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A Mattress protector can come in a variety of forms. Some are simply made to protect your mattress from everyday use, whereas others are more heavy-duty. Mattress protectors can be padded and quilted to add extra levels of comfort to your mattress. Meanwhile, others are made from water-resistant materials to help protect the mattress from soling. Types of Mattress Protectors The majority of mattress protectors you will find for sale online are made from materials such as cotton and polyester. Often, they are made from a blend of the two. This type of mattress protector is used on regular mattresses,...

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An orthopaedic mattress – also known as an “orthopedic" mattress in North America – is a tried and tested technology that has been around for decades. Since the early ones came onto the market in the 1950s, this technology has been refined and further developed so that todays are even more effective than ever before. Different mattress manufacturers use differing systems in them, but the point is always the same – to provide excellent levels of support for a great night's sleep. What Makes An Orthopaedic Mattress Distinct From a Normal Mattress? Whether it uses memory foam, pocket springs, reflex...

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With increased weight, comes increased pressure on prominent areas of the body while laying down. This can raise the potential to develop pressure ulcers (sometimes referred to as bed sores) in extremely obese people. Pressure ulcers are not only unsightly and painful, but they also pose serious threats to an individual’s health. As such, the best mattress for a heavy person would be one that actively works to relieve pressure. What Are Pressure Ulcers? Pressure ulcers (or pressure sores) occur through prolonged pressure on the body, which causes injury to the skin and underlying tissue. Anybody can develop pressure ulcers...

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Mattresses can be extremely difficult to clean and generally shouldn’t come into contact with moisture. This can present a difficult dilemma for anybody that may be dealing with issues surrounding incontinence. A one-off accident isn’t reason enough to replace a regular mattress with a waterproof mattress; when incontinence becomes a persistent problem though, it could be time to make a change. What Causes Incontinence? There’s no one true cause of incontinence, the reasons behind it can vary greatly. Causes of incontinence can be physical, psychological and sometimes both. Some deep sleepers, for example, may find that they occasionally wet the...

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Preventing Pressure Ulcers. Pressure ulcers (also commonly referred to as bed sores), occur when the skin becomes damaged as a result of sustained pressure on the body. When sustained pressure combines with friction, pressure ulcers can occur. This painful affliction is most commonly found on individuals who need to spend extended periods of time lying in bed. This can be due to a variety of reasons, ranging from various disabilities to sicknesses. There are however ways to prevent pressure ulcers from occurring. An age-old trick is to regularly roll a bedbound individual. This is to ensure that pressure doesn't amount on the body for too long, thus reducing the chance for pressure ulcers to occur. Whilst this has proven to...

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