You might be already used to automated desks, chairs, and what would you say about an automated bed? We all know that automated beds are used in hospitals, and they are great for facilitating patient care. What about automated beds for home though?
You might be surprised but such beds exist even though they are not as popular as, say, adjustable desks. However, with time, we expect them to grow in popularity.
Why? Mostly because of their undeniable benefits
An adjustable bed allows you to:
- Get rid of sleeping problems. You adjust the bed inclination and curvatures just as you feel comfortable. Nothing bothers you anywhere.
- Get rid of snoring. You might already know that snoring is caused by different issues, and most of them can be adjusted to a comfortable position during sleep. With an adjustable bed, you can experiment to find out what inclination and how works best for you.
- Distribute the body weight correctly and facilitate the work of the heart. When you are sleeping in a usual bed, your body weight isn’t distributed properly. It causes additional load on internal body organs, including your heart. The heart starts working more intensively in an effort to pump enough blood to your body parts. As a result, you might have a feeling of heaviness in the heart area after waking up or at night. Or you might even suffer from pains in the heart.
- Follow the natural curvature of your spine and back. So, in the mornings, you won’t even remember that feeling of stiffness and pain in the back.
How to Choose an Adjustable Bed?
Selecting an adjustable bed can be pretty tricky. The thing is that in Canada, and in the world in general, there are not so many companies specializing in the production of adjustable beds. Therefore, we would recommend paying attention to a company that specializes in other actuator-based products. Check whether other products are of proper quality. Make sure you have selected an experienced manufacturer. Consult with the customer support to choose the best option. And finally, you will be able to make a purchase based on correct and accurate information. Manufacturers like Sondercare give you the option to buy hospital beds online and have it delivered to your curb or installed in your room of choice.
While some manufacturers produce only one bed type, others handle several types of adjustable beds. So, Progressive Bed offers you the choice from three bed options. They differ in:
So, you can choose an optimal piece based on your needs and budget.
Can Adjustable Beds of This Kind Be Used for Patient Care?
While for being used in a hospital, such beds might not be the best choice (well, they are comfortable and functional, just for the hospitals, more practical solutions might be preferred), you can use it to take care of your elderly or imparied (temporarily or constantly) family member. Such a bed can be highly useful for getting up and accommodating by using a lift if needed for patients who have mobility issues. Those might be people recovering from surgery, people suffering enormous weakness levels due to some disease, or other categories of people who have health issues or serious medical conditions.
While we cannot say for now that having an adjustable desk is something rather common, the time will come when this item will become indispensable in every house. For now, we don’t advise you to build an adjustable bed on your own. Even though the new items are not cheap, you’d better compensate by other DIY home automation projects and save sufficient money for this new item. You won’t regret it because a good adjustable bed offers you decades of impeccable service and takes care of your health.
Hayley Mann is a technology enthusiast specializing in automation methods of ergonomics devices. Her engineering background helps her to create interesting articles on technical topics, making them understandable for all readers.