If you suffer from discomfort while sleeping, choosing an adjustable bed will provide real, measurable relief.
Assisting with everything from circulation, arthritis pains, back pains and respiratory conditions, an adjustable bed can provide relief from snoring and recurring/aching sports injuries. Gently ease into a comfortable reading position, removing any aches or strains on your body. Traditionally, adjustable beds have been used in health facilities and assisted living situations such as rest homes and retirement villages, however it is becoming more common for people to purchase these amazing beds for use in their own homes too. The benefits are enormous, and the enhancement a good night’s sleep brings to your life is priceless.
Adjustable beds for back pain & hip pain
One of the most common complaints when lying in bed is an aching back or sore hips, causing the sufferer to constantly adjust their position in an attempt to find relief. While back and hip pain can be caused by many conditions, the release of pressure placed on your vertebrae and joints can often provide good pain management.
When looking for an adjustable bed to relieve back pain, review the quality of the mattress as well as the ability of the motors. All adjustable beds have a weight rating – known as a ‘safe load’ rating. These can range from 120kg through to 200kg; and the strength of the motors will range accordingly. With back injuries, it is important to ensure the motor of your adjustable bed is strong enough to easily and smoothly move you to a comfortable position!
What is’ Zero Gravity’ position in an adjustable bed?
No – we’re not talking about space travel: Zero Gravity is an adjustable bed position, and provides an incredible amount of pain relief through removing weight on pressure points. Many customers say that they begin to feel sleepy within minutes of activating their Zero Gravity setting – the gentle elevation of your head combined with the slightly curved lumbar support offers a sensation of true comfort; opening up your airways for easier breathing, and taking pressure off your spine and hips. The Zero Gravity adjustable bed position has been intensively researched, and is an extremely popular feature on many adjustable motorised bed ranges.
Many people find that using the Zero Gravity setting not only helps with their circulation, offering increased lumbar support, but also reduces snoring – making for a very happy home life indeed! Those with diabetes or high blood pressure benefit from the slightly raised leg position, and if you suffer from heartburn or acid reflux, then the elevated upper body will provide immediate relief.
Massage options on adjustable beds: are they worth it?
Yes! If you’ve ever enjoyed the experience of a chair massage (a good quality one, that is), then you’ve had a taste of what an adjustable electric bed massage can feel like. The sensation of being massaged while reclining comfortably in your own bed is not only incredibly relaxing, but it’s also holds valuable medical properties. Stimulate your circulation, increase your muscle relaxation, improve your mood and remove pressure point irritation with your very own private massage bed. Perfect!
Looking for the next generation of adjustable beds? Wispa Sleep Store has one of New Zealand’s largest ranges of automated adjustable beds – we invite you to visit our showroom for a personal guide through the features offered by our many models, speaking with our inhouse adjustable bed expert.