Entrepreneur Edwin Shoffner has guided the operations of a number of mattress companies over his 30-year career. Now with Mattress By Appointment, Edwin Shoffner serves as the company’s president.
Adjustable beds can help people who suffer from certain ailments. People with back problems often find sleeping troublesome because of the weight their bodies put on their spines.
An adjustable bed can be inclined to relieve pressure from the back and support the base of the spine. Adjustable beds can also be inclined at the knees to help people with lower limb swelling find relief from pain.
For people with asthma, sleeping flat on the back restricts oxygen flow, which can trigger an asthma attack. Sleeping on an inclined bed allows for a better oxygen flow.
Adjustable beds may also be beneficial to people with digestive problems. A 6-inch incline of the bed has been shown to support digestion at night and alleviate acid reflux.