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How Do You Make A Hospital Bed More Comfortable? A comfortable bed can mean a better night’s sleep and improved healing outcomes. Not every patient is the same, though, so how can you raise the comfort level of your hospital bed? With high-quality mattresses and accessories available, users can customize their SonderCare hospital bed to particular needs. Here is how you can make a hospital bed more comfortable for yourself or a loved one who needs it.
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If the patient needs more room, they must get it. A hospital bed that’s too small won’t give the user enough room to turn from supine to lying on their side. It makes moving patients more difficult, which increases the risk of injury. Patients could suffer from pressure injuries, while caregivers could deal with musculoskeletal injuries due to the lack of leverage. Adjustable hospital beds can come in more than one length and width so that everyone can find the size that works for their needs.
For those who want some extra space – whether due to their bodies or comfort preferences – the Aura™ Premium Hospital Bed is an excellent choice. With options ranging from 36” wide to 48” wide, users will be able to find the width that’s right for them. An extension can add 8″ of length to the bed frame and mattress, giving taller patients more legroom.
If you’re an adult child, it helps to know what your loved one needs or prefers. You can talk with them about their comfort needs and use their height and body-mass index to make the right choice.
Aside from the bed frame itself, a mattress might impact overall comfort more than any other factor. Conventional innerspring mattresses are enough for when all you need your bed for is sleep, but they can’t provide everything for patients convalescing or in need of mobility support. Regular mattresses lack the pressure-distributing support and long-term comfort of hospital bed mattresses, and users are more likely to develop pressure sores.
High-quality mattresses made for care beds use inner foam that allows the sleeping surface to adapt to the occupant’s unique body shape, position, and healthcare needs. The material also distributes pressure, reducing the risk of medical problems like bedsores, ulcers, and shear. SonderCare mattresses include a waterfall flap and concealed zipper to maintain the integrity of this inner foam and make cleaning easy – another way patients can reach maximum comfort.
Adding accessories can make the hospital bed much more comfortable to use. Many handy additions can be added to help the user move and adjust while lying on their mattress. An overhead assistive device with an adjustable handle will make repositioning in bed easier. An additional set of side rails will provide extra coverage along the side of the bed frame. The patient will feel safer, and thus more comfortable in their hospital bed.
Hospital bed tables are convenient for keeping comfortable when staying in bed for extended periods. Users can use the large surface to keep books, food, medications and other personal items within reach. The user can manage the height to give them enough space for dining, reading, looking at their computer or tablet. The wheels make it easy for the patient to move the table themselves.
Comfort can be about appearances, too. Many hospital beds on the market look like the setting they’re manufactured for – sterile, cold, and without the touches of home. SonderCare hospital beds don’t look or feel like an institutional bed, providing a sense of extra comfort. We include elegantly designed headboards, footboards, and rails that fit any room’s décor. You can even choose from two finish options to suit your style preferences.
For added luxury, SonderCare beds use a patented Comfort Deck system. It’s a network of 50 individually flexing composite springs to help you or your loved one achieve optimal support and relief. It works perfectly with our mattresses as they contour with the adjustments of the bed.
If you need to bring home a premium home hospital bed, browse through the SonderCare line of beds, mattresses, and accessories. We have what you need to make your hospital bed as comfortable as possible.
Mattress toppers can be installed on top of the mattress to promote a more sound sleep during a hospital stay, as basic mass-produced hospital beds are known to be uncomfortable. Make sure your mattress topper has a non-vinyl waterproof protection so that it is adequately oxygenated and pleasant to sleep on.
In an institutional hospital bed setting the following help you get a better sleep: bring your own pillow and blanket, ask your assigned staff member if you are allowed to request sleep medicines, maintain a regular day night activity schedule, use earplugs and a sleeping mask.
The SonderCare™ Bed is like nothing else on the market today. Designed to conform to the latest international standards, this product provides you with a sense of safety, comfort, and greater independence than standard flat or adjustable beds.
SonderCare offers the Comfort™ and Dream™ pressure reducing mattresses that provide exceptional comfort, support and durability for health care communities and home care settings.
SonderCare’s fully-electric Rise & Recline Chair supports users in shifting from a sitting position, to fully reclining flat and then boosting up to standing when desired – this chair helps support comfort as well as safe mobility.
SonderCare premium rollators are the ultimate lightweight, ultra-stable rollators to keep you secure and comfortable in any setting. The Ultralight Carbon and the rugged Aluminum models are both ergonomically designed and adjustable to suit the needs of every user.
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