Therapeutic mattresses are mainly used for wound treatment, healing illness such as ulcers, sores caused by pressure due long term confinement to bed due to any reason. These mattresses can be powered and non-powered. Therapeutic mattresses have many layers that have different purposes like pressure redistribution.
Powered Therapeutic Mattress
Powered therapeutic mattresses have sensors that measure body weight and automatically adjust pressure laid by user’s body to ease the user throughout the mattress. The user may not feel pain/aches still staying in bed for long time. Powered mattresses can also prevent skin maceration by releasing less air and have shear management and pressure redistribution.
Non Powered Therapeutic Mattress
Non-powered mattresses are built by foam layers to distribute pressure laid by user’s body throughout the mattress. Non Powered Therapeutic Mattress specifically designed for the needs of the at-home patient at the risk of skin breakdown. These mattresses may be filled with air, fluid, foam, gel etc. to distribute pressure evenly and reduce friction to prevent skin breakdown and pressure sores/ulcers.