Alerta Sensaflex 3000 Bariatric 120cm (4FT) Wide High Risk Memory Foam Mattress
Apex Domus 1 Alternating Pressure Redistribution System Mattress
Apex Domus 3 Pressure Relief Alternating Air Mattress Overlay
All types of pressure care mattresses relieve, prevent and aid pressure and bed sores. Pressure mattresses and overlays are aids that fit on your bed, to give a comfortable and pressure relieving surface for you to sleep on. They are designed for anyone who needs to spend long periods of time in bed. Mattresses and overlays are an effective and simple way to prevent pressure discomfort in bed that can turn into serious bedsores and ulcers.
Pressure mattresses and overlays are a simple but effective way to prevent pressure discomfort in bed, which can escalate into serious bedsores and ulcers. These aids can be placed on any type of bed and provide a comfortable surface that relieves pressure on the body while sleeping. They are especially beneficial for those who spend long periods in bed – either due to disability or illness – as they help reduce the risk of developing such ulcers.
Pressure mattresses are usually made of foam, with cells specially designed for optimum comfort and support. The foam mattress distributes the user’s weight evenly, reducing the contact between two points of the body, thus improving circulation. Overlays add extra layers of protection from pressure sores and are more affordable than buying a new mattress. They too come in various shapes, sizes and levels of firmness.
Other speciality mattresses include air-filled mattresses, gel-filled layering systems and alternating-pressure mattresses that create an alternating pattern every few minutes, allowing for improved blood circulation throughout one’s body. It is important to note though that even when using these aids there still needs to be routine positional turning or repositioning whilst in bed. This helps reduce shifting pressures around the body while also maintaining joint flexibility and range of motion which helps prevent stiffness over time.
In conclusion, pressure mattresses and overlays make simple yet effective aids to use in order to protect against bedsores caused by extended confinement to a single position while sleeping or resting. Taking other steps such as regular repositioning will provide further benefits against pressure sores so make sure you talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about what’s best for you if you spend extended periods in bed each day.