Benefits of Sleeping With Your Legs Elevated

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

 

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 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 amount 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 you situation is to speak to a representative that knows these products inside and out. At Flexabed, our in-house staff have 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 for 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 match you up with an online retailer or, if you are the type who likes to see a product before you buy it, an authorized dealer who can assist you.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this short post about some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about adjustable beds. 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.

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