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An Adjustable Bed Makes Sleeping Easy

Jul 11, 2008
Most people have heard of adjustable beds. Everyone has seen numerous print advertisements and late-night infomercials telling of their virtues. Few, however, know the origin of them.

Electric adjustable beds were actually the invention of the eccentric millionaire, Howard Hughes. An enthusiastic aviator, Hughes was involved in a near-fatal crash in 1946 shortly after take-off for a test flight. For the remainder of his life-thirty years--he lived with chronic pain. Today, he would most probably be diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). When hospitalized in 1953, he formed the idea of an adjustable bed that could decrease suffering by allowing a person to elevate their back and legs, finding the position most comfortable for sleeping.

The idea he came up with has given relief to countless sufferers of many illnesses ranging from heart disorders to hernias. The ability to elevate the back allows gravity to aid the heart in circulation, takes pressure off your hips, and lets you sleep more deeply than a flat bed does.

An adjustable bed, especially when used with a memory foam mattress, can give you the perfect night's sleep you have been dreaming of all your life. There are beds with programmable memory controllers so you can find and then permanently set the best position for sleeping, reading, or watching cable. A touch of the control arranges the position automatically. There are even adjustable beds that provide a stress-relieving massage. Choose from ten speeds; the bed will return to its last position after thirty minutes of relaxing massage time.

For anyone who has difficulty falling asleep, who tosses and turns continually, who wakes up stiff, sore, and reluctant-or unable--to move at all, an adjustable bed can provide a great deal of relief. A memory foam mattress, the ability to raise and lower your back and legs, and a deep massage at bedtime--what better way to insure a good night's sleep!
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