One of the most common ailments Americans suffer is back pain. It is one of the worst ailments and can cause severe pain over the course of one’s life. It can become more severe as we get older, and the bed we sleep on may contribute to the increasing pain we experience. Therefore, it is important to our health to make sure we do everything we can to stay healthy and prevent our bodies from deteriorating. One of the ways to help keep our bodies in tip top shape is by altering our bed. Buying an adjustable bed mattress in Bloomington, MN, can make a big difference to one’s overall health. Here are 5 health benefits to sleeping on an adjustable bed.
When we sleep on adjustable beds, our body is positioned in a way that mimics the natural contours of the body. This means that our backs will be flatter against the ground. When this occurs, conditions such as sciatica can be prevented. Many people experience sciatic nerve pain in their backs and suffer from constant pain for years. By investing in an adjustable bed, these people may be able to eliminate some of the pain caused by this condition. An adjustable bed also helps support the base of the spine, keeping it more aligned than laying completely flat on a mattress. The head and neck will be much more supported eliminating the need for multiple pillows.
It is estimated that 45% of the population snores and 25% are chronic snorers. Imagine how this affects their partner’s sleep habits. One of the major causes of snoring is that the windpipe closes because of the weight of our necks thus resulting in a snoring noise as air passes through. By sleeping on an incline, we can reduce snoring all together or reduce how often it occurs. This will greatly improve the quality of sleep as well as those who sleep with us.
Adjustable beds can also help with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea occurs when an individual wakes during the night because he/she stops breathing. By changing sleep positions, sleep apnea becomes less common and not a large reason for concern.
Believe it or not, keeping our bodies upright helps us digest food more easily. It is not recommended to go to sleep on a full stomach; however, if we go to bed a few hours after eating, our bodies have a more difficult time digesting food because we are laying down. Being upright after eating also helps reduce heartburn and acid reflux. By using an adjustable bed, and adjusting it 6 inches, it will help our bodies with healthy digestion throughout the night.
We have all experienced a pulled muscle, strain, sprain, or even a broken limb. When this occurs, doctors highly recommend elevating the affected area to relieve pain and swelling. On a regular mattress this can be difficult. We have to pile up pillows in order to relieve the pain. By investing in an adjustable bed, individuals will be able to give themselves better elevation which will help reduce the swelling of the affected area. Those who have jobs in which they are on their feet all day can also benefit from adjustable beds if their feet and ankles are swollen. By elevating their feet, pain is reduced and the body is able to combat problems such as varicose veins.
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