Getting a good nights sleep is essential to maintaining to your health. In addition, for those who spend long periods in bed due to illness or disability, ensuring the correct mattress is essential for ones ongoing health. An inappropriate mattress can result in poor sleep as well as pressure sores and ulcers.
There are a large number of mattresses but all broadly fit into two categories:
- Profiling bed mattresses
- Hospital bed mattresses.
Profiling bed mattresses are similar to those found in regular beds except that they offer much greater levels of comfort and quality to users.
Hospital beds mattresses in contrast are usually very functional and are designed for long-term care bed bound patients. They are usually easily washable and contain an anti-bacterial mattress closure and cover.
At O’Sullivans Mobility Aids we offer a wide range of both profiling and hospital bed mattresses.
Here we break down a series of profiling bed mattresses:
These mattresses come in a range of sizes from 2 Ft 3″ all the ways to 6 Ft”.
Latex foam mattresses are a recent innovation to the market and are starting to become more popular because of their quality and great levels of comfort. Excellent heat reduction and breathable properties, which are more efficient than any other type of foam, allowing the mattress to breathe and keep fresh. Hypo allergenic and anti microbial, the material which prevents dust, mould and bacteria from settling in the mattress.
Pocket sprung mattresses are one of the most comfortable mattresses with an effective design that provides high levels of comfort and support where it’s needed most. They are designed to contour with your body and are constructed of numerous individual springs that move independently, giving an exceptional amount of support and cushioning. A pocket sprung mattress uses these individual springs to respond to everyone’s individual body weight, increasing their usability and comfort
Memory foam has a unique open cell structure that reacts and responds to body heat and weight by moulding to the contours of your body, therefore optimising the support it provides. It is the most effective material for relieving pressure points and used for prevention of pressure sores and has multiple orthopaedic benefits making a huge difference to your quality of sleep. This mattress is made up of 7cm of memory foam bonded onto 15cm of reflex foam.Memory Foam mattresses are the most expensive mattress type in this range.
The pocket sprung foam mattress: part of the mattress is made with superior quality springs providing the familiar bounce of a traditional mattress. A 7cm layer of high density memory foam is added to provide excellent comfort and support, moulding to your body for a comfortable night’s sleep. Owing to the Thermal properties associated with memory foam this provides a warmer option during the winter months. Alternatively you can turn the mattress and sleep comfortably on the cooler side of the 500 pocket spring system, thus providing a firmer support where needed.
No Turn Memory Foam Mattress: Memory foam has a unique open cell structure that reacts and responds to body heat and weight by moulding to the contours of your body, therefore optimising the support it provides. It is the most effective material for relieving pressure points and used for prevention of pressure sores and has multiple orthopaedic benefits making a huge difference to your quality of sleep. This mattress is made up of 5cm memory foam bonded onto 15cm of reflex foam.
Reflex Foam Mattress Code: Luxurious Reflex mattress, ribbed carefully to work in harmony with your body. The Completely Filler-Free Reflex achieves the most outstanding levels of performance, shape retention and long term durability. Its unique construction ensures excellent mattress ventilation
Here is a guide to mattress firmness:
pocket sprung mattress Soft/Medium
latex foam mattress Soft/Medium
reflex foam mattress Medium/Firm
memory foam mattress Firm
Next weeks blog will discuss hospital bed mattresses.
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