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Easy Rest Adjustable Bed Reviews for Edema or Swelling of the Legs and Feet

At the end of the day, do you look down to see that your legs have grown in size and wonder what the heck happened to your feet? Millions of American’s have this same problem. Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, especially among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs can cause swelling. This fluid buildup and swelling is called edema.

Painless swelling may affect both legs and may include the calves or even the thighs. The effect of gravity makes the swelling most noticeable in the lower part of the body. Injury or surgery involving the leg, ankle, or foot can also cause swelling.

What can you do if you find yourself suffering from swollen legs and feet?

  • Elevate your legs

Take half hour breaks several times a day to elevate your swollen feet above your heart and if possible, sleep with your legs elevated. Using an adjustable bed is the easiest and most comfortable way to elevate your legs. Be sure to read to the bottom of this article to see what real users who are sleeping with legs elevated benefits report.

  • Apply pressure

Put on support or compression stockings in the morning to reduce fluid buildup and improve circulation throughout the day.

  • Massage the swelling

Try stroking your legs in the direction of your heart firmly, without causing pain, to help movement of excess fluid.

  • Keep moving

Avoid sitting or standing in one place for too long. Regular exercise, especially leg exercises, may help increase circulation, removing some of the fluid from your feet.

  • Stay cool

Avoid extreme temperatures of hot or cold as they may worsen swelling.

  • Lose Weight

Being overweight is a risk factor for swollen legs.

  • Minimize Your Salt Intake

Follow a low-salt diet, which may reduce fluid buildup and swelling.

  • Loosen Up

Avoid wearing tight clothing and wear proper fitting shoes that aren’t too tight.

Of all of the tips above, the most common recommendation medical professionals make is to raise your legs to allow the fluid to circulate out of the legs and into the rest of your body. Resting or sleeping in an adjustable bed makes it easy to raise your legs and find a therapeutic position that might temporarily relieve your symptoms or reduce the unattractive look of swollen legs and ankles.

With the push of a button users can raise the foot section of the bed to a position of comfort that allows gravity to play a part in the healing process by draining the excess fluid back into the rest of the body. But don’t take our word for it – take the word of actual customers instead.

Every month independent reviewers from Consumeraffairs.com, a leading American consumer advocacy website, call our customers to ask them about their experience with our product. Many of them tell us about the benefits of sleeping with feet elevated and the positive changes they’ve enjoyed after sleeping on an Easy Rest adjustable bed.

Customers such as Pauline S. from Santa Ana, Texas:

“I barely could get around when I got up in the morning because my feet and legs were swelling. I couldn’t even clasp around my ankles with both hands. I couldn’t bend my ankles to walk. Every time I went to the doctors, they would holler, “Keep your feet up.” I needed a bed that will let me raise the foot and head. That’s why I bought my Easy Rest bed. Since I’ve been using my Easy Rest bed, my feet and legs are almost normal and don’t swell as bad.”

John D. from Hampton, Virginia reports he doesn’t have to wear support stockings anymore:

“I love the bed. The foot and head go up and it’s very comfortable. I mostly raise my legs up and that’s the only feature I use. I’ve been taking some pills at night for my leg swelling and since I’ve been using the bed, I haven’t even had to wear stockings and my legs don’t swell up. I had to wear those nylon stocking or knee-highs and I was wearing them for 10 years.”

Catherine P. from Chickasaw, Alabama has stopped needing medication to help her swollen legs:

“I also have edema. I use the bed with my feet raised, my knees bent, and it keeps the legs from swelling. Since I have gotten this bed, the doctors have taken me off Lasix because my legs have quit swelling.”

Donald G. from Marlborough, Massachusetts wakes up with no swelling at all now:

“I was looking for an adjustable bed for quite a while because I had a pillow that I used to put under my legs to raise my feet up. I decided to get an Easy Rest. I have it all set up so my feet are up in the air. It improves the circulation in my leg. I wake up in the morning and no swelling at all. It does wonders.”

Tom H. from Charlotte, North Carolina says his legs are back to normal in the mornings:

“It is helpful for my legs because I do have a problem with leg swelling as a result of…(a medical condition) and a few other things. Lifting the foot up a little bit gives me a little more comfort and helps the blood flow during the night while I’m asleep, so my legs are back to normal when I get up in the morning.”

Daniel D. from West Memphis, Arkansas shared that his wife doesn’t have any more swelling in her legs:

“The Easy Rest is a lovely bed. My wife thinks it’s absolutely delicious. We both have joint problems, arthritis and swelling. According to my wife, she noticed that her swelling has completely gone out of her feet with the Easy Rest. We use all the features of the bed such as the massage – we keep that going. We love our head and feet up. It’s fantastic.”

And Gilda P. of Baltimore, Maryland finds the bed very beneficial:

“I enjoy my Easy Rest bed as it’s very beneficial to me health-wise…since using the bed, I don’t have very much of the swelling that I had in my feet and ankles anymore.”

For more information on Easy Rest’s line of best electric beds simply click on the orange “Request Information” button in the upper left corner of this page to download our free color catalog and Better Sleep Guide. Don’t wait, do it today. Your legs will thank you.