Sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising.
Back pain can result from injury, activity and some medical conditions. Backache can affect people of any age, for different reasons. As people get older, the chance of developing lower back pain increases, due to various factors. Back pain can also result from some everyday activities like desk jobs where one sits for long hours or poor posture or not getting enough exercise etc. Also sleeping on a flatbed can add pressure to the body’s S-shaped spinal column. When you sleep flat the body feels the pressure as weight is unevenly distributed. This can cause, or acerbate neck and back pain. Getting a comfortable sleep can be difficult if an individual is recovering from back surgery or has chronic back pain.
Sleeping on an adjustable bed in Zero Gravity position allows the weight of the body to be evenly distributed which may relieve the pressure in the back. The zero gravity position is a term developed as a position for astronauts to help relieve stress of earth’s gravity on the body while taking off into space. The zero gravity position is achieved by lying on your back, then raising your legs and head above your stomach or heart. An adjustable bed allows the upper body to rest at a slight incline, along with elevated support under the knees so they bend at angles most comfortable to you, achieving the zero gravity position.
An adjustable bed has the potential to help anyone with back or neck pain to feel better in an inclined position, such as when sitting or even reading or sleeping, rather than when lying on a flat mattress. It is known for people with back or neck pain, or people suffering from other conditions like frozen shoulder, sciatic nerve or shoulder arthritis, to feel better in this position.
A flatbed may not provide the proper support for the spinal cord, resulting in excess back pain and restless sleep. Inclining the bed may provide relief for the lower back. By raising the foot of the bed relieves even more pressure on the spine, which raises the legs and bends the knees. Patients having low back surgery feel an adjustable bed is far more comfortable than a flatbed.
Sleeping in an inclined or semi-upright position may be more comfortable than lying on a flat position. Certain lower back and neck positions, in particular, may be less aggravated with an adjustable bed. Sleeping in a reclining position with support under the knees may reduce some of the pain or discomfort in the lower back, making it easier to sleep through the night.
Whether you suffer from chronic lower back pain or simply overdid it during your last workout, zero gravity can bring relief to your neck, shouder, arms, lower back and feet.