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Sleep Health

Benefits Of An Adjustable Bed Base

    Last Updated
    May 17, 2023
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    Adjustable bed bases used to be found only in hospital rooms, but this is no longer the case. Adjustable bases are available for home use, and they bring many health benefits with them. Here are some of the top benefits of having an adjustable bed base in your bedroom.

    Alleviate Sleep Apnea, Asthma, and Snoring

    Sleep apnea, asthma, and snoring are all caused by breathing problems. Using an elevated mattress to raise the head takes the weight off the windpipe, allowing for better airflow while lying down.

    Ease Insomnia

    Pain and anxiety are some of the common causes of insomnia, leaving people tossing and turning throughout the night. Adjustable bed frames have several different positions available, making it possible to get the most comfortable, restful position.

    Enhance Circulation

    Your blood pressure already starts to drop while you’re asleep, but you can help the process along by setting up your bed frame to further reduce pressure. Certain position levels can help enhance blood and oxygen flow for those with circulatory issues.

    Lighten Leg Swelling

    Whether you have a leg injury, are pregnant or ill, or work on your feet all day, it’s best to keep your legs elevated to prevent swelling. When your legs lie level and inert it can cause more pain, but an adjustable bed makes it easy to keep your legs elevated, without having to worry about slipping off your carefully constructed pillow pile.

    Further Independence

    For those with impaired mobility, it can be tough to get in and out of bed. Raising one end of the mattress provides ready support for standing up or lying down in bed without help.

    Lessen Acid Reflux and Heartburn

    You don’t need to eat before sleeping to be affected by acid reflux or heartburn and lying on your back allows an easy path for stomach acid to move up the esophagus. Raising the head while sleeping can help keep stomach acid in place, giving you both better digestion and a better night’s sleep.

    Relieve Arthritis and Chronic Pain

    Sleeping on a traditional mattress makes it easy to put unnecessary pressure on your joints, and the resulting pain is even worse for those with arthritis and chronic pain. With an adjustable bed, it’s easy to find the right position to fall asleep and to stay comfortable throughout the night and to ease pain during the day. Raising and lowering the mattress beneath the legs in the morning can also help stimulate blood flow.

    Reduce Back Pain

    Lying flat on your back doesn’t always give your back the support it needs to be comfortable throughout the night. You can adjust a movable bed frame to match the curve of the body as closely as possible, easing pain and helping improve conditions like sciatica.

    Enhance Lifestyle

    Whether you’re staying in bed to rest and recover, or you like to read before going to sleep, you know how difficult it can be to position the perfect pile of pillows and keep it in place. An adjustable bed frame turns your bed into a recliner with ease, enhancing comfort and taking away back, neck, and shoulder pain.

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    About the authors

    Cecilia Gillen

    Cecilia brings over five years of writing experience primarily centered around lifestyle and health topics. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Journalism from the University of South Dakota. She’s both an advocate for sleep and a night owl at heart.

    Brooke Reynolds
    Senior Product Manager of Bases and Smart Comfort

    Brooke Reynolds is a Senior product manager of bases and smart comfort at Purple. She's passionate about designing bases specifically to support Purple mattresses and educating customers on how adjustable bases can improve sleep, provide targeted support and enhance your bedtime routine.