Why is finding the perfect posture important For a good night’s sleep?

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Adjustable beds have been used in hospitals for many years, but in more recent times, they’ve made their way into our bedrooms to promote better sleep and health.

Helping you to achieve the perfect posture and sleep position, electric beds bring a number of health and lifestyle benefits. Keep reading to discover some of the advantages of finding your perfect sleep posture.

Ease pressure on your joints.

By adjusting and elevating parts of your body when you lie down to sleep, you can alleviate some of the pressure on your joints and therefore avoid discomfort. This is great news for those with lower back pain or chronic aches in specific joints or muscles.

Luckily, with an adjustable bed, you can tailor your position to suit your body’s unique needs.

adjustable tension sliders on bed

Improve circulation.

Elevating your lower body while you sleep improves your circulation, helping the blood to flow around more easily. This has enormous benefits for those with swelling in the ankles, feet and legs (oedema), high blood pressure, diabetes and those who experience frequent swelling of the legs and feet. Likewise, this can also contribute to better heart health.

Open up your airways.

Positioning yourself so that your head is slightly above your stomach helps you to improve your breathing quality throughout the night. This can be beneficial for both you and if you sleep with a partner as it can keep snoring at bay and ensure you both get a good night’s sleep.

Furthermore, keeping your airways open can improve symptoms of sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions, such as asthma.

Alleviate acid reflux.

When your upper body is positioned slightly above your stomach, you can prevent acid from entering back up your oesophagus, which causes uncomfortable heartburn and acid reflux.

Of course, not only does this enable you to sleep undisrupted but also helps you enjoy the following day without discomfort.

Undisrupted sleep.

While all of the benefits of a good sleep posture listed above have their own individual importance, they all contribute to a better night’s sleep; one that is comfortable and undisturbed.

A restful night’s sleep contributes to our concentration and memory and if we don’t get enough sleep, our decision-making abilities can weaken over time. If sleep problems continue for a long time, it can contribute to our cognitive decline.

By finding the perfect posture for your body and getting a great, undisrupted nights’ sleep, you can not only look after your physical health but also your brain health.

woman sat comfortably after a uninterrupted sleep


Opera's Adjustable Beds are a range of upholstered, electric adjustable divan beds that are designed to provide ultimate levels of comfort, mobility and orthopaedic support.

If you have any questions about finding your perfect sleep posture, contact a member of our team today.

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