Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), which is commonly known as Acid Reflux is a medical condition, which is characterised by the stomach acids washing up to the esophagus. Repeated acid reflux can result in severe damage to the esophageal sphincter. Besides, it can also result in heartburn and a wide range of gastrointestinal discomfort, more so following a meal. People who suffer from acid influx are usually troubled by acute sleep problems as well.
How does the adjustable bed help?
Some people would have their supper immediately before going to bed or wake up and have their meals at times when they are NOT supposed to! Studies have unmistakably revealed that eating and sleeping at odd hours lead to weight gain as it has a direct effect on the digestive system.
Sleeping positions also have an impact on the digestive system. This is where the role of an adjustable bed creeps in. As lying flat horizontally has an adverse effect on our digestive system, elevating the upper portion of the body will drastically improve the ability of the body to digest food properly.
Honestly, these adjustable mattresses, when slightly elevated goes a long way in improving the digestion and reduce a gain of weight.
As the human body sleeps, the digestive system keeps on working to process the food consumed and digest them. When a person lies flat, the body loses its ability to process food.
Since the frame of an adjustable electric bed is designed to raise the upper portion of the body of an individual, raising it at a level of 6 inches will give the best digestive opportunity and the healthiest condition for metabolism.
This also allows a timely and deeper sleep and healthier and timely waking. Furthermore, the bedding of these sleeping mattresses also helps. Experts are of the opinion that people with GERD should sleep side on, rather than on their backs. While sleeping on the back not only aggravates GERD but lead to subsequent acid reflux, sleeping on stomach results in inordinate back and neck pain.
The mattresses of these beds provide a protective cushion to the hips and shoulders, as well as the other areas of the body, and align the spine along with the pelvic region, thus minimising the pressure points.
Thus, when it comes to getting rid of GERD and the unwanted joint pains, quality electrically powered adjustable beds play a pivotal role. However, if you are one of those suffering from these medical conditions, it is your call to pick up a well-known brand, with considerable goodwill in the market.