Set slatted frame on the body - A guide
- Slatted frame - requirements
- Retrofitting sliders
- Body in focus
- Adjust slide
- sleeping positions
On average, we spend a third of our lives in bed, mostly on a slatted frame, which offers resistance to the body. But since all humans have a different physique and have special anatomical properties, an adjustment of the slatted frame is important. We give an overview of which situations need to be selected in which situations, so that back pain is avoided.
A healthy sleep is important for body and soul. But sleep can also make our body sick, which is the case if we have a wrong sleeping position night after night. This is often due to a weak or incorrectly set slatted frame and is very easy to fix. If the rust does not give the back any proper support, it will sag or deform. A permanent malposition of the spine and back pain are the result, which can ultimately have an impact on the neck, hips and knees. The whole body suffers from a bad rust, although adjusting with a bit of background knowledge is easy to do.
Slatted frame - requirements
First, let's take a quick look at what makes a good slatted frame. Here it is important to make sure that it has settings. Sliders should definitely be present in order to be able to react to different weights. The caps and pushers are made of rubber at best, since plastic is inelastic and can become porous. In addition, the rust should consist of at least 28 strips that must not exceed a distance of 3-4 cm, otherwise the mattress sags and loses its back-friendly properties. You should also take a look at the vaulting of the slats. These must be in line and not sag. It is generally recommended to completely replace the rust after ten years so that the health functions are preserved.
The re-adjustment of the slide should be done even more frequently. For the comfort serve adjustable areas within the slatted frame. A raised headrest helps with difficulty breathing, TV can be watched in a sitting position, and an increase in the foot area stimulates the circulation. All these features, however, are extras that have nothing to do with sleeping behavior.
Tip: To check the stability of the individual slats, a broomstick can be placed on the center of the slatted frame. Here, the individual slats must not be too far away from the stalk. If individual slats sag, it's time to replace the rust.
Sliders are absolutely necessary, so that the slatted frame can be adjusted to the respective body weight and the sleep characteristics of the owner. Should it be determined that the grate to be adjusted does not have any hardness shifters, a new grate does not have to be bought immediately.
For a little money you can buy gate valves, which as already mentioned should be made of rubber. This cheap investment is clearly recommended, so that the necessary sleeping comfort can be achieved again. The purchased slides are simply pushed laterally on the slats. It is important to ensure that the slats get a slider, which lie between the shoulder and hip areas. In addition, each bar must be supplied with two sliders from each side, otherwise there is a tilt. Retrofitting is not only useful if no slides are available, but also in such cases, when the slatted frame is several years old and the slide break or become porous. When buying it is essential to pay attention to the right size. The following standard dimensions can be selected:
- Width: 26 mm; Height: 17 mm; Length / depth: 32 mm
- Width: 35 mm; Height: 17 mm; Length / depth: 35 mm
- Width: 51 mm; Height: 17 mm; Length / depth: 40 mm
Tip: Before retrofitting, search any existing old slatted frames for suitable sliders, so that the purchase can be saved.
Body in focus
Before the slatted frame can now be adjusted, the sleeping person has to analyze himself in order to protect himself from back pain. On the one hand in terms of physique and on the other to its sleep characteristics. The physique should be recorded within a few seconds. First, a gear has to be made on the scale to determine the current weight. Thereafter, the degree of hardness is later determined, which is why the popular process of "beautiful speech" of its own weight should be avoided.
A second look after weighing on your own body characteristics . The weight zones must be clearly defined. The heavy fat and muscle masses are more likely to sit on the hips, or is the upper body strongly trained ">
The second major area of analysis is the sleep characteristics of the subject. Back sleepers, side sleepers or stomach sleepers? The sleeping position must be researched over a longer period of time. In the end, it must be clear whether the sleeping person is more likely to lie on his back, stomach or side. Since self-analysis while sleeping is difficult, a diary can help. Here, after each waking up, whether in the morning or at night, an entry is made in which position the waking up took place. Over a longer period of time, it can be clearly determined how the sleeping position fails and what the slatted frame needs to be aligned with.
Tip: For a factual assessment of your own physique, another person should be consulted who can clearly tell where the weight zones are on the body. In addition, another person is helpful in deciding whether to be side sleepers, back sleepers or abdominal sleepers.
When the analysis is complete, the sliders can be adjusted to the body and sleeping position. Of course, the slatted frame must first be uncovered by removing the duvet, pillow and mattress. Subsequently, the knowledge gained can be adjusted with the hardness slides. Basically, it can be said that widely spaced slides produce a harder grate, thereby supporting light body parts.
At a high body weight, the slide must therefore be particularly far apart to avoid sagging. In addition, make sure that the sliders start at the slats, where the shoulder rests for the first time. In most cases, a lower weight is to be expected here, so that the sliders are further apart than at the point where the hip and buttocks lie. Therefore, in a normal physique, the sliders are to be mounted in V-shape . A low resistance on the light body parts and a harder resistance on the heavy body parts, so that ultimately the body is in a straight line and back pain can not even arise.
The support should end at the slats where the thighs start because the legs are lighter and do not require separate support. It should be noted that persons with a high weight in the shoulder area should not fully obey the V-shape, so that the shoulders also meet with sufficient resistance.
Tip: Take sleeping position and let another person grasp between body and mattress to detect air spaces that can be repaired by changing the sliders.
As already mentioned, the different sleeping positions must be considered when adjusting the slatted frame. Side sleepers and abdominal sleepers can be mentioned here in one category, as both require little hardness in the pelvic area . Side sleepers lie with the weight of the hip on a certain point in the bed, so that they sink here strongly, which is to be welcomed, since with the lateral sleep the spine thereby remains straight. For abdominal sleepers, it is also important to sink deeper with the pelvis, as the spine in an elevated pelvis kinks upwards, which is to be avoided in any case. However, most people are back sleepers. For this grouping, it is important to set the slatted hard. In the case of the dormouse, the most natural body position is taken, so that not much has to be helped and a straight lying is done automatically. Back sleepers thus usually have fewer problems with back pain than side sleepers or abdominal sleepers.
Tip: check the sleeping position more often as the sleep behavior may change
Helpful tips for quick readers:
- Soft / old rust causes back pain
- Spine assumes deformation
- Slider in V-shape
- Shoulder area far apart
- Get closer to the hips
- Slider with higher weight further apart
- Shoulder and pelvis must be supported
- Sliders can be retrofitted
- Refresh rust every 10 years
- Abdominal dormouse with little support in the pelvis
- Side sleeper with little support in the pelvis
- Back sleepers need support in the pelvis
- Ask your dealer for optimal setting