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Seven (7) Benefits of an adjustable bed

An adjustable bed allows you to easily change the angle of the head or foot of the bed by using an electronic remote. You can change your position at any time as required. This functionality has many benefits for people suffering from a range of medical conditions providing relief from pain and discomfort. Some of the many conditions that can be helped by the use of an adjustable bed include:

FAQs – Mattresses

What is the best type of mattress for anyone with restricted mobility? Anyone with restricted mobility will benefit the most from a comfortable and supportive mattress. The zoned pocket spring mattress with a reinforced edge is best. The firmness provides the support required to assist you getting in and out of the bed as well as changing position once in the bed.

Pocket Spring Mattress Technology

One of the more difficult things to find is a mattress that is both comfortable as well as supportive. Over time various types of mattresses have come in and out of vogue. We have travelled from ‘Grandma’s feather bed’ to contemporary modern technology producing Tempur or memory foam mattresses, with a number of different mattress styles in between. Spring mattresses have been around since the mid 1850s with the first coil spring construction for bedding introduced in 1865 and the first innerspring mattress being invented in 1871 by Heinrich Westphal. Innerspring mattresses were built to handle body mass, but not body pressure points, especially the shoulders and the hips. Most mattresses actually resist pressure points

FAQs – Adjustable Beds

What is an adjustable bed? Is every bed marketed as ‘adjustable’ really ‘adjustable’? What is a hi-low bed? What should you look for when buying an adjustable bed? What is the best type of mattress for an adjustable bed? Is massage beneficial in an adjustable bed? Is a wireless remote better than a cord remote? Are adjustable beds the same size as ordinary beds? Read this article to learn the answers to these questions...

Alternating Pressure Care Mattresses and the Waterlow Method

The Waterlow Method, developed by clinical nurse teacher Judy Waterlow in 1985 is one of several ways of assessing an individual’s risk of developing pressure injury. Pressure injuries most commonly occur on the bony prominences of the body such as the elbows, heels, hips and the lower back. Any person who is incapable of moving about every 20 minutes or so is at risk of developing pressure injuries.

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