How to Sleep Soundly on an Adjustable Bed

So, you’ve finally found the perfect mattress for all your sleeping needs. You’ve compared different mattress types for adjustable beds, you’ve considered which mattress is good for your aching back, and you’ve asked around to find out just how great adjustable beds are. 

Yes, adjustable bases for beds really are an incredible sleeping utility, but there seems to be just one more item left to cross off the list – tips for a good night’s sleep on an adjustable bed in your home in San Diego. Lucky for you, this is the right place to start. 

Can you sleep on your side on an adjustable bed?

Sure you can, why not? If you thought there would be a strict prohibition to sleep on your side on an adjustable bed, imposed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, you can rest easy. But really, you needn’t worry about side sleeping on an adjustable base in your house in San Diego.

In fact, adjustable beds are a frequent recommendation for side sleepers. But, before we get to that, let’s take a look at some facts. According to the research done on 3,700 people, an incredible 74% of asked individuals reported sleeping on their side. Let’s let that sink in – 74%. 

With the sleeping situation being as is, with the vast majority of individuals choosing to sleep on one side or the other, there really is no need for skepticism when it comes to using an adjustable base for such sleeping preferences.

So, in short, yes, adjustable beds are excellent for side sleepers. Since they put pressure on the single side of their body, tenderness can arise during sleeping cycles. With an adjustable bed, you can elevate the upper portion of your body into a comfortable position, and so take some pressure of your hips, neck, and shoulders. Combine this method with a proper mattress, and you’re golden.

What are the benefits of adjustable beds for side sleepers?

Not only are adjustable beds just OK for side sleepers, they’re excellent for them. The benefits we’re going to tell you about just go to illustrate how much side sleepers can get from using an adjustable base.

  • Blood flow – Seeing how you can put your adjustable base into a sleeping position that suits you, you can also regulate your blood flow by eliminating any obstructions that otherwise might exist.
  • Falling asleep – By adjusting the base to a perfect sleeping position, you’ll end up falling asleep more quickly, as there will be less turning about and more of being comfortable. 
  • Sleep apnea – If you’re suffering from this condition, an adjustable bed will make sleeping on your side a lot easier. No longer will you only rely on your pillow to prevent apnea. Now, your bed is working for you too.

Is a firm mattress good for side sleepers?

Well, the general consensus is that no, firm mattresses are not the right choice for side sleepers. It has to do with the position your body is in during sleep. You see, side sleepers, as opposed to back sleepers or stomach sleepers, put a lot more pressure into the mattress itself.

They do so primarily with their shoulders and their hips, but also with other parts of their bodies. Taking this into account, you can begin to see why a firm mattress would not be an adequate choice for side sleepers.

When you combine sleeping on your side with a firm mattress, the spine cannot become properly aligned, as a firm mattresses don’t allow for much wiggle room between your body and the mattress. Firm mattresses don’t give you the softness your hips and shoulders need to sink into the mattress and align the spine.

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As for choosing the perfect mattress for your side sleeping preferences, the matter is also a bit blurry, so to speak. On one hand, we can say it boils down to personal wants and needs and be done with it.

But, on the other, there are many reports listing various memory foam mattresses as the best choice for side sleepers. And, you’ve guessed, we can’t agree with that statement one hundred percent. Why?

Well, we feel like memory foam mattress don’t give adequate support to your body, just the softness. And softness without support means little when it comes to sleeping soundly. That is why we feel you should look into other varieties, mainly various hybrid ones.

Look into the plush versions of popular hybrid mattresses such as the Solana, Presidion, and Coronado, and see if they suit you. You’ll get the softness, but you’ll also get the support.

Can you put a headboard on an adjustable bed?

You can definitely put a headboard on your adjustable base, no sweat. Well, there’s some sweat involved when attaching it, but that’s just a normal reaction of your body to being put through the agony of manual labor. But don’t worry, as we’re going to give you the steps in the process of attaching a headboard to your adjustable base.

  1. Check your base – Check to see what kind of an adjustable base you’ve got and what kind of attaching mechanism it has.
  2. Check the headboard – Buy a headboard that has the attaching mechanism that corresponds to that of your adjustable base.
  3. Check the brackets – See where the brackets for attaching are, and mark their positions.
  4. Gather the tools – Get everything you need ready at an arm length.
  5. Assemble away – Take your time and avoid mistakes.

“Where can I buy the best adjustable base for my bed in San Diego?”

If you live in San Diego, or quite near, and you’re looking for the finest adjustable base for any bed, you don’t have to look far. You just have to stop by Mattress Makers, and take your pick. We are seasoned veterans of the sleeping business, and our shop has been at it for two generations. 

We know what we’re doing, and every single base, mattress, and pillow we produce is made with one thing in our minds – you sleeping well. So, if you settle for nothing but the best, we’re here for you. Just stop by on your way home from the Gaslamp Quarter. We’ll be there.

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