ELECTRIC BEDS ARE THE FUTURE OF RESTORATIVE SLEEP

THE MANY MODERN FEATURES OF AN ELECTRIC BED

The only person I ever knew with an adjustable bed was my grandmother – that is, until this year when I purchased one myself. As we started looking for new mattresses, we learned that memory foam can be coupled with an electric bed to get the best of both worlds. When we learned about features like built-in preset positions, massage features, and positions that make you feel like you're weightless, we were in. Actually, I was more interested in the wall-saving feature, which makes the bed scoot back when you raise the head so that you don't have to reposition your side tables. These bases can even work within existing frames and can be mounted to your headboard.

BUYING AN ADJUSTABLE BED CAN IMPROVE SOME MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Adjustable beds can help people with certain medical conditions as well. Acid reflux, sleep apnea and sciatica can all be helped by raising the head and shoulders slightly. People who deal with regular swelling of the feet, ankles or legs can use the bed in a different way, to raise the lower part of their bodies. While these medical reasons are not what motivated us to get a mechanical bed, we are glad to know our new frame will be able to help us if we have these health issues arise.

ADJUSTABLE BEDS: NOT JUST FOR HOSPITALS ANYMORE

When most people think about electric beds, they picture the old hospital models, as if someone would have to have serious movement impairments to need or want one. Discover for yourself how adjustable beds have come a long way. You can get models every bit as sleek and fashionable as other luxury bed models. They can just be positioned perfectly to take the stress off your back, improve blood flow, or find a more comfortable position for reading or watching TV. True, hospitals have been using them for years because of their therapeutic benefits, but you might find yourself wanting one simply because of their comfort and convenience.