Is Your Bed Good For Your Health?

There are a number of health problems out there such as a bad back, and sleep apnea that can affect our sleep quality. However, with the right bed and the right bedding, it can be possible to improve our sleep and get around these health problems to some extent. Here are just a few ways to build a bed for your health needs.


For some people, headboards and footboards can offer support, whilst for others, they can be an obstacle. Some beds such as those with a heavy-duty divan base don’t have any boards or posts – they are well suited to people that are living with obesity, and with a good supportive mattress can give an excellent nights sleep. When it comes to beds with headboards, these may be better suited for people with back or neck issues, or people bed-bound as they allow greater comfort when sat up. Footboards meanwhile are thought to prevent foot drop and are used to relieve the weight of the bedclothes and to maintain proper positioning of the feet while a patient is confined to bed.


Your mattress is also worth considering. Firmer mattresses tend to be better for people experiencing back pain – they offer more support to the spine. Softer mattresses meanwhile can be useful for side sleepers with issues such as hip pain. There are orthopaedic mattresses out there that you can buy catered to specific health conditions.


Pillows can also be an important factor to consider when it comes to dealing with various health problems. There are pillows specifically designed to help neck pain and pillows specifically designed to help with sleep apnea. These can be bought online from orthopaedic bedding stores. There can also be ways of arranging pillows to help with pain, such as putting a pillow under the legs or behind the back when lying on one’s side. Be wary of pillows containing feathers if you have a feather allergy.


It could also be important to consider the material of your bedsheets. If you’ve got a skin condition such as eczema, it could be important to use a natural material such as cotton. Synthetic fibres can often contain chemicals that can make skin conditions like eczema flare-up. Make sure to regularly wash your sheets to cut down on dust mites and cut down on irritation. 

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