How do I choose?

Figuring out what type of mattresses and beds are right for your facility can be a grueling task. Do you need a medical or nonmedical mattress? Should you go with foam or innerspring? Are nylon or vinyl covers better? MedMattress.com is here to make this process as quick and easy as possible.

 

Types of Mattresses

 

Non-Medical

Foam Mattresses

Foam mattresses are great for campers and university students because they are comfortable and contour to your body. With a 1.5 density foam, MedMattress.com provides both quality and comfort for a wide variety of people. Nylon covers tend to be more cool and comfortable, while Vinyl covers tend to have increased durability. Foam mattresses will typically last 7-10 years when used normally.

Pros:

  • Contours to sleeper’s body
  • Lighter weight than innerspring

Cons:

  • May retain more heat than innerspring mattresses

TOP SELLING FOAM MATTRESSES:

https://medmattress.com/product/foam-residence-hall-mattress-with-vinyl-cover/

https://medmattress.com/product/foam-mattress-with-pillow/

 

Innerspring Mattresses

Innerspring mattresses may provide better support for people who tend to sleep on their backs. Innerspring mattresses allow for more motion transfer throughout the bed. Our 0.25” thick insulator pad combined with a 0.75” thick polyester fiber layer provides ultimate comfort and support. Innerspring mattresses can last 10+ years when used normally.

 

Pros:

  • Provides extra support
  • Longer lasting than foam mattresses

Cons:

  • Heavier, cost more to ship
  • Allow for more motion transfer

TOP SELLING INNERSPRING MATTRESSES:

https://medmattress.com/product/innerspring-mattress-vinyl-cover/

https://medmattress.com/product/innerspring-mattress-nylon-cover/

 

Medical Mattresses

Incontinence Mattress

A bed-wetting incontinence mattress provides an easy solution for those suffering with incontinence. With an accident proof polypropylene cover, you can be assured your mattress will stay safe during even the worst mess.

Pros:

  • Completely waterproof
  • Faster shipping
  • Superior pressure distribution when compared to innerspring

Cons:

  • Custom sizes can be expensive

https://medmattress.com/product/homecare-incontinence-mattress/

 

MedPrevention Mattress

A MedPrevention Mattress is a great choice for patients who are immobile or spend long periods of time lying in bed. MedPrevention Mattresses are specifically designed to prevent skin deterioration and the formation of painful pressure ulcers or bed sores without breaking the budget.

Pros:

  • Prevents bed sores/ pressure ulcers

Cons:

  • Only a preventative measure, doesn’t heal bed sores.

TOP SELLING MED PREVENTION MATTRESSES

https://medmattress.com/product/medprevention-mattress-36x76x6/

https://medmattress.com/product/supreme-medprevention-mattress-36-x-80/

 

Alternating Pressure Mattress

Alternating Pressure mattresses are ideal for patients who already have bedsores or pressure ulcers, or have a history of ulcer development. An Alternating Pressure Mattress will relieve pressure and manage skin moisture by alternating the inflation and deflation of the individual air cells in the mattress. These mattresses promote blood flow and circulation for healthy skin, and provide pressure point relief for extra comfort.

Pros:

  • Helps heal pressure ulcers/bed sores
  • Provides extra relief on pressure points
  • Improves circulation

Cons:

  • Less therapeutic support is found in less expensive models

 

TOP SELLING ALTERNATING PRESSURE MATTRESSES

https://medmattress.com/product/invacare-ma55-microair-alternating-pressure-mattress-with-on-demand-low-air-loss-2/

https://medmattress.com/product/invacare-micro-air-ma51-alternating-pressure-mattress-2/

Low Air-Loss Mattress

Low Air-Loss Mattresses are great for patients who need bed sore therapy, as they relieve pressure and manage skin moisture. Blowers in the Low Air-Loss Mattress help balance the level of moisture in the skin without drying out therapeutic dressings.

Pros:

  • Helps manage skin moisture to promote pressure ulcer healing and healthy skin overall

Cons:

  • The noise of the blower may disrupt the sleep of some patients

 

TOP SELLING LOW AIR-LOSS MATTRESSES

https://medmattress.com/product/invacare-microair-ma85-dual-therapy-low-air-loss-alternating-pressure-mattress-5/

Lateral Rotation Mattress

Lateral Rotation Mattresses are also great for patients who need ulcer therapy. Lateral Rotation Mattresses gently rotate the patients to relieve pressure points. This can lead to promoted digestion and circulation, and can help prevent pulmonary complications. The blower in the Lateral Rotation Mattress helps balance the level of moisture in the skin without drying out therapeutic dressings.

Pros:

  • Ideal for patients who cannot turn themselves
  • Helps manage skin moisture to promote pressure ulcer healing and healthy skin overall
  • Helps promote healthy digestion, circulation, and pulmonary health

Cons:

  • The noise of the blower may disrupt the sleep of some patients

 

TOP SELLING LATERAL ROTATION MATTRESSES

Bariatric Mattress

Bariatric Mattresses are uniquely designed to support patients from 350 lbs. To 1000 lbs. These heavy duty mattresses are available in both form and air-circulating styles.

Pros:

  • Higher weight capacity provides extra support for Bariatric patients

Cons:

  • Mattresses may feel too firm for some patients

TOP SELLING BARIATRIC  MATTRESSES:

https://medmattress.com/product/span-america-geo-mattress-atlas/

https://medmattress.com/product/medbari-foam-mattress-42x76x6/

 

Bunks & Beds

 

Metal Bunk Beds

Metal Bunk Beds are most popular due to their increased durability. With many models coming in stackable forms which allow for single beds to be converted to bunk beds, they allow for a more convenient and space saving solution.

Pros:

  • Increased durability
  • Convenience of stacking
  • Bed Bug Proof

Cons:

  • More industrial look

 

HERE ARE OUR TOP SELLING METAL BUNK BEDS:

https://medmattress.com/product/university-adjustable-bunk-bed/

https://medmattress.com/product/military-square-tube-bunk-bed/

 

Wooden Bunks Beds

Wooden Bunk Beds are popular due to their traditional look and heavy duty build. Wooden Beds are incredibly sturdy. However, this may lead to decreased room for beds in a given room.

Pros:

  • Traditional, rustic look
  • Increased sturdiness

Cons:

  • Not available in adjustable/stackable forms
  • Prone to bed bugs

https://medmattress.com/product/heavy-duty-solid-wood-bed/

What Do I Do Next?

We know that when you’re buying beds and mattresses for your facility, you’re making an investment. We always want you to feel informed before you make a purchase. If you have any doubts that a mattress or bed is right for you, please contact us so we can help you make the right choice. Call us today toll free at 877-593-6011 or email us at info@medmattress.com.