Adjustable bed frames have become popular over the past few decades, especially among older Americans. Thanks to their motorized bases, they can be easily manipulated at the push of a button to give you a better sleeping experience. And, for the most part, all foam mattresses and many innerspring mattresses are compatible with these frames, so you don’t even have to buy a new bed.
Read on to learn why 9 percent of U.S. consumers have made the switch to an adjustable bed frame.
While scientific results are still mixed, some people find that an adjustable bed reduces pain from spine problems or arthritis. You can configure the mattress into any position to reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve or achy limbs.
With technology at our fingertips at all hours of the day, our beds are starting to serve the same purpose as couches. The only problem is, a regular mattress is flat. We have to prop up pillows or lean our heads against a wall if we want to sit up comfortably to watch TV, read or use a laptop.
With an adjustable bed base, you can elevate your head or legs quite easily. This can be especially useful for older adults who spend a lot of time in bed due to medical conditions or mobility issues.
Ease of Use
With age, it can become difficult or even painful to transfer into bed or flip on your side. With an adjustable bed frame, you can elevate and lower different parts of the bed so you can more easily lift yourself up and find a comfortable sleeping position.
Many adults over the age of 45 have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) that flares up at night, disrupting their sleep. Since GERD is caused by stomach acid going the wrong way, you may be able to solve the problem or reduce symptoms by situating your body slightly upright, so the acid stays down.
An adjustable base lets you raise your head the six inches necessary to reduce GERD symptoms without the need for risers or a sleep wedge.
Elevating your feet and legs at night can help with blood circulation and relieve symptoms of many medical problems, such as:
- Varicose veins
- Peripheral edema
- Deep vein thrombosis
On a regular bed frame, you need to stack pillows and keep your feet from slipping off them during the night. An adjustable base does the work for you by keeping your legs and feet in the correct position without any effort on your part.
Men, older adults and those who are overweight are at increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where you stop breathing at night due to blocked airflow. A relaxed throat or soft palate is often to blame.
While you can use a CPAP machine or oral device to fix sleep apnea, those with milder cases may prefer to elevate themselves to prevent airway obstruction. This can also stop you from snoring!
Find the Perfect Adjustable Base From Bed DRS in Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ
If you’re in search of a better night’s sleep, the Sleep Technicians at Bed DRS can help you find an adjustable base or mattress that’s right for you. You can easily narrow down your options with our state-of-the-art pressure mapping system or a mattress test in our Dream Room.
Ready to rest? Visit one of our stores today, reach out online, or call us at 1-844-243-3080.