For many, whether it be the sole result of aging or the result of past injuries or current conditions, getting up out of a large recliner or the couch can be difficult. This is unfortunate, but it isn’t something that you have to live with on a daily basis or feel embarrassed about. Lift chairs were designed to deal with mobility issues and are known throughout the industry as a fantastic way to deal with these concerns. And here at BedPlanet.Com, we offer a large selection of affordable mobility-enhancing lift chairs that can improve your daily life at home.
What benefits are associated with using a lift chair? Let’s discuss those now.
Many lift chairs come with a handheld remote that allows you to adjust the chair through a number of positions seamlessly. You’ll typically be able to change the chair through sitting, reclining, zero gravity, and assistive technology that lifts the chair up and forward to help you exit the chair.
Safer Postural Hypotension
Around 10 to 30% of seniors deal with postural hypotension, a condition that causes an abrupt increase in blood pressure. Many with this condition worry about falling over due to an unexpected spike in blood pressure, particularly when standing suddenly. With a lift chair, you can rise slowly, giving your blood pressure the time needed to stabilize. This lessens the risk of falls upon getting up and fall-related fractures. If you have any medical conditions you need to be met, there is often a way to program the chair to help you.
Keeping the body healthy as it ages becomes a bit more work for several organs from your kidneys to your heart. This increase in “work” can cause extremity edema or swollen legs. Not only does this edema make it more difficult to move but it also increases your risk of ulcers and causes itching. This can make it very difficult to sleep. With a lift chair, you can raise your legs to encourage fluid to move back to your heart, minimizing edema and making life more comfortable. These chairs create a much more healthy way to sit when you’re relaxing and make movement more comfortable when it’s time to get up.
Reduced Pressure Sores
Over 2.5 million people develop pressure sores in America annually (according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality). Each of these, no matter how small, increases your risk of infection. A very easy method to prevent pressure sores is through moving around. But when you struggle with mobility or have an injury, it’s much easier said than done. Lift chairs allow you to change your position throughout the day and use the lift position to rise from the chair so that your blood is pumping. In spots where bones push against the skin, such as your heels and lower back, pressure sores are more likely, so moving these areas throughout the day to even out the pressure keeps your skin intact.
A number of health conditions can reduce your independence because of the lack of mobility they can cause. Anxiety, depression, and an increased risk of chronic illness are all associated with this lack of independence and freedom. When you use a lift chair you can take some of this independence back because it will do the work of helping you to rise in addition to helping you shift through several positions that can help you prevent health concerns more easily and allow you to nap and get up at your leisure.
Lower Risk of Injury
Thanks to the lift chair’s ability to steadily rise, it helps you get up easier and it’s simpler for others to lift you. Plus, it reduces muscle spasms, which means you’ll be less likely to hurt yourself. If you have osteoporosis or have had a joint replacement, you can spend less time worrying about broken bones and more time enjoying life.
With many lift chairs, you can use the zero-gravity position to enjoy a safer nap. This position cradles your spine and allows for proper alignment as it enhances your circulation. This increased circulation is great for overall health and thanks to the strong sides of most chairs, you can rest easy knowing you won’t fall out if you move.
The zero-gravity position also allows for deeper breathing, helping your lungs to open fully so that you benefit from larger breaths. Reduced stress levels are associated with both deep breathing while asleep or resting and during relaxation techniques.
Fewer Muscle Aches
Muscle aches can affect every aspect of your life. If this is a particular concern of yours, you can find some relief with a lift chair that provides massage settings and zero-gravity seating. Additionally, chairs with a heat function can improve your circulation thus reducing pain. Whatever your concerns, you can find a lift chair to help you here.
Find Your Perfect Lift Chair
We offer a variety of brands that all have options that can suit your needs. Whether you need a better night’s sleep or you want a more comfortable seating experience with a little help available, using a lift chair comes with multiple benefits. Allow one of these chairs to give you the daily life you deserve.
If you have any questions about the brands we carry or the benefits associated with these chairs, don’t hesitate to reach out to us over the phone or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help and want to make sure you find the perfect lift chair for your unique situation.
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