Describing the exact shape of a body would be almost impossible, but the right word certainly wouldn’t be “flat”. Our back curves in, our knees stick out, our arms bend to the side, and so on. Isn’t it strange, therefore, that a mattress is completely flat? From that perspective, it becomes clear that being truly comfortable when we lie down in bed is almost impossible. It is for this reason that more and more people are looking into adjustable beds. These beds actually follow the regular shape of the body, supporting it in all the right places. In essence, their goal is to make sure your body rests in a completely natural position. Obviously, this is also very good for your health. So what can you expect from an adjustable mattress, and are there are bad points?
It makes sense that the mattress can be adjusted. You do this by using manual or electrical controls, depending on the manufacturer of your bed. Hence, they are also great for those who don’t want to lie down just yet, but prefer to sit up and read or watch TV. Most of the time, the control can all be done via remote control. This means you can simply lie down and press a button to find the perfect position. Most of the time, the mattress of an adjustable bed is made from foam and air. It is thanks to these pockets of air and the malleability of foam that the mattress can fold into position and truly support the body. More and more often, adjustable beds come with massage facilities. This has tremendous health benefits. Elderly people can really benefit from these beds, not only because they provide them with the right kind of pressure, but also because the beds are easy to get in and out of. This is because most beds allow for the height to be adjusted too. As the mattress is able to elevate the head and feet in particular, it is highly beneficial to those with a range of medical conditions. Think, for instance, about poor circulation, asthma, back pain, acid reflux and so on.
So is there a disadvantage to an adjustable mattress as well? The only real problem with them is that they are not cheap at all. Unfortunately, the mechanics within the beds and the mattress itself means that they do cost a lot more than an average bed. However, the reality is also that many people simply do not have the means to afford a bed like this.