An adjustable bed offers significant advantages
over a flat bed in certain situations:
- It can ease back pain, because the combination
of a raised head and elevated /feet minimizes
gaps between you and the mattress, which
prevents your muscles from remaining in tension
- When combined with a heater/massager, the
adjustable mattress can increase blood flow
to the back and legs, which in turn can soothe
- Elevating the legs can reduce swelling and
edema (the pooling of fluids in the lower
- Keeping the head elevated improves air exchange
and reduces snoring.
- An adjustable bed can adjust to a comfortable
position for watching TV.
- An adjustable bed can reduce acid reflux
and heartburn because an elevated upper body
allows gravity to keep stomach acid from
flowing up the esophagus.
Frame and Controls
Adjustable beds use an electric
by a remote control to position
and foot of the bed. You will
find that you
will be adjusting the bed often.
you might raise the head high
and watching TV and then lower
it a bit for
sleeping. Better remote controls
to avoid the potential of getting
in the cord. They also have illuminated
that you can see at night if
you need to
adjust the bed or to lower the
to make a trip to the bathroom.
The bed frame does the adjusting,
mattress conforms along with
it. Look for
a frame that is sturdy and can
mattress size and weight and
it provides the amount of lift
If you share the bed, make sure
sides can be adjusted individually,
also requires separate mattresses
Mattresses can be traditional
or for the ultimate in comfort
to your body as the bed adjusts,
slightly less expensive latex.
Even if you
choose coil spring, use a foam
pad on top
of at least two inches for better
Mattress lengths for adjustable
to be slightly longer to accomodate
and angles without forcing your
People who have moved to an adjustable
usually love it and find it hard
to go back.
Just remember: water bed or air
and adjustable frames don't mix.
So it you
are accustomed to these bed types,
bed may take some getting used