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Adjustable beds can help with Acid Reflux and muscle aches – by Abigail Franks

0 Comments 01 December 2010

Almost everyone has seen and knows about adjustable beds. These are the kind of beds used in hospitals that have all the adjustments to allow for maximum comfort. Although some can be adjusted manually, most beds in use today are electrically operated by the user.
There are many reasons why you should consider an adjustable bed.
COMFORT: As we age, our sleeping preferences change. Some people prefer several pillows to raise their head. Others place pillows under their knees to relieve back stress. An adjustable bed removes the limitations of using pillows to put your body in a comfortable position. A simple push of a few buttons and your bed is set to it’s most comfortable position.
USABILITY: Bedrooms have changed a lot over the years becoming not only a place to sleep but a get away oasis for many. Many master bedrooms are now equipped with full sized televisions and even entertainment centers. The latest in master suite designs also add a fireplace for that romantic though practical touch. Watching that television or enjoying the fireplace however can be uncomfortable from a typical flat bed. The reason is that a flat bed only allows for a single position.
An adjustable bed allows full range of motion that can put you in the most comfortable position to actually enjoy your bedroom retreat. Watching television or enjoying the fireplace is easily accomplished by adjusting your bed to a reclining position. Your bed can literally become the most comfortable chair in the house for watching TV, reading or just relaxing.
BETTER SLEEP: Unlike typical flat beds, an adjustable bed can be adjusted to match your most comfortable sleeping position. Backaches disappear and there’s no need for those pillows under your legs to straighten out your spine.

One of the most rapidly growing ailments for many of us is Acid Reflux disease. Acid reflux is caused by the flap between the esophagus and stomach not sealing completely. In a flat bed, this condition may allow stomach acid to back up into the esophagus and throat, giving a sense of choking or drowning. It’s also most unpleasant as it also usually ends up causing a deep burning sensation of the esophageal lining.

One successful method to limit this condition while sleeping is to use gravity. By raising your head, the sloping position limits the ability of stomach acid to travel back up the esophagus, thereby limiting the sleep disruption capacity of the disease. Instead of trying to prop several pillows up to keep your head raised, an adjustable bed makes it easy and much more comfortable to sleep.

So in the end, if you enjoy your bedroom as a personal retreat or just want a better, more comfortable nights sleep, then consider an adjustable bed.

Abigail Franks writes on many subjects having to do with home, family, and travel. For more information on adjustable beds visit the site at

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