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Pain Awareness Month: Adjustable Beds & Back Pain

Sep 27, 2019 | Health & Wellbeing

Back pain, particularly in the lower back, is extremely common. However, there are a number of small lifestyle changes that can be made to temporarily relieve it. Adjustable beds offer a temporary positional pain relief, and also offer many other benefits.

Statistics & Figures of Back Pain:

According to the NHS, back pain accounts for 11% of the UK’s disabilities, affecting more than 1 in 10 people. In the UK, back pain is also the most common reason for early retirement and medically approved sick leave.  There are many possible causes of back pain such as posture, awkwardly lifting heavy objects and even stress.

What Is An Adjustable Bed?

An adjustable bed is rather self-explanatory. It is a bed that can be adjusted to enable you to find the perfect sleeping position for you. This means that you are able to find a position which temporarily relieves your back pain, and offers you optimum comfort.

How Can An Adjustable Bed Help With My Back Pain?

Although adjustable beds do not cure back pain, they can certainly offer a temporary positional relief. Here are three examples of how:

Contouring The Spine:

One of the main causes of back pain is posture, and improper support of the spine. Sitting, standing and lying down in the wrong ways can lead to bad posture, which can trigger back pain. Your spine is naturally a curved ‘S’ shape, and therefore lying on a flat mattress does not offer it the correct support. Furthermore, the pressure of lying on a flat mattress can put great pressure onto the sciatic nerve, often worsening back pain.

No More Pillows:

Often individuals with back pain sleep with pillows between their legs or underneath their knees for additional support. This may work temporarily, however when you move around in the night, so do the pillows! With an adjustable bed, additional support is offered no matter what position you’re in, all through the night. This is a particularly good benefit for side sleepers.

Leg & Knee Elevation:

For those who sleep on their backs, keeping your knees and legs elevated can help you to relieve any pressure from your back, thus offering temporary positional pain relief.

Other benefits of adjustable beds:

Other than temporarily relieving back pain, there are multiple other positive impacts that an adjustable bed can have on you. Here are our top 3:

Improve posture:

As stated before, our spines are naturally formed in a curved ‘S’ shape. By sleeping on a mattress that morphs to the natural curve of your spine, maximum support is offered to your back. This helps to improve your posture, tackling the risk of back pain before it starts.

Settle acid reflux:

Acid reflux symptoms can make it difficult to sleep. By keeping your upper body elevated, these symptoms can be reduced. With an adjustable bed, your upper body can be propped up at the simple press of a button, meaning there’s no longer a need for multiple pillows!

Reduce snoring:

Snoring can be just as frustrating for you as it is for your partner, and it occurs mostly when you lie flat on your back. By sleeping with your head elevated, oxygen can flow more freely, reducing the likelihood of snoring.

Our Range Of Adjustable Beds:

We have a wide range of contemporary adjustable beds, perfect for any bedroom! Not only that, there are so many great things that make our company unique.

  • Free home demonstration – we offer a completely free, no-obligation home demonstration so that you can try before you buy
  • Hand made in the UK – all of our beds are hand made in our factory, located in The Midlands
  • Buy direct – by purchasing with us directly you can enjoy the benefits of a luxury bed at a factory direct price
  • Expert advice – we pride ourselves on offering our customers advice, help and guidance even after they have purchased
  • Up to 50% off – we currently have a sale on, meaning you can get up to 50% off selected lines*!

What Our Customers Think:

5 star adjustable beds

Excellent service from each and all staff I spoke with. They supplied an excellent service and an excellent product we are delighted with our new bed. Thank you all concerned. A special thank you to Jackie her help and advice was invaluable. Thank you to Mr Main and his colleague, sorry I didn’t catch his name, on the installation team for their politeness and their courtesy. Well done all.

– Mr & Mrs Boyd

Bed came on time as advised, delivery men efficient and friendly, bed good quality and shown how to use it.

– Mrs Saddler

The staff where very courteous and professional with their service and the beds are still working well

– Mr Reginald

See more of our customer reviews here on our TrustPilot page! 

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