Pressure relief mattresses have been around for quite some time now; they were originally designed for NASA to keep the astronauts comfortable as they zoomed through space.
In the old days, these mattresses were simply far too expensive, with many patients suffering from bedsores simply opting for ordinary mattress. Over the years, the gap in prices became substantially lower to the point where there are now increasing numbers of hospitals that use a pressure relieving mattress in all of their beds.
The first advantage of these mattresses is the quality of comfort they can provide. Even the best standard mattress cannot compete against these unique mattresses. The pressure-relieving mattress typically uses a technology called “memory foam,” which was the material developed for the space program. To this day, it’s still used by NASA.
In a nutshell, when you lay on the memory foam, it gives way to pressure coming from your body. It forms into exactly the same shape of your body to make sure that the amount of pressure is equal on all parts thus evenly distributes your body weight to prevent any sores whatsoever. Users of the mattress experience less tossing and turning to find the most comfortable position and explain the sensation as “melting right into the mattress”.
This particular mattress has also aided in preventing the onset of bedsores the moment it was released to the public market. In fact, doctors recommend these mattresses to their patients, as it is one of the best prevention for bedsores so far. After all, when it comes to bedsores, prevention is definitely better than cure. You are better off preemptively treating them and doing whatever you can to prevent them in appearing as they are indeed very uncomfortable and painful.
The last, but definitely not the least, benefit of the pressure relieving mattress is that they last longer than ordinary mattresses. Compared to the ordinary mattresses that start to sag within years, at the same time, a pressure relief mattress is still be able to hold the shape they were originally designed to have.
Here at Volkner, we offer the same benefits of a memory foam mattress but instead of using memory foam, we use air. Air, at the right pressure, can fully mimic the effects of memory foam. They offer the benefit of being very lightweight, thus being easy to carry. This allows patients to travel while carrying these mattresses on the road, in hotel rooms or anywhere for that matter.
We also offer mattresses that turn the patients automatically, thereby eliminating the need for patients to move on their own constantly, a task which could reduce the amount of sleep lost for the patient if they don’t have someone to turn them.
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