We keep a close eye on the mattress market, and one trend that’s really taking off is the rise in adjustable beds.
Adjustable beds are often closely associated with hospital beds or home care for the elderly or sick. But that idea is getting a much needed update as more and more people are finding the comfort they want with adjustable beds at home.
So, just what is an adjustable bed and who can benefit?
Also referred to as electric bed frames, adjustable beds have a small motor build into the frame. The person sleeping has some sort of remote control that allows them to raise or lower different parts of the bed. Been on your feet all day? Push a button and give your legs some elevation. Suffering from a head cold or nasal congestion? Give your head some relief by raising the top half of the bed frame.
The latest models have integrated the technology into apps on smart phones so that you don’t have an extra controller to lose in the sheets. Simply open your phone and adjust your bed to the exact level that’s right for you.
Another thing to note is that adjustable beds can accommodate almost any kind of mattress. There is an old idea that in order to have an adjustable bed, you’d have to sacrifice your high end mattress. That it is one or the other.
Thankfully, that’s simply not the case. Adjustable beds have come a long way and can be paired with the mattress you want or the one that you’re already comfortable with. Basically you can customize your mattress to suit your new bed, then customize the height and comfort of your body so that you get the absolute optimal conditions for a great night’s sleep.
Adjustable beds are gaining in popularity because they provide relief for a number of ailments, from sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, arthritis, sore joints, aching muscles and still spines. Every one of these conditions can be helped with the right kind of sleep set up, and the inverse is true too — each of these can be made worse with a mattress that isn’t right and a lack of sleep that begins to wear on the body and mind.
Basically anyone can benefit from an adjustable bed. You don’t have to be sick or have a sore body to enjoy the extra comfort of an electric bed frame. Though if you do have chronic aches and pains, you might want to think about making this kind of investment.
Studies have shown again and again how important sleep is to maintaining physical, emotional and mental health. If you are suffering from dis-ease or ill health, perhaps it’s time to adjust your sleep conditions and take your health into your own hands.
We’ve talked to countless people who have combined an IRONMAN mattress with an adjustable bed for the kind of sleep that dreams are made of. We encourage everyone to find the combination that is right for them and to explore the options that are out there. Anything that you send a third of your life doing is worth doing it right!