Orthopedic Air Mattresses are generally found in Hospitals and Nursing homes.
These are made with individual air pockets with adjustable firmness and a special control mechanism. The industry started producing in the 1990’s self-adjusting air beds that can automatically change the pressure periodically and inflate, deflate several chambers alternately. This adjusting effect is to help reduce problems with decubitus ulcers (bed sores). These are very expensive and not found in the home.
Air Mattresses for the home.
There are several companies currently producing adjustable firmness air mattresses in America for the home. In some models and sizes, they allow independent adjustment of each side of the bed for comfort and firmness.
Adjustable air mattresses come in a variety of models from basic, no-frills ones that measure about 7″ in height, to high-profile, 15″ tall hybrids that contain several types of foam, pillow tops, and digital pumps with memory, for individual pressure settings.
Air bladder construction varies from a simple polyethylene bag to internally baffled, multiple chambers of latex (vulcanized rubber) or vinyl with bonded cotton exteriors. Mattresses have a layer of foam above the air chambers for added cushioning. The air chambers, top and sidewall foam all sit inside a removable two piece cover that looks like the outside of a standard innerspring mattress. These high-end luxury air beds are also known as soft-sided air beds.
For the first time orthopaedic air mattresses have become available in the UK
Have a look at Pearl Mattress luxury and orthopaedic mattresses
Dual Chamber air mattresses
Dual chambers give you the comfort of two different sleep surfaces in one mattress and no noticeable joint in the middle. Some people having different daily routines may need a different sleep surface from day to day. A day spent in the garden will use different muscles to a day spent in the office at a desk.
No two couples are the same shape and size so we all require a different sleep surface.
These mattresses are now available in the UK and don’t cost as much as the Orthopedic mattress used in the medical trade.
For more details visit, Pearl Mattress.co.uk
Camping Air Mattress
These are for recreational use and not for long term use, they are cheap and ideal for camping. These have no Orthopedic properties and should only be used for short periods. Also available are the Air mattress for the home that are inflated with a small air pump for use when you need a spare bed. These are not suitable for long term use and like the camping bed has no Orthopedic properties.