Ready to clear up one of the biggest sleep myths around? Cue the drumroll: It’s that power bases are just for the older sleep crowd. We’re not sure where this rumor got started, but the truth is, the amazing comfort and health benefits are for everyone.
Otherwise known as adjustable bases, power bases work with your mattress to provide head and foot elevation. And we’re here to tell you why you shouldn’t be missing out. Read on for the top seven reasons why we’re all about that power base.
1) Better Sleep
Ever have restless nights? Then join the sleepy club. And whether your insomnia is caused by the stress of a work project or something physical like back pain, a power base can help. That’s because the more comfortable you are, the better you will sleep, and a power base simply gives you more options to find that perfect position.
2) Less Snoring
We get it—you love your partner but not the snoring. Or maybe you’re the one keeping everyone up at night. Either way, snoring occurs when lying flat because the neck puts extra weight on the windpipe. So when the power base lifts the head, the weight is eliminated, and snoring is reduced. Likewise, this same concept can also help alleviate sleep apnea and sinus pressure.
3) Reduced Back Pain
Back pain is a common sleep disrupter at any age, and you might have guessed by now that a power base can help. By elevating the power base at both the head and foot you’ll support your spine and reduce pressure on the sciatic nerve. Additionally, you can raise just your head to relieve compression on the lower back, as well as prevent neckaches.
4) Great TV View
Okay, this might not be a health benefit, but we happen to think a great TV view is still pretty convincing. It’s way more convenient and comfortable than piling a bunch of pillows behind your back, and you don’t risk a stiff neck if you fall asleep that way. No TV in the room? No problem! It’s still great for reading or using your laptop in bed.
5) Enhanced Circulation
Now maybe you don’t think about your circulation on a regular basis, but it actually plays a critical role in the quality of your sleep. Your best rest happens when your blood and oxygen is flowing freely, and a power base allows it do just that. While lying flat makes it harder for everything to circulate, just a few adjustments of your power base can make the difference between good and great sleep.
6) Lighten Swelling
This benefit is major for anyone who is pregnant or suffering from an injury that causes inflammation or swelling. This is because lying flat allows for fluids to settle in one spot, making you wake up more swollen and uncomfortable. Naturally, a power bases means you can elevate your legs to avoid this—and it can prevent issues like varicose veins while you’re at it.
7) Better Digestion
On the flipside, elevating your head promotes better digestion. While you are sleeping, your body is working to digest and process the day’s food. By lifting the frame just six inches you can achieve the healthiest digestion and get better sleep. Those who experience heartburn and acid reflux will also enjoy some relief with this.
Ultimately, good sleep is a big part of how we feel during the day, as well as supporting better health—and that’s something we want at any age.