Sleep Latency, Power Bases And Sleep Health

Reverie understands the connection between sleep and wellness. Over the years, the company has invested in extensive research and testing to ensure that its power bases will help consumers improve their overall sleep hygiene—from falling asleep to staying asleep to waking up feeling more rested. More than just accommodating nighttime reading or TV watching, adjustable bases deliver valuable solutions for people looking to develop more effective bedtime rituals.

What is sleep latency?

The amount of time it takes you to fully transition from wakefulness to sleep is known as sleep latency. A researcher at Stanford named William C. Dement developed a test to measure sleep latency called the Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT).

Dement’s MLST study found that subjects’ sleep latency was correlated with the self-evaluated level of sleepiness. This discovery marked the first ever conclusive evidence that the mind and body know how tired they are, and that this knowledge directly impacts sleep behavior. Using the Multiple Sleep Latency Test, researchers have found that, on average, it takes a person between 10 and 20 minutes to fall asleep.

Because sleep latency can be so bound-up in a person’s psychological perception of sleepiness, having a regular sleep routine and a means of winding down in the evening can be a huge help for those who have trouble falling and staying asleep.

Power bases offer a compelling means to implement such a routine and come with quite a few other health benefits that are supported by research.


What are some features and benefits that power bases offer to support sleep?

Support For A Healthy Routine

A consistent nighttime schedule greatly improves sleep quality. For consumers struggling to maintain a regular routine, the Reverie Nightstand app allows them to set a timer for a massage or specific position before bed. After 30 minutes, the massage shuts off and cues the user to turn off the lights—offering the perfect wind-down routine.


Massage Features

In a study at Michigan State University, 57% of participants found that Reverie's 3D-Wave Massage feature helped them fall asleep more easily and the majority reported 35% more daytime alertness the next day than those who did not use the massage.

This massage function can also support increased blood flow and soothe aching muscles.

Foot Up Position

Raising your feet above your heart is a quick and easy way to provide relief for sore muscles and swollen feet or ankles.

An adjustable base can help sleepers (and relaxers) achieve this positioning more easily. The foot-up position on an adjustable base is ideal for anyone who stands on their feet all day or exercises frequently.

Zero Gravity

Daytime muscular and joint pain is often exacerbated when a mattress presses on already tender pressure points during the night. The Zero Gravity bed position simulates weightlessness to minimize that pressure during sleep.

But that isn’t the only thing it does to support healthier sleep. Zero Gravity is a great way to take pressure off the heart, allowing for better blood flow throughout the body, while unaligned sleeping positions can actually put additional pressure on the heart. It also helps take pressure off of the lower back, allowing for optimal blood flow to the brain and aiding in pain relief.

Tilting the upper torso upward helps reduce—or even prevent—acid or food present in the stomach from returning back to the esophagus. Finally, lying on a flat surface can make it more difficult to breathe, especially for those with sleep apnea or asthma. Raising the body helps open the airways, resulting in better breathing habits.

Adjustable bases are more than just an add on; they can help users establish and even look forward to their regular sleep routine. When you help consumers recognize the numerous medical and relaxation benefits these products have to offer, they will begin to see how power bases are an integral part of creating a healthy sleep experience.

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