We know that getting quality sleep is sometimes easier said than done, with obstacles like pain and discomfort, snoring and restlessness getting in the way. We also know that the solution may be more in reach than you think. Gone are the days of the bulky hospital-like adjustable bed bases. Over the years adjustable bases have become more accessible and beneficial to everyone. A recent study by the Better Sleep Council found more than one-third of consumers are interested in buying an adjustable foundation.
Have you ever considered an adjustable bed base to improve your sleep? If not, we are here to tell you why you should! We have compiled a list of pros and cons – spoiler alert – we struggled to find any cons.
Reduce back and sciatica pain
Back pain can be extremely debilitating and interfere with your everyday life, including sleep. Pain can disrupt sleep, and poor sleep can make it more likely for a person to experience pain (Sleep Foundation). If you are suffering from back or sciatica pain, you may find your pain worsens when lying in bed, as lying down increases the pressure on your irritated nerve. According to the Sleep Foundation, 8 out of 10 people will experience back pain at some point during their life. Elevating the top half of your bed can relieve compression on the lower back and reduce pain, while lifting the bottom half may take the pressure off your spine. It is equally as important to have a mattress that supports your spine to alleviate pain.
Reduce sleep apnea, asthma and snoring
Conditions like sleep apnea, asthma and snoring aren’t always taken seriously, even though they are some of the biggest contributors to loss of sleep and can often be left undiagnosed or untreated. Many people who suffer from sleep apnea complain of nasal congestion, which can then also contribute to snoring and trigger asthma symptoms. Lying flat restricts your oxygen whereas an elevated position improves airflow and prevents airway blockage. Keeping your head up will also reduce the pressure on your sinuses.
Acid reflux and heartburn can happen at any time of day but those who suffer will often find symptoms worsen when trying to sleep. Slighting raising your head will keep acid down and help your body digest food more efficiently.
Improves blood circulation and helps with heart issues
The circulatory system is responsible for regulating the flow of oxygen, blood, and nutrients in your body. If you have poor circulation, you might experience tingling, numbness, and restlessness. Adjusting your position to have your legs slightly elevated may assist your circulation and reduce swelling. To improve your overall circulation, raising the bottom half of your adjustable bed will send blood back to your heart.
Mobility, versatile comfort and independence
Whether it be age, disability, illness, or an accident, one’s mobility can be affected. If you struggle getting in and out of bed an adjustable base can provide that extra support and assistance. As our bodies change, so might our sleeping preferences. An adjustable bed base gives you the power to decide how you want to sleep, giving you that sense of comfort, support and independence.
Sleeping with a partner can be difficult and when we bring sleeping issues into the equation, it can seem near impossible. You and your partner may have different sleeping habits. A split bed base and mattress gives you the flexibility to move freely and independently without disturbing your partner, accommodating to each individual preference.
Adjustable bed bases help manage a number of health concerns and are an investment in your sleep and overall health. The Wenatex adjustable bed base has been designed to support you where you need it most, with flexible pads that support the entire body, point by point. You can sleep in your preferred sleeping position (which may be changed and adapted over time), while still being supported with correct spinal alignment.