With age, not only experience comes, but a whole string of diseases and ailments that significantly affect the way of life of the elderly. There are problems with falling asleep, discomfort in the spine and cervical region, as well as difficulties with the urinary system. To avoid this, you should carefully consider the choice of a mattress.
Test of strength
Often the choice of a sleeping place for the elderly person turns into a practically unsolvable problem. It happens that people of retirement age show special conservatism and refuse new mattresses in favor of the old favorite beds.
It is important to understand that the sleeping place, which has already served its term, causes inconspicuous, but severe harm to the whole musculoskeletal system of an elderly person. Even without noticing that, the carved sofa aggravates the curvature of the spine, because of the incorrect position of the body leads to stagnation of blood, as a result – to edema of the extremities.
In turn, a new mattress can become a salvation from such consequences. It is important only to choose it correctly.
When shopping, do not give up trying to lie down on the mattresses you liked. From too soft and too hard perinas should be discarded. The optimal choice of a mattress for an elderly person is a mattress with an average level of rigidity.
Another important criterion – the presence of a layer of natural materials, as well as – replaceable covers of hygroscopic and non-marble material.
Doctors-orthopedists recommend in the older age to use special orthopedic mattresses, which repeat the natural contours of the body. The secret of the design is hidden in the special structure of the spring blocks. They are pressed according to gravity, and they quickly assume the original form.
Using such a mattress, a pensioner can significantly improve the condition of the spine, eliminate swelling of the legs and face, and also get rid of insomnia.
Depending on the weight of the person, the springs have a different degree of rigidity. So, single orthopedic mattresses of medium hardness are designed for elderly people up to 80 kg. For pensioners, whose weight exceeds this threshold, mattresses with an increased level of spring stiffness are recommended.
Mattress for insomnia
However, not all retirees complain of pain in the spine. Much more often they are troubled by insomnia. The doctors proved that the sleep of a young man is almost one third longer than that of the elderly. And this is due not only to the characteristics of the body. Often, elderly people are prevented from sleeping the discomfort of the bed itself, bumps and irregularities, as well as the incorrectly selected stiffness of the feather bed.
In this case, it is recommended to purchase soft non-spring mattresses with a base in the form of helium. To the touch they are very soft, but they keep their shape perfectly.