Adjustable mattress bases are a comfortable alternative to flat and stationary mattress. They help you relax and sleep in whatever position that is most comfortable for you. These moving bases are also an amazing alternative sleeping source for those who suffer the bane of nighttime heartburn. Adjustable mattress bases can move your head and feet up and down at several angles, so they help to create the suggested sleep position that doctors recommend to cure, or at least abate, painful heartburn pain.
Heartburn is an uncomfortable and painful experience defined as a burning feeling below or behind the breastbone, usually rising from below the esophagus. This may rise to your chest or even your neck and throat. When digesting food or drink, materials enter your stomach, and your esophagus closes by way of a band called the esophageal sphincter. When the sphincter does not close, acid from the stomach rises, irritating the esophagus and creating heartburn. This annoying pain is not uncommon, and most people experience it at one time or another. Those who experience it very often suffer from what is called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
GERD pain can be especially prominent at night as it is more likely to happen while you are lying down because gravity does not force the stomach contents down. Doctors suggest that one who suffers from heartburn or GERD does not eat a meal 30 to 60 minutes before bed, since heartburn is at its worst post-mealtime. Additionally, saliva is not produced at night, which means the esophagus is much less active in those bedtime hours.
In addition to the many suggestions said to cure heartburn—like weight loss, smaller meals, looser fitting clothing and avoiding exercise just after eating—most doctors recommend that those who suffer from this ailment sleep with their head raised six inches from the rest of their body. Lying with your head higher than your stomach helps prevent stomach contents from making their way upward into the esophagus. Some people choose to prop their bed frame up with bricks or books, but this can wear down your bed frame, as well as look rather messy and unsightly. Purchasing an adjustable mattress base is a much more convenient alternative to let you determine when your bed is in this position. If you only get heartburn due to certain foods or are simply suffering due to a pregnancy, you can adjust your bed back at any time with the click of a button.
Adjustable mattress bases are a comfortable cure for the nasty pain of nighttime heartburn. Heartburn is prevalent at night, a time when most people are laying flat, causing the stomach contents to rise much more easily. By propping your head up at least six inches above your stomach, you can prevent the nasty feeling. An adjustable mattress base will do this while helping you avoid lasting side effects like decay in tooth enamel. As always, if your symptoms are severe and lasting, consult a doctor.