Over the years adjustable bed evolved. These interesting furnishings made a beautiful transition from being just a ubiquitous figure in health care facilities and hospitals to a must-have item in most Canadian homes.
Their tag price has come down to the point that they are now made more affordable for an average-income family to buy. Besides, there is also a wider selection of models and makes to choose from. Each model has unique features that cater to the specific needs of the user. And more importantly, they now come in designs that make them look like no hospital bed.
Despite variations in designs, the one important feature that was not compromised is their ability to lower or raise the legs and the upper part of the user’s body. This attribute is what’s making them distinct from the ordinary bed, a functionality uniquely it’s own.
The ability of this type of bed, which also goes by the name of a reclining bed, to raise and lower the upper part of the body or the legs is significantly beneficial to users who often complain of their chronic back pain issues.
It is adjustable enough so users can identify their comfort level and thus ease the weight of their body off their back. This will significantly help in alleviating back strain.
Bed Base Sold Separately
While there is still a handful of manufacturing companies for this type of interesting furnishing that are selling their items as a combined unit, the bases are usually sold as a separate piece.
As for the box springs, they are not absolutely necessary. With regard to the mattress size, the majority of bed bases that can be found in the market today usually fits a wide range of choices.
Adjusting this type of bed to lower or raise parts of it can be done using a remote control. With regard to the number of adjustments you can have, this will vary according to the model and make of the bed itself.
Generally, the more functionality/adjustment features you want your adjustable bed to have, the more costly it gets. Alongside this also, the more things that will probably malfunction or break down eventually.
Highlighting features for reclining beds would include:
- Adjustable firmness, designed specifically to benefit the lumbar area (for those who often complain of chronic back pains and aches)
- Massage features (this will cover also foot massage that doubles as an alarm clock)
- A timer that can be programmed to shift/return the bed to its previous flat position soon after the user has dozed off.
With regard to their sizes, adjustable or reclining beds usually come in king, queen, and single sizes. Split king-and-queen sizes beds are equipped with customizable settings for both sides of the bed.
Perhaps what can be considered as the deciding factor whether you are going to buy an adjustable bed is the patient himself.
If he is willing to try and use such a type of disability equipment, then well and good. After all, he is certain to appreciate its beneficial impact, after some time of usage.
The bottom line is, for as long as the user can sleep in peace without feeling any kind of stiffness in any part of his body or if the mattress or bed is not inducing additional physical pain to him, it is the best choice to have.