Adjustable beds have flooded the domestic market over the last couple decades. For much longer, however, adjustable beds have been used for patients in hospitals to allow for ease of movement if there were to be a disability which limited it. Today, adjustable beds are used in many homes, worldwide for their potentially positive impacts on sleep, pain relief and health.
Although an adjustable bed may promote a good nights sleep, an adjustable bed is not the answer to insomnia. There are three factors of the sleeping environment which will influence sleep regardless of bed shape, size or malleability.
1. Light: a dark room has been proven to be the most conducive to sleep. Light triggers the brain to be alert; this may be an evolutionary trait related to waking up with the sunrise.
2. Noise: white noise, subtle in the background is good for sleep, but loud sudden noises may disrupt sleep.
3. Temperature: your sleep may be disturbed if your sleeping environment is too hot or too cold. The ideal temperatures for sleeping are between 60 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit, or 16 to 18 degrees Celsius.
The spine is “S” shaped and physiology suggests that sleeping on a flat surface may not be the best way to rest our curved bodies. For this reason, those ailed by back pain may find relief in an adjustable bed. TSuch people may be advised by doctors to elevate their legs or upper body during sleep; if this is the case, adjustable beds may be able to ease their back pain and provide a peaceful nights sleep.