Sleep. It is something we all need but can never seem to get enough of. Despite doing this same activity night after night, year after year from our first days of birth, many cannot master the art of getting a restful night’s sleep without interruptions in their sleep pattern. Many have tried everything to improve their quality of sleep. From fancy pillows and expensive mattresses to snoring aids and sleeping supplements, trial and error has become a consistent way of life as we strive to find the cure for our sleep issues.
Whether you have sleep struggles or not, an adjustable bed offers a sleep experience unlike any other bed you have ever slept on. An adjustable bed is a multi-hinged bed frame that can lift your upper body and lower body both at the same time or independently of each other. Controlled by a remote, this bed frame can place your body in multiple positions until you find your ideal comfort setting for both lounging and sleeping. This article focuses on the many benefits of an adjustable bed as well as a look into Spoon, a leader in adaptive sleep systems.
Benefits of an Adjustable Bed
There are numerous benefits to using an adjustable bed frame including alleviating back pain, reducing swelling, and improving circulation. Often times before one goes to sleep they spend some time in their bed reading or watching TV. They are usually sitting up in an uncomfortable position that is causing long-term problems to their back and neck. Instead of trying to place pillows to prop yourself up, an adjustable bed can be inclined to reach your desired position while preventing and eliminating injury and discomfort. Additionally, while going to sleep for the night, an adjustable bed can be laid flat for a traditional sleeping position or inclined to provide further benefits.
People who have already experienced an adjustable bed know a main factor in investing in one is for its pain-relieving properties. In addition to general body pains, adjustable beds have been reported to alleviate:
- back problems
- neck issues
- shoulder pains
- spinal stenosis
- degenerative spondylolisthesis
- leg cramps
- swollen legs
- restless leg syndrome
- sinus/allergy problems
- acid reflux
- heart/circulation problems
An adjustable bed also helps to distribute weight more evenly. Depending on your sleeping position, various pressure points can be pinched by your own body weight, causing sharp and uncomfortable pains. Even getting out of bed can be a chore for some that deal with body aches and pains.
Going from a prone position to a sitting position to a standing position requires the use of several muscles from your neck and back to even your arms. By simply lifting the head end of your adjustable bed, you no longer have to strain and exert energy to pull your upper body up. Lay back and enjoy the ride until you are raised up enough to easily exit your bed without a struggle.
Improved Overall Health
In addition to reducing pain, an adjustable bed can improve your overall health in several ways. By raising the head and legs of your adjustable bed, you can increase circulation which in turn helps reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Likewise, many individuals struggle with swelling in their extremities. Edema, or swelling as a result of excess fluid accumulation in the body tissues can lead to lower leg pain which can disrupt sleep patterns. Medical recommendations show that elevating your legs above your heart can provide immediate relief. With an adjustable base, you can now raise the bottom of your bed so your legs are more erect and blood is more evenly distributed throughout the rest of your body.
Independent Sleeping from Your Partner
After years and years of marriage or partnership, sleeping night after night in the same bed, many couples have determined they are no longer able to sleep soundly next to their bedmate for a variety of reasons. Countless couples have resorted to sleeping in separate bedrooms so they can actually get a good night’s sleep. This can contribute to placing a strain on marriages and couples growing further apart. An adjustable bed with the split function may offer the solution many couples have been looking for.
No two people sleep alike. An adjustable base is the only option that can give two separate people a completely independent sleeping experience while in the same bed. Couples in the early 1900’s had the right idea: separate beds! Other than that being the cultural norm during that time period, separate beds were also seen as a healthier sleeping option for partners. A split base allows for two people to completely customize their sleeping position without affecting the other person.
Is one of you a night owl while the other is an early bird? No problem. With the split option of an adjustable bed, one individual can lay their side of the bed flat while the other remains inclined while reading, watching tv, working on their laptop, etc. Even making slight adjustments to one’s sleeping position throughout the night won’t disturb your bed mate. The split base uses two twin mattresses essentially giving each person their own bed while still sleeping as a couple. Two remotes are included with your split base so each person can create their ideal lounging or sleeping scene.
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, about 90 million Americans suffer from snoring activity during sleep. Although it is not uncommon for many individuals to snore, it is not normal. Snoring can be caused by a number of factors including allergies, dry air, weight gain, smoking, alcohol use, medications, aging, sinus issues, sleep deprivation, or sleeping positions. Back sleepers are more likely to experience snoring; however, making slight adjustments such as inclining the head of your adjustable bed will help decrease snoring and promote better, undisturbed sleep. With an adjustable bed, you can sleep with your head raised which will open your airway and reduce pressure on the throat muscles that create blockages.
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To help find your ideal comfort level, many people rely on numerous pillows that are placed in various positions to help them remain asleep throughout the night. Some like several pillows under their head, some prefer pillows under their knees, some can’t sleep without a pillow in between their legs, and side sleepers need the support of a body pillow next to them.
The use of a collection of pillows can become more of a hassle at night than a convenience. As you change positions in the night, you must now move your pillows with you. Repositioning your pillows as you switch from one side to the other and back can turn into a major frustration and drag you further out of your sleep.
With the infinite positions an adjustable bed offers, there is no need for your bed to be cluttered and crowded with multiple pillows. Instead, you can now raise the head, the legs, or both to create the position that you used to design with all of your pillows. Now, you can just choose your favorite pillow or two, and eliminate the others, freeing up more space in your bed for yourself and your sleeping partner.
New pillows can make all the difference in your sleeping habits. The Fabulous Down Pillows are premium pillows with a combination of down and feathers to provide the ultimate support for your head and neck. You’ll be asleep in minutes once your head hits these pillows and quickly find a comfortable position without having to adjust or fluff. The natural cover is soft and protective and can be used as a reusable travel tote with a convenient top handle. These pillows are available in both queen and king sizes.
Why The Spoon Sleep Adjustable Base
The Spoon Sleep 900 Adjustable Base is the easiest bed you will ever put together. Unlike traditional bed frames that come in a million pieces with complicated instructions, no tools are required and assembly is beyond easy when you receive a Spoon base. This adjustable bed already comes put together and all that is necessary is unfolding it, screwing on the legs, and connecting the brackets with a simple pin. After plugging your base into a power source, putting batteries in the remote, and putting your Spoon Sleep Mattress on the base, it is ready to use.
Moving your Spoon adjustable bed to your desired position is almost silent with the whisper-quiet lift system. You and your partner will not be disturbed by each other making any adjustments through the night. There are several options to move your bed into the position of your choice. The first is utilizing the zero-gravity button on the remote. With this one-press button, the top and bottom will raise synchronously to put your body in a feeling of weightlessness. This preset position aligns the body into a perfect angle that takes the pressure off your back and prevents strain on your neck.
If you want a little more or little less, the base will easily adjust to your liking. By using the wireless remote, you can make small adjustments to both the upper and lower halves of your body until you are in your desired position. Aside from raising your head and legs to get into a comfortable position for reading or watching tv, an elevated head position can be helpful at night if you snore or experience trouble breathing.
In addition to being able to control your head and foot adjustability, this bed also has a 3D-Wave massage feature with three intensity levels and a timer. Yes, you read that right. This bed gives you a massage! Have you ever in your dreams (pun intended) thought that you could be laying in your bed at the end of a long day getting a relaxing massage with the push of a button? Although it seems simple, there are many benefits to a vibrational massage, not just to your body but to your mind as well.
There is a vibrating massage mechanism at both the head of the bed as well as the foot of the adjustable bed that can be used simultaneously or one at a time with your preferred level of power. The vibration from the Spoon Sleep 900 Adjustable Base will help to relax your muscles which aids in pain reduction. Vibrating massage can also help improve blood flow and decrease sensitivity. For your mental wellbeing, this sensation allows for complete relaxation of your mind and can even promote positive feelings. By resting on a vibrating massage, your psychological stress may be eliminated and serotonin may be produced which in turn will give you feelings of happiness and ease.
You can also let a gentle vibration help you fall asleep quicker or dive into a deeper sleep. The lowest setting is perfect for drifting off to sleep as it mimics soft sounds and movements that typically lull people to a restful or sleeping state. With the timer function, you can set it and forget it as it will automatically shut off after 15, 30, or 45 minutes without disrupting your sleep.
An added perk is that in many cases you can keep your existing furniture. The slim profile of the Spoon Sleep 900 Adjustable Base will fit into a majority of bed frames with small alterations allowing you to continue using the bed you already had. Additionally, this adjustable bed can be connected to a variety of headboards with the headboard bracket attachments. However, the modern design of the gray fabric upholstery that comes standard with the Spoon bases also provides a clean and contemporary look if you choose to use the base as-is.
Bed height is also customizable as the legs can be adjusted to three different heights. If you are used to a taller bed or prefer a lower height, Spoon lets you achieve that option which many bed frames do not. All bases also include a nightlight under the adjustable bed to illuminate the surrounding area of your bed with a soft, white glow.
Although an adjustable base will forever change the way you sleep, a good foundation for accomplishing this begins with the mattress. If you are putting an old, lumpy mattress on a new base, you won’t fully be able to experience the best sleep you can get. Experts recommend that you replace your mattress approximately every 7-10 years. If the time has come to update your sleeping surface, complete your sleep system with the Spoon Sleep Mattress. Spoon’s one-of-a-kind mattress is unlike any other mattress on the market.
Combining high-density foam with Spoon’s exclusive support pillars, the Spoon Sleep Mattress allows your body of any weight or shape to contour evenly throughout the mattress while providing alleviating pressure point management. The comfort rating of the Spoon Mattress finds itself on the firm side for a reason. Mattresses that are too soft typically result in misaligned backs while a firmer surface responds better to the alignment of your back.
With the climate touch cover, your body’s heat will naturally dissipate, preventing overheating and night sweats, allowing hot sleepers to feel relief and remain cooler at night. Likewise, cold sleeper’s body temperatures are also regulated and sleep more comfortably as well. This unique cover creates a “cool-side-of-the-pillow” feeling that remains consistent throughout the night. Additionally, the foam material uses an open cell structure that allows for a high level of airflow.
The Spoon Sleep Mattress comes in every size bed and is delivered right to your door compressed in a box easily manageable with a couple of people. After opening, your new mattress will quickly be ready to use after filling to its regular shape. All Spoon Mattresses are covered by a 10-year warranty should a defect or issue arise. Customize your new mattress with more Spoon Accessories including pillows, mattress protectors, sheets, and comforters. Shipping and returns on the adjustable bed, mattresses, and accessories are always free.
If you have never done research about an adjustable bed and their many benefits, we encourage you to explore how a Spoon adjustable base and mattress can completely transform your sleeping experience. There are many adjustable bases on the market but none like the Spoon Sleep System. They have made it a point to think of every detail that is important to achieving a good night’s sleep. From the look and design to the functions and options, you will actually look forward to getting into your new bed and feel recharged and rested each morning, a priceless feeling in both parenthood and adulthood in general.
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Sources: American Sleep Apnea Association