Incontinence - When to Invest in a Waterproof Mattress

Incontinence - When to Invest in a Waterproof Mattress

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 bed. This occurrence can also intensify when an individual is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Some people with physical disabilities may also experience incontinence from time to time. This tends to result from being physically unable to reach a bathroom in adequate time.

Depending on the individual’s circumstance, irregular incontinence can sometimes be helped or prevented through various means. One could invest in incontinence protection products such as pads for example, whilst also taking steps to help prevent it. This, of course, depends on the circumstances surrounding the cause of their incontinence. When incontinence is linked to psychological issues, for example, a person may consider cognitive behavioural therapy to help treat it.

When to Invest in a Waterproof Mattress

Sometimes incontinence can be persistent and unavoidable. In circumstances like these, it could be beneficial for you to invest in a waterproof mattress. Whether you’re purchasing a waterproof mattress for yourself or for a loved, they help to put minds at ease.

Waterproof Mattress - Nautilus Range

GB Healthcare’s range of Nautilus mattresses are specifically designed to help with incontinence. These water-resistant mattresses are suitable for both commercial/contract and domestic use. Made using the highest quality foam for superior levels of comfort, these waterproof mattresses are breathable, antibacterial and possess hypoallergenic qualities. Covered in specialist Nautilus Contract Fabric, they are highly resistant to liquid thus providing heavy-duty protection when incontinence occurs.

NHS Waterproof Mattress Range

Our hospital grade NHS Waterproof Mattresses have been engineered for those under regular periods of extended bed rest. Made to help prevent the occurrence of pressure ulcers, the foam features a castellated cut which helps ease pressure on vulnerable parts of the body such as elbows, heels, areas of the back and the head. Suitable for all bed frames, these mattresses are covered in a waterproof multi-stretch fabric which features an anti-fungal agent. The cover can also be removed and laundered at up to 80 degrees when necessary.

Discuss a Waterproof Mattress with Our Team

If you would like to speak to a member of our team in relation to one of our waterproof mattress models please feel free to contact us using our contact form. Alternatively, you can call us on 01494 441177. Our team of experts are always happy to offer guidance and advice to help you choose the perfect product for your needs.


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