Mattresses for People with Disabilities

Nearly every disability entail some sort of sleeping disruption, this will vary from person to person. The most common disruption is physical pain, exhaustion and emotional stress. Even challenging sleep environments in which many disabled people live.

 

Beds and Bedding

 

Adjustable bed frames are ideal for people with disabilities that affect their physical capacity. Most of these are electric and remote controlled for easy access to adjust the position and sleeping angle. Many of these beds can also be elevated at the foot of the bed, this can help people who may have circulation problems so that they can elevate their leg to be as comfortable as possible.

 

Low-profile bedsare designed to lay close to the ground. Many disabled people do experience pain or pressure when they are attempting to get out of higher beds. These beds are also a lot safer for people who are more likely to roll out of bed.

 

Mattresses

 

Waterproof mattressesare widely used in long-term care facilities across the country. These mattresses tend to be made of vinyl/PVC, polyurethane and other slick, durable materials that do not absorb urine or allow puddles to accumulate.

 

Air mattresses are often use in rehabilitation clinics and hospitals to improve circulation in people with blood flow impairments and to maximize the comfort whilst sleeping. These mattresses may also prevent things like bed sores or shearing.

 

Memory Foam and Latexcreate a contouring surface. These conditions are ideal for someone with certain physical disabilities.

 

Sometimes exceptionally firm mattresses are used for people who weigh 230 pounds or more, this is often link to disabilities such as down syndrome.