The Difference Between an Adjustable Bed and a Regular Mattress
Everyone has different sleeping patterns and problems when they curl up in bed at night. Mattresses are the number one factor in how well a person sleeps. Depending on which type of sleep issue you are facing, whether it be snoring or tossing and turning, a certain type of bed may be able to fix your problems.
Adjustable beds work well for people who suffer from back pain, arthritis, snoring or asthma – to name a few issues. This is because sleeping on a flat mattress that does not naturally conform to the shape of a person’s body will not fully alleviate these sleep problems. Adjustable mattresses have the ability to be positioned so that pressure points are relieved, and they ultimately allow for the most comfortable sleep.
The natural curvature of your back will not be supported by the structure of a flat mattress. Flat mattresses cause the lower back and hips to sink lower than the rest of your body. An adjustable bed allows for the knees to bend, which helps to create a healthier posture during the night. Because you can position your bed however you please, you can expect additional support to other areas of your body, including the neck, head, legs, feet, and ankles. By sleeping in a proper position, skeletal pressure is reduced by 85%, which ensures a much more relaxed, deeper sleep.
The elevation that an adjustable bed provides has health and relaxation benefits as well. Sleeping in a reclined position allows for better breathing. When the upper body is elevated, pressure on the lungs is decreased and they are able to function with less effort. Asthma patients have reported that sleeping with their chest elevated rather than flat has helped them to overcome breathing difficulties during the night.
Using an adjustable bed to stay elevated for recreational reasons will also decrease the stress and pressure that one may face when laying on a flat mattress. If you like to read books or watch television before you fall asleep, an adjustable bed can keep you propped up and will reduce any tension on your neck or back that are more likely to occur in a flat bed.
The Dormia Imagination adjustable bed can provide all of these health benefits for you. The bed comes with a wired hand wand, which allows you to position yourself easily, and the 60 degree pitch helps place your head or feet in whichever angle you want them. For more information about adjustable beds and Dormia products, check out our website. Start sleeping more comfortably today!