Adjustable beds can alleviate symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and allow you to sleep more soundly. The symptoms can appear at night when you lie before or flat. Apnea sufferers experience the soft tissue rolling back into the throat blocking the airway, preventing the lungs from getting precious oxygen. After many seconds without oxygen, your body begins to shake or jerk trying to arouse you to begin breathing again. Each apnea episode that your body jerks to arouse you your sleep is interrupted. Those who suffer with obstructive sleep apnea may wake up 30 times or more in a hour. If you multiply this by the number of hours you are in bed at night you will understand why you feel the way you do in the morning. You wake up exhausted, disoriented, you wake up more tired in the morning then when you went to bed. As a result you may have trouble communicating and you may have problems completing routine tasks at home or at work causing you embarrassment.
Obstructive sleep apnea has been associated with hypertension, impotence, stroke and motor vehicle accidents. It also occurs in obese persons and it has been linked to angina, nocturnal cardiac arrhythmias. The person who lives with someone who suffers with obstructive sleep apnea usually notices the problem before the person who has the problem because of the unusually loud snoring and long periods of holding their breath during sleep.
Sleeping on an adjustable bed with your head elevated can help keep your airway open at night allowing you to breathe easier while you sleep. Here is the proof, remember the last time you sat in a recliner with your head elevated and your feet up too? Your muscles relaxed and your eyelids got heavy, you wanted to sleep and most importantly you were able to breathe trouble free. Sleeping in an adjustable bed is like sleeping in your favorite easy chair. Although an adjustable bed is much more comfortable and relaxing. If you can breathe and sleep better in a recliner just think how much more relaxing and comfortable an adjustable bed can be.
If you are considering buying an adjustable power bed to help with symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea you should consider one with the optional massage system. The massage does not help with symptoms of sleep apnea however it can help you relax and fight simple stress and tension. Adjustable beds are luxurious and they fit right into your bedroom decor. Today adjustable bed mattresses look like the flatbed mattress you are currently sleeping on except it is made to bend and flex to fit the curve of your spell. Lastly, electric adjustable beds are now made to attach to your existing headboard.