Sleep Benefits of Electric Beds

Adjustable bed frame

Do you find yourself tossing, turning, and waking in the middle of the night? Do you find yourself feeling tired during the day regardless of the time you go to bed? You are not alone. Around 50 to 70 million Americans have experienced chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders. Sleep quality depends on many factors such as noise levels, stress, health and comfort while sleeping.

Where comfort is concerned, many people have not considered the ergonomic shape of their mattress. They focus instead on firmness or softness, or the material of which the mattress is made. For this reason, many American families have traditional flat mattresses in their households. However, there are limitations to this style of mattress that many people have not considered. The human body is not made to lie flat. It has curves and contours that are not properly supported by a flat surface.

These curves and contours can be properly supported by an adjustable electric bed. For instance, just raising the foot of the bed will reduce pressure on the spine. Electric beds allow the sleeper to position themselves for ultimate comfort and undisturbed sleep by alleviating improper posture and avoiding cramped positions. Undisturbed sleep alone has been shown to have an impact on health and well being.
A survey by the Nation Sleep Foundation in 2015 found that Americans who reported having very good to excellent health slept, on average, 18 to 23 minutes longer than those who reported having just good to poor health.

A quality electric bed will also offer an optional heating accessory. A heating element may reduce the back, muscle, and joint pain caused by everyday stresses, work, and arthritis. 86% of people reporting waking in the night due to temperature-related issues. An electric bed can keep you warm and cozy all night.

In addition to better and longer sleep, electric beds also allow for comfort and neck and back support while reading, working on a laptop, watching television or playing video games. Why stack pillows behind you when you can find the perfect angle at the touch of a button?

Comfort, corrected posture and undisturbed sleep are all benefits of electric beds but the list does not end there. There are numerous health benefits, such as a reduction in:

  • Sleep Apnea
  • Raising the head while sleeping allows the tongue to fall into a more natural position, reducing obstruction of the airway.

  • Snoring
  • 90 million American adults reported snoring as a common problem to the National Sleep Foundation. It effects all ages and both genders. Adjusting your position to a more upright one can help open up your airways and lessen the blockage that causes snoring.

  • Back Pain
  • Elevating your head or legs allows for realignment of the vertebrae. This lessens the pressure they exert on your nerves and decreases the pain you feel.

  • Edema/Swelling
  • Raising your limbs above heart level will reduce pooling of body fluids and improve circulation, reducing swelling in the process.

  • Poor Circulation
  • Poor circulation is often an uncomfortable symptom of diabetes, obesity, or heart problems. Raising the legs while sleeping allows for maximum blood flow. The discomfort and numbness felt can vary from night to night. An adjustable bed will allow the sleeper to easily change positions depending on that nights symptoms.

  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Adjusting the legs or head avoids undue strain on the abdominal muscles. This will reduce the pain of a hernia and may also lessen any associated acid reflux symptoms.

  • Heartburn
  • An elevated upper body helps your stomach to retain acids. When sleeping on a flat surface, acid may move into the esophagus and can lead to leading acid reflux or heartburn.