In independent scientific trials, it was found that body positions achievable by using an adjustable bed can significantly assist with Sleep Apnea. The scientific trials showed that thoracic (upper body) elevations of greater than 30 degrees significantly improved the sleep quality of Sleep Apnea sufferers.
Sleep Apnea is a common disorder faced by many across the country. It is responsible for many thousands of lost sleep hours every single night here in Australia. It’s a condition where the air passage is obstructed during sleep causing snoring, or restricted breathing and even results in periods of no breathing at all.
While most Sleep Apnea sufferers are usually diagnosed by their partners, due to the impact it has on their own sleep (loud snoring etc), it is actually the sufferer that is at greatest risk. Recent research into Sleep Apnea has shown it can increase your risk of recurrent heart attack, stroke and abnormal heartbeats, such as atrial fibrillation, type 2 diabetes and liver issues.
Many diagnosed sufferers will be advised to wear a CPAP mask during sleep, however, these can be very uncomfortable, loud and hard to get used too. This is why more and more sufferers are turning to adjustable beds to help eleviate symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Central Sleep Apnea or Complex Sleep Apnea syndrome.