A good night’s sleep is a simple pleasure in life that many people struggle to enjoy. Often, sleep problems stem from some underlying health issue that prevents us from falling asleep or staying asleep. A lack of sleep can drain the pleasure from your days.
We have had customers ask us whether an adjustable bed is worth the money and of course the simple answer is yes, but in this post we will be explaining why.
Firstly – let’s have a quick look at the financials.
How much is a good night’s sleep worth to you?
When over tired, I for one can make poorer decisions and be more abrupt in my dealings with others – I notice it at the time and feel bad about it. When I sleep well I wake up feeling happy and rejuvenated and can enjoy my day fully.
Here are some cost workings on the price and useage:
If a single adjustable bed costs £718 and they are guaranteed to last 10 years, it equals £78 per year (including delivery & installation) or about 21p per night. Are you willing to pay just 21p per night if it means you wake up fully rested each morning?
But then of course it is possible to get a good nights sleep in a standard bed too which could be a little cheaper. Maybe for £600 you can get a standard bed with mid range mattress so is the additional £118 worth it?
That depends on your own health condition. Adjustable beds can relieve pain and enhance sleep for people suffering from a broad range of health problems. If you do have one of these health conditions then an adjustable bed will be worth the investment. We go into more detail on the specific health benefits below.
The Body’s Need for Sleep
When we are young, we can skip a few night’s sleep. We may feel, if not wonderful, then at least able to move on with our days. As we age, our body requires less sleep, but it becomes more important that we sleep well. According to the National Sleep Foundation, older adults need between 7 and 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Your body needs to reach each of the four stages of sleep and the REM phase to feel great the next day.
The stages of sleep are:
- Stage 1: At this stage, your body is preparing itself for sleep. Stage one only lasts around 7 minutes. During this time your heartbeat, eye movements, brain waves, and breathing will slow. Your muscles being to relax, though you may twitch at times.
- Stage 2: During this stage, your body temperature drops and your eye movements stop. Your brain waves show very little activity and your body should be very relaxed. In a normal sleep cycle, this is the longest phase of sleep. If you want a power nap, you need to wake up at the end of this stage.
- Stage 3 and 4: When you reach this stage of sleep, your breathing and your heart rate are at their slowest. It is the deepest stage of sleep. You are very relaxed and difficult to wake up. This is the most healing stage of sleep. Growth and development occur during it. Your immune system improves and your body will build up energy for the day ahead.
- REM Sleep: About 90 minutes after you fall asleep, you will enter REM. During this phase, your breathing, heart rate, and brain activity become near-normal. Your eyes rapidly move from side to side. It is the dream phase, so your arms and legs may be paralyzed to keep you from acting out the dreams. REM sleep, vital for learning and memory, is also when long term memories are stored. Your brain processes your day, consolidates it, and stores it away for future knowledge.
If you are missing out on any stage of sleep, you need to discover a way to improve your night. Many people find the solution in an adjustable bed.
How an Adjustable Bed Improves Sleep Quality
Often, poor sleep comes from an underlying medical condition. If you have a medical condition, lying on a flat surface may make it worse or prevent relief from it. A cough, pain, or other issues can be very disruptive. If you have asthma or bronchitis, it can get worse when you try to rest. You can prop yourself up on pillows, but they tend to move around. When they shift, we may wake up slightly to readjust. Even if you do not wake fully, you still cut yourself short on sleep quality by interrupting sleep stages.
An adjustable bed does not move or “shift” during the night. You put it where you are most comfortable, using a remote, and it will still be in that position the next morning when you wake up. You will be fully rested.
New adjustable beds can adjust at five different positions to give you a variety of sleep positions to choose from. Each one can help you find relief from all types of different sleep issues. They can even help relieve certain medical issues.
You will experience:
- Improved Circulation, Which Means Less Swelling and inflammation.
- Less Back Pain
- Improved Digestion for Fewer Episodes of Heartburn/Acid Reflux
- Less Arthritis Pain
- Relief from Snoring, Asthma, and Sleep Apnea
- Increased Independence
These are the same reasons that hospitals have used adjustable beds for years. These beds make patients more comfortable so that their body can rest and heal. Now, more and more people are turning to them at home.
All of the adjustable beds we sell also come with an optional massage function too which will help to ease you into sleep.
Is It Affordable to Have an Adjustable Bed at Home?
At one time, adjustable “hospital” beds were not cheap. They were specialty items that were used purely for medical reasons. Today, this is not the case, adjustable beds are affordable for all and if you have a disability or chronic illness then you can purchase at VAT free prices too.
Our adjustable beds cost only £718 (VAT included). However, if you have a chronic illness or a disability, VAT-free prices start at £599. Delivery, installation and training costs only £59 for a single and £69 for a king-size (2 singles).
How much is a good night’s sleep worth to you? Look at it this way. If an adjustable bed costs £718 and they are guaranteed to last 10 years, it equals about £70 per year or about 25p per night. Are you willing to pay just 25p per night if it means you wake up fully rested each morning?
To make it even more affordable for people to have the comfort and style that they want in a bed, each bed is covered by a guarantee that is shown clearly on each product page. This gives you the ability to make the choice that meets your needs the best. Each bed is stylish, comfortable, and built to last in the British Isles using only minimal amounts of raw materials from other areas.