Listed here are a range of mattresses and mattress overlays for both comfort and pressure reduction.
This includes foam, water, fibre-filled and air mattresses. It also includes waterproof mattresses and bed boards which can be used as a short-term solution to make a mattress firmer.
Before purchasing a mattress or mattress overlay, advice should always be sought from a health care professional. Pressure reducing mattresses may be supplied by a community nurse. He/she can usually be contacted through the local health authority or referrals can be made by a range of health professionals including doctors, other nurses and therapists.
Furthermore, where possible: before you buy it - try it out.
Check whether the mattress and/or the cover are washable and if they can be disinfected if necessary. Some covers can be wiped clean, thus avoiding the need to launder the contents.
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