Sleeping on an incline
Many medical professionals recommend sleeping on an incline to help relieve backache. Especially for people suffering with lower back pain, sleeping on a slight incline with extra support under the knees can help to take the pressure off the spine, making it easier to sleep.
Not only will an upper body incline and elevated knees effectively support the natural curve of the spine, it can also help to stimulate blood circulation and reduce inflammation of damaged tissue. If you sleep on your side, an adjustable bed can keep your spine properly aligned while in this position.
Supporting your back
Many people choose to use pillows to prop up the upper body or place under the knees, but this can cause an uneven amount of support and result in further discomfort in certain parts of the back. What’s more, most people move around while they sleep, meaning that they will often return to an unsupported position during the night. Investing in an adjustable bed offers a more long-term and reliable method of supporting your back while you sleep.
Reducing joint compression
These beds can also offer better support for people with spinal disorders by reducing joint compression, preventing you from feeling sore and stiff when you awake. An adjustable bed can also be helpful for patients who have undergone back surgery, as a flat mattress will often aggravate the problem and cause tension to build in pressure points.
Mobility benefits of an adjustable bed
If your back pain has affected your mobility, getting into and out of bed can be more of a challenge than it should be.
Electrical adjustable beds utilise innovative technology that can help to ease the transition from standing up to lying down – a movement which can be extremely difficult for people with back problems. With this added freedom, you can adjust, recline and raise your head to achieve your desired position, perfect for reading a book or watching TV.
What are the best adjustable beds for bad backs?
The best adjustable beds for bad backs don’t just contour to your body – they also have built-in features to help relieve those aches and pains. Our adjustable beds come with the option to build our revolutionary cyclo-therapy massage technology directly into the bed frame.
With a choice of easy-to-use massage settings, at the touch of a button you can receive a soothing back massage in bed to help you drift off at night. Alternatively, you can choose a higher setting to ease aches and pains if you want to increase your pain threshold and improve mobility issues.
Can the right adjustable bed position help sciatica?
Those who suffer from sciatica may find the resting positions offered by an adjustable help relieve their discomfort. Sleeping with your knees elevated raised is one position recommended to reduce the pain caused by sciatica. This position can easily be achieved with an adjustable bed.
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