Apnea Symptoms

A person who suffers from obstructive sleep apnea stops breathing for short periods of time while they are sleeping. More than 25 million adults suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea due to muscular changes (such as the relaxation of the tongue and other tissues), brain physiology, physical obstructions or the improper closing of airways can cause an individual problems. They can  feel exhausted or tired upon waking, and it can significantly increase their risk of heart disease.

Sleeping in an elevated position helps to reduce sleep apnea occurrences by preventing airway blockage, allowing air to more easily pass through airways and keep the blood flowing continuously to your organs.

Reduces Pain in Joints and Ligaments

Over 350 million people of worldwide deal with some form of arthritic pain. People who live with arthritis can find some temporary relief when using an adjustable bed. The goal for pain relief from arthritis & other joint pain is to alleviate pressure on your joints. The disease itself already causes inflammation which in turn creates joint tenderness and pressure, so the pressure added from daily life only adds to their discomfort.

Adjustable beds can be altered to suit many ergonomic positions, aiding getting in and out of bed and helping to reduce the unnecessary pressure on your joints.

Helps with Swelling

For those who have swelling due to fluid retention in the body, elevation is an absolute necessity. Edema is the accumulation of fluid between cells and soft tissue. This is just one symptom of a disease which can end up leading to more serious health concerns. Many doctors advise their patients who suffer from Edema to use an adjustable bed to sleep with their legs elevated above the level of their heart.

Offers Multiple Comfort Levels

Sometimes good night’s rest simply comes down to matter of comfort. While you can position an adjustable bed frame to lay flat if you prefer, you can move it to multiple positions and angles so you find an optimal sleeping position.

Helps to Improve Digestion

For those who eat close to bedtime or wake up during the night to have a snack, lying flat can cause natural digestion to be interrupted. Sleeping on a flat surface also allows the food to come back up with ease, resulting in heartburn and indigestion. This is commonly known as reflux or acid reflux and can cause a burning sensation in the chest which can sometimes be mistaken for an issue with the heart. Sleeping in an upright position can eliminate these symptoms.

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