How do adjustable beds work?

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    Are you finding it difficult to get in and out of bed? Or do you often experience an uncomfortable night’s sleep? Then an adjustable bed could be exactly what you need.

    So, how exactly do adjustable beds work? Adjustable Beds work by providing a surface that adapts to your individual sleep postures, helping you (and your partner) to sleep soundly. Controlled with an easy-to-use handset, you can raise and lower each section of the bed, via its near-silent electric motors.

    Some Adjustable Bed bases consist of only one lever action in the internal bed frame. In order to give you the most flexibility, Willowbrook adjustable beds work using a 5-lever action to help find that comfortable position. Each action is constructed by using 37 individual rubber-mounted slats.

    With each section moving separately, it provides support to the mattress and more importantly, you! This gives you a number of options for finding the most comfortable position for getting a great night’s sleep.

    Willowbrook Electric Adjustable beds are designed to help you find that ideal position for a perfect night’s sleep. This means you’ll not only experience incredible support and comfort all night long, but you’ll also wake up feeling completely refreshed too.

    How does an adjustable bed control work?

    An adjustable bed can be moved into various positions, via the buttons on the hand control.

    Press the appropriate buttons to raise and lower the bed into the most comfortable position. An adjustable bed is infinitely variable for you to find the best position to relax in.

    When you wish to get out of the bed, push the raise back button. The bed will gently lift you to a secure upright position allowing easy movement out of the bed.

    Why move your body to suit your bed, when you can move your bed to suit your body?

    How do adjustable beds work?

    Years of research have shown us that achieving the correct support and sleeping position are essential for a good nights rest. It can also help to provide temporary positional relief of aches, pains and joint problems.

    Willowbrook Mobility Direct has developed a range of Adjustable Beds that help to distribute your weight evenly and find that ideal position for a perfect night’s sleep.

    Selecting Your Perfect Adjustable Bed Mattress

    Having the correct support for your spine is imperative for deep and comfortable sleep.

    Mattress quality is vital for the immediate and long term condition of your spine.

    When you choose a Willowbrook adjustable bed, in addition to its flexible five part base, you have the option to select from two mattresses, to suit your specific comfort needs:

    The Sensapaedic® Mattress

    Anti-allergenic, with a zip-off, washable cover for easy care

    • Sink into the soft supple padding of the Sensapaedic Mattress and feel immediately at ease
    • The Sensapaedic® mattress shapes itself to your body, supporting the hollow in the small of your back, whilst cradling the hips and shoulders to reduce pressure points
    • Especially designed for use with our beds, this 8” thick Advanced Polymer Technology (APT) mattress follows the contours of the bed base like no other mattress.
    • Responding independently to your weight and body movement, the mattress material provides excellent support whilst being supremely comfortable.

    The Pocket Mattress

    A reassuring blend of comfort and support

    • Pocket Comfort Mattresses are universally recognised as providing excellent levels of comfort and support.
    • At 7” thick, a honeycomb arrangement of cloth-pocketed springs prevent any ‘bottoming out’ (a problem for other bed makers).
    • The parallel spring formation in the head and foot sections provides additional and gentle support to those areas.
    • The springs are covered with layers of soft, non-allergenic polyester fibre and then covered with hard-wearing damask ticking.

    How Could an Adjustable Bed Benefit Me?

    Adjustable beds offer a number of advantages compared to a normal bed, which make them an increasingly popular choice. An adjustable bed would be perfect for you if you would like to:

    • Relax in bed more comfortably
    • Improve your sleep
    • Get in and out of bed safely and independently
    • Enjoy therapeutic benefits of massage
    • Wake up feeling refreshed

    Adjustable beds can also be helpful to people with a variety of different medical conditions including arthritis, back ache, sciatica, circulatory problems and breathing difficulties (among may others).

    Adjustable Bed Sleeping Positions

    Your body and spine are curved not flat. If you sleep on a flat mattress, gaps are created between your body and the mattress and you are left without support in those areas.

    As a result, your own muscles will need to provide the support, meaning increased fatigue and aches and pains on waking – if you get to sleep at all that is!

    Adjustable beds work by allowing you to achieve a sleeping position that provides the correct support to your body and spine. Plus an adjustable bed helps to distribute weight evenly across your body, thereby avoiding pressure sores – especially important if, through illness, injury or disability, you spend long periods in bed.

    Side Sleeping

    side sleeping
    • The side sleeping position provides great comfort for those who wish to sleep on their side.
    • By adjusting the top and bottom section of your adjustable bed, the spine can maintain alignment, which alleviates pressure on areas of your body, such as your hips.
    • As well as providing temporary position relief of aches and pains, the side sleeping position is helpful for those who suffer from conditions such as heartburn and gastric reflux.

    Feet Raised

    • After a long day, there is no better way to soothe your aching feet and legs than putting your feet up in bed.
    • For those who are troubled by swollen legs or feet , temporary positional relief may be enjoyed by raising the foot section of the bed.
    • Raising your legs independently of the rest of your body helps to move fluid away from your feet, offering some temporary relief.

    Contour Position

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    • Your spine is curved, yet a traditional bed is flat.
    • By adjusting the bed, the common foetal position can be assumed, by lying on your back, not your side; this means that the body is totally and evenly supported.
    • Pressure points are minimised and the result is total relaxation for mind and body.

    Head and Feet Raised

    Head and feet raised
    • Useful for people with mobility issues who struggle to get in and out of bed.
    • By using the control to put the back and feet sections up, you can easily swing your legs across so you’ll find it much easier to get in and out of bed.
    • The head and feet raised position is also ideal for having a relaxing read of your favourite book or watching television in the comfort of your bed.

    Add to your comfort…

    With our range of thoughtful optional extras, you can add the touches, which will complement your lifestyle and enhance your adjustable bed experience.

    In-built massage system

    Enhance your relaxation experience by adding the massage system. With finger-light controls for ease, choose from a full body massage, or focus attention on one of five specific areas of your body. Find out more.

    How do adjustable beds work?

    Stylish bedside tables

    Some of our beds have matching bedside tables, so you can complete the look in style.

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    Handy USB charging socket

    Built discreetly into the side of your bed, this offers you a convenient place to charge your phone or tablet.

    Reassuring night-time motion sensor lighting

    Under-bed lighting senses your movement and lights your way.

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