When you are choosing your mattress, you are choosing your most used and important piece of furniture in your home. If you sleep the average eight hours a day and expect to keep your mattress for at least ten years, you will have spent 29,200 hours on this piece of equipment! It will impact your mood, comfort, your health, and your sense of well being for as long as you sleep on it. So while this often overlooked purchase may seem insignificant initially, it is far from it.
There are many more options today when choosing a mattress than there used to be. Mattresses are made to cater to the individual, and there are mattresses that are big enough for two people that have separate components, making it possible for each individual to set mattress variables to suit their own individual comfort or body type. Such mattresses mean partners no longer have to compromise a good night’s sleep.
Adjustable beds are mechanical marvels of design and comfort which are perfectly adapted to improve many different symptoms associated with varied conditions that lead to back pain and more. If you suffer from lower back pain, your condition may be the result of many causes, of which the sufferer often has no how they got in the first place.
Adjustable mattresses are now being designed with flexibility at both ends, so that both the top and bottom of the mattress can be adjusted to raise or lie down according to the sleeper’s comfort levels. This is very useful if you are a person who likes to watch television or read a bit before falling asleep at night.
The causes associated with back pain include strains, sprains, ligament sprains, joint problems, over-extension, work-related pains, slipped disks, and more. Actual physical disability from instances such as work related accidents is another well-known cause of back pain. In all these instances, an adjustable bed can help soothe your sore aching back.
There are other tips from doctors on relieving back pain which can be utilized in combination with an adjustable bed. Heating pads are recommended to relax painful muscle spasms and medications such as Motrin, Aleve, Aspirin, and Tylenol also reduces pain and swelling. Once again, an adjustable bed can help you relieve and maybe even prevent these same pains!
Some adjustable beds, specifically electric adjustable beds, come equipped with soothing heating units built in. Some electric adjustable beds even have a vibrating feature to massage away daily stress, boost circulation and ease your sore back. As far as any relief you may get from taking medications, the adjustable bed manufacturers haven’t come up with anything to replace them yet.
Adjustable beds come in a huge wide variety of different shapes and sizes, models and types to fit most any budget. There are basic, hand operated adjustable beds, basic electric adjustable beds that elevate and configure themselves at the push of a button on a remote control unit, to the top of the line adjustable bed with all the bells and whistles such as wireless remotes, heat, massage, removable legs and more.
Many of people’s problems in today’s society result from the lack of sleep, so be sure to invest in a good bed and maybe a memory foam mattress. The calm and steady sleep we need depends primarily upon the quality of the mattress we use in our beds. The better suited the mattress is for your body, the better you will sleep.
A quality memory foam mattress like Tempurpedic can help you to sleep by reducing the pressure points on your body which means less tossing and turning. There are less expensive alternatives, you can use an alternate brand or even a high-density polyurethane foam mattress topper, which is designed to relieve pressure points in the same way that a memory foam mattress does as long as it is 3 or more inches thick. The memory foam mattress pad is an inexpensive way to improve the sleeping surface of your bed as long as the belying mattress is in good condition.
If you are going to buy a memory foam mattress, it is important that you select one that has sufficient memory foam on the top layer. At least 3” in the memory foam layer is preferable for comfort and pressure point relief. If you find your mattress is too firm, memory foam pads don’t cost very much when compared to the cost of an actual mattress set. The comfort the memory foam mattresses provide will make you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud.
The Tempurpedic foam mattress has the capability to return to its original shape and can provide better comfort and orthopedic support than an innerspring mattress. As a dense memory foam mattress reacts with body heat, it will contour to the body shape within seconds. The Tempur Pedic mattress types are suitable for all weights so you don’t have to buy a firmer mattress for someone heavy and a softer mattress for someone who is lighter.