01 Jan How Adjustable Beds Supplement Overall Health
As we recently discussed in this space, there are a number of ways adjustable beds can impact your overall life and comfort. All sorts of things become easier and more convenient on a daily basis, and that’s without getting into the actual comfort and sleep benefits you’ll find.
At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re here to tell you about another hugely understated area here: The health benefit potential that comes along with buying an adjustable bed. Several sleep quality areas are directly linked with your overall health, and there are also a couple additional ones you could be paying a great service to by considering this upgrade. Here are some of the most significant.
Among adults, back pain is one of the single most common medical conditions out there. It’s most prevalent for some people as they lie down to sleep, but for some others it can have major effects on daily life and posture.
Luckily, an adjustable bed can go a long way here. By slightly elevating your lower extremities using the adjustment capabilities, you can remove some tension from your sore muscles while putting your back in the right alignment. The mattress itself isn’t the only factor that’s important here – the way it’s positioned matters a great deal as well.
If you or someone you love snores while sleeping, you may mostly consider this an annoyance or frustration that has to be dealt with at times. But in reality, while this is absolutely the case, snoring can also signal sleep or health issues, including airway problems that need to be evaluated.
However, many of these issues can be mitigated or even eliminated using an adjustable bed frame. Gravity is a big cause of snoring – when you’re lying on your back, the force of gravity pulls your tongue and palate backward into the airway, narrowing the entire passage. The narrower it gets, the more common your snoring will be. But if you use an adjustable bed to elevate your head and neck just a bit, you avoid the tongue and palate clogging the airway altogether. This will bring you both a quieter and healthier sleep.
Also called acid reflux, this condition causes regular pain and discomfort in the stomach. Combating it with an adjustable bed includes some of the opposite techniques you’d use for snoring – by tilting the bed upward, you use the pull of gravity to keep stomach acid and foods in the stomach, where they should be. When you lie flat, on the other hand, these substances may transfer to the esophagus, where they lead to reflux conditions and often major discomfort throughout the day.
For more on the health areas an adjustable bed can help impact, or to learn about any of our mattresses or accessories, speak to the pros at 2 Brothers Mattress today.