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How Can An Adjustable Bed Improve Your Sleep?

11 July 2022

Poor quality sleep can negatively impact our day-to-day lives, leaving us feeling fatigued, lacking in concentration, forgetful and in a low mood. According to The Sleep Charity, the average adult should be getting around 8 hours of sleep a day. Many of us are falling well below this quota, finding it difficult to both fall asleep and stay asleep.

There are many lifestyle habits, such as smoking and drinking coffee, that can affect our sleep quality. But disturbed sleep can also be caused by an inadequate sleep environment. If you want to make sure that you get a good night’s sleep, you will need to create an environment that is comfortable and relaxing. The ideal sleeping space will provide the perfect conditions for a good night’s rest - dark, cool and quiet. The main player in your sleep environment is obviously your bed, which must be both comfortable and supportive. While you may have not considered it before, investing in an adjustable bed can help you to get a decent night’s kip. Here, we will consider how an adjustable bed can help you to achieve a restful night’s sleep.

Combat Insomnia

There’s nothing worse than tossing and turning, struggling to fall asleep and knowing that you need to be up in a few hours and ready to start work. Finding the perfect sleeping position can be tough, as you stack a pile of pillows high to try and elevate your head or place some cushions under your knees to support your achy legs. These carefully constructed supports don’t stay in place for long as you move around in your sleep, and they end up strewn all over the bed. What you need is an electronically adjustable bed, allowing you to change your sleeping position at the touch of a button. When you are in a comfortable and supportive position, it will be much easier to drift off to sleep and enjoy a restful night.

Ease Snoring

Traditional beds encourage us to lie in a flat position, often on our backs which can leave us prone to snoring. Snoring happens when air cannot pass freely through your airways, causing soft tissue in the nose and throat to rattle and vibrate leading to that characteristic noise! If you snore, you are probably aware of how much it can disrupt your sleep pattern (and also annoy your partner)! With an adjustable bed, you can easily position yourself so that your head is elevated above your chest. This helps air to flow more freely through your nasal passages and airways.

Relieve Acid Reflux

If you’ve experienced acid reflux in the evening before, you will know how difficult it is to fall asleep with these painful and irritating symptoms. If you do manage to fall asleep, heartburn can also wake you up periodically through the night. Acid reflux can be particularly problematic at nighttime as lying in a flat position causes stomach acid to pool in the oesophagus for longer. Changing your sleeping position by elevating your head above your chest can help to relieve acid reflux and indigestion. An adjustable bed makes it easier to move into the perfect sleeping position.  

Improve Chronic Pain And Sleep Posture

When we are asleep, our bodies rest and repair. If you suffer from chronic pain, it is important to sleep in a position that allows your aching joints to rest and recover. An adjustable bed will support your painful joints by distributing your body weight easily and taking pressure off the painful areas. A good quality adjustable bed will align your body in the perfect position to support the natural “S” curve of your spine.

Optimise Blood Flow

Good circulation is key to supporting a healthy body and mind. Do you know that as well as providing a comfortable and practical place to sleep, an adjustable bed can help to optimise your cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation? Sleeping in a flat position on a standard bed can restrict your blood flow, leading to a range of circulatory issues. For optimal blood flow, you should sleep with your body in what’s called the “zero gravity” position. This is where your head and knees are raised slightly above your heart, leaving your body in a 120° position.

How Can Flexispot Help?

Flexispot’s Adjustable Bed Base EB01 can help you to get an amazing night’s sleep and leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised the next day. Its sturdy and durable frame can either fit into your existing standard-sized bed frame or be used as a stand-alone support. You can even accommodate the separate sleeping preferences of you and your partner by combining two bases together to form a split king bed. So if your partner wants an early night, but you want to finish the last chapter of your book, you don’t need to disturb each other!