If you find yourself waking up with back pain or suffering from mild arthritis, particularly after waking up, it may be time to look into a different bed. Although a normal, flat bed may have worked for you in the past, as we get up in age, unfortunately, our body starts to respond differently to our usual routines. One mattress that may provide you both comfort and convenience is an adjustable mattress. Listed below are just a few of the benefits that adjustable beds can provide.
Sit up while in bed
One of the best benefits of an adjustable bed is, of course, the fact that it is adjustable. You can tilt the upper half of the bed so that your upper body is supported as it would be in a chair or a couch. This is a great option if you have a television in your bedroom or if you like to read in bed.
May help back pain
Your spine has a natural S-curve, which is not supported on a traditional, flat mattress. To better support your back, you may want to look into adjustable beds. There are many adjustable bed options, including memory foam, which can even further support your back.
Optional heat and massage
Some adjustable beds come with the heat or massage options. If you suffer from minor lower back pain, or from mild arthritis, the heat and massage may be able to ease your pain. Along with the other benefits that adjustable beds provide, they may can help to improve your overall health.
May help with edema
Edema, or the medical condition that occurs from fluid build up in the legs, may also be relieved from adjustable beds. Some adjustable beds also allow you to tilt the bottom half up, which may help to prevent edema complications.
They come in many sizes
If you happen to share a bed with someone, you might think that an adjustable bed isn’t really an option. However, adjustable beds come in many sizes, which allows accommodations for all types of sleepers. If you sleep alone, however, a twin adjustable bed would be perfect for you. Twin adjustable beds can be adjusted to act as a sort of recliner during the day, and move back to a bed at night. Unlike twin adjustable beds, queen and king adjustable beds allow each side to move freely. So, if you are sharing a bed with someone and decide to get an adjustable bed, each side can be adjusted as the person likes. One person can stay up and read with their back supported, while the other lies flat to sleep.
Have you ever had an adjustable bed? If not, would you ever consider buying one? Let us know in the comments below!