Do you sleep on a flat mattress? If so, you may be doing more harm than good for your body, and that stress can show up during the day. Tossing and turning at night and changing positions can put added pressure on your spine and legs, and staying awake in bed for more than 15 or 20 minutes due to sleeplessness can mean waking up without feeling refreshed.
However, there are a number of adjustable bed options today that can help resolve some or all of these issues for you. Here are five of the most surprising features found on today’s adjustable beds.
1. Mattress type
Adjustable mattresses are just as comfortable as some of the most popular flat mattresses out there today. From pillow top-style beds to adjustable memory foam beds, you can choose the level of comfort that you need from your sleeping experience.
2. Mattress size
Adjustable beds aren’t only twin beds like those you find in a hospital. In fact, today they are available for the home, too. Couples can sleep next to one another in a full, queen, or even king size adjustable bed.
3. Dual controls
Say that you and your partner have radically different needs while sleeping. Rather than keeping one partner up all night tossing and turning, both of you can adjust your own settings with dual controls. These controls can lift and lower both sides of a king or queen bed, so you can sleep exactly how you want to.
Do you get cold feet or hate to sleep with the furnace cranked up? Why not sleep in a heated bed instead? The heating option in adjustable beds can keep you comfortable on a cold night, and it can even help ease tension and may provide treatment for a number of medical conditions.
The comfort of an adjustable bed could even be a substitute for visiting a massage therapist. Beds that come with a massage feature can ease you to sleep.
All of these features are available in conjunction with one another, and when combined they can actually help provide treatment for certain medical conditions. Craftmatic® brand adjustable beds, for instance, can come equipped with optional heat and massage functions. These features can provide temporary relief from conditions such as low back pain, minor aches and pains due to muscular fatigue or overexertion, edema or swelling of the legs, poor local blood circulation of the legs, symptoms of hiatus hernia, nighttime heartburn, and symptoms of gastric reflux. The heating accessory on its own in an adjustable bed may provide temporary relief from mild arthritis and joint pain, as well as muscle pain associated with stress and tension. Your adjustable bed options, no matter which model you choose, all allow you to sleep in an upright position, which can reduce or ease light and occasional snoring.
Have more questions about buying an adjustable bed? Make sure to think about the adjustable bed options you can benefit from the most. You can leave a comment below for any general questions and suggestions related to adjustable beds.