Why You Need An Adjustable Base

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The benefits of an adjustable base are numerous. There are also several reasons why traditional mattresses (and sleep systems) may not be as suited for as good a night's sleep as an adjustable bed. One of the primary benefits of an adjustable sleep system is that it allows for ergonomically correct positioning, which allows for natural curvature of the spine during sleep. By promoting a healthy posture during sleep, many of the discomforts and problems that inhibit deep, restful sleep can be avoided.

Another disadvantage of traditional sleep systems is their lack of ability to evenly distribute pressure over the entire sleep surface. This increases strain on the heart by forcing your heart to work harder to take nourishing oxygen to your body through the bloodstream. An adjustable bed will allow you adjust the sleep surface to the angles that reduce strain on the heart and promote proper circulation. As an individual you have specific needs that can only be met with a custom, adjustable sleep system.

Because your body is not allowed to maintain proper posture when sleeping on a flat surface, tension on the muscles and joints is often increased. This greatly reduces the rest and recuperation that your muscles should experience during a full night of sleep. An adjustable bed allows you to provide proper, customized support to different areas of your body including: Neck and head, lower back, legs and knees, and your feet and ankles. Even with proper posture, sometimes-additional pillows such as a memory foam pillow, or cervical pillow, may compliment the benefit that you will receive from sleeping in an adjustable bed.

In summary, adjustable beds have an advantage over traditional, flat mattresses because they provide: healthy posture, pressure relief, proper circulation, and customized support. Other advantages include electric adjustment of bed angles, and even height with Hi-Low systems. This can be greatly beneficial to individuals and their caregivers because it allows for easier transfers and total access for patient lifts.

Now that you understand why adjustable beds are beneficial, here is a list of conditions for which adjustable beds are known to provide temporary or long-term relief:


Health Problem

Lower Back Pain

Neck and Shoulder Tension

Minor Aches and Pains

Pain from Arthritis

Asthma or other Breathing Problem

Acid Reflux

Swollen Legs or Feet

Back Pain/Neck Pain


Lack of joint mobility

Heart Problems

Comfort Benefits of Adjustable Beds

  • Relax in bed more comfortably
  • Massage benefits
  • Luxury/convenience
  • Customizable for couples

In addition to the health benefits mentioned, an adjustable base also offers creature comforts. Most people enjoy reading or watching TV while in bed and use a variety of pillows to prop themselves into an upright position, or experience uncomfortable strain on their back and arms. An adjustable bed eliminates this hassle by allowing the user to position themselves upright for reading, watching a movie, or enjoying breakfast in bed. You can also slip into a lounger position with knees slightly elevated.

More upgraded models often come with additional functions like massage, alarms, and even anti-snore controls. The massage is a vibration-based sensation that helps relax muscles and encourage circulation. Other types of features vary by model, but add to the comfort and luxury of your bedroom.

Couples can also benefit from adjustable beds that come in split models. Many brands offer split king and split queen bases on which each half operates independently. Thus, partners who have different needs and preferences can both be comfortable and sleep side-by-side as well.

Choosing The Right Adjustable Base

 Sure, it’s easy to look at photos and watch videos of an adjustable base, but you wont know it you like it unless you try it for yourself! So what are you waiting for? Visit one of our nearby locations to test out an adjustable base and feel the difference! 


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