Just because you’ve always done something the same way doesn’t mean it’s the best way. Although people have been sleeping completely flat for thousands of years, there are an incredible number of perks to sleeping with your head and legs elevated. Think about it: if hospitals beds are on adjustable bases, there must be some health benefits to using them. Take a look at these compelling reasons to change things up and try sleeping on an adjustable base.
1. Pressure Relief
One of the biggest problems with the completely flat surface of traditional box springs or bed boards is their inability to disperse pressure that builds up in various areas of your body as you sleep. Your knees, hips, back and neck can all experience an accumulation of pressure that may cause:
- Tossing and turning
- Waking up unnecessarily
- Feeling stiff or sore when you get out of bed
When you use an adjustable base, the amount of pressure your body experiences is reduced and any pressure that does exist is evenly distributed to eliminate these issues.
2. Proper Sleep Posture
Poor sleep posture can cause discomfort as you sleep and even throughout the day since it can affect your back and neck muscles. One of the best ways to encourage your body to naturally assume a better sleep posture is to put it in an ergonomic position.
An adjustable base allows you to achieve such a position easily. Because you are not forced to choose a pre-programmed position but rather are able to raise or lower the base to your desired elevation, you can achieve the optimum ergonomic position for your body. This means your spine can be supported in the position of its natural curvature as you sleep, encouraging proper sleep posture and therefore a better night’s sleep.
3. Personalized Support
Having the ability to choose the angle of your legs and back gives you the incredible advantage of providing support to the areas where you need it most. Elevating your feet takes the pressure off the veins in your legs and allows them to somewhat empty out and recover. Elevating your head can provide immense relief from issues such as:
- Sinus pressure
- Acid reflux
- Sleep apnea
- Heart conditions
Figuring out the best elevation angles for both your head and legs can not only help you sleep much more comfortably but also improve your overall health.
4. Improved Circulation
Elevating your legs reduces the amount of blood in them, which allows for more efficient circulation. Pressure accumulation resulting from poor circulation can lead to:
- Varicose veins
- Blood clots
- Swelling of the feet and ankles
- Discolored patches of skin
Using an adjustable base is the most effective way to elevate your legs and improve your circulation as you sleep.
It only takes a few minutes of lying in an ergonomic position for you to feel the difference sleeping on an adjustable base could make in your life. Let a sleep expert at one of our Rest and Relax locations show you how to achieve your most comfortable sleep position. Experience for yourself the incredible impact of our most advanced adjustable base on your body. Rest & Relax can help you improve your sleep and your health one night at a time.