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How Adjustable Bed Bases Can Improve Sleep Quality

11 September 2023

In the past, adjustable bed bases were associated with those with mobility issues or for the elderly who'd have trouble with sitting upright. But when you think about it, adjustable bed bases have a few benefits over flatbeds that could actually help improve your lifestyle.

The best way an adjustable bed base can help with improving your quality of life is by improving your sleep.

Let's look at how adjustable bed bases can improve sleep quality!

What is an Adjustable Bed Base?

To consider the benefits of an adjustable bed base, let's first take a look at what it is.

An adjustable bed base is - as you could've guessed - a bed base, but you can adjust it to your liking. You can raise the bottom or top to different levels depending on what feels most comfortable for you, or based on your requirements.

There are a decent number of benefits that these bed bases offer when it comes to orthopedics, so they've mostly been limited to people who suffer from chronic back pain or joint pain. But if something is good for recovery, it is almost always also good for prevention.

There are a great number of benefits an adjustable bed base can offer for sleep. Let's take a look at them.

How Does An Adjustable Bed Base Improve Sleep?

Reducing Snoring

Most people don't consider their snoring to be a problem for them. While you may not think it's an issue, it can definitely be an issue for the people sleeping in the same room as you! Snoring can disturb sleep for others, so if you've started to find your partner sleeping on the couch instead of the bed, you can assume what the issue is.

But snoring isn't just annoying, it's also not a good sign when it comes to your health. Snoring happens when your tongue and the softer tissues start to narrow your airway. This usually happens when you're sleeping on a flat surface without proper head elevation.

When this happens, not only do you snore, the air flowing through your respiratory system is also limited, which can be a bad sign. In fact, snoring can sometimes be a sign of a serious condition called sleep apnea which results in breathing to pause for a brief moment during the night.

Not only is this bad for your body, but it also affects the quality of your sleep as well. You can't sleep as well as you could otherwise if you're constantly waking up to catch your breath, after all.

An adjustable bed base helps you elevate your head to the proper position to keep the airway from getting blocked and thus help with these problems.

In fact, even if you snore because of congestion (which is not linked to sleep apnea), an adjustable bed base helps with drainage and allows you to breathe well, and get a good amount of sleep during the night.

Prevents Pain

An adjustable bed base can also help you get rid of back pains and those associated with arthritis. When you sleep on a flatbed, your back is usually curved in the wrong position because a flat bed will not follow that natural curve of your spine. An adjustable bed base allows you to make adjustments so that your weight is distributed evenly, your spine curves naturally and you get to avoid putting pressure on your back.

For people with back pain, elevating the feet a little bit can help because it reduces the pressure on the lumbar area and thus keeps it from hurting more.

When you've adjusted your bed to prevent and cater to these problems, you're a lot more likely to get a better night of sleep than you would if you were dealing with various aches and pains the whole time.

An adjustable bed base can be adjusted to suit your body's natural contouring and thus alleviate the pressure on your sciatic nerve. By slanting the bed base a little, you can keep the pressure on your lower back from causing problems with the nerve without needing multiple pillows to do the job for you.

Improve Circulation

If you've ever woken up with your limbs numb and tingly, it may be a result of bad circulation. Not only does this cause problems with everything related to blood flow (which is your whole body, when you think about it), but also makes it difficult to walk when you first get out of bed.

Poor circulation can also cause lightheadedness and you may feel like you have a lot of brain fog out of nowhere.

By adjusting the bed base a little, you can elevate your legs which keeps the blood from pooling and thus prevents swelling. Your blood circulation also improves as a result and thus enhances the amount of oxygen your body is getting.

Get Rid of Insomnia

Plenty of times, you may think you just can't sleep when in reality your body is just unable to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. After all, how can you expect your body to relax when it's dealing with various aches and pains? Even if your insomnia is driven by anxiousness, you'd be surprised by how much a good, comfy position can help with the problem!

An adjustable bed base will get rid of all that pain and stress, improve circulation and oxygen flow and thus help your body feel better. Not only will this make your body relax more, it'll also help some alleviate some of the anxiety you may be feeling.

Physical and mental health are closely tied together, and if you're feeling physically okay, you are a lot less likely to feel mentally stressed out.

On top of that, by making it easier for you to sleep, the bed will also help you feel better during the day, thus having a more productive time. This also helps relieve some symptoms of anxiety and will also help you sleep because you'd be tired out after a busy, productive day by the time night rolls around.

Heartburn

Sleeping on a flat bed sometimes causes problems like acid reflux and heartburn because the acid in your stomach can sometimes flow the other way up to the oesophagus. This is unnatural and can cause problems for health if you leave it untreated.

Many experts suggest that you sleep with your head a bit elevated to prevent this from happening. Having all the pillows in the house under your head could help, but an adjustable bed base can do the same thing a lot more efficiently, and without the need to hog all the pillows too!

Not to mention, constantly adjusting all those pillows is difficult and can get annoying when you have to keep doing it. An adjustable bed base can give you the same benefit without all that hassle.

FlexiSpot Electronic Adjustable Bed Base EB011

With all the ways an adjustable bed base can help with your sleep, you definitely don't want to miss out on that!

The FlexiSpot Adjustable Bed Frame keeps in mind the fact that everyone is exhausted from their long hours at work, and need to relax. This bedframe comes with customizable comfort because you can adjust it to provide the right angle to rest your head. From 0 to 60 degrees, now you can find the best angle for reading, watching TV and even sleeping.

If you're suffering from back pains, a regular bed might make you suffer every morning as you try to get up, but this bed base gets rid of those problems. By finding the right angle for your body, you can make sure you're sleeping comfortably and thus get rid of all the aches and pains you accumulate during the day.

The bed base can be used as a standalone, or it can be used without slats to fit in a regular bed-frame as well. There are different height options to fit the different frames. If you already have your bed, but want the benefit of the adjustment, you can still do that with this frame!

The base is made of stable, durable material and is motorized. The motor is very quiet (under 50 decibels) so you don't have to worry about waking anyone up as you adjust your bed position in the middle of the night. There is also plenty of space underneath for storage.

With this bed, you can get better sleep, which won't just help with feeling refreshed, but also affects the quality of the following day. After all, how do you get anything done when you haven't slept well? Now this is no longer a problem!