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The orthopaedic benefits of an electric bed

Electric beds provide you with several orthopaedic benefits thanks to their adjustable lying surface. The electric backrest and legrest allow you to properly position your neck, back, torso, legs and feet to ensure the following:

Posture and spinal support

If you sleep on your side, having the backrest and legrest of the bed slightly raised will mean your body is postured perfectly for a good night's sleep. This is because your hip bones protrude and by forming a valley for the hips to protrude into, your spine stays straight. 

Improved breathing and reduced snoring

For back sleepers, a slightly raised backrest feature on an adjustable bed tilts your head forward which opens your airways to facilitate healthy breathing and reduce snoring.

Blood flow and circulation

By adjusting the mattress position, you are encouraging blood flow and circulation. This helps to prevent the build up of pressure on the skin which maintains skin integrity. Raising the leg rest also drains fluid from the feet, a necessity for some medical conditions.

Comfort and wellbeing

Perhaps the biggest benefit of orthopaedic beds is the comfort they provide, not just when sleeping but also throughout the day. The backrest allows you to sit right up in bed to ease the likes of reading and eating. The leg rest can also be raised to take the pressure off achy legs and provide comfort.

To find out how to select an electric orthopaedic bed for yourself or a loved one, read our helpful guide.


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