When we hear the words “Hospital Bed”, we automatically think of beds that are for hospital use only. The name beguiles the fact that these beds are a great investment for home use too, especially if you struggle with health and mobility issues.
Here are 7 surprising benefits of owning your own hospital bed:
1. Provides Relief From Chronic Pain
The biggest difference between regular flatbeds and Hospital beds is that hospital beds are adjustable. They can be adjusted at the head and knees to bring much-needed relief from pain.
Chronic back pain sufferers find it helpful to sleep with the bed on a slight incline, with the upper body placed higher than the lower body under the knees. It also relieves arthritis pain by distributing your body weight and reducing pressure on painful joints.
2. Helps Reduce Snoring
Snorers have a higher risk for arrhythmia, headaches, stroke, and other health-related complications. Use the remote control of your adjustable hospital bed to elevate your head slightly to reduce snoring.
3. Alleviates Sleep Apnea
Around 26% of adults between the ages of 30 and 70 years are said to have sleep apnea: where your airways momentarily close during sleep.
Sleeping in certain positions (especially on your back) can cause the airways to narrow or collapse during sleep. A hospital bed can alleviate sleep apnea by raising your head.
4. Improves Blood Circulation
It has been proven that the best position to sleep in to maximize blood circulation is the zero gravity position. This is great news if you have poor circulation, edema (swelling), high blood pressure, or diabetes.
By relaxing at night with your adjustable bed in the zero-gravity position, heads and legs both elevated, more blood flow will reach your heart.Speak to a Hospital Bed Specialist
5. Allows Different Options for Partners
If you sleep in the same bed with your partner, dual adjustable beds are suggested to help alternate positions on one side without affecting the other. This is a life-saver if you have a partner who snores!
6. Lessens Acid Reflux Symptoms
According to the Canadian Digestive Health Foundation, the prevalence range for GERD is 10% to 20% of the population (3.4 million to 6.8 million Canadians). By raising the head and shoulders with an adjustable bed, you can help prevent acid from flowing back into your esophagus.
7. Provides Ergonomic Comfort (Tip: Get an Overbed Table)
Hospital beds can be easily adjusted to make reading or watching television more pleasant and comfortable. However, when you add an overbed table you have convenience at your fingertips.
An overbed table is a mobile table that slides over your bed or chair. It’s like a “tray on wheels” and a staple in hospitals. They can be adjusted to suit your height and provide a great surface for you to place your book, laptop, meals, etc.
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