Bed aids for the elderly and disabled
19 September 2019
Going to bed and getting sleep can be difficult. However, with the help of bed aids, getting to sleep can be made simple. There are many bed aids available on the market. In this article we take a look art some of the bed aids available on the market, which can include; bed rails, backrests and rope ladders. All of which can be used to help you get a good nights sleep, and to get into and out of bed with ease.
For those who need a little more assistance, a bed rail is a perfect tool to help you wake up and independently get out of bed in the morning. Most bed rails can be used with any of our adjustable beds to help give you that extra bit of support. There are many reasons why you may consider purchasing a bed rail, these include:
- Fall prevention
- Getting in and out of bed
- Positioning in bed
- Security and comfort
- Provided easy access
Although backrests are a feature that come as standard with our adjustable beds, they can also be bought as a stand-alone accessory. However, when considering a backrest, it is first important to consider what activities you engage in to assess suitability. Some factors which may help you consider a backrest consist of:
- Eating and drinking
- Reading/ watching television
For those who have various disabilities or for those who are less-abled, added backrest support would be beneficial in providing extra mobility in bed.
If you have trouble sleeping, getting in and out of bed or are generally uncomfortable in bed, one of our electric adjustable beds could be the solution. Unlike normal beds that are static, adjustable beds can move and bend to offer a variety of lying and sitting positions.
As being comfortable in bed is one of the most important aspects of getting a good nights sleep, buying a bed without these features could potentially put you in danger of opening yourself up to aches and pains. Therefore, adjustable beds are a great health benefit and are great for those who struggle sleeping, mobility problems, health conditions and respiratory and circularity problems.
For those looking to live a more independent lifestyle without assistance from others, a bed rope ladder allows you to get comfortable in bed by enabling you to pull yourself up to a seated position without the need for assistance.
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