May is Better Sleep month; the goal of this month is to increase awareness to how disruptive a lack of sleep can have on a person’s life and general health. Having a good quality of sleep is important for both mental and physical wellbeing. There are a number of complex conditions that have a range of symptoms that can make it difficult for people to get some sleep using a standard bed including general pain and discomfort, inability to turn and reposition, breathing difficulties and more.
The Arctic turning bed can provide comfort and appropriate care to a wide range of complex needs. The Arctic has all the features found in a typical profiling bed with a backrest and kneebreak along with independent leg profiling as standard. These features can help people who have issues with posture, back pain or breathing problems but when you also take into account the Arctic’s ability to turn, the number of conditions that can be accommodated for increases even further.
For people with Muscular Dystrophy, being able to move their body and reposition in a standard can be a stressful and challenging task but with the Arctic bed, turning and repositioning can be completed with the press of a button. This turning bed also has the option for automated turning meaning that the bed can be programmed to turn in a manner specifically catered to the individual from how it turns to the time intervals between turning. This feature can help manage a large number of symptoms such as Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Tissue Viability so that people with various different conditions can have a better night’s sleep when using the Arctic
The Tungsten bariatric bed is designed to be durable holding up to 80 stone. For clients who are clinically obese, sleep and repositioning can be a difficult and stressful challenge, being unable to move or turn without the assistance of carers or equipment. This has a negative impact on both the lives of the client and carer; the client being heavily dependent on the carer means the client lacks privacy and autonomy in bed while the carer lacks freedom with both being at risk of injury.
This bariatric bed is produced with strong materials to be able to handle a client’s increasing weight and changes in body shape and weight distribution. The Tungsten has retractable wheels making it easy to move when needed but also stable for when the bed is in use and the wheels are retracted. This bed reduces the risk of injury or accident occurring for both patient and carer; when the wheels are retracted there is no rocking, or shaking, the Tungsten stays firmly in place meaning sleep and repositioning is safe and comfortable for the client without needing to rely on manual handling from a carer.
The Timor effectively fulfills the role of three different products: hoist, chair and bed. For people with mobility issues that have trouble getting out of a chair or bed, their overall health and wellbeing can be affected, pressure sores and ulcers can form making it painful and even more challenging to move. The Timor is bespoke to each client’s specific measurements and needs facilitating as comfortable and stress-free experience as possible when transitioning between bed, chair and hoist. This means that clients no longer need to be restricted to a chair to sleep or a bed most of the day, the Timor will help increase the client’s overall independence and give them a more comfortable, better quality sleep at night.