This image shows an adjustable bed. The frame has a light brown fabric covering and there are two separate mattresses on it. One is raised horizontally, the other the head and foot are raised

Adjustable Beds

This image shows an adjustable bed. The frame has a light brown fabric covering and there are two separate mattresses on it. One is raised horizontally, the other the head and foot are raisedAdjustable Beds 

Key Advantages of Adjustable beds.

Adjustable beds offer several advantages that can contribute to improved comfort and overall well-being.  

They offer customizable sleeping positions. One of the main advantages of adjustable beds is the ability to adjust the position of the bed’s head and foot. This allows you to find your most comfortable sleeping position, whether you prefer to sleep with your head slightly elevated, raise your legs for better circulation, or find a position that alleviates pressure points on your body.

Adjustable beds provide enhanced comfort and relaxation. You can easily find the optimal position for relaxation. Whether you enjoy reading, watching TV, working on a laptop, or simply lounging in bed, the ability to adjust the bed to different angles. This provides both enhanced comfort and support. If you are a side-sleeper, you can still sleep comfortably, you do not have to lay on your back. 

Alleviate medical conditions.

These beds can be particularly beneficial for individuals with certain medical conditions. For example, people with acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) may find relief by elevating the head of the bed. This helps prevent stomach acid from flowing back into the oesophagus. Additionally, adjustable beds can be helpful for individuals with sleep apnoea, snoring issues, back pain and circulation problems. 

Pressure Relief

 By adjusting the position of the bed, you can distribute your body weight more evenly. Adjustable beds help reduce pressure on specific areas such as the hips, shoulders, and lower back. This can help alleviate discomfort and promote better blood circulation. In turn this reduces the risk of bedsores for those who are bedridden or spend prolonged periods in bed.

 Improved sleep quality

Finding a comfortable sleeping position is essential for a good night’s sleep. By allowing you to customize your bed’s position this helps improve sleep quality, reduce tossing and turning. This enhances your overall sleep experience.

Convenience and added features

Many adjustable beds come with additional features such as built-in massage options, USB charging ports, under-bed lighting, and remote controls for easy adjustment. These features add convenience and luxury to your sleep environment.

Compatible with your partner

 If you share a bed with a partner, an adjustable bed can be particularly advantageous. Each side of the bed can be adjusted independently, allowing each person to find their desired position without disturbing their partner’s comfort. You can also still be close to them and cuddle. 

Overall, adjustable beds offer a range of advantages that can contribute to improved comfort, sleep quality, and overall well-being. However, it’s important to consider personal preferences and needs before investing in an adjustable bed to ensure it aligns with your specific requirements.


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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