Adjustable beds are a great choice for those who suffer from back problems, need help with injury recovery, have mobility issues, or for those sleepers just wanting to spoil themselves! Sleeping positions can affect how you sleep and feel the next morning, especially when struggling with certain health conditions. The ability to adjust your bed's height and firmness during the night is wonderful!
The head raised position is perfect for sleepers who snore. Those who suffer from sleep apnea or have acid reflux should also try this position.
If you snore, you know how much it can disrupt your sleep. If you need some relief, try raising your head to take the pressure off the airways. For maximum benefit, raise your shoulders and head 20 to 30 degrees.
Having your head in an upright position also helps with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing stops and starts throughout the night. Those with sleep apnea snore louder and may wake up tired even if they sleep eight hours a night. By opening the airways, this base position provides a more restful night’s sleep.
Sleeping in the head-raised position supports those with acid reflux as well. Acid reflux is a stomach condition where stomach acid irritates the stomach lining. The condition is often worse after eating or when lying down. By raising the head, you can ease the pain caused by acid reflux and get more rest.
The feet raised position relieves aches and pains in the lower back and legs. Those with sciatica and leg swelling will find this position helpful.
Lying down can increase pressure on the joints in the back of the spine. This can be harmful for those who have lower back pain, whether from sciatica or something else. The feet raised position decreases that pressure for a better night’s sleep.
Whether from chronic conditions or recent injuries, lying flat irritates swollen legs. By raising your feet above your heart, gravity moves fluid from your legs to your heart to reduce swelling
NASA invented the zero gravity position to reduce pressure on astronauts during takeoff. In this position, both the head and knees are raised above the heart, making the body feel weightless
A zero-gravity preset eliminates stress on the joints caused by arthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 80% of people with arthritis have trouble sleeping. The zero gravity position helps soothe pain, which can improve sleep over time.
Physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause back pain, circulation problems, and swelling. Pregnant people can use the zero gravity position to decrease swelling and back pain as well as improve blood circulation. This position also makes back sleeping safer for the parent and baby.
Zero gravity also improves digestion. Food passes easier through the esophagus and stomach when your head is upright. This position also limits gravity’s pull on the stomach, preventing other harmful digestive issues, such as acid reflux and heartburn.
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