Are Adjustable Beds Good For Lower Back Pain?
Back pains are probably the most common health problem faced by many, across the globe. Contrary to popular belief, back pain can be faced by people of all age groups. There are many reasons that may cause lower back pain, with posture being the most common reason. Bad posture or even sitting for too long can immensely increase the pressure on the lower back resulting in unbearable pain. Exercise regimes and injury are other common reasons. While each one of us, at some point in life, may suffer from lower back pain it is important to take immediate action to prevent and cure it. Ignoring or prolonging care will not only increase the pain but may also lead to further damage.
Lower back pain can restrict mobility and make it impossible to carry out even the simplest of necessary chores. It’s important to first determine the cause of your back pain and then take necessary action.
Adjustable beds for back pain
Adjustable beds can adjust to the specific needs of the user. Using an adjustable bed when suffering from chronic back pain is highly recommended as it can help you find the right position and posture that reduces the pressure and enhances your comfort. Sleeping with the bed slightly inclined releases pressure from the spine and supports the body for a night of enhanced sleep. This position may also improve the blood circulation that in turn can better the condition by reducing inflammation or soreness of damaged tissues of the affected area. While using pillows to incline may seem like a good idea, this can cause further damage as the position cannot be controlled while sleeping. An adjustable bed is thus a more effective and long term solution to ease and may even help to reduce or eliminate back pain.
Adjustable beds enhance mobility
When experiencing back pain it often effects the sufferers' ability to simply move around. Getting up or lying down on a bed may also increase the pain. An adjustable bed can help solve this problem. With an inclined position, the user can get in and out of bed more easily without causing undue pressure on their back. An adjustable bed has helped many people relieve back pain and enjoy a good sleep thus making it a great investment for one’s health and life. Back pain can cause havoc to normal routines and an adjustable bed can help you avoid that.
Can I still use my headboard or bedframe?
The shortest and simplest answer to that question is, YES!
Yes, adjustable beds can have headboards and in most cases will fit inside your current bed frame, although some small alterations may be required. Many people prefer having an adjustable bed with a headboard, while others prefer to keep their bed frame. Because the range of Sophie Premier Plus Adjustable Beds are designed to fit seamlessly into most decors, you may opt to have no headboard or bed frame.
An adjustable bed moves up and down from the end where the headboard is, however, this in no way restricts the movement or compromises on its use. All you need is an adjustable bed base that allows you to attach a headboard. The Premier Plus range of Adjustable Beds have optional headboard adaptors, making attaching a headboard a very simple and easy process.
Fitting our Adjustable Bed into an existing bed frame can be a little more tricky. A lot of bed frames have support bars that encroach on the area occupied by the electric adjustable base. These support bars are typically designed to support a mattress, which is the most common use for bed frames. By simply removing these support bars or any slats, the adjustable bed simply fits directly into the bed frame. As the bed frame doesn't support any weight, removing these support bars has little to no effect on the structural integrity of the bed frame. If your bed frame is a high value or family heirloom, it is recommended you engage a suitably qualified tradesperson to make any adjustments.
Can Adjustable Beds Help Sleep Apnea?
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.
Do Adjustable Beds Help With Snoring?
Whether they help you or not, they will definitely help your partner! Jokes aside, adjustable beds may be the perfect solution to minimise and even completely stop snoring. Snoring is caused by many reasons with constricted airways, Sleep Apnea and overweight being the most common. An adjustable bed, with a head elevation over 30 degrees, allows your body to be in such a position that your airways are not restricted, which may allow for a snore-free night. Adjustable beds are no longer restricted to just hospitals, as they are rapidly making their way into people’s homes, with everyone from elite athletes through to our beloved seniors.
Hello Adjustable Beds; Bye Bye Snoring!
Snoring is probably the most common problem that disturbs sleep for many. While there may be many people giving you different advice, the most effective solution may be using an adjustable bed. In fact, adjustable beds offer benefits to relieve, many other common problems that disturb sleep, like Acid Reflux, acidity or heartburn, sleep apnea, lower back pains, and other joint pains and even better mental health. An adjustable bed may also help to improve the blood circulation in the body, thereby reducing common aches and pains. This also improves ones overall health and negates problems such as exhaustion and stress. Bad posture through the day and even while sleeping is another cause for many health problems. With an adjustable bed you can control your posture and ensure there’s no negative impact. So yes, adjustable beds can be extremely helpful for avoiding snoring along with many other health and sleep benefits. Adjustable beds can greatly enhance one’s sleep patterns and routines. People using adjustable beds are known to sleep better and wake up more refreshed. Don’t let snoring get in the way of your or other’s sleep!
For which symptoms should I get the adjustable bed?
If you or your loved one currently suffers from any of the health ailments such as broken and restless sleep, back pain, sinus, cold and hot feet, swelling in legs, neck, shoulder, hip or knee pain, reflux, arthritis, asthma, reduced mobility, hiatus hernia, diabetes, sleep apnea, fatigue during the day, fibromyalgia, fluid retention, stress and anxiety, or/ and respiratory problems, then you should definitely consider chatting with one of our customer service specialists about how the Sophie range of Premier Plus Adjustable Beds may be able to help.
Are adjustable beds dangerous?
Adjustable beds by Sophie use highly advanced technologies like the tri-layer dream foam mattress technology, LED under-bed lighting, USB connectivity & charging and advanced tablet control via our APP. Like our clients say, the Therapeutic Adjustable Beds help to manage sleep quality and the body positioning during sleep, which actually reduces dangers at the same time providing immeasurable rejuvenating effects, comfort, and pleasure.
Does the NDIS cover adjustable beds?
If you are a participant on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and have the budget available for assistive technology, then you may have your purchase with Sophie covered by your NDIS funds. In actual fact, being an approved supplier, we have helped many of our clients through the NDIS to purchase our range of therapeutic products.
How much assembly is needed for your adjustable beds?
Our adjustable beds come pre-assembled and require about 10 percent of assembly in the home. Assembly requirements include attachment of legs, mattress retainer bar and plugging the adjustable bed into a power outlet. For someone who has never assembled one of our adjustable beds before, this whole process will take less than 10 minutes, which excludes removing any existing bed or bed frame.
If you have opted to have our professional team install for you, expect them to be in your home for 25-40 minutes, which will include removing an existing bed and performing a product demonstration.
Do your adjustable beds come in different sizes?
The great thing about our range of premium adjustable beds is, one size does not fit all.
We offer Single, King Single, Queen, King & California King.
Call us today to discuss our different sizing.
Why are Adjustable Beds Better for Health?
Adjustable beds have gained huge popularity in recent years. Once only found in hospitals, over recent years everyone from elite athletes through to our mature population have upgraded their sleep with the vast array of Adjustable Beds now available. Here are some benefits generally associated with adjustable beds.
Comfort and Support
People often ignore comfort & support when it comes to our nighttime slumber. Sleeping on the wrong bed or a bed that has lost all support can place unnecessary pressure on your body, leading to long term issues. Awkward postures can do a lot of harm to your body, which can also cause great pain. Whether it's time to upgrade your existing bed or you're finally ready to prioritise your comfort, an adjustable bed may just be the perfect solution for you.
Promotes Improved Circulation
The circulatory system's strength is important to your overall health and well-being and can become more important during the night. In fact, the human body slows down during the night and the heart’s power to maintain circulation can be decreased. While a traditional bed has you sleep flat, adjustable beds allow you to change the angle at which you want to sleep or rest, which helps to promote better circulation. With Sophie, we pair our Premier Plus adjustable bed with a premium memory foam mattress which have been shown to assist with better circulation throughout the night. Lastly, whole-body vibration therapy, built into every Premier Plus adjustable bed, has been shown to significantly increase local area circulation.
Reduce Excess Fluid (Odema)
Whilst also assisting with cardiovascular circulation, clinical trials have also shown Whole Body Vibration Therapy may assist with improving the lymphatic circulatory system. One of the functions of the lymphatic circulatory system is homeostasis, which is commonly known as, regulating the amount of fluids our bodies retain. When our lymphatic system is put under pressure, swelling, traditionally in our extremities like our feet, ankles, and calves, occurs. If you or a loved one is suffering from excess fluid, using our range of therapeutic adjustable beds with built-in massage can help to alleviate the excess fluid.
Ease Aches and Pains
Our premium range of Premier Plus adjustable beds partnered with our luxurious memory foam mattresses may help to alleviate aches and pains whether they are from peak physical activities or due to our bodies just slowing down as we mature. Whole Body Vibration Therapy has also been shown to improve joint mobility.
Help Alleviate Acid Reflux
Adjustable beds also assist in preventing acid reflux which occurs when stomach acids enter into the esophagus. These acids on entering the esophagus can also create a nauseating sensation in the human body. However, adjustable beds allow you to sleep with a right tilt which prevents stomach acids from entering the esophagus and causing nausea.