Why use an adjustable bed for arthritis?
When my father-in-law was doing kidney dialysis, he was in constant pain because his body was having a hard time dealing with the back pain that the kidneys were bringing on. We purchased an adjustable bed for him to make his life a little bit easier.
Just by making this purchase, we extended his life by 10 years. Previous to getting an adjustable bed, his joints were causing him so much pain that he was on pain killers. Once we purchased this bed, the pain subsided so that he could actually deal with the dialysis. Finding a good sleeping position became very easy for him. Having a remote close by made it convenient for him to elevate his bed to however high or low he desired.
Now, if you are a person who tosses and turns when you’re sleeping, most often cannot find the best position to sleep in, then the adjustable bed is perfect for you. When we sleep in a standard bed, sometimes pressure points are harder to relieve, especially those related to arthritis.
By being able to change your sleeping position, you’ll be able to manage pressure points without waking up in pain. This happens because the weight is evenly distributed while removing extra pressure from joints.
With arthritis, our joints become inflamed as well erosion can happen in the cartilage. When we are sleeping on a regular bed, our constant movement is adding strain as well as placing stress on our joints. When you have an adjustable bed, you have the luxury of changing positions; however, you wish.
Another great reason to get an adjustable bed is because of its blood circulation stimulation. Both headrest and footrest can be elevated when a person is in recovery mode. Also, when you change positions, this helps the blood to keep circulating.
One of my favorite aspects of an adjustable bed is the massage function. By getting a massage, you can stimulate circulation and alleviate signals of pain that are often sent from joints to our brain. The beds that I’ve reviewed below all have massage selections capabilities.
Who Can Use An Adjustable Bed
Adjustable beds are not only good for people with arthritis. Many other people can use it for different issues such as:
Many people prefer sleeping in a reclining position; this is why some people buy reclining chairs.
1. Sven & Son King Adjustable Bed Base Frame + 12” Luxury Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress
Sven & Son King Adjustable Bed Base Frame + 12” Luxury Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress is adjustable at both ends of the bed. This beds will target aches and pains efficiently
If you want to loosen up muscles as you relax in bed, then this adjustable bed will fill that need. It has 3 different modes of providing relief to your muscles.
- Full Body Vibration
The inclination of the bed at headrest can go up to 0-75 degrees while the footrest incline can be between 0-45 degrees. On each side of the bed is a USB port where you can plug in or charge your gadgets.
You will also get 12” cool gel-infused memory foam mattress. This mattress is great for hot sleepers or for people who sweat.
The remote also has a backlit flashlight so that you can get around in the dark.
The bed can be preset for different positions:
- Zero gravity for minimizing pressure points
The bed can handle up to 1500 lbs. This adjustable bed’s motor is ultraquiet.
One reviewer commented that he bought the bed because of back issues. He found it more healing than the hospital bed.
You will get a 90-day trial and 3-year warranty.
2. Blissful Nights Adjustable Bed + 12 Inch Copper Infused Cool Memory Foam Mattress
Blissful Nights Adjustable Bed + 12 Inch Copper Infused Cool Memory Foam Mattress is going to give you a great sleep. Not only because you can adjust the bed to your liking, but the mattress is copper infusion to remain cool, meaning you will remain cool while sleeping.
The mattress also contours itself around you to relieve pressure points. You can sleep knowing you will wake up pain-free. It’s a mattress that is meant to provide support in all sleeping positions.
Although it’s a cooling mattress, it does have temperature regulating properties so that you will still be nice and snug during sleep. The mattress comes with a removable cover, which can be easily washed and have your mattress smelling fresh again.
The motor is extra quiet, as well no tools are required to put this bed together. It also comes with a wireless remote, no need to get out of bed to adjust settings. The bed will fit into almost any type of bed frame.
One buyer shares her thoughts; she stated it was relatively easy to put together. When she slept in it, there was no tossing and turning on her end. Her head and feet remained elevated as though she were sleeping a recliner.
Blissful Nights offers you a 10-year limited warranty for the adjustable bed frame and an open 10-year warranty for the mattress.
3. Blissful Nights Adjustable Bed + 10″ Gel Infused Medium Firm Memory Foam Mattress
Blissful Nights adjustable bed + 10″ gel-infused medium firm memory foam mattress is a split bed for couples to share. You will be able to elevate your bed to what you desire while your partner can tailor the adjustment for their needs.
The sleeping surface is firm yet contours to relieve pressure points in your body. The motor is quiet, so if you are sharing a bed with your significant other, they will not be disturbed when you are adjusting your bed to get more comfortable.
The 10” gel-infused memory foam mattress is perfect to release pressure points that often happen when one is dealing with arthritis. It comes with a removable cover so your mattress will remain clean, all you really have to do is wash the cover to freshen up your sleeping area.
Remote for adjustable bed is wired and has 5 buttons for easy use. The motor is quiet, so it will not bothers others when you are adjusting the bed into a good sleeping position.
It can handle a weight of up 750 lbs. Both headrest and footrest can be elevated. The construction of the bed is sturdy. You will require no tools to put this bed together. It is 12″ high and will fit into any bed base.
One customer shared that the bed was pretty heavy, so you will need an extra pair of hands to haul the bed where it needs to go. The mattress will take about 4 hours to inflate. She suggests getting a bed frame to prevent the mattress from sliding off.
Both the mattress and motor have a limited 10-year warranty.
4. iDealBed 4i Custom Adjustable Bed
iDealBed 4i custom adjustable bed has an elegant design, will go with any décor of the room. This bed was created after many years of research. To enhance your sleep, you can adjust the headrest up to 70° and footrest up 42°. Both sides can be elevated to get a good night sleep
It comes with a wireless remote with 18 different function buttons. 3 of those buttons are already preset for:
- Zero gravity
The motor is silent, so it will not disturb others when you are adjusting your bed. The bed can handle up to 850 lbs. It has modes for a massage at three different levels. Each mode can be set for 10-60 minutes.
You will be able to fit this adjustable bed into any frame you desire. The height option can be set for 4”, 7” and 11”.
Each side has a convenient USB port where you can charge your mobile devices. The remote is back-lit, no need to worry about losing the remote. There is even lighting under the bed.
This bed was designed for individuals who need help with recovering from an illness or have a place to relax when dealing with arthritis.
5. LUCID L300 Adjustable Bed
LUCID L300 adjustable bed takes less than 5 minutes to set up; no tools required. It comes with a wireless remote, which is convenient when using at night. The remote also has a back-lit light, making it easy to find in the dark.
Both headrest and footrest can be inclined to a desired position. Many people enjoy having breakfast in bed. It has dual USB charging ports, so you can have your mobile devices close by. The upholstery is visually pleasing, will fit into any décor.
All you will really need to have this bed ready to go is screw in the legs. It will fit into any bed frame. As a matter of fact, it suggested doing so as this will keep the mattress in place.
Many people have commented that it has helped alleviate back pain while helping them to sleep better. Overall their arthritis has calmed down quite a bit. The bed can handle a weight of up to 750 lbs.
Most customers are happy with the 2-day shipping. This gets the bed to them by the third day. It has made a vast improvement in the quality of sleep people are now getting.
You will get a 10-year warranty for this product.
What to look for in an adjustable bed for arthritis
When considering all the benefits of owning an adjustable bed, you should factor into this some other necessary details as well, such as:
- Budget – is the bed in alignment with how much you have to spend, is it worth investing in? Some people learn to get used to the pain; they do not want to invest. But others want to wake up pain-free in the morning or have a better quality of life; they will invest in a bed that will make their life easier.
- Compatibility – is it a standalone, or will it fit into your bed base? Standalone adjustable beds can have the mattress sliding off. The purpose of getting an adjustable bed is so you can rest, so the attention is usually given to one that will fit into your bed base.
- Bed and mattress – will you be happy getting both or just the adjustable bed? In my review, there are both adjustable bed plus mattress the adjustable bed on its own. You can purchase a mattress separately, depends on what you prefer. Most adjustable beds are compatible with memory foam mattresses. Why? Because memory foam mattresses have contouring abilities. So it doesn’t matter which position your bed is in, the mattress will conform to that shape. But it easily goes back into its original shape when lying flat.
An adjustable bed for arthritis is convenient not only for people who are suffering from joint or back pain; others can enjoy the benefits that an adjustable bed provides as well.
I know my father-in-law was more than happy when we got it for him.
Let me know the comments below of your thoughts about adjustable beds for arthritis.
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