How Can an Adjustable Bed Help Ease Your Arthritis Pain?

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Today, more than ever, an unprecedented number of people are suffering from joint pain and arthritis. Professionals in the medical field are in high anticipation that a significant number of people from around the world will be living in agonizing pain for the rest of their adult lives by the time they reach 65 years old.

Arthritis and joint pain are chronic conditions, which means they persist. They come and go. Unfortunately, they may get worse over time with no hope for relief or improvement. You may take action against them, such as the use of painkillers, but then again, it will recur. 

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Painkillers offer temporary relief. They may help with pain alleviation, thus relieving you of discomfort, but most of the time, you’ll need to alter your lifestyle in order to manage the uneasiness and physical pain they are associated with. 

The adjustable bed is used to be found in health care settings and hospitals until recently. It is now possible for anyone to own this type of bed for private use. There are many reasons why you need to own and use an adjustable/reclining bed. 

Using this type of assistive bedroom furniture will help you enjoy the following benefits:

  • Alleviated swelling is brought about by enhancing blood circulation.
  • Fewer breathing concerns
  • Reduced aches and pains in the back
  • Reduced joint pain
  • Improved gastric performance. 

Arthritis Pain Relief

If you look at an ordinary, standard bed, notice that they’re all designed in such a way that they will keep us lying flat. Sometimes this is the underlying reason behind our body aches and pain. They tend to remain and get worse at night. If you have a standard bed, your blood tends to rush to your groin. 

The pressure is higher when there is more blood. A height-adjustable bed makes it possible for you to go and defy gravity while you are at rest and your mind is fast asleep, thus alleviating pressure in areas. Although a number of treatments will be available depending upon where your exact discomfort or body pain is situated. 

Upper Body Arthritis

Worsening pain in the shoulders, upper back, and neck can afflict you all night long. The most natural and simple way to treat such agonizing pain is to elevate the affected region or area. An adjustable/reclining bed helps you sleep in an upright position without experiencing discomfort.

Staying on your side will keep you from rolling on your stomach during your sleep, which may aggravate the body pain you’re already experiencing. This is yet another bonus if you decide to have a firmer mattress for pain alleviation.

Lower Body Arthritis

lower body painArthritis can affect the hips, knees, and other nearby joints of the affected area. The use of propped-up pillows is usually the most frequently recommended improvisation that many take advantage of for comfort and temporary relief. 

Pillows beneath the knees, between the knees, and under the hips, among others. The problem with the use of propped pillows is that they tend to move about as you sleep.

The use of a reclining bed or an adjustable bed is a better option than a slew of pillows because they help relieve joint tension. Reduce the number of pillows on your bed so you can maintain the temperature of your body and keep it from going up. Thus, you remain comfy during your sleep.

In short, the only source of heat you will have while sleeping on this type of bed is no less than your heating pad. As for the pillows, you’ll only need the ones under your head. And the only discomfort you will experience is the knowledge that you will ultimately need to climb off your bed.