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Advantages of an Adjustable Bed

Advantages of an adjustable bed foundation

Adjustable base beds are becoming increasingly popular as consumers learn about the many advantages they offer. The power base model has been around for several decades, but until fairly recently, the health benefits were narrowly marketed to the sick or the elderly. Today a number of lifestyle features have been added to the adjustable power foundation to make it a desirable choice for any sleeper in search of a more comfortable night’s slumber.

What is an adjustable base bed?

A power base bed system lets sleepers customize a number of functions and features according to their preferences. The foundation can be combined with memory foam, latex or air mattresses. A wired electronic control system adjusts the positioning of the mattress for maximum comfort and utility. The ability to independently adjust the upper and lower parts of the bed, as well as each side of the bed, improves comfort so sleepers can fall asleep quicker and wake up feeling more energized. These beds are highly rated by consumers for comfort and convenience.

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Health benefits of adjustable beds

Older people have traditionally been the biggest consumers of adjustable beds, as it is easier to get in and out of a bed with a movable base. Yet, beds with an adjustable power foundation carry wide appeal.

People are using adjustable beds to provide relief for conditions such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Shoulder and neck pain
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Edema
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Leg cramps
  • GERD / reflux disorder

Sleeping flat is not an ideal position for many people. Slightly elevating the head and neck opens up the air passageways, conforms to fit the natural alignment of the spine, and improves circulation. Elevating the legs and feet helps with lower extremity circulation and pain.

Lifestyle benefits of with adjustable power foundations

  • Get a softer or firmer mattress than your partner to fit your preferences.
  • Elevate your feet to recover from injury, reduce swelling, or improve circulation.
  • Raise the head up to make it easier to get in or out of bed.
  • Prop yourself up to watch TV, read, use a tablet or eat breakfast–and use your bed all day long.

Movable base features

Adjustable base bed features vary depending on the manufacturer and the model, but may include:

  • Wireless Remote Control
  • Massage / Sleep Enhancement Vibration
  • Gentle Wake Alarm
  • Wall-Hugging Mode
  • Partner Snore Control Adjustment
  • One-Touch Auto-Flat
  • Lumbar Support
  • Wireless Speaker Systems
  • USB Ports
  • Ambient Lighting / LED Underlighting
  • Whisper-Quiet Technology

Is an adjustable bed right for you?

If you have suffered from health problems or have very different notions about bed comfort compared to your partner, then an adjustable bed makes a great solution. The best way to know for sure if a bed with an adjustable power foundation is for you is to come in to Mattress World Northwest and try a few different brands for yourself.

At our 11 conveniently located stores in Clackamas, Wilsonville, Salem, Happy Valley, Beaverton, Jantzen Beach, Glisan, Gresham and throughout the Portland area, we have a huge selection to choose from for all different budgets, feature preferences, and support levels. Our Sleep Specialists are standing by to help you find the best bed for your lifestyle.