What Are The Best Beds for the Elderly?

What Are The Best Beds for the Elderly?

As we get older, aches and pains can become somewhat of a daily occurrence. Whether it’s a pain in your back, neck or shoulder, aches and pains can seem to become a normal part of aging. The truth is, just as our bodies needs change as we age, so do the needs of our beds. Even if you think you’re sleeping well, it could be that you’ve just slowly become accustomed to a below par sleeping experience. Read on to discover how to choose the best bed for the elderly with our useful tips:

When To Buy a New Bed?

A good night’s sleep is something we all deserve. As we get older we tend to spend longer amounts of time in bed, therefore it’s important to have a bed that is suitable for your needs. But how do you even know when you need a new bed? Try asking yourself these questions:

  • Do you find that you often wake up with aches and pains?
  • Do you wake up tired even after a good sleep?
  • Is your bed more than 7 years old?
  • Are the base, legs or castors lumpy, worn or wobbly?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it may be worth considering a new bed.

What Are The Best Beds For The Elderly?

When choosing the best beds for the elderly, there are some important considerations that you should make:

Correct Height

As we age, mobility problems can make it difficult to get in and out of bed safely. Therefore it’s important to have a mattress the correct thickness (usually between 8-10 inches) to make it easy for you to get in without fear of falling. At The Adjustable Bed Factory we have a choice of mattresses

Comfortable (yet supportive)

Sleep is a time for your body to repair from the day. If you suffer from aches and pains, it’s especially important to have a bed which provides firm support but is padded enough so that your sleeping surface is comfortable.

Adjustable

If you find it difficult getting comfortable whilst lying flat, an adjustable bed can be easily moved into a more comfortable position. This provides relief from all sorts of ailments that can effect the elderly such as back ache, arthritis and edema, improving the quality of your sleep.

Conclusion

In sum, the best mattresses for the elderly should provide enough support for your joints whilst being super comfortable.

Here at The Adjustable Bed Factory we offer a wide variety of beds suitable for the elderly. We also offer a free home demonstration, where we can assess your individual needs to ensure you have the best bed for you.Take a look at our bed options by clicking here.

If you’d like to get any further information, request a brochure today by clicking here or speaking to one of our friendly advisors on 0800 988 2898.