Do you get enough sleep? If you are like most American adults, the answer to that question is, “no.” Some at the Harvard Medical School estimate that nearly a quarter of us have insomnia and it costs the United States economy about $63 billion a year in lost productivity. More than 91% of people surveyed said they get up at least once every night for some reason. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that between 50 and 70 million American adults suffer from some sort of chronic sleep and wakefulness ailment. No matter where you go in the United States, people are having problems sleeping. For many, switching from a traditional mattress to electric beds may be the answer.
Adjustable Beds Are Great for People with Digestive Disorders
Do you suffer any kind of heartburn or gastric reflux? If you have an ulcer or have any other problems with stomach acid, you can benefit from an electric bed. What happens when we go to bed at night is the acid from our stomach is allowed to back up into the esophagus. This is what causes the discomfort and can lead to damage. For years gastroenterologists (stomach doctors) have suggested their patients sleep with their head elevated about six inches. This lets gravity and not medicine keep the acid where it belongs, in the stomach. Adjustable beds give you the ability to do this without putting blocks under the bed or using a bunch of pillows that can move while you are asleep.
Sleeping with the head elevated is also good for general digestion. Even if you do not have heartburn or any gastric reflux, your body can more efficiently deal with what you ate before you went to sleep when the head is elevated. Now it is best to not go to bed on a full stomach but many people cannot sleep when they are really hungry so if you can, you should eat at least an hour before you go to bed. That will decrease any discomfort you feel from your food.
Anyone Suffering From Back Pain Can Benefit from Electric Beds
Back pain is one of the most common problems in the United States and around the world. The American Chiropractic Association says that lower back pain is the most common cause of disability on the planet. When people sleep on an electric beds they can put them into a position where it will minimize the pressure placed on your lower back. The support given by adjustable mattresses is much better than with a traditional mattress, which can leave some of your body unsupported and lead to more back pain.
When the nerve in the spine that goes down the leg is compressed the pain that results is called sciatica. This is after the name of that nerve, the Sciatic nerve. Anyone who has experienced this can tell you that it feels a lot like a jolt of lightening going down the leg. By sleeping on an electric bed, you can get into a position to reduce that pressure and the corresponding pain.
People Who Have Swelling of the Lower Extremities Can Benefit from Electric Beds
Some people get home from a long day of standing at work and find that their feet are swollen and painful. These people can benefit from electric beds because they can elevate their feet to a position that is above their heart. This position encourages the return of that fluid to their body from their feet and legs. This greatly reduces the discomfort they feel and they should notice a big difference in how they feel in the morning.
Most of us wish we could get more and better sleep at night. These are not the only problems that can be helped with the use of electric beds but are some of the most common. Many people who suffer from general aches and pains find that when they use an adjustable bed they sleep better as they do not roll over and put pressure on a body part that is problematic. If you suffer from any of these problems and want better sleep, think about electric beds.