For those who suffer from back pain, sleep apnea, snoring, digestive issues and circulation problems, sleeping comfortably can be difficult. Sleeping is essential for good health, so when you aren’t sleeping properly it can cause serious issues and make daily life difficult. An adjustable bed frame from Intellibed allows you to alter your sleeping position to exactly what you need. This means you can incline or recline the head and legs, allowing you to lift your head/legs upright or lie completely flat.
Here are the benefits of an adjustable bed for various health concerns:
Sleeping on an adjustable frame allows you to sleep in a position that more closely matches the contours of your body. This means you can keep your back flatter to the ground, which helps prevent conditions like sciatica (an issue where the sciatic nerve gets trapped between the brain and limbs, causing serious pain under pressure). When the base of the spine is supported, it will stay aligned, prevent trapped nerves and release those that are currently stuck. If you already have sciatica, you might find that this will help relieve the pain.
You can also increase the incline to reduce some of the pressure that causes your back to compress during the night. This will prevent you from waking up and causing further injury while the spine is vulnerable. You will also be able to support your head better when using an adjustable bed, so you don’t need to pile up pillows and cause neck pain or headaches.
Apnea and Snoring
If you snore, the incline of an adjustable bed will help improve the problem. One of the major causes of snoring is the windpipe closing due to the weight of your neck, resulting in the air making a snoring sound as it passes through. When you prop yourself upright slightly, it alters the direction of the gravity so it doesn’t obstruct your windpipe. This will allow you to reduce the sound of snoring and improve your sleep quality.
For those who snore due to sleep apnea, this is particularly effective. This is a condition where the individual wakes up throughout the night because breathing stops. This can severely damage sleep quality and becomes dangerous when breathing stops for too long. Altering your sleeping position won’t stop sleep apnea, but it can improve some types of obstructive apnea.
Acid reflux and heartburn can be relieved with an adjustable bed, as it helps your body process food during the night. While it’s not advisable to sleep on a full stomach if you have eaten within the last few hours then adjusting position can be helpful. An adjustable bed will allow you to position yourself at the recommended 6 inches and encourage healthy digestion.
Circulation and Swelling
Sprained, pulled or broken limbs need to be elevated to prevent pain. An adjustable bed will give you better elevation than a pillow or cushion and help reduce swelling through the night. Those who work on their feet all day can also benefit from this if they come home and find their lower legs and feet swollen. Elevating the legs will help them feel better in general while combating problems like varicose veins, which form when blood pools in lower limbs.