Electric Beds for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea: How They Can Help

Electric Beds for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea: How They Can Help

Do you often find yourself tossing and turning at night, struggling to find a comfortable position for a good night's sleep? Snoring and sleep apnoea can significantly disrupt your sleep quality and overall well-being.

However, the good news is an electric bed, also known as adjustable beds, can offer a solution to alleviate symptoms of sleep-related issues. In this article, we’ll explore how electric beds can help those suffering with snoring and sleep apnoea to enjoy a more restful and rejuvenating sleep.

Understanding Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Before we look at the benefits of electric beds, it’s important to understand the conditions that they can help with.

Snoring occurs when the flow of air through your mouth and nose is partially obstructed during sleep, resulting in the production of vibrating sounds. Snoring is common and often means nothing serious. Snoring occurs when these areas of the body are relaxed during sleep. There are several factors which can lead to snoring which include:

  • Laying on your back when sleeping
  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • The menopause – the changes in hormone levels during the menopause can cause the throat muscles to relax more than usual
  • Certain medications
  • Having a large neck

However,  sleep apnoea on the other hand is a more severe condition where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, leading to fragmented rest and potential health complications. Symptoms of sleep apnoea mainly occur when you are sleeping and include:

  • Breathing which stops and starts
  • Making gasping, choking or snorting noises
  • Frequently waking up
  • Loud snoring

Levels/ severity of sleep apnoea

As with most conditions, the level of severity of sleep apnoea can vary from person to person. The most common type being obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) which needs to be treated as it can lead to serious problems.

Some people with OSA can also experience night sweats which may cause them to wake up during the night. During an episode, the lack of oxygen alerts the brain to pull you out of deep sleep, to either a lighter sleep or to being fully awake – so the airway reopens and you begin to breathe normally again.

This cycle of sleep interruptions can make you feel very tired during the day. Often those with OSA usually have no recollection of interrupted breathing, which makes it hard to know you have a problem.

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How electric beds can help with sleep apnoea 

Adjustable beds can provide relief for those who suffer with sleep conditions including sleep apnoea and insomnia. Regular beds only provide a flat lying surface which can worsen respiratory disorders and symptoms. 

a bed laying flat with the mattress behind it raised a little

Customisable elevation 

One of the key features of electric beds is their ability to adjust the elevation of different sections. By raising the upper body slightly, an electric bed can help reduce snoring and alleviate mild sleep apnoea symptoms.

Being in an elevated position promotes better airflow and can prevent the tongue and soft tissues in the throat from obstructing the air passage. Unlike a regular bed, electric beds have the ability to find the most comfortable position more easily and conveniently. 

a lady adjusting her back rest on her bed

Our electric beds are complete with a subtle anti-snore mode - perfect for those who snore or are a light sleeper. Our anti-snore position gently raises the back-rest so its in the optimum position that opens the airways to help reduce snoring.

Enhanced support

Electric beds offer excellent support for the body, particularly for individuals with sleep apnoea. The adjustable features enable you to find the optimal position that aligns your head, neck, and spine.

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By maintaining proper alignment, an electric bed can help open up the airways and reduce the occurrence of breathing disruptions during sleep. This improved support can lead to better breathing patterns and a decrease in sleep apnoea-related symptoms.

Pressure relief 

Sleeping on a regular mattress can create pressure points that contribute to discomfort and pain. This can make it harder to find relief from snoring and sleep apnoea.

Opera pressure care mattress

There are many pro's of electric beds. which incudes adjusting the mattress platform to better distribute your body weight more evenly. By relieving pressure on specific areas, such as the shoulders, hips, and lower back, an electric bed can provide added comfort and potentially reduce snoring and sleep apnoea symptoms.

Sleep positions

An electric bed's adjustable features enable you to explore various sleep positions that are known to alleviate snoring and sleep apnoea. Sleeping in an elevated position has a number of benefits, particularly for the upper body.

Using an electric bed to elevate the upper body can help reduce the pressure on the airway, allowing for smoother airflow. Additionally, raising the legs slightly can improve circulation, further enhancing your sleep quality. With the ability to personalise your sleep position, electric beds provide a tailored sleep experience that suits your specific needs.

older woman with long brown hair laying on an Opera adjustable bed in zero-gravity position holding the remote control in her hand

As standard, our range of electric beds come with a range of adjustments for proper comfort and support. Our plus upgrade option is available across any of our adjustable beds and includes an additional pillow-tilt position- ideal to relieve pressure on the neck and helps open up the airways.


Snoring and sleep apnoea can take a toll on your sleep quality and overall health. Electric beds offer a promising solution by providing a range of adjustments and features to assist in reducing snoring episodes and sleep apnoea symptoms.

Electric beds allow you to adjust the mattress platform which gives proper support, relieves pressure and allow you to find the perfect position for better sleep which can improve overall health and wellbeing.

How Opera can help

If you're struggling with snoring or sleep apnoea, considering an electric bed might be a worthwhile investment. With over a decade of expereince, our team can find the best solution for your needs. Start your journey to better sleep today by requesting a call back or video appointment with a dedicated Opera advisor.

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