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The Potential Benefits of Sleeping on an Incline with Flexabed

The Potential Benefits of Sleeping on an Incline with FlexabedGetting deep, restful sleep each night is imperative to our overall wellness, but how do you ensure you’re completely set up for max rest success? One thing you can do is get an adjustable bed. There are many benefits of sleeping on an incline, as making that adjustment to your sleeping position may help with a manner of conditions and issues.

Deep, Restorative, REM Sleep

Stage 3, deep REM sleep is the time during which the body recovers from the activities of the previous day. When you are sleeping on a completely flat surface, that restorative sleep might not be quite as effective, particularly if you deal with certain health conditions. The CDC estimates that 1 in 3 Americans is not getting enough sleep, and this could potentially be due to inability to achieve that important REM sleep. Sleeping in an adjustable bed may potentially help sleepers get more productive, regenerative sleep at night.

Bye Bye, Reflux

According to the American College of Gastroenterology, an estimated 60 million Americans experience acid reflux at least once per month, and 15 million people experience it daily. This terribly uncomfortable burning sensation often intensifies when you lie down. Since the symptoms of acid reflux, also referred to as heartburn, can get worse when you’re lying flat, propping up can potentially help affected individuals minimize the symptoms. In an adjustable bed like the ones in the Flexabed line, it’s incredibly easy to raise the head of the bed so you’re at an incline.

Respiratory Disorders

Many people also struggle with different respiratory disorders such as sleep apnea, which are typically affected by gravity. Theoretically, elevating the upper body can help to reduce symptoms and consequently improve sleep. Sleep apnea, snoring, and even post nasal drip can all seem like minor issues, but they can actually take a significant toll on the quality of your sleep, and each of these issues could potentially be improved by sleeping at an incline in an adjustable bed.

The Potential Benefits of Sleeping on an Incline with FlexabedBetter Circulation

Another great benefit of an adjustable bed is the potential to stimulate healthy blood circulation. You can actually position your bed base to put you in a zero-gravity position with both the head and legs elevated. This position enables more blood flow to the heart, and can also help allow veins to contract more effectively. This elevation can also help combat the appearance of varicose veins by supporting more even blood throughout the body. For this reason, an adjustable bed is also a great option for people with heart conditions. Sleeping at an incline means more blood can reach the heart promoting better circulation overall.
Brain Detoxification

According to a study by the National Institute of Health, the process the brain uses to detoxify itself during sleep improves when the body is elevated even as little as just five degrees. This study showed that the glymphatic system functions more effectively when a person sleeps in an inclined position. The glymphatic system removes toxins from cerebrospinal fluid, the substance that surrounds and nourishes the brain. It is believed that sleeping in an inclined position can extend the amount of time spent in deep, REM sleep, therefore allowing the glymphatic system more time to remove those toxins.

Find all the benefits of sleeping on an incline with Flexabed. When you find the right bed for you, you will be set up for sleep success, and you’ll love the extreme comfort and convenience only Flexabed can provide as well. Shop our line of luxury adjustable beds today!

Why sleep is important– get your best rest in a Flexabed

Get Your Best Rest in a Flexabed

Sleep is such a critical part of self care and overall wellness, and the benefits of prioritizing great sleep abound. The fact of the matter is that optimal health and well being comes down to this trifecta– a balanced diet, regular exercise, and rejuvenating rest. Our culture does not always make it easy for us to prioritize sleep and rest; however, the incredible benefits that accompany it make it easy to see why sleep is important.

Productivity and Concentration

Research shows that sleep has a direct link to brain function including concentration, productivity, and cognition. A 2015 study in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry showed that sleep patterns of children directly impact their behavior and academic school performance. The same principle applies for adults. You might be surprised at your ability to focus and crank things out at work when you start prioritizing sleep!

Better Calorie Regulation & Weight Management

Getting better sleep can actually even potentially help your body better regulate calorie intake. Sleep patterns can have an effect on the hormones responsible for appetite, consequently a person who does not sleep long enough may have appetite issues and a diminished ability to regulate food intake properly.

There have also been studies over the years that suggest a link between poor sleep patterns and obesity, but one thing we know for sure is a lack of sleep can potentially affect a person’s desire to live a healthy lifestyle. If you’re exhausted, you’re probably less likely to want to work out and prepare healthy meals. Conversely, when you are well rested and feeling your best, you just might be more motivated to make more choices that lead to better wellness overall.

Better Mental Health

Did you know that, according to the National Library of Medicine, insomnia is estimated to occur in about 75% of adult patients with depression? It’s also not uncommon for people battling this illness to swing back and forth between insomnia and hypersomnia during a single bout of depression. Sleep disruption can upset the body’s stress system, interfere with circadian rhythms, and cause other issues in the realm of mental health.

Lower Risk of Heart Disease

High blood pressure is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. According to the CDC, getting adequate sleep every night helps the body to regulate blood pressure. Therefore prioritizing sleep is a great way to also prioritize heart health.

Strengthened Immune System

Sleep is the time during which our bodies repair themselves, regenerate, and recover from each day. This is why doctors always tell you to get plenty of rest when you’re ill, to give your body a chance to fight off whatever is causing the sickness. On the other hand, when you do not get enough restful sleep, your body may become more susceptible to illness. According to the Sleep Foundation, sleep contributes to both innate and adaptive immunity. While we sleep, our breathing and muscle activity slows, freeing up energy in the body for the immune system to perform critical functions in keeping us well.

We understand that it’s paramount to prioritize sleep, but a lot goes into actually putting this idea into practice. Set a bedtime, and stick to it. Commit to a winddown period before bed in which you put away screens to adequately prepare for good rest. And of course, make sure you have the best possible bed and mattress necessary for promoting comfort and restful sleep every night. Check out our customizable adjustable beds and various mattress options available at Flexabed. We know you can get your best possible sleep with the help of our quality products.

Programmable Bed Settings with Flexabed

Comfort at the Push of a Button

You know how nice cars feature programmable seat settings for different drivers? Well, what if you could bring that level of customization and convenience to your bedroom? With Flexabed’s luxury custom adjustable beds, you actually can. Our beds feature remote controls with which you can program memorized bed settings. This feature is perfect for different times of day and different bed uses. In addition to the position in which you prefer to sleep at night, you can also program bet settings for other activities and make the bed completely yours, with saved settings ideal for all your bed uses.

Reading in Bed

If you like to read in bed, it can be helpful to program your Flexabed with a setting specifically for reading. Find your most comfortable reading position, and simply save the programmable bed setting so you can easily achieve it anytime you want to read in bed with just the push of a button.

Elevated Legs

If you spend a lot of time sitting or standing for your job, or just in your day to day, it can feel really great and relaxing to elevate your legs when it’s time to relax and take a load off. Flexabed custom adjustable beds make simple work of this. No need to prop your feed up with piled up pillows that slip out of position with every move. Just program a setting on your Flexabed remote for whenever you want to kick back and chill.

Propped Up

For some of us, seasonal allergies are no joke. Allergies and even sickness during cold and flu season can cause sinus problems that make it really difficult to breathe. Some folks seem to find a little cold and allergy relief by positioning themselves in bed with their heads elevated, sometimes making it a little easier to breathe. Solution? Program yourself a setting on your Flexabed that leaves your head comfortably elevated.

Same Bed, Different Settings

When you choose Flexabed’s split king option for an adjustable bed, you can share a bed with your partner even if you have different sleep preferences. Program your own personal preferred settings for your side of the bed, and your partner can do the same for theirs.  You can even choose different bed and mattress types that meet your personal needs. Program your settings into the remote, and easily achieve them whenever you please with the push of a button.

With Flexabed, it’s easy to program saved settings for your adjustable bed and cycle through them conveniently whenever you choose. This helps to ensure you get the most use out of your investment, and we’re willing to bed will make you love your Flexabed even more than you otherwise would. Customizable bed and mattress options and features like integrated massage, add on accessories like lighting, speakers, and more are all part of what makes Flexabed more than a bed. Get yours today, and take advantage of programmable bed settings achieved with a simple remote control.

If you're wondering how to sleep better, step one is find the right mattress/bed frame combo.Ah, January. All things are fresh. Clean slates. Resolutions locked in. We’re all ready for bigger, and better things in the new year. Though we’re all well acquainted with the “new year, new you” mentality, it’s time to apply that to our sleep habits and bedroom set ups. That’s why at Flexabed we’re saying “new year, new bed.” It’s no mystery how sleep affects us or how critical it is to our overall well being, but are you putting your best foot forward on the sleep front? We’ve got some suggestions for you for how to sleep better. As you start this new year, why not upgrade your sleeping arrangements?

New Adjustable Mattress

When did you buy your adjustable mattress? Even if your mattress looks as good as new, it could be lacking in the support it provides you. Maybe your mattress just doesn’t feel as comfortable or as supportive as it used to. If this is the case, it’s likely time to upgrade. Here are some tips on when to replace your mattress! Even if your mattress isn’t too old or too worn, it still might not be the very best fit for you and your sleep needs. Take time to assess these things, because your sleep quality could very well depend on it.

*Check out our selection of Flexabed adjustable bed mattresses if you decide it is indeed time to upgrade in this department.

New Adjustable Bed Frame

What’s a new mattress without a new adjustable bed frame to go with it? If you’re really serious about upgrading your sleep set up, you won’t want to skimp on the bed frame. Perhaps it’s time to invest in a luxury adjustable bed so you can sleep like you never have before. Find the perfect customizable options from Flexabed, and enjoy a sleep experience that is truly craft.

Custom tailored for you and your preferences, our Flexabed adjustable bed frames set the standard for comfort and convenience. Raise and lower the frame, elevate your head or feet or both…you never have to be uncomfortable in bed again.

More Space, Better Sleep

If you're wondering how to sleep better, consider upgrading to a larger bed!

Another way to upgrade your sleep set up is by opting for a larger bed. Whether you’re moving from a twin to a full or a queen to a California king, more space in bed is never a bad thing. Regardless of if you sleep alone, have a partner, or have kids or pets who like to snuggle, choosing a larger mattress and bed frame means you won’t have to dodge midnight kicks or elbows. Side-sleepers can flip sides without a care in the world. Upgrade your bed size for added comfort and luxury in the new year!

Try a Weighted Blanket

You’ve probably heard people raving about how wonderful weighted blankets are, but perhaps you’ve never taken the plunge on investing in one for yourself. The calming effect of a weighted blanket can decrease stress and worry while helping you achieve peaceful rest and incredible sleep.

The weight of the blanket can help reduce the amount of movement you make during the night, which can help to boost the amount of time spent in deep, rejuvenating sleep cycles. Leave tossing and turning behind, and enjoy a new year of quality rest.

Update Your Bedroom Lighting

Another way you can upgrade your sleep set up for the new year is with updated lighting in your bedroom. If you haven’t used smart light bulbs before, perhaps now is the time to give them a try. Program your lights to dim or brighten, and go off or on at specific times to help you set a sleep schedule and stick to it. Use voice commands to adjust lighting or turn lights off when you’re ready to turn in for the night. Curate your lighting situation to work naturally with your circadian rhythm, and relax your way right into another year.

No matter what, we hope the new year brings you only the best things, including luxury Flexabed products, and consequently the best sleep of your life. Sweet dreams!

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.

Searching for the right bed can be a daunting task, but we’re here to help simplify the search for you. Sleep is important, and selecting the best adjustable bed for you and your specific rest needs is equally so. This is one of the most important purchases you’ll make for your home, and one that has a great impact on your health and overall wellbeing. That’s why we’ve simplified the purchasing process to provide you with easy-to-peruse feature breakdowns so you can stop searching and start sleeping. We think our three best adjustable beds are as follows:

The Hi-Low SL is definitely one of our top adjustable bed mattresses of 2020.

1– Flexabed Hi-Low SL

The Flexabed Hi-Low SL offers a luxury alternative to hospital beds for the home. Perfect for sleepers with limited mobility, this incredibly comfortable and feature-rich adjustable bed has a base that can be vertically raised and lowered with the simple push of a button. On top of being completely customizable, the Hi-Low SL can also now lower closer to the ground than ever before to an incredible 16.5” off the floor when paired with our low-profile mattress.

Features:

  • Base raises and lowers vertically with a touch of a button
  • Split king option allows you to sleep with a loved one
  • A luxury alternative to hospital beds for home, this bed is ideal for those in home healthcare or assisted living environments
  • Several comfortable mattress options available

The Flexabed Premier is also among our top 3 mattresses of 2020, and as adjustable beds go, this one takes the cake.

2– Flexabed Premier

The Flexabed Premier is our fully-adjustable, fully-customizable luxury adjustable bed option. A great choice for nearly any sleeper, this is like the Rolls Royce of beds. With all the right bells and whistles, the Premier adjustable bed offers comfort, convenience, and all the customizability you could want. You can even pair it with our Hi-Low bed with the combination king option to share beds with a loved one with different sleep needs and preferences.

Features:

  • Fully adjustable, this bed offers extreme convenience without sacrificing comfort
  • Can be fully loaded with every amenity Flexabed offers for total customizability
  • Can be designed and built in hundreds of configurations to meet your specific sleep needs
  • Available in a split king configuration as well

Also among our top 3 mattresses of 2020 is our ValueFlex, an adjustable bed that's also affordable.

3– Flexabed ValueFlex

The Flexabed ValueFlex is our low cost, high quality option for adjustable beds. Our most affordable model, this bed offers features our customers love and a price they love just as much. Comfortable, convenient, and handcrafted for quality performance, the ValueFlex rounds out our top 3 mattresses of 2020.

Features:

  • Most affordable adjustable bed frame
  • Hand-built to your specifications
  • Innerspring mattress of your choice in soft, medium, and firm constructions
  • 4-inch foundation profile, high-density, heavy-duty padded base that will not warp, break, or squeak

Sleep Better with Flexabed

If you’re looking to replace or upgrade your sleep situation, we hope our list of top 3 selling beds has helped you narrow down your choices. A mattress is a big investment, and our team at Flexabed wants to help you make the selection that’s the best for you and the ones you love. Most of all, we hope you’ll round out your year with the best sleep of your life in a quality, adjustable bed from Flexabed.

Having a great mattress is critical for getting good sleep, and we all know how vital sleep is to our overall health and wellbeing. Even so, millions of Americans suffer from poor sleep. In fact, according to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep each night. But what if part of the problem is the mattress? We’re here to tell you that sometimes that IS the sum and substance of sleep problems. Here are a few signs that it is probably time to replace the mattress you’re sleeping on.

SIGN 1: Your Mattress is More than 7 Years Old

So how often should you replace your mattress? This will depend somewhat on the mattress quality and type, but generally speaking you should replace your mattress at least every 7 to 10 years. Certain factors can contribute to wear and tear on a mattress, including how you sleep, if you sleep alone or with a partner, and your size and weight. Regardless, mattresses are not manufactured to last forever, and if your mattress is older than 7 years, well then it’s time to replace that thing.

How often should you replace your mattress? Well, waking up with back pain could be a sign that it's time.

SIGN 2: Your Mattress is Uncomfortable

Mattresses are meant to be supportive and comfortable. You may be fully aware that your mattress is no longer doing the trick, or offering the support and spinal alignment necessary for a comfortable night’s sleep. Conversely, you may have just adapted to sleeping on a subpar mattress simply because it’s what you’re accustomed to. Either way, if you stay in a hotel or at a family member’s home and wake up thinking, “WOW! That was the best night’s sleep of my life!”– that may be a good indication that your old mattress could use an upgrade. If you’re not comfortable, you’re not going to sleep your best. Period.

 

SIGN 3: You’re Experiencing Soreness and Back Pain

Did you know that poor sleep can contribute to chronic back pain and other problems? If you consistently wake up sore and stiff, that could be an indicator that your mattress is a problem. One great way to assess this is see if your soreness and pain persists throughout the day, or if it is more isolated to when you first rise, and tends to subside after you get up and get moving.

SIGN 4: Your Mattress Sags

If you can visibly detect wear and tear, dents, and irregularities in your mattress, the time is nigh to replace that bad boy. If your mattress has springs, you can check those for sagging and signs of breaking down. Pay close attention to the area where you sleep, looking for sagging, as well as the edges of the mattress for obvious wear and tear. Foam and pillow top materials– as most things– break down over time, and become less supportive. These factors will tell you when it’s time to go mattress shopping. (Side note: we can totally help with that!)

SIGN 5: You’re Sneezin’ Not Sleepin’

None of us like to think about it, but the truth is– you’re not the only thing resting in your bed. Your mattress is home to all sorts of things from sweat and skin particles to dust and a whole host of other allergens. According to a study conducted at Ohio State University, a typical used mattress can have anywhere from 100,000 to one million dust mites inside. YIKES! Yet another reason to replace your mattress periodically.

If you're wondering how often should you replace your mattress, it may be time! Choose a Flexabed, and enjoy luxurious comfort and a limited lifetime warranty.

Have you ever thought about the fact that we spend approximately one third of our lives in bed? Not only is good, healthy, and restful sleep imperative for proper brain function and overall wellness, but also, it’s something we spend a great deal of our time doing. So if it’s time for you to replace that mattress, our team at Flexabed would love to help you upgrade to one of our handcrafted adjustable mattresses. And the way we see it, there was never a better time to start getting the best sleep of your life. Contact our incredible team today, and start reaping the benefits of incredible sleep.

What’s more is, our Flexabed Hi-Low SL and Premier beds boast a Limited Lifetime Warranty. That means when it’s time for a new mattress, you can ship your mattress back to us or bring it by the factory, and for $100, we will recover and refurbish the mattress or adjustable foundation.

You can also customize your mattress, and know it’s backed by our industry-leading warranty for total peace of mind. Find your perfect mattress today.

World Sleep Day is Flexabed's favorite holiday!

Never underestimate the power of a great night’s sleep! Today happens to be Flexabed’s favorite holiday– World Sleep Day. The goal of this holiday, organized by the World Sleep Society, is to celebrate the incredible benefits of good and healthy sleep, and to draw attention to the burden of sleep problems as well as the adverse effects they can have on us physically, psychologically, and even socially. World Sleep Day also exists to help promote the prevention and management of sleep disorders, which can really take a toll on the body and the mind.

Benefits of Healthy Sleep

Not only does establishing healthy sleep patterns have a rather obvious effects on how we feel and function throughout the day, but it has some other benefits you may not even be aware of. It’s actually paramount to overall health and wellbeing, and here is why.

1- Sleep Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Good sleep actually helps to promote heart health, who knew? Lack of sleep or generally poor sleep habits have been associated with high blood pressure and cholesterol, both of which are big risk factors when it comes to heart disease and stroke. So make it a goal to get between seven and nine hours of restful sleep each night.

2- Sleep Reduces Stress

We are all stressed out creatures a lot of the time, just trying to make it all happen and keep those plates in the air. Stress hormones produced within the body make it hard to fall asleep and to sleep soundly through the night. Lack of sleep can also send our bodies into a state of stress! This puts the body’s functions on high alert, resulting in elevated blood pressure, which of course– puts us at higher risk of heart attack and stroke. For this reason, things like mindfulness, yoga, and other relaxation techniques can really help with stress management and overall better sleep.

3- Sleep May Promote Weight Loss

Research shows that people who sleep fewer hours per night are more likely to have issues with being overweight or obese. Poor sleep can increase your appetite by impacting two important hunger hormones, ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin is released in the stomach signaling hunger within the brain, and levels of this hormone are high before you eat, and low after. Leptin, on the other hand, is a hormone released from fat cells that actually suppresses hunger.
When you don’t get adequate sleep, your body makes more ghrelin and less leptin, leading to an increase in appetite and less accurate feelings of fullness after eating.

4- Sleep Is When the Body Repairs Itself

They don’t call it rest for nothing, folks. While you sleep your blood pressure drops, and your heart gets to take a much-needed break. Breathing slows, the muscles throughout your body relax, and the entire process can serve to reduce inflammation while promoting healing. While sleeping, the brain triggers the release of hormones that promote tissue growth that repairs blood vessels, restoring damaged muscles, and even helping wounds heal more quickly. Your body also produces more white blood cells while you sleep, and these cells work hard attacking viruses and other bacteria that can make you sick. Conversely, when you don’t get enough sleep, your immune system is weakened making you more susceptible to illness.

5- Sleep Improves Learning & Memory

Even though during sleep your body is in a state of rest, your mind is still active. Though sleep and memory may never be completely understood, many studies suggest that getting healthy sleep regularly is closely linked to success in the areas of both learning and memory. It stands to reason that if a person is deprived of adequate rest, he or she will likely struggle with focus and therefore not be able to efficiently learn. What’s more is that sleep plays an important role in the consolidation of memories, something that’s essential for learning things and retaining new information. Consolidation is the process of one’s memories becoming stable, and healthy sleep patterns help to make possible this important step in the memory process.

So today, on World Sleep Day, and really everyday, we want to stress how important it is to get great sleep each night. In order to achieve this, you have to set yourself up for success. Be proactive about winding down each evening before bed. Turn off your screens, read a book, try some meditation, and give your body and your brain a chance to prepare itself for that important rest it needs. Beyond that, make sure you have the best possible bed for you to promote the restful sleep you need to stay healthy. Check out our line of luxury adjustable beds here, and as always, be sure to reach out to our team with any questions you may have. We want you to have a good night, every night. Sweet dreams, friends.

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