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Electric beds are usually used in hospitals for people who are constantly ill, or disabled. These beds have many evident medical benefits and also suitable to be used at home for those suffering from probable aches, pains and sleeping disorders. It is also perfect for people who prefer to sit comfortably whilst reading or watching TV on the bed.


Having an adjustable electric bed to improve health and comfortable living has many benefits. Relief from back pain, sleep apnea, asthma, snoring and improved independence are some of the benefits that could be attained by using an electric adjustable bed.

Back pain

Back pain could be reduced considerably, as when the mattress is adjusted at the head and foot, it gives space for the back, supporting the spine by relieving pressure on the sciatic nerve.

Relieve Sleep Apnea, Asthma and Snoring

Sleep Apnea and asthma are breathing problems that can be reduced by using an adjustable bed frame to raise the head. Sleeping in a curved manner could improve airflow, lowering blockage from the nasal passage to permit a healthy uninterrupted sleep. It will also reduce the possibility of an asthma attack as the oxygen that is reduced when lying flat will be able to move more freely.

Snoring usually occurs when a person lies flat, and this makes the neck put extra weight on the windpipe and closing it, resulting in a noise known as snoring. When the bed’s adjustable frame lifts the head, gravity permits the weight to be taken off the windpipe, resulting in a reduction of the snoring.

Invacare 1600 Bed

Improves Independence

Getting in and out of bed is a big issue when age, disability or other health issues affect a person’s mobility. An electric bed base is the best aid when it comes to helping to get into bed and out of bed without any assistance thereby improving a person’s independence.

Independent Living Specialists has electric adjustable beds specially manufactured by I-care and Betten Malsch for those who need to purchase a suitable bed to match your requirements.

I-Care Luxury IC222 Hospital Bed

Made from high tensile steel, the steel frame gives a good strong foundation.  This bed is suitable for people who find it difficult to get in and out of normal beds and permits numerous sleeping posture.

Capable of holding up to 180kg with features adjustable height, head, foot lift and knee break, flexible slat system, whisper quiet electric motor and 10-year warranty.


Betten Malsch Nicole Hi-Lo Bed

Betten Malsch is a certified ISO 9001 quality management company and their beds are well-known for quality and reliability with over 15 years of experience in providing medical and home care beds to happy customers.

The steel frame of the bed is laminated with flexible beech wood slats base providing a strong sleeping exterior including wooden side rails. Equipped with a quality German Dewert motor system and 4 individual lockable rubber castors. It separates into four sections for easy transport and storage. 2-year warranty is offered on frame and motor.

Betten Malsch Nicole Bed

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