We have all seen or heard of articulated or articulated Ottoman beds . Generally, we tend to believe that this type of articulated mattress with motorized base is only intended for hospitals or geriatric residences . The truth is that in reality many people buy this type of bed for its great comfort and the way in which it helps health.
In this article we will show you the advantages and benefits of articulated beds and who should buy this type of bed.
What is an articulated bed?
It first , for those who do not have clear, we want you to understand what is an articulated bed. An articulated bed is , only, a frame that is articulated in different parts . Therefore, we can raise or lower it , so that it adapts to us and our needs .
It is also usually called an electric bed , since we can operate the mechanism of raising or lowering the bed with a remote control. You can also hear that they are called geriatric or geriatric beds , since most of them are intended for the elderly or with mobility problems .
This type of mattress is associated with an articulated mattress , or suitable for articulated ottoman beds, since they adapt to the position of the base, without bending them causing them to be damaged , as would happen with other types of mattresses.
For whom are articulated beds suitable?
You may be wondering what kind of people may need electric or articulated ottoman beds. The truth is that there are many people who use them , and it does not necessarily depend on age .
Who can use an articulated mattress with a motorized bed?
- Hospitals , clinics, nursing homes and geriatric centers .
- Older people who need a bed to be able to sit up or sleep with their feet up .
- All those who have some kind of mobility problem , be they young, old or old, and need a bed with which they can lie down and get up without having to make great efforts .
- Simply, if you want to enjoy greater comfort , since if you can tilt the upper or lower part of the mattress, it can adapt to the activity you want to do, from resting to reading a book .
Advantages of articulated mattresses and bed bases
Let’s now look at some of the main advantages of articulated mattresses and bed bases.
1. They facilitate blood circulation:
There are people who can have blood circulation problems in the legs at night. This can get it r very unpleasant and even dangerous .
Having an articulated mattress where you can place it slightly inclined will make your blood circulation work better.
2. Prevents gastroesophageal reflux:
Maybe you’ve experienced GERD on occasion. If you sleep almost completely horizontally, you will have noticed a certain reflux that rises from the stomach due to having this pathology or sometimes you have indigestion due to very large meals . The fact of being able to place your bed in a position where it is not almost completely horizontal is much more convenient and will help you rest better, without the reflux forcing you to wake up or feeling uncomfortable .
3. They are perfect for when you are sick:
Even if you don’t have to be in a hospital , everyone who may be ill from headaches, flu, rheumatism, or even injuries like a sprain or fracture may find it difficult to get up or lie down in bed.
An articulated bed that you can handle to your liking will give you much more autonomy and you can place the bed in the position that suits you best.
4. It better fits the curve of your spine:
As you already know, our back is not completely smooth . Therefore, if you tend to sleep on your back, it is very important that you have a mattress that adapts as well as possible to your back . Articulated beds are the ones that best adapt to the shape of the human spine, in addition to allowing you to sleep in the position in which you feel best .
5. They are the best to eat:
There are older people who are permanently in bed due to their health or age. For example, people with advanced Alzheimer’s can spend all day in bed and it has to be someone else who feeds them. In these cases, it is much better that the bed can be moved so that they are a little reincorporated. This allows food to flow better through the esophagus , whereas if the person is completely lying down, the person can choke more easily.
These are just some of the advantages and benefits of articulated beds. But you must bear in mind that even if you do not have diseases , you can have a bed of this type if what you are looking for is maximum comfort and you want to eat in bed, read a book or simply rest better.
How to buy an articulated motorized bed
There are different articulated beds, but there are some points that you should be very clear about:
The first thing is that if you buy an articulated mattress, you also need to have a motorized ottoman beds, base or mattress . You cannot use a normal mattress on an articulated bed, as it will tend to spoil more easily, since it is not designed to bend.
In second place, must be clear also to buy an articulable mattress is not expensive necessarily. There are very inexpensive and excellent quality models such as the Bimodal geriatric mattress , made of articulated latex and with a thermoregulatory cover that are very suitable for their comfort, breathability and adaptability .When choosing an articulated bed base , you must take into account the joints and planes it has. Generally, the articulated beds can go from 2 to 5 planes .
2 planes : you can only raise the trunk and head area .
3 planes : you can change the position of the trunk, legs and pelvis .
4 planes : you can adjust the head, trunk, pelvis and legs area .
5 drawings : You can also adjust r still more head position separately.
Keep in mind also that if you are not sure which mattress and which bed to buy, you can buy articulated bed packs. For example, the Portal articulated bed pack includes a motorized bed with a silent lifting system, wireless Bluetooth control and ergonomic memory foam mattress with 7 comfort zones and breathable Air Flow system .