Are adjustable beds good for osteoporosis

Osteoporosis & Secure Sleep: 4 Benefits of Adjustable Beds

Key Takeaways

Minimizing Distance to Floor: By lowering the bed, the risk of falls during transfers is reduced, which is particularly important for Osteoporosis sufferers who are prone to fractures from even minor falls.

Reducing Joint Stress: The adjustable bed’s height customization helps maintain proper joint alignment and reduces the effort required to get in and out of bed, minimizing the chance of joint and bone stress that can exacerbate Osteoporosis.

Reduce Bone & Joint Pressure: Pressure Mapping allows for the identification of pressure points that can lead to discomfort or sores, enabling Osteoporosis patients to find the most comfortable and supportive positions that reduce bone and joint pressure.

Safety Accessories: The collapsible half rails and crash floor mats provide additional safety measures to prevent falls from the bed, which can be particularly dangerous for individuals with Osteoporosis due to their increased fragility.

Are Adjustable Beds Good for Osteoporosis?

Adjustable beds are known to assist an array of conditions and needs, helping millions of people around the world get a better night’s rest, and transforming their quality of life. The malleable nature of our bed bases allows for ultimate customization to a person’s sleeping position, allowing them to lower and raise themselves into a position that will provide maximum relief for their individual condition and needs. In this article, we aim to delve deeper into the condition known as osteoporosis, and how an adjustable bed could help reduce pain, and minimize fractures – a common occurrence in people diagnosed with the condition.

Healthy Bones vs Bones with Osteoporosis
Healthy Bones vs Bones with Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis, often symptomless until a fracture occurs, primarily affects the hip, vertebrae, and wrist, leading to bone fragility in older adults.

Osteoporosis is a bone disease that develops when bone mass and bone mineral density decreases, or when the strength and structure of bone changes. Whilst the condition can occasionally occur in children (known as Juvenile Osteoporosis), it is mostly found in both older men and postmenopausal women. Unfortunately, this disease is considered a ‘silent’ disease as there are often no symptoms, with a person often only being diagnosed with the condition once they’ve broken a bone.

Bone fractures can occur in any bone, but the main bones affected by osteoporosis are bones of the hip, vertebrae, and wrist. Those suffering with the disease can become so fragile that fractures occur spontaneously, from minor falls, or from normal stresses like bending, lifting, or even coughing.

Solace Sleep’s wide assortment of TGA-graded medical products are all fitted with various functions that will make transfers, sleeping, and relaxing in bed, a more enjoyable activity for those suffering from osteoporosis. Let us explain how:

Hi Lo adjustable beds
Hi Lo Adjustable Bed

Hi Lo adjustable beds help reduce body stress and prevent joint injuries for osteoporosis sufferers by enabling optimal bed height adjustment for safer transfers.

Firstly, our Hi Lo adjustable beds allow users to raise their bed up in the flat position to an optimal height that reduces stress on the body when transferring in and out of bed. By lowering the bed to minimize the distance to the floor, clients can minimize the dangers associated with swinging out of bed when completing transfers out of bed. Additionally, by lowering the height before getting into bed, the gap between a person’s standing height, and the top of the mattress can be reduced to prevent stress on the joints and help osteoporosis sufferers from avoidable transfer injuries.

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Pressure Mapping Technology

Adjustable beds with pressure mapping technology reduce sleep-related joint strain and fracture risk by optimizing sleeping positions.

Our adjustable beds can also help minimize the strain on joints and bones whilst sleeping, preventing the risk of fractures from unnecessary twisting or bending motions to get comfy in bed. Ask our friendly staff about our pressure mapping technology, that allows us to assess the largest areas of pressure on your body when in a normal flat bed, and which positions in your adjustable bed will help mitigate the pressure.


Floor Line adjustable bed
Floor Line Adjustable Bed

The ‘Floor Line’ bed’s unique 5-section design and low height enhance safety, preventing falls and fractures for those at risk.

Finally, one of our most recent bed base models to hit the market, the Floor Line Bed, has the world’s first 5 sections as opposed to 4, offering even more customized positioning. The bed also lowers to a mere 16cm off the floor, preventing painful falls for clients at risk of rolling out of bed at night. We also offer additional accessories that can help prevent fractures and painful falls out of bed.

Solace offers collapsible half rails that can be placed on one or both sides of the bed to act as a barrier, or alternatively, we also offer a crash floor mat that can be placed on the sides of each bed that acts as a cushion if falls do occur.

Ultimately, Solace Sleep is here to support you on your journey to a better night’s sleep, regardless of your situation. Get in contact with our friendly team today to discuss how a Solace Sleep bed may be able to transform your quality of life!

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