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How to Fall Asleep Faster– Tips and Tricks for Catching Zs

We’ve all been there. Tossing and turning at night. Checking the clock over and over. Watching the hours roll by, and failing at every attempt to go to sleep. Few things are more frustrating than thinking about how exhausted you’re going to be the following day, while feeling powerless to do much about it.

At Flexabed, we’re all for promoting healthy sleep habits and quality rest with our line of luxury adjustable beds. As such, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks for those struggling with how to fall asleep faster. If drifting off to dreamland is an issue for you, try some of these tactics for more effectively going to sleep at night.

1– Try the Military Method

The military method was initially developed to help pilots fall asleep in less than two minutes flat! This trick involves actively and strategically relaxing the body one muscle group at a time. You begin by relaxing the muscles in your face including those inside your mouth. Then you drop your shoulders to release tension, allowing your hands to drop down by your sides. Next you exhale, relaxing the chest. Next your legs, thighs, calves. Then you clear your mind for 10 seconds, imagining a relaxing scene. It takes some practice, but can be a great way to wind down and practice mindfulness at bedtime.

If you're wondering how to fall asleep faster, one way is to avoid electronics for 30 to 60 minutes before going to bed.

2– Manage Lights/Avoid Electronic Devices

Bright light has an effect on the body’s circadian rhythm, which is what keeps people awake and alert during the day. Conversely, the absence of light at night tells the body it’s time to rest. The blue light emitted by electronic screens– like computers, televisions, tablets, and cell phones– interrupts this natural circadian rhythm, making it more difficult to fall asleep and to achieve deep, rejuvenating rest.

Try to avoid screens for 30 to 60 minutes prior to going to bed! Replace that screen time with relaxing music, meditation, or reading to help the mind and body relax.

3– Ignore the Clock!

Checking the time repeatedly while you toss and turn is counter productive. The more aware you are of time, the more anxious you’ll tend to become about losing sleep, which only exacerbates the problem. Try removing any time-keeping device other than your alarm clock from your bedroom, and turning the clock away so you can’t see it from bed.

4– Crank the AC

Your internal body temperature actually plays a key role in your biological clock and sleep patterns. Your body temperature drops after you fall asleep, and a cool, dark bedroom helps to boost melatonin production. Most people fall asleep faster in temperatures between 60 and 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Even if you’re a cold-natured person, you may want to try this trick for falling and staying asleep at night!

Another tip for how to fall asleep faster is getting the right bed for you!

5– Avoid Caffeine and Carbs

It’s no surprise that the food and drink you put into your body have an impact on sleep. Large amounts of carbohydrates can cause drowsiness; however, after a carb-loaded meal, people tend to sleep for a short time, then toss and turn the rest of the night. Foods with high-fat content actually work better at helping promote restful sleep. It’s best to avoid carbs for at least 4 hours before turning in at night, and caffeinated beverages for about 6 hours prior to bedtime. Instead, try chamomile tea and nuts for a bedtime snack, as the tea contains calming agents and almonds and other nuts are high in fat and protein.

6– Get the Right Bed for You

None of these tips or tricks will do much good if you’re not working with the right bed/bedroom. For this reason, it’s important to ask yourself this question: Are you setting yourself up for success when it comes to falling and staying asleep? Check in about your mattress and bed frame. Are they serving you? If it’s time to upgrade, check out our Flexabed luxury adjustable mattresses and bed frames. They can be completely customized to best meet your sleep needs and preferences so you can achieve deep, restful sleep every night.

Locally-manufactured adjustable bedsIf you are in the market for an adjustable bed that offers a slew of benefits, Flexabed is the way to go. Not only are our adjustable beds fully customizable and comfortable beyond belief, but also they are manufactured locally, right here at our factory in LaFayette, GA. There are so many benefits to shopping local, and we’re going to outline a few.

Support an American Business

When you buy from Flexabed, you’re investing in our economy, and helping to sustain American jobs. Our dedicated staff puts a lot of pride and heart into the craftsmanship of our adjustable beds, and every product we create here in our factory is a labor of love.

Highly Responsive Customer Support

Another great benefit to shopping locally for your adjustable bed is that Flexabed offers customers and dealers access to a highly responsive customer service team that is just a phone call away. If you should have any questions or issues with your Flexabed product, you can rest assured our staff will be available to you, offering conscientious and prompt customer support.

Our adjustable beds are pieced together by hand right here at our LaFayette factory. When you purchase a Flexabed, you can be confident that the process included quality craftsmanship, and the same care and consideration our company has been known for since 1969. In short, Flexabed is a brand you can trust.

Fast Turn Around

Another benefit to partnering with Flexabed as a distributor or purchasing through us is our fast turn around. Because our beds are manufactured locally in our very own warehouse, we have the ability to fill orders quickly and efficiently. You can expect about a 3-day turn around for products thanks to our dedicated team.

So if you’re looking to purchase a luxury adjustable bed, choose Flexabed! Sleep better knowing you shopped locally.

Flexabed– More Than A Bed

Your adjustable bed from Flexabed is a place to sleep, but it’s also a haven. Your entire bedroom, really, presents you an opportunity to create a space that’s designed specifically for rest, relaxation, and enjoyment.

Did you know that the average person, assuming they sleep an average of 8 hours a night, will sleep for approximately 230,000 hours over the course of a lifetime– or more simply put one third of their life?

Let that sink in. You spend roughly one third of your life in your bed. If that’s not motivation enough to ensure the bed in your life is up to snuff, well, we don’t know what is! But beyond sleep, your bed has the potential to add a lot of positives to your life and overall wellness, and the team here at Flexabed sees that as an area in which we can serve you.

A Haven

Your adjustable bed from Flexabed is a place to sleep, but it’s also a haven. Your entire bedroom, really, presents you an opportunity to create a space that’s designed specifically for rest, relaxation, and enjoyment. Purchasing the right bed can work wonders in helping you achieve that. It can be a part of your space in which all your stresses from the day fall away, where you can recoup, reenergize, regenerate, and maybe even relive life’s best moments in some sweet, sweet dreams.

At Flexabed, our adjustable beds are so much more than just a place to sleep.

A Hub for Fun

There’s a lot we do in our bets outside of sleeping. Maybe you like to read in bed, or watch television. Maybe you cuddle with your significant other, your children, or even your pets. Your bed could be the site of a family movie night, especially when you have an adjustable Flexabed. Everyone can snuggle in, get comfortable, and snack on popcorn till the credits roll. The point is, lots of meaningful moments can happen in the bed, so make sure yours is a great one. (And you know we can help with that.)

A Place to Recoup

Your bed is also where you go when your body needs to recuperate from illness or injury. When you’re sick, you need a comfortable place to rest and get better. If you get hurt, you’ll also rely on your bed to provide you a space to heal and regain your strength. When that bed is a Flexabed adjustable bed, you’ll truly be amazed at how luxurious it feels. Totally customizable, configurable to your exact specifications and personal preferences, and with the ability to elevate the head or the foot of the bed when necessary– you’ll almost never want to leave this bed.

No matter what, the fact remains that we all spend a lot of time in bed. We deserve to have the best in that area, and the potential for improved quality of life is exponential. So we leave you with these thoughts:

  • Take the initiative to get the best sleep you can, your body and brain will thank you.
  • Take the initiative to create a bedroom that promotes great sleep, relaxation, and joy.
  • Take the initiative to prioritize great sleep, active stress management, and don’t forget to enjoy that third of your life you spend on a mattress.

Browse our line of luxury adjustable beds with endless customizability, and change your life today. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions, or for help finding the best Flexabed adjustable bed for you and your lifestyle.

Flexabed's new and improved Hi-Low SL adjustable bed has replaced the older model Hi-Low, with fuller features and capabilities.

At Flexabed, we’re always working to improve the quality and performance of our premium sleep products, and the Hi-Low SL is no exception to the rule. That’s why we decided to give our Hi-Low adjustable bed a total redesign in effort to make this product even more comfortable and more accessible to our customer base.

The new and improved Hi-Low SL adjustable bed is fully loaded with features that make it perfect for people who need assistance getting into and out of bed. Just like the rest of the Flexabed product line, the Hi-Low SL is fully customizable so it can adequately meet the sleep needs of essentially any person. Check out some of this incredible bed’s features below.

Hi-Low SL Features:

  • The base can be raised and lowered vertically with a touch of a button
  • Sleep next to your loved one with the dual king option
  • Ideal bed for those in home health care or assisted living environments, a luxury alternative to hospital beds for home
  • Several comfortable mattress options available

Full Specs:

Height with Hi-Low Fully Lowered

  • From floor to top of foundation with no mattress- 11” (13.25” with casters)
  • From floor to top of low profile mattress- 16.5” (18.75” with casters)
  • From floor to top of quilted-top mattress- 20-⅝” (22-⅞” with casters)
  • From floor to top of gel mattress- 21” (23.25” with casters)

With Hi-Low Fully Raised*

  • From floor to top of foundation with no mattress- 18.5” (20.75” with casters)
  • From floor to top of low profile mattress- 24” (26.25” with casters)
  • Floor to top of quilted mattress- 28-⅛” (30-⅜” with casters)
  • Floor to top of gel mattress- 28.5” (30.75” with casters)

The new Hi-Low SL adjustable bed can be tailored to meet your exact specifications. Choose between one-touch wireless or wired controls, select mattress type and firmness preferred, and even add a mattress retainer cover for the foot of the bed or the optional, dual-timed massage feature for even fuller functionality.

No matter how you customize your Flexabed Hi-Low SL, we’re confident it’ll be a game changer as your sleep is concerned. What if you could have the best night’s sleep of your life every night? We think you can, and we want to help you get there. Comfortable. Customizable. Flexible. Flexabed.
If you have questions about this product or any of our other items, contact our team today. We’d love to hear from you.

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Adjustments to Accommodate Changing Sleep Needs

As we age and our bodies grow and change, we must made changes in our bedding to accommodate, and achieve the best possible sleep for our specific needs. Flexabed adjustable beds can really help achieve this.

Sleep is something we all need. However, depending on our age, physical abilities, and various other factors, the amount of sleep we need can vary. Not only that, but the ways in which we achieve quality sleep can also vary greatly based on our height, weight, age and overall physical condition. As there are so many aspects that can affect our individual sleep needs, we must adjust our sleep environments over time. Below are some ways that we change with age, and ideas about how to modify the bedroom to accommodate these changes. (more…)

Hello dear reader, and welcome once again to the Flexabed blog. If you have been keeping up with our previous blog posts, you are well aware of the fact that we think adjustable beds are more than just a piece of furniture, they are a lifestyle accessory that can greatly benefit individuals who choose to make use of them. When you really start to think about it, so much of our time is spent in bed. Over the course of a person’s life, literal years are spent lying in bed, so why not try to make the best use of this time. To us, this means it is in most people’s best interest to make sure their bed is not only comfortable to sleep on but that it also provides auxiliary benefits. In today’s post, we are going to cover a topic we have not covered before – the benefits that sleeping with your legs elevated can have on your health. 


Relieve Those Legs

Using an adjustable bed to comfortably sleep with the legs elevated can give the body some much needed healing time during the night for those dealing with varicose veins, leg swelling, sciatic nerve pain, and other medical conditions that affect the legs. Throughout the day, gravity is constantly working to pull down the body. This causes many symptoms such as having a sore back, tired legs, and poor circulation as the blood in the body struggles to travel back up the legs toward the heart and brain. Sleeping with the legs elevated allows the body to, quite literally, take a load off and works to rejuvenate an individual by pumping venous blood back toward the heart and other vital organs. As the blood circulates to these areas, a person’s body will feel more relaxed and peaceful and healthier sleep can occur. Below, we have listed some of the benefits of sleeping with elevated legs and some of the conditions this form of sleeping can help to alleviate. 


Overall Better Blood Circulation

Even though it might sound odd, sleeping with the legs elevated can actually go a long way in achieving better blood flow to the legs and feet. Placing the legs and feet in a position above the heart assists in helping gravity move the blood from the lower half of the body up to the heart. This allows the heart to more effectively circulate fresh blood and reduces the amount of work it takes for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. As a result, a person experiences smoother blood flow and provides their heart with an environment in which it can rest. 


Minimize Chronic Back Pain Symptoms

If you suffer from chronic back pain, whether from localized joint pain or a temperamental sciatic nerve, sleeping with elevated legs helps to minimize the symptoms associated with this condition. As the body’s longest nerve, the sciatic nerve can cause quite a bit of discomfort to an individual when it becomes inflamed. The sciatic nerve follows the spinal cord down the back, into the buttocks, and then down into both legs. When this nerve becomes irritated by compression or inflammation, it can create leg pain, lower back pain, and even numbness in the feet and legs. The symptoms of this condition can be alleviated by lying on the back with the knees elevated. While this isn’t always the easiest position to achieve in a normal bed, an adjustable bed makes it easy for a person to perfectly position their knees to reduce the amount of pressure the lumbar discs exert on roots of the sciatic nerve. 


Reduction of Edema in the Legs and Feet

Edema, or swelling of the legs caused by extra fluid buildup, is a painful condition that affects millions of people across the country every single day. Edema can be caused by something as simple as standing for extended periods of time or, in more serious cases, can be an indicator of congestive heart failure. No matter the root cause of the condition, sleeping with the legs elevated can work to reduce the amount of fluid that builds up in the feet and legs throughout the day. 


Alleviate Symptoms of Lymphedema and Varicose Veins

When a person suffers from varicose veins, the veins allow blood to pool and waste products to gather under the skin, creating an accumulation of toxins and pressure within the affected limb. This can result in legs that feel heavy, tired, and painful. As the day goes on, these symptoms tend to get worse as gravity works to keep the blood and toxins in the surrounding leg tissue. Additionally, varicose veins can cause problems beyond the legs. If left alone, varicose veins can result in lymphedema (damage to the body’s lymphatic system). The lymphatic system works to collect the lymph tissue fluid from the body to transmit it back through the bloodstream. If the system is struggling to do this, swelling of the feet and toes can occur. Luckily, raising the legs at the end of the day and sleeping with the legs elevated can help relieve the symptoms of varicose veins and can work to reduce the amount of swelling associated with lymphedema. 


Learn More About Our Adjustable Beds

Thank you for taking the time to read our blog on the benefits of sleeping with raised legs. While there are many options available to elevate the legs at night, we here at Flexabed feel that an adjustable bed is the easiest option. With an adjustable bed, you aren’t just stacking pillows under your legs and hoping for the best. Instead, you have a functional piece of furniture specifically designed to make the raising of the legs during sleep comfortable and easy. If you would like to learn more about our adjustable beds or you would like to speak to a sales representative to see which bed is perfect for you, please get in touch with us through our contact page or by giving us a call at 800.648.1256. We have been making adjustable beds in LaFayette, Georgia for over 50 years and we are confident that once you experience the unbelievable night’s sleep a Flexabed adjustable bed provides you won’t want to go back to a normal bed ever again! 

At Flexabed, we have been making quality adjustable beds for over 50 years. In this time, we have been asked pretty much every question that people can come up with as it relates to our beds. In today’s post, we want to take some time to go over some of the most commonly asked questions about adjustable beds so that you, the reader, can become more informed about what these beds are, the benefits they provide, and the costs associated with owning one. Continue reading below to learn more!


Common Adjustable Bed Questions Answered

Mom and daughter laying down on adjustable bed.
Whether you are shopping for your first-ever adjustable bed or you are simply in need of a replacement bed because your original is a little worn out, it is import to start your shopping journey knowing what to look for and how much you expect to pay to get the adjustable bed that best fits your needs. The following questions are the ones that we are most often asked. We hope that by reading some of our answers, you can save time before you begin considering the best adjustable bed option for your situation.


Q: How do Adjustable Beds Work?

This is one of the most common questions that we get at Flexabed. Generally, people have an idea of how flexible beds operate, however, the finer details are not something that is typically known by the average consumer. The easiest way to think of an adjustable bed is to look at it as a base upon which you place a mattress of your choice. Adjustable bed bases are constructed of metal frame parts that must be bent, assembled, and painted before the motorized control systems and motors are added. With many adjustable bed providers. , you will be asked to choose between a model where the remote is hardwired into the base or a model features a wireless remote. With the remote in hand, the adjustable base allows for the raising and lowering of the head and foot of the bed, providing sleepers with a fully customizable rest experience based on their personal preferences.


Q: How Much do Adjustable Beds Cost?

Price points for adjustable beds vary greatly depending on the material used and the features that are included. The good news is that the popularity of adjustable beds has greatly reduced the price tags of these beds over the years. The popularity of this bed category still outweighs the number of companies that are producing them, so the consumer is left with multiple competing companies that are doing their best to produce beds that are both high in quality and as low in price as possible. Now, this does not mean that adjustable beds are cheap, especially adjustable beds that are made to last for decades and not just for a few years. For quality adjustable beds, a consumer can expect to spend around $1800 – $2500 or, for some of the more high-end models of adjustable beds, they can expect to spend as much as $5000. While the price tag may seem steep, the benefits that adjustable beds provide over the years that they are used far outweigh the initial cost.


Q: How Does a Person Pick the Best Adjustable Bed?

Picking the right adjustable bed for your needs really depends on what you are hoping to get out of the product. This question becomes difficult to answer because, like beds, all sleepers are unique in what they need to achieve that perfect night’s rest. If you a person that experiences a lot of lower back pain, the right choice for you may be different than a person that is looking to relieve snoring or sleep apnea. In our opinion, the best way to determine the correct bed for your situation is to speak to a representative that knows these products inside and out. At Flexabed, our in-house staff has been working with flexible beds for years and, as a result, are more than adept at helping you select the correct bed for your needs.


Q: What Types of Mattresses Work With Flexible Beds

This question is one of the most common ones that we have to answer. Rightly so, most people assume that having an adjustable bed means that you have to have a special mattress that will flex along with the bed. While this is partially true, it is less of an issue that most people think. Mattresses for adjustable beds fall into three main categories: innerspring, foam, and hybrid designs that incorporate both innerspring and foam characteristics. Mattress choice boils down to what you need out of a mattress. If you need firm support, an innerspring mattress is the way to go. If you need a mattress that is going to help to relieve joint pain, memory foam may be your best option. Again, we encourage you to speak with someone who has intimate knowledge of adjustable beds and can help you make the correct decision.


Q: Where Can I Buy Adjustable Beds

There are multiple ways to buy adjustable beds. Many online retailers allow for the customization of adjustable beds online and will ship directly to your store. On the other hand, brick and mortar stores allow people to come in and see an adjustable bed before purchasing in order to test out many of the features that may be included with the bed. Here at Flexabed, we offer both options. Simply visit our website to choose your preferred method and we will connect you with an online retailer, or if you are the type who prefers to see a product before you purchase it, we will connect you with an authorized dealer who can assist you.

If you are interested in learning more about the products that we offer, please visit our main website or give us a call at 800-648-1256 to speak with a representative. At Flexabed we are committed to making sure that every adjustable bed that leaves our factory is built to the highest standards and we are certain that once you experience our products, you will see why we have been a leader in the adjustable bed industry for over 50 years.

Flexabed will be at the GCA Spring Conference June 8 – 10

The GCA Spring Conference is going to be held in Savannah, GA this year from June 8 – 10. Bringing together hundreds of chiropractors from across the great state of Georgian, the GCA Spring Conference will feature multiple speakers and class topics including: 

  • Georgia Law – Dr. Robert Alpert
  • Risk Management – Dr. John Davila (sponsored by MedProGroup)
  • Nutritional Protocols for Everyday Living – Dr. Matthew Cuculo (sponsored by StandardProcess SE)
  • Regenerative Injection Techniques and the Spine – Dr. Shane Mangrum (sponsored by Polaris Spine Institute)
  • Adjusting Gems for the Pelvis and Lower Extremities – Dr. Bill Austin (sponsored by Foot Levelers)

Flexabed will be there showcasing our products that are designed to help people achieve a restful nights sleep and ensure that as little pressure as possible is placed on a person’s joints. With many types of adjustable beds to choose from, including our Premier Adjustable Bed and Hi-Low Bed, Flexabed is an industry leader in comfort, style, and innovation. 

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