Choosing The Right Bed For Healthier Living

By: Sarika Kabra
A friend came to me the other day with a complaint. He was working toomany hours (as most people do) at the office and his back was givinghim terrible pain. He told me that he had thought it was the chair atthe office or the arching of his neck before the computer, but saidthat he had ordered a new chair and tried to remedy his neck problemsthrough raising his computer and through exercise and stretching.Unfortunately, his problems persisted and he was stumped about how tosolve them. In the end he went to the doctor who told him that his backproblems were probably the result of a combination of the above, plusthe real hammer - a bad bed. To make a long story short, he haddecided, albeit through necessity, to get himself a new bed for theholidays, but didn’t know what to get at the furniture store. He came to me for my advice since I had once had a similar problem, about making a choice for his bed.

?Without hesitation I told him to get a platform bed.Why a platform bed? There are a number of reasons for this and a numberof reasons why someone with back problems would want to go with such adesign. In the first place, such beds are usually low and hence closerto the ground. Also, they have a hard solid frame, which generallyremoves the ‘sagginess’ which other kinds of beds have - an absoluteno-no for anyone with a bad back. The second point is that themattress, like the bed, is both comfortable and yet sturdy.You see the thing is most people think that a bed should be as soft aspossible, bringing into mind the earlier 80’s waterbed design, an uttercatastrophe for a bad back. The fact of the matter is that the morecontemporary bedroom furniture takes into mind more than just yournightly comfort, considering the fact that you also have to live onceyou get out of bed. Don’t misunderstand my point here. A platform bedexceeds the softer varieties in comfort while yet bringing health toyour back and spine. It does this by giving you support at night, whichthe other versions simply cannot do. What also makes a platform bed a good choice is the fact that there aremany varieties that you can choose from, which makes such beds aperfect addition to your bedroom furniture set.You can choose from dozens of colors and designs, from a sleeker lookto the traditional look which only real wood can bring to any furniture.So if you find yourself in a similar situation as my friend, I wouldadvise you to first contact your doctor (I’m not a doctor!) and seeprecisely what the problem is. If he urges you to get a new bed andmattress, then consider buying modern platform beds, made for bothcomfort and for healthier living. You will thank yourself when you findthat you’ve also made for a healthier you.

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