"The Widow's Hunch," as it was colloquially referred to in the early 20th Century, was originally thought to be caused by the great sorrow a woman felt after losing her husband. Interestingly, new research has shown that it is in fact caused by a combination of arthritis, osteoperosis, and, surprisingly, poor sleeping positions. It was found that in 30% of all aging widows 65+, a tendency to curl as they sleep resulted in "Hunching" as they got even older.
An ergonomics company has created a solution to the horrific and debilitating problem - Pressbeds International is a company that designs a kind of bed that offers creative solutions to chronic problems. The Straight Edge is a bed that has incorporated a system to restrain the elderly patients in a corrective manner so that when they sleep their bone are kept straight and strong.
Most participants in the studies were initially reluctant to be involved, but they mostly reported positive feelings after the regime was ended. At least 10 percent of the study participants or their guardians ordered The Straight Edge after they were finished. Bone density in the subjects increased by .035%, indicating not only a corrective value in the beds, but also a remedial value.
The value of restraining capabilities for the elderly has been discussed at length by a number of geriatric health organizations, specifically those dealing with Alzheimer patients and other degenerative brain diseases. The tendency, also, for individuals to wander has been rectified by The Straight Edge.
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