Most people spend roughly 1/3rd of their life in bed, and yet the bed is one area that most people invest in as a secondary room in their house! Think about it, you sleep 6-8 hours a day, but Canadian’s average only 100 minutes a day watching TV.
Sleep plays a vital role in maintaining good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep can help protect your mental and physical health, quality of life, and safety.
The quality of life you have when you are awake is dependent on what happens when you are asleep. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health.
The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others.
There are many activities people do in bed besides sleeping. Before your mind goes to the gutter, we’re thinking more about watching TV or reading in bed. Lifting a book above your head, or propping yourself up to watch TV can cause unnatural body positions which can strain your muscles leading to tension and discomfort.
A power base can help maintain spine and muscle alignment, making it easier to read a book or watch TV in bed. The benefits of a power base extend beyond simple comfort, it can have a positive impact on your health!
Therapeutic Benefits of Adjustable Bases
These types of beds were developed to aid health and healing. It is no wonder they are becoming more popular at home instead of just at hospitals.
Circulation & Swelling
Poor circulation often causes swelling in the legs and feet which can be minimized by elevating your feet above your heart.
Snoring and other breathing related issues can be reduced or eliminated using a power adjustable mattress base because it helps stabilize and keep your airways open. This leads to a deeper sleep for both you and your partner.
Heartburn caused by acid reflux is caused when stomach contents leak back into your throat. By elevating the chest and head this can be eliminated.
The “zero gravity” position, in which the head is raised slightly and feet are above the heart, can be helpful for relieving back pain and improving circulation as well. In addition to these specific positions, people can tailor the bed shape to fit their own needs and comfort preferences.
Comfort Benefits of Adjustable Beds
In addition to the health benefits we talked about above, an adjustable base also makes spending time in your bed more comfortable. Most people enjoy reading or watching TV while in bed and use a variety of pillows to prop themselves into an upright position or experience uncomfortable strain on their back and arms. An adjustable bed eliminates this hassle by allowing the user to position themselves upright for reading, watching a movie, or enjoying breakfast in bed. You can also slip into a lounger position with knees slightly elevated.