If you (or folks you’ve been caring for) are having trouble getting up out of bed easily (for example, someone who has a hip or knee replacement) or has trouble with muscle stiffness in the back, hips, or shoulders, then you might be seriously considering an adjustable bed for home use.
Adjustable beds help those who have been injured, had surgery, or are suffering ailments like back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. If you've been told that you need surgery, you have conditions like a pinched nerve or spinal degeneration, or you have issues that come with getting older, you can benefit from having an adjustable bed right at home.
Here are some of the top benefits of having an adjustable bed base in your bedroom.
To help alleviate sleep apnea, asthma, and snoring
Sleep apnea, asthma and snoring are all caused by breathing problems relating to a varying degree of airway congestion. Using an elevated mattress can help alleviate the pressure off your windpipe and allow for a more comfortable sleep overnight compared to sleeping on a surface that is flat in relation to ground level.
To ease insomnia
Sleep is one of our most important daily functions. We may often not give it enough attention until we can't sleep at all. People suffering from varying ailments have a hard time getting shuteye and if they do manage to get into a deep sleep, their slumber is more often than not plagued by recurring nightmares.
So what do we need to help us get a good night's rest? One way you can ensure your body and mind stay relaxed is with an adjustable bed frame. With many different models available, you'll be able to find the most comfortable home care bed for both your back and neck so you can drift off peacefully just as soon as your head hits the pillow!
To enhance circulation
You've probably always known that your blood pressure drops while you sleep, but if you're like most people, one of the first things that happen immediately after lying down is grabbing for the nearest pillow to put beneath your head.
An adjustable home care bed can make all the difference though when it comes to resting comfortably throughout the night. This helps assist in better alignment and reduces strain on your spine overnight– so that you're comfortable enough that once you do drift off into dreamland, nothing will prevent quality rest.
To address leg and foot swelling
Any time we’re experiencing an injury, have a pregnancy or medical condition, or working long hours on our feet it’s important to prevent blood from pooling in the lower extremities.
This can be done by propping your legs up at a 90-degree angle and raising them about six inches above the level of your heart throughout the day.
Have trouble keeping them there? Many adjustable beds are now designed with leg rests you can position anywhere you need for maximum comfort!
To facilitate further independence
For those with impaired mobility, it can be strenuous and challenging to get in and out of bed without some assistance. Luckily the solution is here with a lifting device called the mattress raiser that is specifically designed for someone who needs extra help in getting already situated in their resting area - whether that be at home or somewhere else for example.
To lessen the chance of acid reflux and heartburn occurring
You don’t have to eat before you go to bed if you suffer from acid reflux. Acid reflux can happen even if there is no food in your stomach. Lying on your back will make it easier for stomach acid to move up into the esophagus, giving you heartburn and making losing sleep more likely.
If you want to avoid being disturbed by nighttime heartburn, raise your head while sleeping – this will keep the acid in place and reduce its flow into the esophagus!
To relieve arthritis and chronic joint pain
Sleeping can be difficult for patients suffering from arthritis and chronic pain when it is taxing on the joints. The pain can result in a poor night's sleep but by using an adjustable bed, it is easy to find the right position to fall asleep and stay comfortable throughout the night without any pain during the day.
When you raise and lower the mattress beneath your legs in the morning, you are stimulating blood flow which is just another way that an adjustable bed helps arthritis and joint pain patients with increased mobility!
To reduce back pain
Sometimes during the night it can be difficult to get comfortable on a flat mattress. That's why adjustable frames are often recommended by chiropractors and medical doctors for their patients, especially patients with chronic pain or conditions such as sciatica, who need to support their spine in such a way that it can heal - the way it was meant to be healed.
To improve or enhance lifestyle
Whether you prefer to rest in bed as opposed to reading beforehand or you're finding it a little tricky to get the hang of pillow positioning, you can see how having an adjustable home care bed can make lying down with a pile of pillows easier.
The best way to ensure that you're getting an optimal night's sleep is by reducing any pain or tension caused by your personal habits and that extra support will no doubt make it all worthwhile.
A final word on adjustable beds (for home use)
In the past, adjustable beds were only available in hospitals and nursing homes, but they are gaining in popularity and can now be found in the home.
Adjustable beds are good for disabled people and those who are recovering from surgery, as well as people with chronic pain. They are also good for people who have trouble falling asleep, as they can raise both the head and feet of the bed.
For more information about our available line of adjustable beds for home use, give our HealthQuest team a call today by calling or texting 916-238-1700. We’ll be happy to help you with your adjustable home care bed needs!