7 Ways An Adjustable Bed Base Can Benefit Your Health

Have you ever wondered whether an Adjustable Bed Base is worth the investment? Well, wonder no more. We are here to lay your doubts to rest once and for all.

Providing you with the ability to adjust the angle of your head and shoulders as well as your lower legs, there are so many benefits to an Adjustable Bed Base. They are ideal for elevating your head and neck to read more comfortably in bed or watch television, perfect for pregnancy and breastfeeding, helpful if you need assistance getting in and out of bed and can help to alleviate numerous symptoms.

Let us take a look at some of the top ways an Adjustable Bed Base can benefit your health, all backed by science.

1. Reduce Spinal Pressure

Since this week is Spinal Health Week, we will start things off with how an adjustable bed base supports your spine. The ‘Zero G’ (Zero Gravity) setting on an adjustable bed base is specifically designed to alleviate pressure on the spine by placing the body into a neutral posture with your head and knees slightly above your heart and stomach. This evenly distributes your weight and relieves stress on common pain areas such as the lower back, hips and shoulders, making it an ideal sleeping position for those who suffer from back pain, sciatica or neck pain.

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2. Better Sleep

The heightened state of relaxation that comes from feeling ‘weightless’ in the ‘Zero G’ position also helps you to doze off more easily and enter a deeper state of sleep. This makes it ideal for people who suffer from recurring disturbed sleep or insomnia.

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3. Reduce Heartburn

Also known as acid reflux, this painful and often chronic condition occurs when stomach acid escapes the stomach and makes its way up your oesophagus. While it can happen to anyone, the most common associations with chronic heartburn include pregnancy, smoking, excess body weight, hernias and dietary choices. While discomfort is the most common complaint, chronic heartburn can damage your oesophagus, respiratory system, teeth and voice.

Acid reflux can flair up when you lie down, since gravity is no longer helping the contents of your stomach to continue moving downwards. An adjustable bed base can alleviate acid reflux by elevating your head so that the acid cannot get as far up your oesophagus. This can result in a reduction of the severity of episodes and may even reduce the frequency of them.

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4. Improve Digestion

When your upper body is elevated, food is more effectively able to move down the oesophagus, into the stomach and then onto the intestinal tract. Poor digestion can impact on the quality of your sleep so using an adjustable bed base to slightly raise your upper body can aid good digestion and pave the way for good quality sleep.

5. Improve Circulation

Slightly elevated legs aid the body’s circulatory system and good circulation is a cornerstone of homeostasis, which is the state of optimal functioning for the body. With less stress on your heart and lungs, circulation allows the heart to pump blood more efficiently around your body. This also supports the respiratory system by supplying oxygen and nutrients while removing carbon dioxide and waste products. The Latex Mattress Australia Glide Adjustable Bed Bases also have a vibration therapy feature which is both deeply relaxing and excellent for promoting good circulation.

6. Reduce Swelling

When you injure your leg, one of the first things they do is tell you to put it up to reduce swelling. Yet, swelling can be the result of various other things such as high blood pressure, diabetes or significant weight gain. By elevating your lower legs, you can effectively reduce swelling by improving the circulation to the bottom half of your body.

7. Improve sleep apnoea and reduce snoring

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Laying flat on your back is one of the key triggers of snoring and sleep apnoea. This is because it facilitates the obstruction of your airways by throat and neck tissue. It is particularly problematic as you age and the tissue loses its elasticity. By elevating your upper body, even just slightly, you can alleviate the pressure on your airways and this can result in a significant reduction in snoring and apnoea events.

As you can see, there are plenty of benefits to investing in an adjustable bed base—and that is really just the tip of the iceberg. Those who suffer from varicose veins and arthritis may find the vibration therapy paired with zero G to be relieving. Or if you work from home, your bed may become your new favourite desk as your bed turns into a functional workspace.

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The Latex Mattress Australia Glide Adjustable Bed Bases come with a level of luxury you would expect from us:

  • Wirelessly remote controlled with the option to connect with your smartphone via the Dream Motion app (available on iOS and Android) for even greater convenience.
  • LED lighting under the bed base to offer discreet lighting in the middle of the night and enhance the ambiance of your bedroom.
  • Plus two programmable memory positions, USB charger on either side to charge your devices and dual motor vibration therapy, all in a sleek, streamlined design and covered by a 10 year warranty.

To learn more about the Glide Adjustable Bed Base, visit our product page.

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