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Everyone has their own needs and preferences when it comes to the perfect mattress, not least elderly people. What is firm for someone, may be too soft for others; what is too high for someone, may not be high enough for another.
There is definitely no “one size fits all” when it comes to a comfortable sleep and this is especially through when searching for the best mattress for elderly people.
There are some key factors to consider when trying to choose the best mattress for older people, these include:
We will touch on all of these issues, and more! We will also aim to help and provide solutions for any worries that you may have.
These tips can be applicable to people of all ages but can have more of a positive impact on elderly people and their sleeping habits.
Aside from all of the above, what else can an elderly person do to improve their sleep? Find the best mattress for older people - this is a key component to getting a good nights sleep.
Many older people suffer from ailments such as back or hip pain, some may struggle to get into, or out of, a bed that is too high.
We believe that a medium or firm mattress is best for older people. This is largely due to the fact that they will support your body and any aches or pains better than a soft mattress. They are also easier to get out of as you don't sink quite so far into the mattress.DFI offer a number of mattresses that are perfect for older people, these mattresses offer the perfect combination of firmness and low profile height.
The Sanctuary mattress has a traditional mattress profile that isn’t too high. This is ideal for older people as they will not have the worry of trying to hop on a super high mattress!
The Sanctuary mattress offers great orthopaedic support but is not too firm, it has been classified as Soft-Medium Firmness by our panel of Sleep Experts.
It is a 1200 pocket sprung mattress; these individually nested pocket springs eliminate pressure points and provide maximum support for your body.
The surface of the Posture Plus has supportive fillings which provides an extra firm surface for customers with back pain. The Posture Mattress has been classified as ‘Firm’ from our panel of Sleep Experts.This mattress is turnable, and also has that traditional mattress profile that isn't too high.These features make this a great mattress for elderly people or those with poor mobility.
Alongside the lower profile mattresses recommended above, DFI can offer bed bases with a reduced height of up to 2 inches/50mm.
A bed consisting of one of the recommended mattresses and these low profile bases will ensure that elderly people or anyone with reduced mobility can get and into and out of their bed with ease and comfort.
We hope that this advice is useful and if you have any questions you can chat to our Sleep Experts using the Chat function on our website!