Everything you need to know about Adjustable Beds
27 June 2019
If you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep, or if you suffer from an ailment which causes you discomfort at night, an electric adjustable bed is an excellent way to gain some much-needed relief. But there are many adjustable beds available on the market, so where do you start when it comes to buying one for yourself or a family member?
What is an adjustable bed?
An adjustable bed, as the name suggests, is a bed which allows the user to adjust their position, usually at the touch of a button. This feature can be used simply as a lifestyle enhancement, for instance, to sit more comfortably in bed while reading, or as mobility support, allowing the user to raise themselves to a sitting position before getting out of bed.
Who is an adjustable bed for?
As discussed earlier, an adjustable bed is for anyone who is looking for a good night’s sleep and greater comfort at night. However, an electric adjustable bed can also be used to provide mobility support for those who find it difficult to get in and out of bed, as well as help to overcome other medical conditions. The ability to adjust the position of the bed helps to ensure the user’s spine is properly supported and relieves pressure on the joints. It can also help with circulation and prevent acid reflux.
An occupational therapist is able to advise on whether an adjustable bed is suitable for your needs or not. You can find out how to get in touch with an Occupational Therapist on the NHS website. Once you have accessed an Occupational Therapist, they will be able to advise you on the options best suited to improve your mobility; they can then refer you through to our Healthcare furniture range at Rise & Recline Healthcare.
Features of an adjustable bed
Electric adjustable beds are available with a number of features, each of which offers a different benefit to the user. There are three areas of a bed which can be adjusted: the head, the foot and the height. Adjustable beds are available with all three, or a combination.
Adjustable beds are available in various sizes, so be sure to measure your space before purchasing, and can be purchased in a double as well, so you and your partner can adjust your position separately but still sleep together.
Additional features available for an adjustable bed include:
- Massage features
- Decorative headboards
- Grab rails and side rails for less mobile users
Buying an Electric Adjustable Bed
Before buying an adjustable bed, it’s important to measure the space available before purchasing your bed.
You also need to consider your reason for purchasing the bed as well as your future health, for instance, do you have a condition such as arthritis which is likely to worsen over time? This will help you determine which of the features will benefit you the most. You should consult a healthcare professional, such as your GP or occupational therapist to determine which of the features will offer the most benefit for any condition you might have.
At Rise and Recline Ltd. we specialise in the manufacture and supply of quality electric adjustable beds, tailor-made to the user’s requirements and specifications. Take a look at our range of adjustable beds to discover more about what we have to offer.