Not so long ago, beds that could be adjusted into different positions were mostly found in hospitals or in the homes of those with higher incomes. Now almost anyone can enjoy the comfort and health benefits of these beds with electronic power bases. If you have difficulty sleeping or suffer from certain health conditions, visit a furniture store to purchase an adjustable bed for your home.
How They Work
Operated by a remote control, most adjustable power bases come with their own legs and can "sit" inside a standard bedstead. They eliminate the need for a frame and a box spring, so the price of those items can be applied to the cost of the power base. You can purchase a base that will raise the head and the foot of the mattress to increase your comfort and allow you to sleep more comfortable. They also offer a number of health benefits.
The adjustable bed is recommended for those with back conditions such as sciatica. You can adjust the bed so that it conforms to your body, relieving pressure on the spine and compressed nerves. For those who snore, raising the head of the adjustable bed will open the breathing passages and reduce or even eliminate the problem. The bed may even be helpful for sleep apnea. These beds improve circulation, especially if you raise your feet eight to twelve inches above your heart, a position recommended by health care professionals. Keeping your feet raised will also reduce swelling in your legs and feet.
If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease, doctors recommend that you raise the head of your bed by four to six inches, something an adjustable power base allows you to do with ease. In fact, any number of medical issues can be relieved by sleeping in an adjustable bed.
Almost any size bed will accommodate a power base, but if you share your bed with a partner, you will want to consider buying a split king model so that each of your has your own mattress and adjustable frame. They fit side by side in your king bedstead, so you get all the benefits of sleeping alone while still sharing a bed with your loved one.
Adjustable beds sales are growing rapidly, with 591,324 units shipped in 2013. The prices per unit are steadily dropping, so more people will be able to afford one and enjoy its many advantages. If you have trouble getting a good night's sleep, invest in an adjustable bed.