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Adjustable beds are great for back care, back problems, back pains, and my adjustable bed has given me the best nights sleep ever! I dont think of it as a medical bed... its is adjustable I know, but it is more a modern bed, the future of all beds maybe!

- Mr King, Portsmouth

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Back Care Beds - Adjustable Bed Glossary

Adjustable Bed – A bed frame with motors attached to allow the head and foot ends of the bed to be adjusted up or down.

Dimensions – The finished width and length of the bed.

Biotickingâ – Belgian ticking innovated by Lampe. The products used in the making of BiotickingÒ are carefully selected using environmentally benign technology. Used in the making of the casing and washable tops on all our adjustable bed matttresses.

Double Bed – A bed width of more than 4’1”.

Faux Leather - Fabric designed to enhance the look and character of an adjustable bed base and headboard. Made from 100% Polyurethane (surface)

Memory Foam mattress – Made from a visco-elastic material designed to provide support and protection and returns to its original shape when body weight is removed from the mattress. Specially designed for use with an adjustable bed.

Modena - Suede effect fabric used to enhance the look and feel of an adjustable bed base and headboard. Composition is 100% Polyester.

Non-adjustable Bed - A bed frame without motors to adjust its position.

Overlay - Designed to be used in conjunction with a conventional mattress to improve the comfort of the bed.

Pedestal Base – The part of the bed below the mattress.

Pocket Sprung mattress - individually pocketed coil springs that move independently of each other for extra support and comfort.

Poly Cotton Sheets – Durable high quality fitted sheets made specifically for adjustable beds from 50/50 percale fabric.

Power Lifter - Lifting unit with a scissor lift, suitable for adjustable bed bases with a 400mm height adjustment.

Profiling Bed – 5 part adjustable profiling bed with integral raise and lower facility with 4 motors (2 for profiling the bed and 2 for lifting the bed). 350mm lift maximum.

Reflex mattress – Constructed of individual comfort cells which react totally independently of each other utilising the very latest Advanced Polymer Technology (APT), works well on an adjustable bed.

Single Bed – A bed width of not more than 4’ 1”.

Tempur - Company who make memory foam mattresses, pillows and other products using memory foam.

Topper - Used as a mattress enhancer to improve the comfort level of sleep.

Twin Bed – Two single size beds that can also be attached to give the appearance of a double bed.

Vasco – A range of revolutionary slow recovery visco-elastic polymers used in the making of memory foam mattresses. Originally developed for the NASA space programme to protect and offer comfort cushioning for astronauts travelling in space.

Washable Top - A zip off washable mattress cover.

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The History of the Adjustable Bed

Westmont Adjustable BedsPrimitive beds raised off the ground with an animal skin covering were being slept on by people in the Neolithic period many thousand of years ago. In Persia in 3600 B.C. the first waterbeds were used. They consisted of goatskins sewn together and filled with water. The Egyptian pharaohs had the idea of raising a pallet bed off the ground to benefit sleep. King Tutankhamen had a bed made of ebony and gold.

Romans were the first to have luxury beds with mattresses filled with reeds, straw, wool or feathers. They also used water to aid sleep. They would relax in a cradle of water until drowsy, and then be rocked to sleep on a mattressed cradle. During the Renaissance, mattresses were filled with pea shucks or straw and sometimes feathers. These were then covered with fabulous materials. Thru the 16th and 17th centuries mattresses were mostly packed with straw or feathers and placed on top of a latticework of rope. Hence the expression “sleep tight.”

1865 The first coil sprung bed was constructed. Also around this time cast iron beds with cotton mattresses were being used as these were less pleasing to vermin. Primitive ideas for adjustable beds were being considered.

In the early 1900’s the bedding industry fought for sanitary bedding laws to be introduced. Until then many mattress fillings were subject to infestation by bugs, bacteria etc. Remember the expression “Don’t let the bed bugs bite.”

1930’s Innerspring mattresses with upholstered bed bases became very popular. Still nothing that would work well with adjustable beds. 1940’s The futon was introduced in America. The first adjustable beds appeared in the late 1940’s but wouldn’t take off for another 20 years. 1950’s Foam rubber mattresses and pillows were introduced. Adjustable beds used mainly by the medical profession.

Adjustable Beds1960’s The modern waterbed was created by Charles Hall but due to previous publications about waterbeds he was unable to obtain a patent for his particular creation. Visco elastic memory foam material was originally developed in the early 1970’s at NASA’s Ames Research Centre to relive pressure build-up experienced by astronauts during lift off. Memory foam mattresses became a breakthrough with the treatment of pressure sores and ulcers and a superb partner for adjustable beds.

Airbeds constructed of vulcanized rubber or vinyl came along in the 1980’s. Adjustable beds begin their move into the home. 1992 Tempur-Pedic introduces a mattress made of memory foam. This century the bed has taken off with sprung beds, visco elastic memory foam, air beds, water beds and high tech adjustable beds.

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