How many people suffer from back pain?
Millions of Britons suffer from arthritis, back pain and other debilitating conditions that make it extremely difficult for them to get comfortable enough to sleep soundly, but few are aware of the considerable benefits adjustable beds have to offer.
How important is your bed to your health?
The wrong bed will do more than rob you of a good night’s sleep. It can cause or worsen long term ailments like sciatica and aggravate conditions like fluid retention or poor circulation. Sleeping in the wrong position on the wrong type of mattress means your spine will not be properly aligned, increasing the tensions in your muscles and leaving you stiff and sore in the morning.
By investing in beds that can be adjusted into whatever position they find most comfortable, many arthritis and back pain sufferers find many of their symptoms are greatly reduced. Some adjustable beds include heat and massage functions, which can also help with circulation and provide a soothing effect.
This additional source of relief is particularly welcome to those who would rather not rely on drugs all the time. Improving the quality of sleep will also help improve the overall quality of life for anyone suffering from these types of conditions.
A wide range of adjustable electric beds are available in all sorts of styles and designs. The more motors a particular model has, the greater the number of positions it can be manipulated into and therefore the easier it is to adjust to suit your individual needs. If you share your bed with a partner, an adjustable model will enable both of you to sleep soundly as each side can be adjusted independently.
For those whose condition means they are confined to bed for long periods, having a mattress that adjusts at the press of a button can make it much easier to do things like watch television or read in bed. It can also make it far easier for someone with painful joints to get in and out of bed without any assistance, as they can raise themselves up to a sitting position with ease.
A bed that adjusts can also help anyone suffering from problems associated with fluid retention. Keeping the feet and ankles elevated encourages fluid to disperse throughout the body rather than pooling in the lower legs. Although this is easy to manage while awake simply by propping up the affected parts with a pillow, it is often more difficult to maintain through the night. Adjustable beds can easily help overcome this problem as the entire lower portion of the mattress can be slightly raised at night so that your feet are always at the ideal angle, whatever position you are in.
Although there is ample evidence that different beds offer a number of different benefits to those suffering from lower back pain, arthritis and other debilitating conditions, it is probably best to seek medical advice before making a purchase, especially if your condition is a serious one.