Adjustable Bed Guideline

By: Barbara Thorp

Sleeping and lying down is the only time in which complete relaxation were experienced by the body. We all know that pain and aching are lessened in the muscles, ligaments and the spine. Moreover, anyone suffering from a back injury or chronic pain needs to have good quality, comfortable sleep in order to help in the healing process and to ease discomfort.

Adjustable beds are not the extravagance they once used to be. This are not only for the aged and infirm either. Adjustable beds are for you and me. I know, because I have one. I have had an adjustable bed for three years and it was the best investment I ever made. If you seriously want a good nights sleep then go online, search for information at ElectricAdjustableBeds.com.au and see what you are missing. OzFreeOnline.com is a fantastic site where among the thousands of you are sure to find lots of information on adjustable beds and many other interesting appliances to ease pain and discomfort.

My adjustable bed is my special retreat where I spend time reflecting, sharing time with my loved one, reading a good book, and even watching the occasional DVD and TV. I put a stop to the frustrating battle with an unmanageable stack of pillows that would linger longer, and put an end to my sore neck and lower back pain. My adjustable bed was so successful, that I began to notice reduced tension, strain, soreness. I really achieved a quality nights sleep; something, which had eluded me for years.

Best of all, my adjustable bed was an affordable luxury, and I am convinced that it is a piece of furniture that everyone deserves to own.

How does an adjustable bed work

Adjustable beds, sometimes referred to as the semi-fowler or (foetal position bed), can be altered to many varied positions. Sleeping slightly inclined gives comfort to many people with back problems. With the upper body slightly elevated and additional support to the knees at a slight angle, this position eases some stress off the lower back. It provides support to the spinal curves and lightens the pressure over the entire body.

Benefits of an adjustable bed

At the touch of a button, an adjustable bed can be transformed into many relaxing and comfortable positions, which will support your head, neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, hips, thighs, legs, and feet. Your muscles shall relax and local blood circulation in your legs is unimpaired and may be increased by simply elevating your legs with the tap of a finger on your hand control.

Your body's weight is comfortably distributed so you are able to breathe easily. The relaxing contoured positions you are able to assume allow you to remain on your back all night long. A site called OzFreeOnline.com, with their classifieds secion has some interesting information on adjustable beds. This site has thousands of free classifieds with photos and unlimited assistance about adjustable beds and many other types of beds and mattresses.

To relax and sleep in the most comfortable position of all, (the semi-fowler or foetal position), just touch a button and adjust yourself to contour into shape. Many people told researchers that they slept in recliner lounges in this position before they got their adjustable bed because it was actually more comfortable than their ordinary 'flat' bed.

Your adjustable bed will provide comfortable sleeping in a slightly inclined position compared to lying flat on your regular flat mattress. There are many back conditions, which can be eased up to give more relief to people in the following situations.

Spinal stenosis - Most people with this back problem find more comfort by bending forward rather than standing upright. Unfortunately, flat mattresses provide the least comfort compared to sleeping inclined on an adjustable bed.

Degenerative spondylolisthesis - An adjustable bed will reduce the pain and discomfort in the lower back and provide comfortable and restful sleep during the night.

Osteoarthritis - This back impediment is accompanied by pain, stiffness and aching. An adjustable bed offers better support by lessening density and compression in the joints.

Back surgery - Patients agreed that they felt more comfort using an adjustable bed in contrast to a flat mattress following lower back surgery.

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