How Electric Beds Can Help You Sleep Better and Wake Up Refreshed

How Electric Beds Can Help You Sleep Better and Wake Up Refreshed

1 in 5 people in the UK admit to not getting enough sleep.  A poor sleep environment, stress/anxiety or the wrong bed and mattress are all factors that can cause poor quality sleep.

In this article, we explore how electric beds can significantly improve sleep quality and achieve a restful night’s sleep.

As experts in electric beds for over 20 years, at Opera we recognise how the right bed can make a difference, elevating your comfort and enhancing quality of life.

What is an electric bed?

As the name suggests, electric beds can be controlled electronically. Unlike a traditional flat bed, electric beds offer a wide range of different positions – offering proper spinal support and enhanced comfort.

Electric beds, also known adjustable beds is a type of bed that allows you to customise the beds position such as raising the head and foot section of the bed. Some electric beds also have specially designed pre-set memory positions designed for even more comfort and relaxation.

Who benefits from using an electric bed?

Anyone who struggles with their sleep or isn’t getting sufficient support would benefit from an electric bed.

a lady struggling to sleep

They are a popular choice of bed among individuals seeking relief from various health conditions including:

Additionally, electric beds are favoured by those who enjoy reading, watching TV, or using electronic devices in bed, as they can easily find the most comfortable position without having to use extra pillows or cushions.

Electric beds are a great investment to those looking for better sleep. If you’re considering purchasing one for you or loved one, our team can help guide you through the process. Learn more about how to get started today.

How electric beds provide a better night’s sleep

Electric beds can provide a better night's sleep through various features and benefits that contribute to improved comfort and support. Here are some ways electric beds enhance sleep quality:

1. Customisable sleeping positions

One of the key advantages of electric beds is their ability to adjust the head and foot positions independently. This lets you find the most comfortable sleeping angle to fall asleep quicker and for longer.

a man sleeping in an upright position

Meanwhile, electric beds reduce pressure on certain areas of the body for comfort and can help alleviate symptoms for those with back pain, snoring and even acid reflux.

Electric beds help reduce tossing and turning at night when you are trying to fall asleep. Dual electric beds are also a great investment for couples who struggle with their sleep.

These types of beds have separate mattress platforms, so each person can control their side of the bed. They are beneficial for light sleepers too, particularly if they share a bed with someone who snores.

2. Enhanced circulation and reduced swelling

If you struggle to sleep because of swelling or poor circulation, an electric bed can help.

blood circulation

Electric beds have an elevating the leg rest section which can improve blood flow and ease swelling in the legs and feet. This helps to prevent discomfort and contributes to a better night’s sleep.

Learn more about the benefits of sleeping with your legs raised.

3. Sufficient spinal support 

Back pain is one of the main causes of poor sleep quality, as it interferes with getting to sleep and remaining asleep. Electric beds can provide relief for those suffering with back pain thanks to the elevating back rest.

Electric beds let you raise the backrest section which helps to maintain the natural curvature of the spine. Proper lumbar support can alleviate back pain and contribute to a more relaxed and pain-free sleep.

At Opera, our range of electric adjustable beds have a pre-set zero-gravity position. This is specially designed to eliminate pressure of the body, replicating the feeling of weightlessness for total comfort. Discover more about the benefits of zero-gravity.

an astronaut floating in space

4. Partner-friendly design

Not getting enough sleep because of sharing a bed? Electric beds are often available in split configurations which are ideal for couples with different sleep preferences.

a double bed but with two mattresses so that they can be adjusted to different prefer position

Each side of the bed can be positioned to suit individuals needs. Plus, by having a split base, you and your partner can choose different mattresses if preferred. This helps provide even more comfort and level of support for a great night’s sleep.

5. Massage and relaxation features

Some electric beds come with built-in massage functions, which can help relax muscles and promote a more tranquil sleep environment. The soothing massage can reduce stress and tension, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

All Opera adjustable beds are available with a massage feature when you upgrade to our plus base technology. With this feature, you can choose your intensity and is a great way to relax and restore.

6. Improved breathing and snoring reduction

If you experience poor sleep because of snoring or a sleep-related condition an electric bed can help alleviate symptoms.

Elevating the head of the bed can open up the airways, making it easier to breathe when you sleep. This can be especially beneficial for individuals who suffer from mild sleep apnoea or snoring issues.

Moreover, some electric beds have specially designed features that target snoring. For example, our adjustable beds come with anti-snore mode as standard. This gets you in the prime position where the backrest is raised up slightly to open up the airways to reduce snoring.

remote to show the anti-snore mode

Why is it important to get a good night’s sleep?

Getting a good night's sleep is vital for overall health and well-being. Sleep plays a crucial role in various physical, mental, and emotional functions, and its importance cannot be overstated. 

Here are some reasons why getting a good night's sleep is so important:

  • Physical Restoration: During sleep, the body undergoes essential processes that promote physical restoration and healing. Tissues and muscles are repaired, and the body's energy is replenished, preparing it for the challenges of the next day.
  • Cognitive Function: Sleep is closely linked to cognitive function, including memory consolidation and learning. It enhances the brain's ability to process and retain information, improving focus, attention, and problem-solving skills.
  • Emotional Well-being: Sufficient sleep is vital for emotional regulation. It helps maintain a positive mood and reduces the risk of mood swings, irritability, and emotional exhaustion.
  • Immune System Support: Sleep plays a significant role in bolstering the immune system. Lack of proper sleep can weaken the body's ability to fight off infections and illnesses.
  • Stress Reduction: A good night's sleep helps reduce stress levels. It allows the body and mind to relax and recover from the demands of daily life.


Overall, electric beds offer a level of customisation and adaptability that traditional flat beds cannot provide. By catering to individual sleep preferences and addressing specific sleep-related concerns, electric beds contribute to a more comfortable, supportive, and restful night's sleep, leaving users feeling refreshed and rejuvenated in the morning.

How Opera can help you get better sleep

Investing in an electric bed is a great way to improve not only your sleep but quality of life.

 At Opera we’re committed to helping make life easier for people in their own home, family members and carers. From enhanced comfort to regained independence our team of experts are here to help.

There are a few ways you can choose from to get started:

Consultation call: Have a 1-1 consultation with an Opera adjustable bed expert who’ll get to know your circumstances and make suitable recommendations.

Virtual showroom visit: Discover our range of beds and mattresses right from your living room and chat live with an Opera advisor.

one of our dedicated advisors on a virtual visit

Online bed selector tool: Take our 5-minute assessment to get instant product recommendations.

We’ll help you find the perfect bed...

Submit a quick enquiry today and we can help you find the perfect bed for your needs.

  • 1-1 Advice Calls
  • Free Brochure & Samples
  • Personalised Quotation

Find out how Opera could help you with your bed needs.
Contact us, or speak to our experts advisors on 0333 222 85 84.

Free Consultation

Book Now

Free Brochure

Order Now