How Adjustable Beds Help Insomniacs

Aug 8, 2013 by

According to Bupa, up to one in three people in the UK are thought to suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives, with the condition affecting more women than men, and affecting more people as they get older. In fact, half of the over 65s suffer insomnia at some point.

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Insomnia comes in two forms – primary and secondary. The former has no obvious cause, while secondary insomnia is due to an underlying problem, such as stress, anxiety, depression, grief or a health condition. The effects can be short-term (lasting one to four weeks) or long-term (longer than four weeks) and can leave you feeling tired and irritable, and finding it hard to concentrate.

There are many things which affect how we sleep in general. Watching television or using a laptop just before bedtime can mean the mind is too active and it is difficult to get to sleep, while the temperature of the room can also prevent you from sleeping or cause you to wake in the middle of the night. And of course one of the most important factors which affects your ability to sleep and quality of sleep is your bed.

The wrong bed can leave you feeling uncomfortable, which can prevent or interrupt sleep. Even if you feel that you have slept all night, you may still wake feeling tired and irritable, which could be a sign that you have spent the night tossing and turning, trying to get comfortable. The right bed should be comfortable and supportive all night long, giving you a good and healthy night’s sleep and less interrupted sleep.

Adjustamatic beds are a range of adjustable beds for the elderly and those who have health conditions which prevent them from sleeping well, such as insomnia. An adjustable bed allows you to adjust your mattress until you get the ideal sleeping position and because it adjusts, it supports more areas of your body, meaning you are more comfortable.

Different kinds of mattresses are available, including memory foam mattresses, which give the body even more support and comfort. A memory foam mattress moulds itself to your body as the visco elastic foam becomes activated by your body heat. This means that rather than the body supporting itself on certain pressure points, your body mass is more evenly distributed as all of it is supported by the mattress.

Adjustmatic beds also come with Cyclo-Therapy technology, which will help to relax and soothe your muscles. Using this relaxing technique just before you go to bed can work wonders on the mind as well as the body, meaning that you are less likely to be thinking about the current stresses in your life as you go to sleep.

Other things you can do to help overcome insomnia and promote a healthy sleep pattern include going to bed at the same time each night and getting up at the same time each day, doing regular exercise but no strenuous exercise just before bed, avoiding caffeine and alcohol six hours before going to bed, taking a warm bath and reading.

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