Disability equipment: 5 health benefits of adjustable beds – Disability Horizons

A good night’s sleep is priceless, for anyone, let alone if you’ have a long-term health condition or disability. So a comfortable adjustable bed is key, particularly if you often spend much of your time in bed during the day as well as the night. That’s why we’ve spoken to bed-specialist BaKare about the benefits of having the right adjustable bed for you.

Lying in a horizontal position all day long can cause a number of health issues, such as bed sores and painful joints. It can also make mealtimes more difficult. This can all impact on how well you sleep, too.

An adjustable bed can improve your quality of life and well-being in numerous ways. Here are five important health benefits of these beds.

1. Find a comfortable resting and sleeping position

It can be hard to find a comfortable sleeping or resting position in a regular bed, especially if you have chronic pain. You or your PA/carer can prop you up using cushions, but this is not an ideal solution, particularly for people with dementia.

An electric bed will support you in any position you feel comfortable in. Your head and shoulders can be raised so you can eat or watch TV more comfortably. When you want to sleep, the bed can be lowered once again. There are numerous positions and these beds are very easy to adjust to suit your needs.

2. Boost circulation

If you’re not able to move much, poor circulation can be an issue, especially as you get older. Many elderly people suffer from varicose veins and ulcerated legs, exacerbated by long periods of bed rest. The best cure is movement and exercise, but that may not be possible for many disabled people or those with health conditions.

Read more at: http://disabilityhorizons.com/2018/01/disability-equipment-5-health-benefits-of-adjustable-beds/

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