Sleep Number Beds Improve Blood Pressure
Select Comfort beds and similar high quality air mattresses such as those offered by Simply Rest are well-known for their therapeutic qualities – especially in providing a viable remedy for many cases of back pain. But a lesser-known air mattress benefit is improvement to overall blood pressure readings.
For many people, high blood pressure is a critical concern and something they struggle with on a daily basis. That’s because high blood pressure is a leading factor contributing to the occurrence of heart attacks and strokes.
Doctor’s frequently admonish patients over their choice of diet and lack of exercise in attempting to bring high blood pressure under control. Many patients take expensive prescription medications when all else fails to lower their blood pressure. But a great many cases could also be aided by replacement of old, antiquated mattresses.
It is true that some mattresses could contribute to the problem. Older-style mattresses that use a system of hard metal springs to provide support can impede proper circulation and contribute to medical conditions over the long-term. This happens because the internal springs create pressure points where they make contact with the body. These pressure points – which can be located all over the body – lead to soreness and even pain in many users, but the contact can also slow the flow of blood. For someone who is susceptible to heart-related ailments, or who already suffers from high blood pressure, this can lead to a very scary situation.
Buying a new internal spring mattress won’t fix the problem that basically amounts to a design flaw. Newer technology, however, has opened the door to correcting the situation. Simply Rest and Select Comfort both offer uniquely designed systems that eliminate the springs and, therefore, associated problems. So can an air mattress improve your blood pressure?
Sleep Number Bed Advantages
Adjustable air mattresses, such as the Sleep Number beds, use a system of dual air chambers, powered by quiet flow motors, to keep the bed properly inflated for maximum comfort and support. Without springs, body weight is evenly distributed across the sleep surface and a contouring effect takes place. Without pressure points, blood flows freely as it is intended.
Firmness levels on these air beds may also be independently adjusted to the fit the user’s specific needs. This is a definite therapeutic benefit to back pain sufferers, but it could also assist those with problematic blood pressure conditions. As a result, adjustable air bed customers of Simply Rest and Sleep Number enjoy longer, more fitful sleep sessions that contribute greatly to overall health and well-being.