How To Use An Adjustable Bed For Back Pain?
Sleep is important in all of our lives. We need good rest in order to be able to continue the next day for tasks we have to do, or to just have a good day ahead. In Singapore, sleep deprivation is very real. Recent research shows that 4 in 10 Singaporean are not getting enough sleep. This can be difficult especially if you are suffering from back pain or joint pain. Sleeping on an adjustable bed can help with arthritis and various pains.
How can you use an adjustable bed for back pain?
The advantage of having an adjustable bed is that it allows the upper body to lie down at a slight incline of 30 to 45 degrees. It also allows the knees to bend at a slight angle.
An adjustable bed is a great companion to those who need to rest at a slight incline rather than a flat mattress. Those who need to rest with slight incline include sufferers of back or neck pain, or joint conditions such as shoulder arthritis or pain.
Body Conditions Benefiting From Adjustable Bed
For people suffering with osteoarthritis, waking up in the morning one often feels stiff and quite sore. Sleeping on an adjustable bed may provide better support by minimizing joint compression.
Sufferers of degenerative spondylolisthesis also benefit from adjustable beds. Sleeping in a reclining position with support under the knees can help reduce some pain or discomfort in the lower back.
Sleeping on a flat mattress is also uncomfortable for those with spinal stenosis as sufferers of this condition often feel more comfortable when bending forward instead of standing up straight. A reclining adjustable bed is a more comfortable choice to relieve pain from this condition.
Adjustable Beds To Choose From
Once an item only found in hospitals, adjustable beds are now sold in the market for home use. There are different types. Some come with the basic function of adjusting the incline of the bed.
Others, such as Sleepthetic™ Adjustable Bed Base comes with USB ports at each side of the bed. It also comes equipped with massage function and height adjustable metal legs. There is also a wireless and quiet remote control to adjust the bed base.
Adjustable bed bases come in king, queen and single size. It is best to test it out at the shop before purchase. Designs of adjustable beds vary but they all allow the individual to raise or lower the upper body and legs. This positioning can help in reducing back pain by reducing pressure on the lower back by supporting the knees.