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Beds for the Elderly

Let's Talk About Beds For The Elderly

As we get older we learn to live with life's little aches and pains. We think "it's ok, it's just part of aging". And often the same perspective is applied to poor quality sleep. This is simply not true. Older persons still need 7-8 hours of good quality sleep to help them remain healthy and functional. A key ingredient of a healthy 'sleep-recipe' is a good mattress that provides optimal spinal support without being too firm to cause pain on pressure points such as your shoulders, hips and elbows. We recommend starting your search with our Gentle Firm range, but do test the Plush and Ultra Plush ranges as well.

A Good Mattress
is a Necessity, not a Luxury.

Beds for the Elderly

Is Poor Sleep a Normal Part of Aging?


Even though studies have proven that melatonin production decreases with age and that sleep patterns do change in older adults, frequent sleep disturbances and persistent fatigue is not normal and not conducive to optimal functioning in your older years.

Researchers have found that elderly people without any major medical or psychiatric conditions reported better sleep. To make things even more complicated poor quality sleep can contribute to conditions such as attention and memory issues, depression, daytime sleepiness and falling at night. Often people who struggle to get a good night's sleep will turn to sleep medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter. As with all medications, the side-effects should be considered. Try a holistic approach and consider what you can do to help your body in a natural way:

Quick Sleep Tips:

  • Stick to a regular schedule
  • Minimize daytime naps
  • Get some exercise
  • Soak up some sun
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol close to bedtime
  • Avoid large meals in the evening
  • Develop a bedtime routine
  • Use your bedroom only for sleeping


How to Shop for a Mattress for the Elderly


Go to a specialist
Make sure that you choose a bed retailer that specialises in beds and mattresses with knowledgeable staff that can give you proper advice about the best mattress for older persons.

Keep your choices open
Don't get stuck on one brand because you have seen their advertisements on television. At Bed King we stock a range of excellent brands to choose from.

Take your time
Try to go to the bed shop in the middle of the day on a weekday when it is quieter and the salesperson can give you his or her undivided attention. Take your time. This is a purchase that will need to last you a few years. Be prepared to test each of the mattresses that you are interested in for at least 10 - 15 minutes.

Know your position
We all have a preferred sleeping position. Are you a back sleeper, a side sleeper or a stomach sleeper? Give this information to the sales person off the bat so they can immediately eliminate a few mattresses and advise you on the best choices for your particular sleeping position

Test your get up and go
In addition to ensuring optimal comfort and support, make sure that it is not difficult to get up from the mattress you are testing. It should not be so soft that you struggle to come upright.

Protect your purchase
Don't forget the mattress protector. A good mattress protector serves to be waterproof, stain resistant and dust mite proof.
Our Range of Gentle Firm Mattresses

gentle firm
Destiny
From
R1699.00
gentle firm
Tiffany
From
R1799.00
gentle firm
Inspiration
From
R2099.00
gentle firm
Back Support
From
R2499.00
gentle firm
Elation Pillow Top
From
R2999.00
gentle firm
Pillow Top
From
R3199.00
gentle firm
Orthozone Premier Pocket
From
R3699.00


Our Range of Plush Mattresses

plush
Connoisseur
From
R2999.00
plush
Comfort Air Plush
From
R6199.00
plush
Donatello
From
R6199.00
plush
Rembrandt
From
R8299.00
plush
iSense Balmoral
From
R9399.00
plush
iSupport Sandringham
From
R9399.00
plush
iSense Buckingham
From
R10499.00
plush
Smart Bed Duo
From
R11099.00
plush
Da Vinci iGel
From
R11199.00


Our Range of Ultra Plush Mattresses

ultra plush
Picasso iGel
From
R7299.00
ultra plush
Comfort Air Ultra Plush
From
R7699.00
ultra plush
Wellness Collection Sanctuary
From
R11399.00
ultra plush
Matisse iGel
From
R12199.00
ultra plush
Wellness Collection Escape
From
R13699.00
ultra plush
Crescendo (Memory Foam)
From
R14999.00
Prefer to discuss your options with a sleep expert?





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Disclaimer:
Nothing on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The contents of this website are for informational purposes only.



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