HEALTH & WELLNESS
Benefits of Adjustable Beds During Stroke Rehabilitation
May 25, 2018
According to the National Stroke Association, a stroke is a “brain attack” that can happen to anyone at anytime. Strokes occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain, such as memory and muscle control, are lost.
It is important to be aware of post-stroke symptoms that linger way beyond the initial event. After a stroke, a survivor will experience physical conditions, emotional changes, and cognitive challenges. The most common effects of a stroke are physical, including seizures, paralysis, chronic pain, and fatigue. A stroke can cause detrimental changes to a person’s body well after the initial attack.
Recovery after a stroke is about getting back to usual life and living as independent a life as possible. It involves taking an active approach to make sure that your life goes on, while adapting to limit and post-diagonal conditions. With great care and restoration, there is life after stroke.
Adjustable Beds Can Assist With Stroke Recovery
Multiple medical studies have documented that adjustable bed bases, such as those provided by Ergomotion, can have beneficial effects in aiding recovery from stroke. Stroke survivors often suffer a variety of post-stroke effects, such as blood circulation, chronic pain, regaining independence, and bed sores; an Ergomotion adjustable base can help alleviate these effects.
Help Increase Blood Circulation
Doctors will suggest that post-stroke patients should sleep with their feet elevated above the heart. Utilizing the “foot up” position will facilitate blood flow and circulation.
Massage therapy stimulates the flow of blood and lymph vessels, enhancing circulation – with just the right amount of vibration to assist with blood flow.
Zero G alleviates pressure on the spine and body, which releases unnecessary pressure on the heart muscles – and increases circulation throughout your body.
Help Decrease Chronic Pain
Our sonic massage feature includes three intensity levels that can be set for 10, 20, or 30 minutes of muscle relaxing bliss.
Extension Deck technology to actively optimize the shape of the mattress when in an elevated position, allowing users to rest more naturally and comfortably.
Slow, controlled return to flat powered only by gravity. Motors are designed to lower the mattress by reacting only with gravity,, which minimizes pinch points.
Alleviate Bed Sores & Pressure Ulcers
Elevating your head helps prevent shearing. For increased comfort, the section of the base under the head automatically tilts forward as the top portion of the base rises.
The first step in treating a bedsore is reducing the pressure and friction that caused it. Doctors recommend that you should reposition every two hours while in bed.
Laying flat for hours at a time can increase swelling and inflammation.
Raising your legs as needed, preventing fluids from pooling overnight.
Help Regaining Indepdency
With the press of a button, gravity brings the bed back to a flat position so you can climb in and out of bed with ease.
Even as the bed articulates and raises your upper body, the Wall Saver feature glides you back, meaning your nightstand stays within arms’ reach.
Our adjustable beds are compatible with most voice-activated or voice controlled applications and technologies.