One of the most common sleeping positions is on one’s side. It’s a misconception that using an adjustable bed won’t work if this is your favorite sleeping position.
Are adjustable beds good for side sleeping?
Buying an electric bed that’s adjustable makes perfect sense if you fall asleep on your back, but you may be more comfortable resting on your side, especially if this offers relief from acid reflux, heartburn, or hernias. Side-sleeping can also offer the best rest for those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, as well as for sleepers who experience neck and back pain. Side sleeping is also preferred for a lot of pregnant women.
The Pressure Point Factor
Flat beds can lead to shoulder, hip, or neck pain as these muscle groups bear the pressure of the body’s weight at contact points. An adjustable bed with a mattress that contours to the shape of the body can eliminate pressure from the hips and shoulders, providing better alignment for the head and spine. Elevating the feet can potentially help to better regulate blood flow, giving the feet a break after bearing the brunt of our body weight throughout the majority of the day. Many people use pillows to even things out and relieve unwanted pressure while sleeping in a regular bed, so it only stands to reason that being able to adjust the bed itself is an upgrade from that set up.
Adjust for YOUR Personal Comfort
So are adjustable beds really good for side sleepers? They can be if they use the remote control to raise the head of their adjustable bed until achieving the most comfort, bending the knees slightly and possibly raising the feet slightly.
Most of the promotional imagery you’ll find for adjustable beds shows someone sleeping on their back, but this is mostly to illustrate how the elevated head or foot realign the body of someone, cradling them while they sit up to watch television. The reality is that adjustable beds are not necessarily best suited for any specific sleeping position– just the one you find most comfortable for you. That’s one of their main selling points. You adjust it to whatever you find most relaxing so you can get a restful night of sleep, and wake feeling refreshed.
Flexabed adjustable beds offer a great option for any style sleeper, side sleepers included, and part of the reason why is that they are so customizable. Not only can you configure the bed the way you want with the simple push of a button on the remote control, but also you can literally have the bed built to your exact preferences, choosing the mattress type you prefer, upgrading with any add ons you like, and even choosing the split king option if you and your partner have different sleep needs and preferences.
Get the Customized Support You Need
Flexabed adjustable beds, like the Hi-Low, can be raised and lowered to achieve the desired height off the ground, and give you a choice of soft, medium, or firm construction mattress wise. Adjustable bed mattresses for the Hi-Low come in low profile, gel-infused memory foam, memory foam, latex, or combination innerspring/memory foam. The memory foam mattress cradles the body, easing the strain on pressure points regardless of sleeping position. It’s easy to feel your body “melt” into the mattress. Side sleepers, let it be known that Flexabed adjustable beds are perfect for any sleeping position, including side sleeping. You can learn even more about our different mattress options through our site.
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