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Practical Ways to Increase Sleep Quality

American Sleep Center strives to improve your sleep, we want to decrease your tossing and turning, and increase your REM sleep cycle every night! We do this by listening to our customer’s individual stories and then guiding them to a sleep surface that we feel would best help them, whether it’s a new firm flat mattress set or a set of split king adjustable beds Paired with memory foam mattresses. Even though we cannot cure you of any ailments, we can make you more comfortable which will allow you to enjoy more rest every single night! We have listed some of our most common ailments that can affect your sleep every night and some recommendations that may work best for you.

Lower Back, Hip & Shoulder Pain

If you experience chronic back, hip, or shoulder pain, you may need a new mattress as part of a multi-faceted plan to get relief. Unfortunately, these types of chronic pain are extremely common in most people for a variety of causes resulting from our daily lives. Common causes can result from chronic injuries, surgeries, work, and even every day stress and poor posture. The mattress you sleep on can relieve or exacerbate that pain and stiffness. As mattresses age and lose their support, they can amplify or even directly cause different types of pain and discomfort. A good mattress needs to contour into the arch of your back for support, which allows the muscles to relax and reduces back pain. Sometimes flat beds create gaps where your legs and spine are not supported.

Solution: Anyone suffering from lower back pain would benefit from a mattress surface with pressure relief like memory foam, latex, gel, even a pocketed coil. A power adjustable bed is a great option offering the ability to elevate your legs and head. These beds are also helpful for hip and shoulder pain because it takes the weight off of the pressure points.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when the airway collapses and gets blocked by the tongue. Doctors often tell patients to raise the head of the bed to help prevent this from happening.

Solution: Our power adjustable beds can help sleep apnea sufferers by allowing gravity to work in your favor and keep the airway open.

Acid reflux (GERD)/ Hiatal Hernia

Sufferers experience burning in the esophagus, severe heartburn, and difficulty sleeping due to acids in stomach “splashing” up in the throat at night when prone. Keeping the stomach below the esophagus is a main goal.

Solution: this health condition all but requires sleeping in an elevated upright position- flat bed sleepers generally use a 45 degree foam wedge (which can be uncomfortable and cause the body to slip down below the wedge at night, causing stress on their lower lumbar). Adjustable bases make this upright position necessity the perfect solution; the head can be elevated, as well as the feet/knees offsetting any stress to the lumbar spine.

Fibromyalgia

Some people experience severe and mysterious pain, burning sensation all over skin; all over body-comes and goes, has difficulty sleeping, can’t get comfortable, is achy, tired, and worn out all the time.

Solution: one source of improvement for this condition is good sleep and improved rest! A soothing softer sleep surface will offer the pressure relief this person needs to get a longer more restorative nights rest.

Respiratory Problems: Asthma, Emphysema & Snoring

Sufferers should be elevated to discourage airway obstructions from congesting the sinuses. When nasal passages are clear and able to drain naturally your chances of breathing will lessen greatly People with difficulty breathing often need to sleep sitting upright.

Solution: Our beds offer relief as our adjustable allow them to find the most comfortable sleep position, and our specialty mattresses are hypo-allergenic and dust mite/mildew resistant, a huge plus for allergy sufferers.

Congestive heart failure

Sufferers experience congestion in chest cavity, breathing difficulties as heart is unable to clear fluids from lungs, etc., chest pain when prone, most sleep in a semi-sitting/sitting positions, many moving into lounge chairs for comfort and in an attempt to get some sleep.

Solution: Our beds offer you total comfort and personal positioning- allowing you to remain in bed, ( not having to leave your partner, etc.) making life much easier.

Multiple Sclerosis/ Muscular Dystrophy

Adjustable beds for people with Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy can be a crucial benefit. Sufferers experience devastating loss of movement and function, often becoming totally bed ridden and unable to move. Because of that reduced ability to move, this person is at high risk for poor circulation, bed sores, and other serious illnesses that can result from laying stationary for too long. In addition, people affected by either of these conditions may suffer considerable aches, pains and other bodily discomfort. Finally, both Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy can often leave sufferers no longer able to sit unattended. All of these factors place an added importance on the patient’s bed, both as far as the mattress quality and adjustment options are concerned.

 

Solution: Our adjustable bases are a real tool for these individuals to achieve a higher level of independence. While our mattresses and adjustable beds, can’t restore movement, they can improve comfort and reduce the pain that come from time spent on an outdated and uncomfortable mattress. In addition, an adjustable mattress serves as a tool for a caretaker to help with transferring someone out of bed.

Furthermore, an adjustable bed can restore a degree of independence to someone suffering from Multiple Sclerosis and Muscular Dystrophy. If they can use ONE FINGER, they can move their own bed into a comfortable position, regaining some control over their own lives. Our beds keep their heads supported, feet elevated and offer stress and pressure relief and overall increased circulation. This is an absolute necessity for skin health maintenance when bed ridden.

Explore our catalog of top-of-the-line adjustable beds.

Or contact us to have a conversation about your challenges and how we may be able to help maximize your comofrt.

Diabetes/Circulation problems/restless leg syndrome/ sciatica

Sufferers often experience reduced circulation in extremities, must take care with feet and legs regarding pressure sores and injuries, often experience swelling (edema) in feet and ankles, often wear pressure socks to force blood back into the trunk of legs, often must use knee/foot elevation at night to reduce swelling and improve circulation, and often suffer aches and pains due to this condition.

Solution: our adjustable bases and specialty mattresses increase circulation, elevate to reduce swelling, protect delicate heel and elbow skin, and reduce pressure on the buttock. This will also help relieve your symptoms by elevating your legs and taking the weight off of your hips and lower back.