In addition to being one of life’s great pleasures, a good night’s sleep is also crucial to our health and well-being. Yet almost half of all Americans between the ages of 13 and 64 never (or rarely) get a full eight hours’ worth of undisturbed sleep, and a whopping 91% of adults in the United States say that they always or sometimes wake up during the night.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults typically need between seven and nine hours of sleep every night. A 2011 study of 74,000 people discovered that almost 26,000 of those people, or roughly 35%, sleep fewer than seven hours a night on average. This deficit makes them more likely to unintentionally fall asleep at least once a month.
It’s clear from these facts and figures that most Americans aren’t getting the rest that they need. Some insomniacs turn to over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids, while others use white noise, warm milk, or even a glass of wine to lull themselves into slumber. What many people don’t realize, however, is that a simple mattress change may be all that is needed.
While there are many different kinds of mattresses to choose from, adjustable bed systems offer numerous advantages. First, there are options to raise or lower both the head and foot of an adjustable bed, to achieve the specific configuration of comfort for each sleeper. Sleeping with one’s head and upper body elevated may reduce or ease light and occasional snoring, which affect some 90 million Americans. And swelling in the legs may be temporality alleviated by raising the foot of the bed.
Luxury adjustable beds also offer optional heat. This can be a boon to the 85% of Americans who say they wake up during the night because of temperature-related issues. Rather than fussing with extra blankets or noisy fans to regulate temperature, some people choose optional heat to achieve undisturbed sleep. There are even adjustable bed systems with separate heat controls for each side, so both occupants can find comfort while sleeping.
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