As we get older, hitting the target of the recommended eight hours sleep per night is much harder. Even if you are able to hit the sleep target, there might be a few factors that go hand-in-hand with ageing that can contribute to poor sleep quality. If you are currently experiencing this problem, reconsidering where you sleep and potentially switching to a single adjustable bed can be a better choice for your sleep.
Whilst it is a simple fact that adjustable beds are most effective and beneficial to those who suffer from mobility issues; but there are a number of reasons why an adjustable bed is also a great choice for the older generation to achieve a proper, comfortable and refreshing night’s sleep.
Relieves Pain and Discomfort
If you suffer from muscle or joint aches and pains, you’ll know first-hand that sleep can be difficult and more like a chore than a relaxing experience. Adjustable beds have a set of controls that allow the user to change the position of the bed to ensure that there is appropriate support in the areas where you require it most. An adjustable bed can give you relief if you have aches and pains from conditions such as:
- Gastric reflux
- Night time heartburn
- Leg swelling
- Hiatus hernia
- Lower back pain
- Muscular fatigue pain
- Muscle strains and associated injuries
Maximises Comfort Levels
Even if you do not struggle with any kind of medical condition, an adjustable bed can provide you with a whole variety of benefits for achieving maximum comfort in bed. Traditional beds restrict users to a horizontal sleeping position, which will have you tossing and turning all night to try and find that comfortable position – which will result in a bad night’s sleep. With an adjustable bed you can get much better rest with the simple touch of a button.
For couples, an adjustable bed and solve the woes caused by snoring! Snoring occurs when your soft tissues and tongue narrow your airway when you lie back – this can be easily avoided by elevating your head to allow air to flow freely into your airways. A double adjustable bed will have separate controls for each side, so couples can adjust their own side of the bed to suit their individual needs.
Helps with Insomnia
Insomnia is a product of stress, which can be difficult to combat. Since adjustable beds can be positioned in many ways, people struggling with insomnia can finally find a good position to sleep in, which will reduce the time spent tossing and turning looking for a good position to catch 40-winks in.
Sleeping with a cold isn’t the easiest of tasks, you need to try and sleep in an upright position to relieve the congestion and to help you breathe a little easier. With a traditional bed, you will need to build a tower of pillows and cushions to accomplish this – these pillows can shift in the night which will cause a restless night’s sleep. An adjustable bed however, provides you with the ability to remain upright and in a comfortable position all night, without the need to readjust pillows.