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Adjustable Bed Mattress

The adjustable bed mattress became more and more popular these days and adjustable beds are gaining field over regular types of beds.


Still, they aren’t for everyone and most certainly not all of us can afford to have them.

Even if these beds were first used at the beginning of the 20th century, you could find them only in hospitals and only in the late 1960′s they were available for all customers.

Usage. Adjustable bed mattresses are very comfortable and you can have one without having health issues. Just the fact that you can stay comfortable while reading a book, having your breakfast in bed, while browsing the web on your laptop, while watching TV, snacking or even while writing something is enough to prove their greatness. If you suffer from back pain, joint pain, arthritis or any other affection you should consult your therapist and ask him what mattress he recommends. A soft mattress will hug your body while you sleep while a harder one will keep your back straight, keeping it fully aligned.

Testing it. Always test your mattress before buying it because with a mattress for adjustable bed things are a little tricky. With regular beds, you just have to see how comfortable the mattress is and if you are satisfied with it, you can go on and buy it. But is not enough if an adjustable bed mattress is comfortable it also has to be a perfect fit with the adjustable bed you have or want to purchase. If you want to buy online because you’ve found a great deal and it’s obvious that there’s no way how you can test it you can look in stores near you and see if they have the same model so you can make sure you are buying the right stuff for you.

Size. This is not a problem now as they are available in almost all dimensions, including the popular king, queen or full size. If you already have a bed make sure you have the right dimensions for the adjustable bed mattress you intend to buy and if you want to buy the bed and the mattress in the same time make sure they match. Note the numbers of a piece of paper, in your notebook or in your cellphone. We’ve all seen people in the furniture warehouse buying an item without being sure it’s the right size and I’m quite sure that some of them had a bad surprise when they got home.

Options and features. These depends on the budget you have available and your preferences. You can go wild and go for massage, a remote control that can store all your favorite positions and other whimsical stuff or you go with the basics and choose regular mattress, with waterproof/stain resistant cover and you’re done.

Price Tag. This is a bit of a bummer because these things are highly priced and you don’t have big chances of finding one under $500, most of them being over the $1,000 mark. However, you can find decent mattress for less and some of them even have great features like the ones above.

Types. The adjustable mattresses are made using a wide range of materials therefore providing various levels of comfort, the decision being based on your own need. These models are:

* Coil Spring
* Memory Foam
* Latex Mattress Adjustable Bed
* Adjustable Air Bed Mattress

Benefits. This list is bigger than you might think and you will be surprised of some of these effects:

If you raise you head/upper body:

* You prevent snoring as the airways will be opened constantly.
* You relieve back pain
* You say goodbye to acid reflux because this position prevents it from bugging you throughout the night.
* You prevent neck pains

If you raise your lower body:

* You improve your circulation
* You relieve back pain

The best advantage of all this is that you won’t need a million pillows to feel comfortable. Find the position you like best and let the adjustable bed mattress do its work.

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Latex Foam Pillows

Sleep is extremely important for our bodies and bad choices of mattresses and pillows could make you hate going to bed but Latex foam pillows are easy peasy solutions to this problem.


Latex is extracted from rubber trees that are grown in warm regions such as Africa, Indonesia or South Africa. Pillows that are made using only organic rubber extracted from these rubber trees are the best choice because are great allergy/insect repellents but natural latex foam pillows can severely damage the environment. Lots o companies state that they make their latex foam pillows using organic latex which has been carefully extracted from rubber tree without damaging the trees but only several of them do so. Synthetic latex is made mixing various chemicals together and qualifies as ecological but some customers reported that it can cause respiratory/skin affections.

Getting used to it

If you never slept on a latex foam pillow you will need a couple of nights to get used to it so don’t give up after just one try. Latex ahs a different structure and feeling compared to down pillows for example so you might find it too soft, or uncontrary, too hard.

Support

When you sleep on Latex foam pillows will hug you feel that they actually hug your body without being too soft too cause neck pains. Your body weight with be perfectly distributed so that you get the proper support for your neck, shoulders and back. This means that you will be able to wake up in the morning feeling relaxed instead of running in the bathroom to get your massage cream to ease the neck pain.

Allergies and parasites

Foam latex pillows keep bed bugs and dust mites away and they also offer mildew protection. Researchers showed that they are 300% more effective against dust mites compared to other materials. But this is not all. These pillows are also hypoallergenic so if your allergy is preventing you from enjoying your sleep, this pillow is your way out of the problem. The foam latex pillow is recommended if you have kids as it provides a safe sleep environment and it will also keep pet hair out of the pillow so you don’t inhale it while you sleep.

Breathability

The foam structure allows air currents to easily pass through it therefore maintaining the right temperature. If you tend to sleep with the face on the pillow you won’t have trouble falling asleep because you will breathe easily. In the winter latex foam pillows keep you warm and in the summer prevent excessive sweating

Flexibility

This is their main benefit: they fit your body so great that it relieves all pressure points keeping you relaxed and they easily come back at their initial shape. You can get latex foam pillows to support your neck, back or knees, depending on your needs.

Health benefits

Its flexibility feature is great for arthritis or back pains because it can offer total or partial relief. If you have problems with your circulation, you can use these under your feet to easily keep them elevated while you sleep.

Long lasting

Foam pillows last three times more than normal pillows maintaining their original shape and comfort without developing lumps or smelling bad. Having a pillow that doesn’t need to be replaced one or two times a year will save you both money and time.

Price

As latex foam pillows are designed to last a lot more than regular pillows, it’s no surprise that they are more expensive. But don’t imagine that you will have to spend a fortune on them! Their price tag runs from $30 to $250 for luxurious, extremely comfortable pillows. If you think that you will have them for many years, it’s totally worth it.

Maintenance

Foam products don’t require washing but if you want to clean your latex foam pillow you can hand wash it with some detergent, keep it under running water and gently press on it to remove any excess water. Let it dry by itself because the dryer can melt the foam and you will be faced with a bad chemical experiment. Changing the pillow covers every week will also help because it will keep the pillow fresh and clean.

Look for latex foam pillows online or in local bedding shops near you, depending on your preferences. Test the pillow before buying it and carefully read the label to make sure it’s not made by a bogus company. The next and final step is to take it home and enjoy comfortable, luxurious sleep for many years to come.

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