Can An Adjustable Bed Really Help With Arthritis?
An Adjustable bed provides support to joints and pressure points.
Arthritis is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of joints.
One of the effective ways of alleviating arthritis pain is to use an adjustable bed.
Let’s review the top 5 promises made by manufacturers of adjustable beds.
First up is relief of pressure points.
The human body has several pressure points. Examples of such areas are the lower back, hip, and knees. Arthritis sufferers commonly complain of pain in these areas.
Adjustable beds are designed to relieve pressure points by cushioning the body from below.
Secondly, we see improved blood circulation.
A healthy heart calls for following A Heart-Healthy Lifestyle. However, we often ignore the importance of sleeping correctly.
Ideally, it is recommended that the feet are elevated at 8-12 inches above the heart. This position helps to prevent blood accumulation in lower parts of the body. In turn, this helps to minimize joint pain and swelling.
The third benefit is the assistance to healing sore muscles.
Improved blood circulation and evenly distributed weight contribute towards healing sore muscles. Additionally, many adjustable beds come with massage features.
Fourth is the fact that the beds can adjust according to your body.
The best feature is the ability to contour according to your specific body shape. Additionally, you can make minor adjustments that can help to make two people more comfortable.
The fifth and final benefit is the even distribution of weight.
Distribute body weight evenly and as a result, minimize pressure point pain. Sleeping on a flat mattress leaves gaps between your body and the mattress. Adjustable beds aim to fill these gaps.
Now it is your turn:
Does this make you interested in buying an adjustable bed? Do you already have one?
Seemab Sajid is a freelance journalist. She has a passion for writing on social issues and things that make a difference. Additionally, Seemab works for Rehab Report as a content marketing executive.