Seven (7) Benefits of an adjustable bed

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An adjustable bed allows you to easily change the angle of the head or foot of the bed by using an electronic remote. You can change your position at any time as required. This functionality has many benefits for people suffering from a range of medical conditions providing relief from pain and discomfort. Some of the many conditions that can be helped by the use of an adjustable bed include:

  • Respiratory/breathing problems
  • Circulation/heart
  • Gastrointestinal/heart burn and acid reflux
  • Pressure/pain
  • Oedema/swelling of the limbs
  • Restricted mobility and
  • Comfort and relaxation.

How can an adjustable bed help me with my breathing?

An adjustable bed allows you to raise both the head and foot of your bed to whatever position is comfortable for you. Often people with breathing difficulties try and raise themselves at the top of the bed using multiple pillows. Inevitably the pillows shift and you spend half the night trying to maintain a comfortable position. With an adjustable bed you only need one relatively thin pillow and many people don’t use one at all.

I have to take care of my heart

Many people suffering from a heart condition may be advised to sleep with their upper body elevated. Heart failure -the inability of the heart muscle to pump blood effectively can lead to shortness of breath. Shortness of breath can be a much bigger problem if sleeping in a horizontal position. Elevation of the head of the bed can help reduce this problem and assist the heart with its work of circulating oxygenated blood around the body. An adjustable bed allows you to easily and comfortably adjust the angle of both the top and bottom of your bed to facilitate ease of breathing and to minimise any strain on your heart.

I suffer from heartburn at night

An adjustable bed will help with heart burn or acid reflux. Having the upper body slightly elevated (up to about 150mm or 6”) prevents acid escaping from the stomach into the base of the oesophagus. If this occurs, the very unpleasant symptoms of heartburn or acid reflux can keep you awake at night. Heart burn is usually less of a problem through the day as you are upright and gravity assists in preventing the escape of acid into the oesophagus.

I have problems with my circulation especially to my legs and feet

An adjustable bed lets you elevate your legs and feet to above the level of your heart. You can comfortably lie down and ‘put your feet up’. A number of people suffer from heavy and swollen legs, ankles and feet. Raising the lower limbs and feet assists with circulation of the lower extremities and the return of blood to the heart and lungs for re-oxygenation.

‘Put your feet up’ and let your adjustable bed assist your body to remove excess fluid that has accumulated in your lower extremities.

I suffer from chronic pain

An adjustable bed is of great benefit to anyone suffering from chronic pain, for example shoulder, arm, back, hip or lower limb pain. As there is a 90 degree range of adjustment for the head of the bed and about a 60 degree range of adjustment for the foot of the bed, you have almost unlimited possibilities for change of position to avoid any particular pressure point.

An adjustable bed will help alleviate those ‘aches and pains’ and provide you with a better night’s sleep.

Ease of getting in and out of bed and restricted mobility

EasyCare adjustable beds are made in Australia. The head of the bed is capable of moving to an upright position of 90 degrees, bringing the person in the bed to a sitting position. If you have difficulty getting yourself upright to get out of bed, you just raise the head of the bed to the required position. Then you can move your legs over to the side and exit the bed.

Remember it is always important to lower the base of the bed before getting out. This avoids strain on the lower part of the bed as well as ensures you have a flat surface from which to exit.

Relax and enjoy life!

Senior couple laughing while using digital tablet in bedroom

Finally, an adjustable bed will provide you with hours of relaxation in a comfortable and secure place. Watch television, read a book or work on one of your favourite puzzles. As we grow older we are less active. We spend approximately one third of our life sleeping, so why not be comfortable?

As EasyCare manufactures its own beds you can also select from a range of mattresses made specifically for adjustable beds. Choose from the popular zoned pocket spring mattress range. Latex mattresses and memory foam mattresses are also available, but not as well suited for anyone with difficulty moving in, out, or about their bed.

 

Seven (7) Benefits of an adjustable bed

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Evoflexbed Articles|

An adjustable bed allows you to easily change the angle of the head or foot of the bed by using an electronic remote. You can change your position at any time as required. This functionality has many benefits for people suffering from a range of medical conditions providing relief from pain and discomfort. Some of the many conditions that can be helped by the use of an adjustable bed include:

FAQs – Mattresses

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Evoflexbed Articles|

What is the best type of mattress for anyone with restricted mobility? Anyone with restricted mobility will benefit the most from a comfortable and supportive mattress. The zoned pocket spring mattress with a reinforced edge is best. The firmness provides the support required to assist you getting in and out of the bed as well as changing position once in the bed.

Pocket Spring Mattress Technology

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Evoflexbed Articles|

One of the more difficult things to find is a mattress that is both comfortable as well as supportive. Over time various types of mattresses have come in and out of vogue. We have travelled from ‘Grandma’s feather bed’ to contemporary modern technology producing Tempur or memory foam mattresses, with a number of different mattress styles in between. Spring mattresses have been around since the mid 1850s with the first coil spring construction for bedding introduced in 1865 and the first innerspring mattress being invented in 1871 by Heinrich Westphal. Innerspring mattresses were built to handle body mass, but not body pressure points, especially the shoulders and the hips. Most mattresses actually resist pressure points

FAQs – Adjustable Beds

By | March 9th, 2018|Categories: Evoflexbed Articles|

What is an adjustable bed? Is every bed marketed as ‘adjustable’ really ‘adjustable’? What is a hi-low bed? What should you look for when buying an adjustable bed? What is the best type of mattress for an adjustable bed? Is massage beneficial in an adjustable bed? Is a wireless remote better than a cord remote? Are adjustable beds the same size as ordinary beds? Read this article to learn the answers to these questions...

Alternating Pressure Care Mattresses and the Waterlow Method

By | March 8th, 2018|Categories: Evoflexbed Articles|

The Waterlow Method, developed by clinical nurse teacher Judy Waterlow in 1985 is one of several ways of assessing an individual’s risk of developing pressure injury. Pressure injuries most commonly occur on the bony prominences of the body such as the elbows, heels, hips and the lower back. Any person who is incapable of moving about every 20 minutes or so is at risk of developing pressure injuries.

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