Therapeutic Beds Offer a Good Night’s Sleep
The phrase “a good night’s sleep” is used all the time, but how many people actually manage to achieve good sleep quality? With large numbers of Americans reporting that they do not get enough sleep, comfort while sleeping becomes a major consideration. A therapeutic or adjustable bed offers not only a refreshing sleep but also many health benefits.
How much sleep do you need?
Estimates by the National Sleep Foundation suggest that adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night, though individual needs vary. Yet due to all kinds of factors beyond their control, very few people are able to achieve a sleep schedule that matches their needs.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that around 50 to 70 million adults in the country suffer from chronic sleep and wakefulness disorders. A survey conducted by the CDC in 2011 found that 35% of the 75,000 people who responded reported that they slept less than 7 hours each day.
All of this has consequences in the workplace and beyond. A study estimated that 1 out of 4 workers in the U.S. suffers from insomnia, causing employers to lose $63 billion each year in productivity.
How can a therapeutic adjustable bed help you to sleep better?
According to the National Sleep Foundation, people spend about 3,000 hours on average on their mattresses each year. And the expected lifetime of a good quality mattresses is 9 to 10 years. Clearly, choosing the right mattress is a an important decision, which will impact your whole life. With many different styles of adjustable beds, how do you find the one that’s right for you?
Some therapeutic beds come with an optional heat and massage accessory, which may offer temporary relief of lower back pain, minor aches and pains, swelling or poor blood circulation in the legs, gastric reflux, and heartburn. The optional heating accessory also provides temporary relief from mild arthritic and joint pain.
Other types of therapeutic beds allow for the angle of the bed to be adjusted. Sleeping in an upright position helps to reduce snoring.