Is Your Back Pain Your Fault?

Are you in constant pain? Studies show that it may, up to a point, be your own fault. There are plenty of ways that you can ease aches and pains — and without taking ibuprofen or prescription painkillers. What are some tips that may help?

An Apple A Day…
“In one study from the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, when people in the midst of a migraine attack sniffed test tubes containing a green apple smell, the pain improved more than when they sniffed tubes that had no scent,” Prevention magazine writes. In other words, one of the best ways to naturally treat pain may be to light an apple-scented candles or smell a fresh apple. Why does this work? Even researchers aren’t entirely certain. However, it may have something do with causing people to use muscles in their faces and necks, thereby reducing pain. It may also be simple distraction therapy.

Is Your Bad Attitude Keeping You In Pain?
Expecting intense pain may make it happen. According to new studies, if you expect intense pain, you’re more likely to feel it. On the other side of the spectrum, people who aren’t anticipating a lot of pain will likely experience less of it.

It May Be Time For a New Bed
People who have chronic back problems are unhealthier than those who don’t — and your bed may very well be to blame for persistent back aches and/or pain. Statistically, people do not sleep well on flat mattresses. Flat mattresses do not account for the S-shape of your spine, and they can create uncomfortable gaps while you are trying to sleep. The best adjustable beds, including electric beds and ergonomic beds, can easily correct these problems.

Want to relieve your pain? Re-adjust your attitude, sniff an apple when you don’t have any ibuprofen, and consider replacing your bed with an adjustable bed! Please visit our website for our latest models and bed sizes.

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Do You Need an Adjustable Bed?

According to the American Sleep Foundation, an estimated two-thirds of Americans report that they have problems getting enough sleep to refresh or renew them for the coming day. If you are one of them, it’s likely that you’ve tried a number of methods to try to solve your problems sleeping at night, but to no avail. Fortunately, adjustable bed reviews suggest that switching to an adjustable mattress may be a method of promoting good health by helping users sleep better at night.

Adjustable bed reviews show that many people have difficulty sleeping on a traditional flat mattress. This is likely because a sleeping person unconsciously changes positions to avoid the pain and tension caused by sleeping in uncomfortable ways. This causes the tossing and turning so many are familiar with, but may also contribute to various pains and future health problems when a comfortable position is elusive.

For example, according to the American Chiropractic Association, 80 to 90% of the American population suffer from back pain, which may be caused by sleeping in a tense or cramped position. However, an adjustable bed offers thousands of comfortable positions for sleeping or relaxing. Not only that, but it can be adjusted to better support your head, neck, shoulders, upper and lower back, hips, thighs, legs and feet; which equipped with optional heat & massage also may provide temporary relief from a variety of conditions. These conditions can include lower back pain, poor blood circulation in the legs or edema; a condition in which the legs and feet swell painfully from accumulated fluids.

Therefore, adjustable mattresses have the potential to promote good health and help you find a way of getting better sleep. If you’re tired of tossing and turning, consider switching to an adjustable bed mattress today. Please visit our website for the many models and sizes available.

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Can Chronic Fatigue Be A Warning Of Worse Things To Come?

Getting a good night’s rest is no joke. The American Sleep Foundation reveals that at least two thirds of Americans struggle to get a night worth of quality or refreshing sleep. Another 50% of Americans experience chronic pain, also associated with trouble sleeping. Unfortunately, that’s not the worst of it, either. Sleep deprivation, in certain circumstances, can be flat-out dangerous, negatively affect your performance at school or at work, or even cause severe and/or chronic health problems.

Is Driving While Fatigued Worse Than Drunk Driving?
“The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that fatigue is a cause in 100,000 auto crashes and 1,550 crash-related deaths a year in the U.S.,” according to WebMD. One Australian study concludes that going 24 hours without sleep is the same as driving with a blood alcohol content of .10!

Too Much Sleep Deprivation Could Get You Fired
Research shows sleep deprivation impairs our abilities to concentrate, reason, think logically, and retain new information. In lamest terms, it puts your brain into something of a fog. It’s pretty safe to say your boss or professor is not going to appreciate it. Experts recommend going to bed at the same time every night to promote quality sleep. Electric adjustable beds may also contribute to sleep comfort and may help provide temporary relief from lower back pain, poor circulation, and/or leg swelling.

If You Don’t Do Something, Here Are A Few Of The Scary Health Problems That Could Be In Your Future
If you cannot get a better night’s rest, the prospects aren’t necessarily looking good. Chronic sleep deprivation may also increase your chances of heart problems, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure, according to WebMD.

Do you want to be in the best possible health — mentally, emotionally, and physically? Get a good night’s sleep! Remember, going to bed at the same time, establishing a bedtime routine, and sleeping on electric adjustable beds may help improve your sleep comfort and quality of sleep.

Please visit the Craftmatic Adjustable Bed website and contact us for more information on how we can assist you in sleeping better!

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Suggested Ways to Get Rid of Pain

Too many Americans needlessly suffer from chronic pain. There are plenty of simple ways to help relieve aches and pains — and to do it without any ibuprofen or prescription painkillers, too. What are some of the weirdest pain relief tricks that may work?

Grab A Green Apple

“In one study from the Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation in Chicago, when people in the midst of a migraine attack sniffed test tubes containing a green apple smell, the pain improved more than when they sniffed tubes that had no scent,” Prevention magazine writes. How does this work? Researchers are not quite sure. However, they think it may have something to do with simple distraction therapy. Others suggest the act of smelling an apple eases muscle contractions in subjects’ necks and heads, ultimately resulting in less pain.

Crank Up The Music

In one study, arthritis and chronic pain sufferers were able to walk longer distances if they listened to music — and loud music — while doing it. In fact, many scientists agree that listening to music is one of the easiest ways to research suggests music improves alertness and cognition function while also reducing stress.

Get A Good Night’s Sleep

A good night’s sleep can make all of the difference. Do you have problems sleeping at night? Chances are your bed and/or pillows are at least partially to blame. Flat mattresses force you to sleep in scrunched and cramped positions, typically leaving you in pain. In fact, 15% of Americans have lasting pain from sleeping in the wrong position. Craftmatic Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat & massage may provide temporary relief from: low back pain, edema, poor local blood circulation of the legs, and minor aches and pains due to over exertion.

Relieving pain naturally can be more than possible. Get rid of pain without medications by sniffing green apples, turning up the music, or getting a good night’s sleep with adjustable beds can help promote good health.

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The Weird Tricks That Will Help You Fall Asleep

Each night millions of people in the U.S. struggle to fall asleep or stay asleep,” according to The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. At least 10% of all adult men and women suffer from chronic insomnia as well. What is the good news, if any? There are some simple tricks you can try that will help you get to sleep faster. Here are the weirdest ways to trick your body into a good night’s sleep.

You Rebel You!
“Keep your eyes wide open, repeat to yourself ‘I will not sleep. The brain doesn’t process negatives well, so interprets this as an instruction to sleep and eye muscles tire quickly as sleep creeps up”, psychotherapist Julie Hirst tells U.K. Mirror. For that reason, desperately trying to fall asleep — make up for lost hours of sleep — can actually be counterproductive.

Babies Aren’t The Only Ones Who Want To Be Gently Rocked To Sleep
Doctors reveal that slight movement, such as rocking, can help lull babies — and even adults! — to sleep at night. You have a couple of options. The most obvious option is a rocking chair or even a recliner or larger chair that also rocks. You can also simply, doctors add, rock back and forth in your bed until you fall asleep.

Make The Bed (And Make The Right Bed, Too)
People who make their beds each and every day sleep better, according to WebMD. Choosing fresh linens and comfortable beds, such as height adjustable beds or electric beds, may make a considerable difference, too. Height adjustable beds, for instance, are more spine-friendly, or much more likely to support the natural S-curve of your spine than a flat mattress.

Craftmatic Adjustable Beds equipped with optional heat & massage also may provide temporary relief from: poor circulation of the legs, leg swelling or edema, and low back pain.

Please tell us about how you have success putting yourself to sleep.

 

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