As the busy time of the year is finally behind us as we begin a new year, many of us are catching up on some much needed z’s that we were missing out on during all the commotion of the holiday season. All of this, as we are all still trying to juggle our everyday responsibilities in the face of a new reality--life during a pandemic. Part of getting a good night sleep begins with the mattress, but it also has a lot to do with what is underneath your mattress.
Oftentimes the bed frame, base or mattress foundation gets overlooked as part of the new mattress buying experience, but there are many benefits that come along with replacing your worn out, tired base. If you are somewhat familiar with the bedding industry outside of mattresses, then perhaps you may have heard of an adjustable base bed frame? Well, not only are these a great modern day invention of technology, but adjustable base bed frames actually have a lot of other benefits that the majority of buyers are not aware of. So, what are the benefits of an adjustable bed base?
Reduce Leg Swelling
A common symptom many people suffer from is swollen legs. Things like pregnancy, injury, illness, or even standing on your feet all day can cause swelling in your legs. For people with this problem, keeping their legs lying flat causes more pain. Lying flat also allows for more fluid to pool in certain areas of the body, leading to even more swelling and inflammation. An adjustable base is able to keep your legs elevated without the worry slipping off a pillow pile instead. Raising the legs allows for a more comfortable position while also reducing the swelling.
Alleviate Sleep Apnea, Asthma, and Snoring
For any one of these issues, getting sound sleep for everyone in the room can often be a problem. Sleep apnea, asthma, and snoring are all caused by breathing problems. By using an adjustable bed frame, you are better able to sleep in an upright position, which will help in taking the pressure off of your windpipe and other organs in your chest, which allows for better airflow while sleeping. Furthermore, oxygen will be allowed to move more freely which helps to lessen the chance of an asthma attack occurring.
Reduce Back Pain
Every day, millions of Americans struggle with back pain. In fact, it is the leading cause of disability and missed-work days in our country. For many people, lying flat straight on your back just doesn't provide the necessary support for optimal spine and back health. Using an adjustable bed frame is known to help alleviate symptoms of back pain. Elevating the back to a 45 degree angle reduces most of the pressure on the lower spine, which greatly helps alleviate many of the symptoms associated with back pain caused from improper support.
Improve Blood Circulation
When you are asleep, your blood pressure and circulation naturally starts to decrease. However, different sleep positions can help improve your blood circulation during this time even further. If you wake up numb, tingling, or with painful legs, it may be poor circulation to blame. Being able to fine-tune your sleeping position with an adjustable base in order to best reduce pressure will allow for better blood flow to aid in circulation issues. Some doctors might even recommend specific angles in order to best help improve your circulation.
Reduce Acid Reflux And Heartburn
If you have ever felt the unpleasant and painful experience of suffering from heartburn, especially if it has kept you up at night or wakes you up out of a deep sleep, then you may want to consider getting an adjustable bed frame. During sleep, lying on your back allows for an easy path for stomach acid to creep up your esophagus and cause pain. In order to help alleviate this, experts recommend a 6-8 inch incline of the head to keep the stomach acid from leaking into the esophagus and causing the uncomfortable symptoms associated with heartburn and acid reflux.
Another common issue in our country is insomnia, as it is estimated that over 1 in 4 Americans will develop acute insomnia each year, roughly 27% of the population. People who suffer from insomnia seem to always be looking for that magic cure, but most often the causes are anxiety and pain. An adjustable bed has many different sleeping positions that can allow for the most comfortable sleep possible, helping to ease the pain and anxiety associated with insomnia.
From disabilities, to injuries, to old age, health can sometimes impact a person's mobility or ability to get around. This is an especially huge problem when someone may need to get in or out of bed. An adjustable bed frame can help to solve the problem. Being able to control the exact position of the bed makes for getting in and out much easier, even without the need for help. An adjustable frame turns your bed into a recliner with ease.
They Can Be Free With Purchase
Aside from all of the health benefits that come with using an adjustable bed frame is their affordability. Here at The Bedding Mart, we offer a free, yes I said free, adjustable bed frame with a purchase of any one of our Taylor & Wells mattresses. And, if you needed any more convincing, our very own Taylor & Wells mattress brand is hand crafted with the finest of materials and most cutting edge technology right here in The USA! Aside from being free with the purchase of our mattress, adjustable bed frames add to your overall quality of life, imagine reading a book or watching TV in bed all at the perfect angle.
These are just a few of the benefits that are associated with using an adjustable bed frame. The Bedding Mart is a family owned company that prides itself on being a one-stop shop for anything bedding related. So stop in at one of our 7 locations or visit us online to view our wide array of inventory picked specially for you!