Have you ever walked into a Brookstone and seriously wondered if you were accidentially transported into the future? There seem to be gadgets for everything from sharpening pencils to washing floors nowadays, but the home goods industry that stands out in terms of advancement is definitely the bed industry. The old fashioned horizontal mattresses and box springs that kept forcing us to change positions during sleep to avoid uncomfortable positions are now being phased out in favor of adjustable bed systems.
The main feature of many adjustable bed systems is the incline option at either the head or foot of the bed to prevent cramps and add more support to our spine’s natural “S” curve. Adjustable beds are also ideal for people who are “bed workers,” since the couch-like option of propping oneself up suits studying, reading, or typing well. Below we demystify a few styles of adjustable beds. Our hope is that after reading, you will be able to better identify the adjustable bed systems that might work best for you in this gadget friendly world:
1. The Heated Bed
Gone are the days of futzing with electric blankets. Now, you can buy a bed with a built in heating system! Not only are these electric beds luxurious, but according to the following disclaimer put out by a popular adjustable bed brand, they also could benefit your health:
Craftmatic® Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat and massage also may provide temporary relief from:
• Low Back Pain
• Minor Aches and Pains Due to Muscular Fatigue or Overexertion
• Edema or Swelling of the Legs
• Poor Local Blood Circulation of the Legs
• Symptoms of Hiatus Hernia
• Nighttime Heartburn
• Symptoms of Gastric Reflux
• The optional heating accessory provides temporary relief from Mild Arthritis and Joint Pain, as well as Muscle Pain Associated with Stress and Tension
• Sleeping in an upright position may Reduce or Ease Light and Occasional Snoring
2.Sleep Number Beds
In addition to the incline/decline options, these beds boast the ability to change a mattress’s firmness on demand, usually with a built in air system. Many brands have gone so far as to incriment the different firmness options to above a hundred, and some of the king size options even boast a split mattress, so that you and your partner can agree to disagree on which sleep number is best.
3.Memory Foam Beds
These beds’ main feature is all in the space age memory foam used to make up the mattress. In addition to completely absorbing ancillary movement so that a partner’s constant trips to the bathroom or your own tossing and turning won’t wake you up in the middle of the night, the memory foam perfectly forms to our S-shaped spine, offering 100% support and coverage.
In addition to these sub-categories of adjustable bed systems, each model comes in either a twin, full, king, or queen size, with a frame to fit any household asthetic. If sleep often eludes you on your old-timey box spring, it might be worth it to dive into our brave new gadget world head on and do some reasearch into this incredible new technology.