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Ways to Raise the Height of Your Bed

Trouble getting in and out, back pain, and discomfort are some of the most common reasons you may choose to increase the height of your bed. When you elevate your bed, you can alleviate some common issues. For example, a wedge can be used to reduce acid reflux.  

Depending on the purpose, there are a few different ways to raise your bed either at the frame or the mattress level. In this article we will explore some of the reasons and their benefits in addition to providing some guidance on the best ways to adjust your bed height.

The Benefits of a Raised Bed

Some of the benefits of a raised bed include getting into and out of bed easier, comfort when sleeping or sitting up in bed and even making room underneath for added storage space.

Using a Bed Wedge

One of the most affordable options for dealing with LBP, GERD, and discomfort is a simple bed wedge. These are often made from very comfy materials such as memory foam and hypoallergenic fabrics. They come in various sizes and may be able to support with the following issues:

  • Acid reflux
  • Back problems
  • Can improve your overall blood circulation
  • Snoring

Bed wedges are an excellent solution to many of the problems we face when sleeping. However, bed wedges placed under the mattress can cause issues with anyone drifting off next to you. Wedge pillows are an excellent solution if you find bed wedges are causing problems.

How About a Mattress Foundation?

Some people need a bit more than a few inches added to the height of their bed. Another great answer to the question of how to raise your bed is by using a mattress foundation. This is a platform between the bed foundation and your bare mattress. It can add up to 15 inches to  a bed’s height which is useful for taller people. However you need to be aware of the load your bed frame can handle. Some mattress foundations might go over what the bed can handle.

Bed Risers

Bed risers come in a variety of materials and are placed at the feet of your bed frame legs to heighten your bed. While the overall function works in much of the same way as a foundation, the added benefit is the extra space below the bottom of your bed. This can be a valuable solution for providing extra storage space if you have items that are otherwise too tall to fit under the bottom of your current bed frame.

FAQs About Raising Your Bed

  1. How can I safely raise my mattress height?

    1. Mattress toppers and mattress platforms are an excellent way to raise the height of your bed. You can also elevate your mattress height with bed risers you can install on the bed frame.
  2. Is there an alternative to bed risers?

    1. Bed risers will do the trick, but they aren’t always necessary. There are alternatives to raising the height of your bed such as using a bed or pillow wedge and adjustable bed frames.
  3. When should I not use bed risers?

    1. Bed risers are excellent for raising a bed’s height. But be careful about using them if the flooring is uneven or weak, the bed has missing legs or castors, or when using adjustable beds.
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