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9 of your adjustable bed questions answered

Upgrading your bed to an adjustable one can pose many questions in your mind. This is why we thought we would share the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions! Take a look:

1.      Can you use any mattress with an adjustable bed?

In short, no, you can’t use any mattress with an adjustable bed. We do however offer a choice of two mattresses with all of our adjustable beds, both of which can offer you maximum comfort and suit your specific needs.

Sensapaedic Mattress:

The Sensapaedic mattress moulds itself to your body, offering maximum support to your back whilst cradling your hips and shoulders to reduce pressure points. Here are some of its key features:

  • 7-inch-thick advanced polymer technology to follow your bodies contours like no other mattress does
  • Responds to your weight and your bodies movements, providing ultimate support and comfort all night long
  • Anti-allergenic treatment which suppresses dust mites and prevents the formation of bacteria

Pocket Comfort Mattress:

The Pocket Comfort mattress has a responsive design with incredible comfort. It’s parallel spring formation in the head and foot sections provides additional and gentle support to these areas.

  • 9 inches thick to provide you with complete comfort and support at all times
  • Its springs are covered with layers of soft, non-allergenic polyester fibre and then covered again with hard-wearing damask ticking
  • The mattress is then tufted in the traditional manner, this ensures that the generous filling remains in place throughout the lifespan of the mattress

Find out more about our mattresses here.

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2.      Do adjustable beds damage mattresses?

If you are using a mattress that is compatible with your adjustable bed then it will not become damaged. We do however recommend changing your mattress every 5 years to ensure that you are provided with maximum comfort all night long.

3.      Is it healthy to sleep on an adjustable bed?

Sleeping on an adjustable bed can offer you an abundance of health benefits including:

Temporary relieving back pain:

By moulding to the natural ‘S’ shape of your spine, pressure is relieved from your back. If you regularly wake up suffering from a stiff or aching back, an adjustable bed could help you. Painful conditions such as sciatica can also be temporarily improved by sleeping on an adjustable bed too.

Alleviating sleep apnoea and snoring:

Snoring happens predominantly when you are lying flat on your back, as additional weight is being put onto your windpipe. When you sleep with your head slightly raised, weight is reduced from the windpipe thus reducing snoring.

Temporary relief of arthritic pain:

An adjustable bed frame can help to temporarily relieve pain caused by arthritis. This is because the mattress can be adjusted to take weight off of your problem areas, enabling you to be more comfortable. Of course, the bed can also be adjusted to make it easier for you to get into and out of it too.

Lessen acid reflux symptoms:

No matter how early you eat your dinner, you can still sometimes be struck with heartburn and acid reflux. By sleeping with your head inclined, acid can be kept in your stomach, and it is less likely to come up your oesophagus into your throat.

There are more health benefits from sleeping on an adjustable bed too. If you want to find out more about them, request a free brochure here!

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4.      What are the advantages of an adjustable bed?

As well as the above health benefits, there are many other advantages of sleeping on an adjustable bed. These include:

Independence:

Adjustable beds allow you to adjust yourself into a comfortable sleeping position at the simple touch of a button, without the need for assistance from anybody else

Convenience:

Adjustable beds allow you to have complete control over your sleeping position. If you have a partner, dual adjustable beds can allow you both to find sleeping positions that are perfect for you. You can do this without any disturbance. On top of this, you have the convenience of being able to sit up to watch TV in bed without having to use any pillows to prop you up!

Improved sleep:

Needless to say, an adjustable bed can be the key ingredient to getting a better night’s sleep. They offer you ultimate comfort all night long, meaning that you can finally wake up feeling refreshed again!

5.      Do adjustable beds need special sheets?

No, any bed sheets can be used on an adjustable bed as long as they fit the size of the bed. Adjustable bed sheet fasteners can be purchased and used to keep your bed sheets secure when your bed is adjusted. This helps to prevent the sheets from bulking in the middle, and moving away from the edges of the mattress.

6.      Is an adjustable bed good for back pain?

Back pain can be a great cause of insomnia, and sleeping on a flat mattress can simply add to your discomfort. Conventional beds don’t contour to the natural curve of your spine like an adjustable bed can.

Often if you suffer from back pain, you may feel more comfortable in an inclined position. An adjustable bed allows you to sleep and rest with your upper body inclined. This helps to offer additional support to your spine, and therefore can temporarily relieve back pain.

Massage can also be a great temporary reliever of back pain, which is why we give you the option of an in-built massage system when you purchase an adjustable bed. At the touch of a button, you can enjoy a full body massage or one that concentrates on one of five parts of your body!

Take a look at our blog post on how an adjustable bed can help to temporarily relieve back pain here.

7.      Are adjustable beds good for side sleepers?

Adjustable beds are great for side sleepers. Adjusting the top and bottom sections of your adjustable bed helps to maintain alignment of your spine, alleviating pressure from your hips, neck and shoulders. As well as providing temporary positional relief from aches and pains, the side sleeping adjustable bed positions can help to temporarily reduce symptoms of acid reflux and heartburn, ultimately allowing you to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing night’s sleep.

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8.      Is it okay to sleep with your legs elevated?

Sleeping with your legs elevated 6 to 12 inches above your heart can offer you many health benefits. Firstly, pressure is reduced from your legs, helping to temporarily relieve aches and pains. It also helps to reduce the risk of inflammation and promotes blood flow throughout your body.

An adjustable bed allows you to easily find a sleeping position where your legs are elevated that enables you to enjoy a comfortable night’s rest.

9. Is it better to sleep with your head elevated?

There is an abundance of health benefits from sleeping with your head elevated. These stem from the fact that your breathing passages are opened, helping to ease suffering of illnesses such as heart disease, acid reflux and post nasal drip.

Sleeping with your head elevated in an adjustable bed is a comfortable and permeant solution to snoring and sleep apnoea. You may currently stack pillows on your bed in an attempt to keep your head elevated to reduce snoring. Although this solution works temporarily, it can become uncomfortable over time due to the increased pressure on your neck and back. Find out more about how an adjustable bed can help to prevent snoring here.

Do you have any more questions?

If you’d like to find out more about our adjustable beds or if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 0800 854 330! Or, click here to request your free brochure!