An adjustable bed can enrich your sleep experience while aiding the improvement of various health problems.
Health Benefit #1 | Reduce Back Pain
Adjust the head and foot of the mattress to support the spine and alleviate pressure on the sciatic nerve. The longest and largest nerve in the human body, the sciatic nerve runs from the lower back to the back of the leg. Those suffering from sciatica (pain, numbness, and/or weakness along the sciatic nerve) should contour the mattress to the body, as this will greatly improve the pain.
To relieve pressure on the spine, slant the head by 45 degrees. You can also raise the foot of the bed to bend the knees and deviate the legs. Angling the head will also reduce neck ache.
Health Benefit #2 | Relieve Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Snoring occurs when the upper airway vibrates from turbulent airflow when breathing. Nearly 40% of men and 24% of women snore; however, those who sleep flat on their backs are more susceptible. This is because the airway is more subject to close as the weight of your neck or chest press down on the windpipe, blocking adequate airflow. Therefore, adjust your bed to lift up the head, taking weight off the windpipe and reducing your snoring.
Similar to snoring, sleep apnea can be reduced simply by raising the head of the adjustable bed. Sleeping in an angled position reduces obstructions from the nasal passages and improves airflow, for healthy, uninterrupted sleep; by simply lifting the head, sinus pressure will be naturally relieved.
Health Benefit #3 | Enhance Circulation
The better your circulation in the night, the better your quality of sleep. Blood circulation can be enhanced by adjusting your bed into a zero gravity position. Developed for astronauts, the position relieves the pressure on the spine and body during take-off. Simply lie on your back, then raise your legs and head above your heart. This evenly distributes the weight on your body in a relaxed state.
With the aid of the adjustable bed base, sleepers can fine-tune sleep positions to reduce pressure allowing for blood to flow to the heart, and throughout the body. For those with specific circulation issues, the adjustable frame allows for the mattress to be positioned to a recommended level to enhance blood and oxygen flow.