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Expatriate Insurance News: New bed 'could reduce pain'

Expat insurance customers who suffer from bad backs, asthma or general aches and pains could invest in a new bed to help prevent visits to healthcare professionals later on.

According to Jessica Alexander of The Sleep Council, people with limited mobility could benefit from using an adjustable bed, which helps them get in or out and can allow them to sleep with their legs raised.

Expat health insurance policyholders who have other medical problems could also limit symptoms with new bedroom furniture.

"If you are an asthma sufferer, or have any sort of breathing issues or allergy issues [it] is something to be considered. Whilst some of those are catered for by buying special protective covers for your mattress, some manufacturers do incorporate special treatments into kicking covers to help deal with those," she commented.

Ms Alexander noted that supportive mattresses could help individuals with back pain, although international medical insurance policyholders would do well to seek a doctor's opinion on how best to support the spine while sleeping.

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