Adjustable Beds - Some information from the experts at Sleep Doctor Caroline Springs

What is an Adjustable Bed?

As the name suggests adjustable beds are able to be adjusted to several different positions to suit the user.  Adjustable beds, although initially designed as a medical product, are increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for many people. No longer are they being purchased solely for those with illness, or old age, these days adjustable beds are being used by everyone who wants to find a more comfortable sleeping position.

At Sleepdoctor Caroline Springs we stock a number of different adjustable bed brands including the Reverie adjustable bed range, Bravura adjustable bed range and MLILY adjustable bed range, just to name a few. You can view our full adjustable bed range here.

Adjustable beds come with many features, depending on the brand and model. Available features include massage units, Bluetooth connectivity, speakers, remote control, head and foot lift, pillow and lumbar adjustments and programmable memory. With a huge range of options available, choosing the right bed can be overwhelming, this is where the experts at Sleepdoctor Caroline Springs can help.

Sleepdoctor Caroline Springs offers expert advice on adjustable beds, to ensure you can attain a comfortable night’s sleep. We understand that each customer has different needs and we offer personalized advice to help you find the best sleep solution for you.

Adjustable Bed Benefits 

There are many benefits, both medical and lifestyle-wise, when choosing to purchase an adjustable bed.

For example, people with certain types of back problems may find sleeping on an adjustable bed, that is at a slight incline, more comfortable. An adjustable bed helps to achieve this by positioning the upper body higher than the lower body (as when sitting in a recliner) and providing some support under the knees to bend the knees at a slight angle.

Another benefit of an adjustable bed is the ability to combine upper body incline and knee support to take some stress off the lower back. In addition, after lower back surgery, some patients feel that an adjustable bed is more comfortable than a flat mattress.

Adjustable beds give you the freedom to sleep comfortably in the position you choose. Many times we are asked what positions can you sleep on an adjustable bed and the answer is, it’s depends on your preference. This is one of the big benefits of an adjustable bed.

On an adjustable bed, you can sleep comfortably:

On your side: Adjusting the top and bottom sections of your adjustable bed allows you to align it correctly with your spine and sleep comfortably on your side. Sleeping on your side relieves pressure on the hips and other areas of your body. It’s a good position to sleep in if experience muscular discomfort and/or snoring.

Contour position: This position relaxes the body. The head is slightly elevated, but the feet more so, creating a contour shape that allows you to adopt a foetal position, only this is on your back and not on your side. This position of the bed supports the whole body evenly. As our spine is naturally curved and not flat, this allows you to sleep in the best position for your spine.

Raised head and feet: Raising the head and feet will help you if you have mobility problems, but from a lifestyle point of view, it also allows you to comfortably watch TV or read a book. Having both head and feet raised in your adjustable bed allows you to swing your feet around much easier to get out of the bed.

Feet raised only: This is the perfect position if you’ve been on your feet all day, running errands or if you work in an industry where you are constantly on the move, leading to swollen legs or feet. The position directs fluid away from your feet, which gives you great temporary relief.

What to look for when purchasing an adjustable bed

When buying an adjustable bed, it is best to speak to the experts at Sleepdoctor Caroline Springs, who will help you find the right bed for your needs.

There are many things to consider including:

  • Adjustable bed functions such as a motorised or handset adjustment
  • Adjustable bed sizes, at Sleepdoctor Caroline Springs we have long single adjustable beds, king single adjustable beds, single adjustable beds, double adjustable bed, queen adjustable beds and king adjustable beds.
  • Weight limits – some adjustable beds have weight limits that need to be considered
  • Choice of mattress for your adjustable bed, including mattress type, flexibility, durability and thickness.
  • Additional extras including styles and designs, massage units, headboards


Final advice on Adjustable Beds

Adjustable beds, whether used as a lifestyle or medical choice, come in a variety or sizes and with a variety of features. Although more expensive than normal beds, adjustable beds provide more comfort and will be worth the expense as you grow older due to it’s therapeutic benefits.

The features you choose for your adjustable bed can make it more or less expensive. For expert advice, visit Sleepdoctor Caroline Springs at 20 Panamax Rd, Ravenhall VIC 3023 or call us on 1300 902 011 and we’ll be glad to help.

Sleepdoctor Caroline Springs, your local bedroom specialists.