Spending the night awake or waking up feeling sore certainly takes the joy out of sleeping. And since we spend 1/3 of our lives in bed sleeping or trying to do so, a comfortable mattress and bed is essential.
If you’re like most people, you are probably most familiar sleeping on a flat bed containing bed frame and mattress. You shop carefully for a mattress, making sure to test drive before buying, and make a decision based on how comfortable the mattress feels when you’re lying down on it. There really is no “best mattress” as this is subjective. Best is what works for you.
However, there are limitations to a regular mattress, and this quite simply is because human beings are designed with contours that a flat bed cannot support. For example, our spines are S shaped and our legs have curves. When you lie on your back these gaps or contours on a flat bed are not supported, which keeps your muscles working and tense.
Take lying down to another level and you’re looking at an adjustable bed which adjusts into countless positions, even positions that support your curves while lying on your back. (some beds
can be manipulated into hundreds of possible positions). It is for this reason that many people prefer adjustable beds. And, many people choose adjustable beds for health reasons.
Take for example, elevating the upper body to help reduce acid reflux and heartburn. (The elevated position allows gravity to keep stomach acid from flowing up into the esophagus.) Another example: elevating the legs to reduce edema or swelling in the lower legs.
Comfort and relaxation are other benefits. Depending upon brand and model you can select options or special features like: massage and heat.
Mattress/bed sizes include: single, double/queen and king, and you can look for “Dual” queen or king beds, which are two separate side-by-side adjustable mattresses, ideal for a couple who recline and sleep in different positions.
If you are looking to buy an adjustable bed take start by looking at some of the trusted brands. Some manufacturers even allow a 90-Day home trial & money-back guarantee as well as a 90 day firmness swap out. However, this is not standard. Make sure to take your time and get to know the differences before buying. This will not only bring you comfort, it will help you to get a good night sleep!