Ultramatic https://www.ultramatic.com.au Just another WordPress site Fri, 27 Mar 2020 12:35:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ultramatic At The Sunday Mail Home Living Expo 2019 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/sunday-mail-home-expo-2019 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/sunday-mail-home-expo-2019#respond Mon, 04 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/sunday-mail-home-expo-2019 The premier homemaker event in South Australia is making a comeback and Ultramatic is one of this year’s participants! The annual Sunday Mail Home Expo is going to be held this coming April 5-7, 2019 at the Adelaide Showgrounds and will be packed with the latest in home products, building, renovation and furnishings. Leading companies…

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The premier homemaker event in South Australia is making a comeback and Ultramatic is one of this year’s participants!

The annual Sunday Mail Home Expo is going to be held this coming April 5-7, 2019 at the Adelaide Showgrounds and will be packed with the latest in home products, building, renovation and furnishings.

Leading companies from all over the world will gather and present their extensive range of products available for purchase. You can also partake in numerous seminars from industry experts where they provide incredible DIY ideas about home renovations and landscaping.

See Our Latest Collection and Get Huge Discounts!

Ultramatic, the leading adjustable bed in Australia is back once again to this 3-day spectacle, and we are excited to show our most recent collection and provide attendees with great deals on our most our popular products such as CPAP machines, accessories and of course, our piece de resistance; the adjustable bed.

See You at The Sunday Mail Home Living Expo 2019

Hosted by Kym Jones exhibition and events, The Home Expo will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM and this year and visitor entry will be free of charge. You can learn more about this event here.

You can also contact us to know more about our latest offering and get exclusive deals before the event.

Hope to see you there!

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Snoring or Sleep Apnea? Take Our Quiz! https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/sleep-apnea-quiz https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/sleep-apnea-quiz#respond Sun, 28 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/sleep-apnea-quiz Snoring could be more than annoying—it could be a danger to your health. Find out if you are at risk. Take our sleep apnea quiz. This survey can help you assess your risk of suffering sleep apnoea.  

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Snoring could be more than annoying—it could be a danger to your health. Find out if you are at risk. Take our sleep apnea quiz.

This survey can help you assess your risk of suffering sleep apnoea.

 

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Sleep Apnea In Australia: Causes and Risk Factors https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/sleep-apnea-australia-causes-risk-factors https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/sleep-apnea-australia-causes-risk-factors#respond Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/sleep-apnea-australia-causes-and-risk-factors Anyone can have sleep apnea (sleep apnoea) —young, old, male, female, and even children. However, certain sleep apnea causes and risk factors have been associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Because it’s hard to diagnose yourself during sleep, most people learn about their sleep apnea through a family member or partner who shares the bedroom.…

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Sleep Apnea Causes and Risk Factors

Anyone can have sleep apnea (sleep apnoea) —young, old, male, female, and even children. However, certain sleep apnea causes and risk factors have been associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Because it’s hard to diagnose yourself during sleep, most people learn about their sleep apnea through a family member or partner who shares the bedroom. Whether it comments about snoring or concern over not breathing, these discussions help raise awareness about the issue and encourage potential sleep apnea (sleep apnoea) sufferers to seek treatment from a medical professional. Only then can a true and accurate diagnosis be made, and a treatment plan created.

Sleep Apnea in Australia

According to SnoreAustralia.com, it is difficult to specify exactly how many Australians suffer from obstructive sleep apnea OSA. It is generally thought however that around 9% of women and 25% of men in Australia have clinically significant OSA and that 4% of men and women have symptomatic OSA. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnoea in Australia is probably increasing due to the ‘obesity epidemic’. Despite this, a large proportion of Australians with OSA remain undiagnosed and untreated.

Obstructive sleep apnea OSA is more common in males than females and becomes more common with age. Research studies show that mortality rate (death rate) increases according to the severity of sleep apnoea – even mild OSA results in a 2.5 increase in mortality rate. Treating OSA correctly eliminates this risk. OSA is a known cause of sudden death at night time.

The financial burden of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) (including healthcare costs, lost productivity, road accidents, and work-related accidents) in Australia is in the range $2-8 billion per year. Patients with sleep apnoea are 4 to 9 times more likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident.

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Sleep Apnea Causes

 

All the muscles in the body relax during sleep. In people without obstructive sleep apnea, the throat muscles relax but do not block the airways. However, people with obstructive sleep apnea, the airways do become temporarily blocked or narrowed during sleep, reducing air pressure and preventing air from flowing normally into the lungs. Other physical attributes that put you at risk for sleep apnea (sleep apnoea) include a deviated septum, receding chin, or enlarged tonsils or adenoids. Your airway may be blocked or narrowed during sleep simply because your throat muscles tend to relax more than normal. Allergies or other medical conditions that cause nasal congestion and blockage can also contribute to sleep apnea.

 

When you’re awake, throat muscles help keep your airway stiff and open so air can flow into your lungs. When you sleep, these muscles relax, which narrows your throat. Normally, this narrowing doesn’t prevent air from flowing into and out of your lungs. But if you have sleep apnea, your airway can become partially or fully blocked because:

 

  • Your throat muscles and tongue relax more than normal.
  • Your tongue and tonsils (tissue masses in the back of your mouth) are large compared with the opening into your windpipe.
  • You’re overweight. The extra soft fat tissue can thicken the wall of the windpipe. This narrows the inside of the windpipe, which makes it harder to keep open.
  • The shape of your head and neck (bony structure) may cause a smaller airway size in the mouth and throat area.
  • The aging process limits your brain signals’ ability to keep your throat muscles stiff during sleep. Thus, your airway is more likely to narrow or collapse.
  • Not enough air flows into your lungs if your airway is partially or fully blocked during sleep. As a result, loud snoring and a drop in your blood oxygen level can occur.

 

If the oxygen drops to a dangerous level, it triggers your brain to disturb your sleep. This helps tighten the upper airway muscles and open your windpipe. Normal breathing then starts again, often with a loud snort or choking sound.

 

Frequent drops in your blood oxygen level and reduced sleep quality can trigger the release of stress hormones. These hormones raise your heart rate and increase your risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). The hormones also can raise your risk for, or worsen, heart failure.

 

Sleep Apnea Risk Factors

Although sleep apnea can affect anyone, several factors increase the risk of developing this disorder, including:

Gender. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common in men than in women. Men tend to have larger necks and weigh more than women. However, 45% of sleep study referrals are women and women tend to be misdiagnosed.

 

Age. Sleep apnea is most common in adults ages 40 – 60 years old. Middle age is also when symptoms are worse. Nevertheless, sleep apnea can affect people of all ages.

Family History. People with a family history of obstructive sleep apnea are at increased risk of developing the condition.

 

Obesity. Obesity is a particular risk factor for sleep apnea. Obesity can contribute to sleep apnea when fat deposits fill throat tissue.

 

Smoking. Smokers are at higher risk for apnea. Those who smoke more than two packs a day have a risk 40 times greater than nonsmokers.

 

Alcohol Use. Alcohol use may be associated with apnea. Patients diagnosed with sleep apnea are recommended not to drink alcohol before bedtime.

 

Other factors include:

 

  • Large neck circumference (> 17″ in men; > 16″ in women)
  • Obesity (body mass index (BMI) greater than 30)
  • Upper airway or facial abnormalities
  • Smoking
  • Endocrine and metabolic disorders
  • If you have untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

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Everything You Need to Know About Sleep Apnoea https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-sleep-apnoea https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/everything-you-need-to-know-about-sleep-apnoea#respond Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/everything-you-need-to-know-about-sleep-apnoea Sleep apnea (Sleep apnoea) is a common but serious sleep disorder where your breathing is interrupted when you are asleep. If you have sleep apnea, you are not aware of these short breathing pauses that occur hundreds of times a night, jolting you out of your natural sleep rhythm. All you know is that you…

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Sleep apnea (Sleep apnoea) is a common but serious sleep disorder where your breathing is interrupted when you are asleep. If you have sleep apnea, you are not aware of these short breathing pauses that occur hundreds of times a night, jolting you out of your natural sleep rhythm. All you know is that you do not feel productive during the day as you should do.

 

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea (Sleep apnoea) is a potentially dangerous condition that can cause shallow breaths, or even temporary pauses in breathing while you sleep. These pauses may last from a few seconds up to a few minutes and can occur 30 times or more in an hour. After one of these pauses, normal breathing typically resumes with a loud snort or choking sound.

Types of Sleep Apnea

 

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – causes your airway to collapse or become blocked during sleep. Normal breathing starts again with a snort or choking sound. People with sleep apnea often snore loudly. When breathing is interrupted, your body reacts by increasing your heart rate in order to keep proper oxygen levels. Over time, this may cause other changes to your body and lead to poor breathing and increased carbon dioxide levels. This will also increase your risk of issues like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

 

Central sleep apnea – is a much less common type of sleep apnea that involves the central nervous system, occurring when the brain does not signal the muscles that control breathing. People with central sleep apnea seldom snore.

 

Complex sleep apnea – is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.

 

However, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. You are more at risk for sleep apnea if you are overweight, male, or have a family history or small airways. Children with enlarged tonsils or adenoids may also get it.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

 

The most common symptom of sleep apnea is snoring. But, just because you snore does not mean you have sleep apnea. Snoring is a sign of sleep apnea, followed by silent breathing pauses and choking or gasping sounds.

 

Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Loud or frequent snoring
  • Silent pauses in breathing
  • Choking or gasping sounds
  • Daytime sleepiness or fatigue
  • Unrefreshing sleep
  • Insomnia
  • Waking during the night to go to the bathroom
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • difficulty concentrating
  • dry mouth or a sore throat when you wake up
  • fatigue during the day from not getting restful sleep
  • frequent urination throughout the night
  • headaches, particularly in the morning
  • irritability, depression, or mood swings

 

Sleep apnea treatment options

 

Treatment for sleep apnea (Sleep apnoea) has come a long way in recent times, so even if you were unhappy with sleep apnea treatment in the past, you may now find something that works for you

 

Treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea include:

 

  • CPAP Machines
  • Other breathing devices
  • Dental devices
  • Implants
  • Surgery

 

*Medications are only available to treat the sleepiness associated with sleep apnea, not the sleep apnea itself.

 

When your sleep is interrupted throughout the night, you can be drowsy during the day. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for car crashes, work-related accidents, and other medical problems. If you have it, it is important to get treatment. Lifestyle changes, surgery, and CPAP machines can treat sleep apnea in many people.

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What Kind of Mattress Is Best for Me https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/kind-mattress-best https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/kind-mattress-best#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/kind-mattress-best Each person has a different kind of mattress preference which can depend on their intended use. With so many varieties of mattress in the market today, choosing what fits your needs can be the hardest decision.  Below are the most popular types of mattresses in the market today to help you determine what is what.…

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Each person has a different kind of mattress preference which can depend on their intended use. With so many varieties of mattress in the market today, choosing what fits your needs can be the hardest decision.  Below are the most popular types of mattresses in the market today to help you determine what is what.

 

  1. LATEX MATTRESSES

 

Made from either natural or synthetic rubber, these mattresses are best known for people who want a firm but good bounce, responsiveness, and cooling effect. Latex foams provide comfort like memory foams, however, latex mattresses do not contour to the body’s curves. A latex mattress is great for relieving back pain because it offers the comfort and supports some people are looking for.

 

  1. MEMORY FOAM MATTRESSES

 

Memory foam mattresses are great for body contour shaping, support and pressure relief. However, memory foams have a bad reputation of being “hot foam mattresses”. Newer lines of memory foams in the market today are redesigned to have cooling properties.

 

Not all memory foams are created equal though. This is because this kind of mattress is made of layers of different foam densities that responds to weight and temperature. This means the support it exerts to a heavy vs a light person is not equal. One unique feature of this kind of mattress is its absorbs movement, thus making it likely a good choice if you are sleeping with a partner.

 

  1. COIL TYPE MATTRESS

 

Coil mattress or also known as the innerspring mattress is the most popular and widely used kind of mattress. This mattress can have one or more layers of spring coils that are made of steel. This steel spring coils are the one responsible for providing the support and comfort to the sleeper. This kind of mattress is for sleepers who want the spring feel of bounce. More coil means more bounce.

 

  1. ADJUSTABLE MATTRESS

 

These beds, as the name implies, can be adjusted into the preferred sleeping position of the sleeper. This is usually achieved by elevating the feet or inclining the back. Some adjustable mattress today can offer massage and/or heat to the sleeper. An adjustable mattress is generally compatible with adjustable bed frames only.

 

This kind of mattress is best for sleepers who have specific needs, typically because of certain medical conditions. Conditions like sleep apnea, mild to severe snoring, chronic lower hip or back pain, among others. People who also suffers from acid reflux can also benefit in this kind of mattress by elevating their upper body.

 

  1. AIR MATTRESSES

 

High-end air beds will look like a standard innerspring mattress, but unlike innerspring mattress the air mattress is air-filled. Air beds are usually used for patients with spinal cord injuries who are bedridden for a long time. This kind of mattress can be adjusted to avoid skin blisters in patients who cannot move. This kind of mattress is very useful for sleeping partners that have different bed preference.

 

  1. SOFA MATTRESS

 

The mattresses in these beds have the tendency to be very thin. A very thin mattress means that it is flexible enough to be folded or collapsed. The advantage of having this kind of mattress is the convenience it gives. However, it is not something sleepers will choose to sleep as if they are looking for comfort.

 

A night or two on a sofa mattress is not bad but sleeping in this kind of mattress for a long time is probably the worst kind of sleep to have. This is because the innerspring in this bed is so thin that prolonged sleeping can be so uncomfortable.

 

  1. HYBRID MATTRESS

 

A hybrid mattress is generally made from a combination of latex, memory, polyurethane foams, coils, and other materials. This kind of mattress is usually designed to maximize certain features while also minimizing some disadvantages.

 

This kind of mattress is best for sleepers who want the best of mattresses. For instance, a latex and memory foam hybrid mattress can give a great bounce, cooling, and support while also providing great pressure relief.

When to Part with Your Old Mattress?

Even if today’s mattresses are advertised to last for a long time, sleepers are advised to not keep their mattresses for that long. This is because our bodies change over time, thus the mattress that once offers comfort may no longer be as comfortable as it was before.

 

In addition, mattresses have the tendency to collect dust mites, fungus, and other germs if not properly taken care of. These allergens can affect sleeping patterns.

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Features To Look For When Buying An Adjustable Bed https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/features-buying-adjustable-bed https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/features-buying-adjustable-bed#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/features-look-buying-adjustable-bed You wake up one morning and decided you really need that adjustable bed. Not because it is some kind of a trend right now, but because your back or neck needs some TLC. Finally acknowledging the fact that the mind is willing but the body is weak.   Browsing for your potential adjustable bed online,…

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You wake up one morning and decided you really need that adjustable bed. Not because it is some kind of a trend right now, but because your back or neck needs some TLC. Finally acknowledging the fact that the mind is willing but the body is weak.

 

Browsing for your potential adjustable bed online, you realized what are you even looking for? So many choices to choose from but they all say the same. And I’m right, am I not? At least to someone unfamiliar with the terms. Most people think that buying the most expensive one is still the best choice. Turns out just fine but so many things included in the package that you don’t even know what for.

 

So, here it is, the list of feature you might be looking for in buying an adjustable bed. Read on, you can thank me later.

 

  • In buying an adjustable bed, look for the one that will allow you to raise and lower your head and legs. Possibly to multiple different positions, so you can find your best comfort zone. This will be a take away since you are to be buying an adjustable bed, not some clone of your last bed.

 

  • Should be available in different sizes. Something that will fit with your existing headboard. This too because we all know your bedroom is not the same size as your neighbor’s bedroom. Which in most cases, your chosen adjustable bed should not take up any more space than that conventional bed you are replacing.

 

  • Can at least be moved to up to 45 degrees of head elevation and 25 degrees of foot elevation. This is considered a primary feature to all adjustable beds. Of course, you can choose to go up to these basic features, for a bit more money too. Although, do you really even need to?

 

  • Gives you a quiet and uninterrupted sleep. Buying an adjustable bed for home use, you can opt for the DC motor as it is much quieter than the AC motor. Beware of the warranty services of the electric motor though. Choose the one with a longer warranty period, as they tend to be more durable. Opt for the extended warranty for it can give you peace of mind too.

 

  • Provides an easy to use remote control. Wireless will cost more. Depending on which you prefer, wired or wireless will not be an issue.

 

  • The issue will be what if you are not sleeping alone and you are sharing the bed with a partner? In buying an adjustable bed, ask if it can offer a dual control. That way both parties are happy and contented.

 

From the listed adjustable bed features above, you can opt to add:

 

  1. Wave type body massage. A bit luxurious, but wouldn’t it be wonderful being massaged right before going to sleep? Saves you the extra buck for the massage spas you are enrolled into.
  2. Warming feature to add to that “ohhh” so snuggly experience.
  3. Some added feature that the salesman might know that I am not aware of.

 

 

 

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How Adjustable Bed Improves Your Health https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/adjustable-beds-improves-health https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/adjustable-beds-improves-health#respond Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/adjustable-beds-improves-health For those who suffer from back pain, sleep apnea, snoring, digestive issues, and blood circulation problems, a good sleep can be rare. Good sleeping is essential for overall health, so when you aren’t sleeping properly it can cause serious issues and make daily life difficult. Adjustable beds allow changes on your sleeping position to exactly what…

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For those who suffer from back pain, sleep apnea, snoring, digestive issues, and blood circulation problems, a good sleep can be rare. Good sleeping is essential for overall health, so when you aren’t sleeping properly it can cause serious issues and make daily life difficult. Adjustable beds allow changes on your sleeping position to exactly what you need. This means you can incline or recline the head and legs, lift head or legs upright or lie completely flat.

Here are the benefits on how a good sleep improves your health using an adjustable bed:

Back Pain

Sleeping on an adjustable bed allows different sleeping positions that more closely matches the contours of the body. This means keeping that back flatter to the mattress resulting to a good sleep. This helps prevent conditions like sciatica – an issue where the sciatic nerve gets trapped between the brain and limbs, causing serious pain under pressure. When the base of the spine is supported, it will stay aligned, prevent trapped nerves and release those that are currently stuck. If you already have sciatica, you might find that this adjustable beds will help relieve the back pain.

You can also increase the incline to reduce some of the pressure that causes your back to compress during the night. This will prevent you from waking up and causing further injury while the spine is vulnerable. You will also be able to support your head better when using an adjustable bed. So you do not need to pile up pillows and cause neck pain or headaches.

Sleep Apnea and Snoring

When snoring, just incline the adjustable bed and it will help improve your sleep apnea and snoring. One of the major causes of snoring is the windpipe closing due to the weight of your neck. This results in the air making a snoring sound as it passes through. Propping yourself slightly upright can alter the direction of the gravity so it doesn’t obstruct the windpipe. This will help in reducing the sound of snoring and improve a night’s good sleep and sleep quality.

For those who snore due to sleep apnea, this is particularly effective. This is a condition where the individual wakes up throughout the night because breathing stops. This can severely damage sleep quality and becomes dangerous when breathing stops for too long. Altering sleeping positions will not stop sleep apnea, but rather it can improve some types of obstructive apnea.

Digestive Issues

Acid reflux and heartburn can be relieved with an adjustable bed, as it helps your body to process food during the night. While it is not advisable to sleep on a full stomach after eating within the last few hours, adjusting sleeping position can be helpful. An adjustable bed will allow you to position yourself at the recommended 6 inches upright and encourage healthy digestion.

Circulation and Swelling

Sprain, pulled or broken limbs need to be elevated to lessen the pain. An adjustable bed will give that leg a better elevation than a pillow or cushion can offer. This helps reduce the swelling through the night. Those who work on their feet all day can also benefit from this if they come home and find their lower legs and feet swollen. Elevating the legs will help them feel better in general while combating problems like varicose veins. Varicose veins form when blood pools in lower veins of the limbs due to prolonged standing.

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Adjustable Beds For GERD & Acid Reflux Sufferers https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/adjustable-beds-gerd-acid-reflux-sufferers https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/adjustable-beds-gerd-acid-reflux-sufferers#respond Sun, 26 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/adjustable-beds-gerd-acid-reflux-sufferers Patients suffering from GERD & Acid Reflux can alleviate pain by elevating their upper body by 6 to 8 inches. This helps the stomach to retain the acids. When sleeping on a flatbed, the acid moves to the esophagus leading to episodes of acid reflux or heartburn. As the body sleeps it is also working to…

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Patients suffering from GERD & Acid Reflux can alleviate pain by elevating their upper body by 6 to 8 inches. This helps the stomach to retain the acids. When sleeping on a flatbed, the acid moves to the esophagus leading to episodes of acid reflux or heartburn. As the body sleeps it is also working to digest and process foods – causing digestion difficulties. Using adjustable beds, persons with GERD sufferers can easily lift their head to the recommended 6 inches to achieve the healthiest digestion for the stomach. This will allow for a better sleep and healthier waking in the morning.

What is GERD?

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Many of us eat right before going to bed or we wake up and eat something we shouldn’t probably eat. Many studies have tied eating before sleep to weight gain. Lying in a horizontal position hinder our digestive system. Having our upper body elevated improves the ability of our body to digest food properly. By having the adjustable bed slightly elevated will improve digestion and reduce weight gain.

GERD is a result of a weak esophageal sphincter. That weakness allows the contents of your stomach to flow back up into your esophagus. There are a variety of things that can weaken your esophageal sphincter, including overeating and being overweight. Furthermore, pregnancy, wearing tight clothing around your middle, smoking or regular exposure to secondhand smoke, hiatal hernia. A hiatal hernia is where a part of the stomach protrudes into the diaphragm muscle.

This can lead to uncomfortable irritation often described as a burning or heartburn. It can also result in coughing, choking, chest discomfort and throat discomfort. The cause of GERD can be any number of things – the food in your diet, the amount of food in your diet, medical conditions such as a hiatal hernia are just a few causes. Other things that can have an impact are smoking, laying down directly following a meal, excessive alcohol consumption and being overweight. While making changes in your lifestyle can help and is recommended, adjustable beds for GERD sufferers can further reduce symptoms.

Why does GERD seem worse at night?

GERD & Acid Reflux not only affects your ability to sleep at night but has lasting effects on you the next day too. There are a few reasons why GERD (heartburn) worsens at night, this includes:

  • You swallow less: The normal contractions that keep your stomach acid at bay reduce at night meaning you are more likely to experience heartburn.
  • Your working against gravity: As you are lying horizontally it’s easier for acid to leak out the top of your stomach and irritate the lining of your esophagus.
  • Saliva production reduces: Saliva has a very clever purpose- it neutralizes stomach acid. When you’re asleep your body produces less saliva hence why you are likely to experience acid reflux at night.

Adjustable Beds for GERD Sufferers

As you sleep, GERD can occur more often as gravity works against the disease. Typically, the sleeping position is a problem. As a person lays flat, the gravity that assists in keeping acid down during the day is redirected. This can actually increase the probability of acid reflux during the night. Sleep is then interrupted by the resulting GERD symptoms. Adjustable beds may help GERD & Acid Reflux in multiple ways. The primary goal is to fight the acid reflux. As such, we want to raise the head.

The first way that beds for GERD sufferers help is by offering an adjustable head position. This helps for a couple of reasons. The elevation of your head creates an angle that allows gravity to work similarly to how it does during the day. The acid is pushed downward in beds for GERD sufferers by the natural weight of gravity. The angle also prevents the symptoms of GERD like coughing, choking and the burning feeling.  Fewer symptoms equate to more sound sleep and less interruption of the sleep cycle. GERD symptoms can worsen if not managed properly. The more the lining of the esophagus is exposed to stomach acid, the more it is damaged. The symptoms then just get worse.

 

By using adjustable beds, you can reduce the exposure and therefore limit the GERD & Acid Reflux symptoms and causes.

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Using Adjustable Beds for Back Pain Relief https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/using-adjustable-beds-back-pain-relief https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/using-adjustable-beds-back-pain-relief#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/using-adjustable-beds-back-pain-relief Chronic back pain affects millions of adults in Australia and many experience frequent sleep disruptions due to the constant discomfort. Choosing adjustable beds can significantly reduce aches and pains during the night, leaving you feeling well-rested and wake up well the next morning. People with back pain should consider several key factors when switching to adjustable beds. Below are…

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Adjustable Beds for Back Pain Relief

Chronic back pain affects millions of adults in Australia and many experience frequent sleep disruptions due to the constant discomfort. Choosing adjustable beds can significantly reduce aches and pains during the night, leaving you feeling well-rested and wake up well the next morning. People with back pain should consider several key factors when switching to adjustable beds.

Below are some considerations on how people with back pain can improve their sleep experience with adjustable beds:

1. Lower Back
A position that is recommended as actual therapy for your back is with your legs elevated, knees bent and your back completely flat. This position creates a pelvic tilt, puts reverse pressure on your lower back and helps build the strength of your lower back muscles. By elevating your legs and bending your knees you can actually feel your lower back moving. You can realign the weights and pressures on your vertebrae that may, in turn, be pressing on your delicate nerves, finding more comfortable and less stressful positions.

2. Fetal Position
With an adjustable bed, you can elevate your back and your legs into a fetal position with your knees bent and your upper body curled into them. This position releases your lower back onto the mattress, forcing you to relax and ease your everyday tension.

3. Upper Back
The higher your back, the less pressure put on your upper back, neck, and shoulders.

4. Relieve The Strain
Every time you elevate your back or your legs, you are gently realigning your vertebrae and changing the pressure they exert on your delicate nerves that can cause pain. Sometimes just an inch in either direction can relieve the strain that creates the pain.

5. Stretch-Back Exercise
As we get older, our vertebrae get closer and closer together. As we stand and walk, our vertebrae are forced still closer. If you have chronic back pain, the stretch-back exercise works like traction. Start flat and together elevate your back and your legs all the way up, and then all the way down. You’ll feel a complete stretch along your entire back.

 

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Do Adjustable Beds Help With Sleep Apnea? https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/adjustable-beds-help-sleep-apnea https://www.ultramatic.com.au/blog/adjustable-beds-help-sleep-apnea#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0000 https://www.ultramatic.com.au/adjustable-beds-help-sleep-apnea Sleep apnea is common, affecting many people. Some don’t even know it! Without any hint, sleep apnea can cause the afflicted to stop breathing. The unexpected situation occurs impacting your body’s natural ability to regulate breathing as you sleep. This can have a dangerous domino effect. Sleep apnea doesn’t always wake the person suffering from an…

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Sleep apnea is common, affecting many people. Some don’t even know it! Without any hint, sleep apnea can cause the afflicted to stop breathing. The unexpected situation occurs impacting your body’s natural ability to regulate breathing as you sleep. This can have a dangerous domino effect. Sleep apnea doesn’t always wake the person suffering from an episode. Prolonged sleep apnea can result in less oxygen that carried to the brain. This may result in a lower chance of waking. There are several things that people can try in an effort to reduce the chance they suffer an episode.
What is Sleep Apnea?

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Sleep apnea is a health issue. As such, there can be many causes to why someone may experience this. One possible cause is obstructions in the air pathways of sleep apnea patients. For this type of issue, adjusting sleep position can aid in alleviating the problem. Sleep apnea is due to an obstruction of the airways. Do adjustable beds help with sleep apnea? It actually could. Why will adjustable beds help sleep apnea? As the head is elevated with an adjustable bed, the airway is opened up. Hence, no obstruction blocking the airway will help maintain regular breathing as you sleep will result in good sleep. For sleep apnea caused by a collapsed airways or blocked airways, sleeping upright can possibly help.  The adjustable beds provide the elevation and support needed.

Sleep Apnea Due To Pure Exhaustion

Another possible reason one might experience sleep apnea is pure exhaustion. Waking multiple times in the night can leave you exhausted. Whether you wake due to sleep apnea or other reasons, you might not get through the necessary stages of sleep. Sleep is essential and making it through each stage of sleep provides a service to our bodies. Muscle recovery, memory storage, cell regeneration, all aspects of our lives affected by sleep. If we don’t make it through the stages, we are also left extremely tired. This can make getting through the day difficult and make us fall asleep faster the next night. When we get to sleep faster, we tend to move through the stages of sleep quicker as well.

In REM, we are paralyzed except for the systems that keep us alive, such as breathing. However, a person with sleep apnea who stops breathing may find it too exhausting to wake up. If they do wake, they might experience even more exhaustion the next day. This makes for a risky cycle. How will an adjustable bed help with sleep apnea? By reducing the number of times sleep is interrupted by sleep apnea. The adjustable beds help sleep apnea and will get better quality sleep. You wake up refreshed and are more likely to have a regular sleep schedule.

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How Do Adjustable Beds Help with Sleep Apnea?

How will adjustable beds help sleep apnea? Consequently stated, adjustable beds help sleep apnea caused by restricted airways. When sleep apnea is the result of exhaustion, an adjustable bed could help you get the sleep you need. Who will adjustable beds help sleep apnea? Sleep apnea sufferers who find relief when elevated or sleeping upright may find the convenience of an adjustable bed to be useful.

Adjustable Beds for Sleep Apnea:

Any adjustable bed with the head articulation or positioning feature will elevate the head. This is the specific feature used by sleep apnea patients who are looking for relief from an adjustable bed. Each adjustable bed carried by Ultramatic has the head elevation feature. Check out the selection and compare models to learn about other functions available like massage, specialty lighting,  and more. There’s no need to question will adjustable beds help sleep apnea anymore!

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