Monthly Archives: October 2018

  • The Benefits Of Sleep

    If you have read any of our blog posts over the last few weeks, we have been trying to not only keep you mobile and active, but also look after your rest and recovery. We spend our waking hours worrying about keeping our customers comfortable, and that quite often leads to a little snooze (or a long nap!). This will aid your body in more ways than you might think, when so much of the population doesn’t get enough sleep - what benefits are they really missing out on?

    Productivity, Concentration And Emotions

    This is the most obvious benefit from getting enough sleep, we’ve all felt the headaches and cloudy thoughts from a sleepless night. Every part of thinking is affected due to the body not having enough time to repair itself and process all the input from the previous day. Research suggests that one night of reduced sleep can cause up to 36% more errors in tasks, and affect you as much as alcohol intoxication.

    Mental health issues are also strongly associated with reduced sleep. There are numerous opinions over the correlation or causation between the two factors, however people that suffer with serious sleep disruption report far higher levels of depression. Couple this with the fact lack of sleep impacts on your motivation to interact socially and even recognise expressions on other people, and you have serious issues that are plaguing society.

    Eating A Better Diet

    If you don’t get enough sleep, it is far more likely that the scales will feel it as well as your brain. In short people that shave even a few hours off the recommended levels of sleep are far more likely to weigh more. With adults 55% more likely to become obese due to sleep being essential for maintenance of hormones and its effect on motivation.

    So you’re much less likely to get the exercise you require, be it seated or otherwise, and you’re much more likely to eat more than you should be. Not getting your head down for long enough interrupts hormones that deal with appetite suppression, making it far more likely for you to over indulge. Even if you do manage to keep a lid on the snacking, your insulin response and metabolism can be hugely affected, leading to an increased likelihood of diabetes for regular light sleepers.

    Keeping Healthy

    Not only is your brain going to suffer, along with your friends, and also your diet - your body is going to go through a pretty rough time too. If your systems don’t have enough time to repair themselves, issues with mobility and muscles are going to appear.

    There are also strong links to inflammation throughout the body, so joints are going to feel much stiffer and you simply won’t be able to do as much as you can when well rested. Inflammation in the body also affects digestive issues such as bowel diseases and even Crohn’s. Many studies have compared the rates of strokes and heart diseases, finding huge increases for people not getting 7-8 hours regularly.

    For a truly relaxing experience you can speak to us about any of your seating requirementsand we will make it our duty to find you the best seating solution.

  • Single Vs Dual Motor Riser Recline Chairs

    When you are shopping for your first riser recline chairs it can feel like a mine field. Shop assistants may as for all sorts of information about you, and it might seem like they bombard you with questions. These all come with good reasons attached and you should worry if these types of questions are not asked. Find out your usage and requirements will mean you receive better recommendations, and find a chair which is both comfy and does what you need it to.

    When browsing through your options, you may come across a few differences, colour and fabric options included, but these will include options for different motor configurations - so what exactly is the difference between a single and a dual motor chair?

    Single Motor Chairs

    Unlike many things in the mobility industry, a single motor riser chair has exactly what it says it does - one single motor that powers all parts of the chairs movement. This single unit controls the backrest, foot rest and also rises the chair to standing.

    Single motor chairs are often less expensive than dual motor ones, but in a good quality chair this is a motor that is large enough to cope, so there are no issues here. The only difference you will have as a user is the fact there are only one set of buttons on your handset, and this may restrict your comfort slightly. For example when reclining the backrest, your feet will have to also be raised into a preset position.

    Due to having only a single motor there is much less adjustability. For example they have not ability for you to only raise your feet.

    Dual Motor Chairs

    In contrast dual motor riser chairs have two motors powering different parts of the movement. Due to the increased complexity these, chairs are often more expensive, but by less than you may think. One thing to remember is that dual motor chairs are no more reliable or trust worthy than single motor options, this is often miss understood in shops that do not specialise in seating.

    One motor will control the backrest while the other will take charge of the footrest, shown by two separate sets of buttons on your handset. Users are able to recline the back of their chair, or raise their feet independently of each other. Meaning there are more options available for seating positions, often leading to better comfort levels.

    We will quite often have a chair to fit into your budget and also your seating requirements, so if you are debating on a single or dual motor chair then get in touch and we will talk you through your options.

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