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Adjustable Beds: Are They Worth it?


Adjustable Beds

The first step to building a fantastic bed that helps you fall asleep quickly, stay asleep deeply, and rest all the way until morning is a high-quality, supportive mattress. This is only the beginning, though! Of course, you’ll need great new pillows and comfortable, cool bed linens. Many people either need or want to include an adjustable bed base in their new sleep system. 

A quick glance will show you that adjustable bed bases are not cheap. This leads some shoppers to ask if they are worth it. Are there really that many benefits of an adjustable bed? Yes! An adjustable bed base raises your mattress up, adjusting your upper torso, legs, or both to be in your favorite position. The adjustable bed frame benefits are worth looking into, whether you have sleep trouble, chronic back pain, or simply like to read in bed. Adjustable beds offer real health benefits, as noted below.

What are the benefits of an adjustable bed?

They can help with health issues such as Sleep Apnea and snoring.

Snoring occurs when lying flat. In this position, your neck puts extra weight on the windpipe causing it to close and to make the noises we associate with snoring. When the adjustable frame lifts the head, your airways open up!

You will fall asleep faster.

An adjustable bed base can offer numerous position choices. Whether you have physical aches or simply an anxious mind, this provides the comfort you need for a better sleep experience. Finding and staying in the perfect bed position can improve your circulation, allowing you to fall asleep faster. Say goodbye to endless nights of tossing and turning before you can fall asleep!

They help with Arthritis pain.

Stiff and aching joints can be alleviated by positioning the bed in a way so weight is taken off problem areas. Your new adjustable bed base can also help for assistance with morning stiffness that results from pain issues. You are able to raise the head and lower the foot an aid to help you rise from the bed more easily.

Sleeping at an incline reduces stomach trouble.

When lying on a flat mattress, stomach acids move to the esophagus which leads to the uncomfortable symptoms of Acid Reflux and heartburn. Inclining your head six to eight inches keeps the acid in the stomach and away from the throat, allowing for healthier digestion and a better night of sleep.

Your back will have less pressure and pain.

Painful conditions, like Sciatica, can be improved by sleeping with both your legs and upper torso raised. Slanting the head by 45-degrees relieves compression for the lower back to reduce pain. Raising the legs at the same time, known as the Zero Gravity Position, allows for your knees to be bent and legs to be levitated. This takes off unneeded pressure on your spine.

Raising your legs reduces swelling.

Lying flat allows for fluids to pool causing increased swelling and inflammation, leading to even more pain, sleepless nights, and a cycle that is difficult to break. Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) can be greatly improved by raising your legs at night.

Our Options for Adjustable Bed Bases

Clearly, the medical benefits of an adjustable bed are numerous! The only thing left to do now is purchase one. If you’re looking for an adjustable bed base that’s equipped to serve all your health and comfort needs, City Mattress has you covered. We carry adjustable beds from PranaSleep, Sealy, Serta, Tempur-Pedic, and our very own City Mattress brand. Our sleek power beds include head articulation capabilities, providing maximum relief with therapeutic effects on the body, alleviating back pain, snoring, headaches, Insomnia, and more. No matter which adjustable bed base you choose, you can effortlessly raise your head to your perfect angle. These frames provide a simple, modern design and include a remote lending adjustments at the touch of a button. The top options allow you to raise your legs and feet as well. The PranaSleep Adjustable Om EuroSlat Base comes with preset controls that instantly place you in the perfect position for pressure relief. You can even unwind with a relaxing massage!

You can experience healthier sleep and a happier morning through proper positioning with an adjustable bed base. We encourage you to visit your nearest City Mattress store to try one out for yourself.