Why should I buy an adjustable base?
The benefits of owning an adjustable base far outweighs the cost of the purchase. It creates a more comfortable sleeping surface as well as helping to alleviate the negative effects of certain medical concerns. The versatility of an adjustable base means that it can match each individuals needs so when choosing a base it is more of a question of matching the features that you most desire more so than trying to find the right function.
An adjustable base can ease strain on your lower back
One of the primary reasons that it is uncomfortable for people to sleep flat on their backs is due to the fact that when you lay in that position your knees lock in place. Locking your knees puts a strain on your back, tightening your lower body muscles and reducing the ability of blood to flow freely. That makes it more comfortable to lay in the fetal position on your side enabling your knees to bend as well as allowing the natural curvature of your spine to help relax your back. Having an adjustable base permits you to lie with your body in that shape while still having the benefits of being on your back by not creating pressure points on your shoulders and hips.
Elevating the head of your bed can make it easier to breathe
Raising the head of the bed has many benefits for everyone, as well as some specialized benefits for people that have certain ailments. When the head of the bed is lifted several inches it will relieve pressure from the lower back. It will also enable easier breathing by reducing the pressure upon the chest and the respiratory system. This of course leads to the benefit for people that suffer from breathing issues such as sinus problems, asthma, and even snoring.
Being able to breathe easier while sleeping also helps to combat possible heart concerns, a lack of restful sleep is directly associated with conditions such as high blood pressure, arrhythmia, strokes and heart failure. Relieving the weight and pressure on the chest is important as it contributes to a blocked air flow which is more commonly referred to as central sleep apnea.
Elevating the foot of your bed can help ease circulation
Raising the foot of the bed has a few key benefits as well. When the foot is lifted it completes the curve of the spine that begins with having the head elevated. As mentioned earlier, allowing the legs to bend and keep the knees from locking.
When raising the foot of the bed it is important to get the feet and heart in alignment. Having your feet parallel to your heart helps the circulation by allowing ease of blood flow to your lower extremities.