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Air mattress or water mattress ?!

 
 
Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2006 01:23 pm
Hi, I still haven't seen a neurologist. It's because I don't believe I got

through this one safely after all the horror! Ofcourse I will see one when

things get better, but till now there is no treatment except the diet thing.

It's working here, my brother is getting a long with new regimen.

Now, the next step is to get air mattress or water mattress which yet to be

decided about. I went to a place which gives guidance about getting these

kind of stuff. The beautiful girl wrote three addresses that provide such

things. I didn't go to anywhere so far because I'm not sure which to buy;

air mattress or water mattress and what is the best. Also, I have no clue

about the prices.

Have you heard about a genuine cushion that last for a longer time. I'm

tired of buying these cushions. They easily got deflated and only last for

few months Sad .
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2006 01:38 pm
Never tried an air mattress. I don't like the water bed though. It's hard to get traction on the darn things.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2006 01:59 pm
I remember , a few years ago there were several big tests done about the safety and comfort of a water mattress.

It seems to me, that alot of the results of those tests were pretty bad.
They caused more back problems then they cured.

They were just too soft and did not support the weight of the body properly.

They put alot of strain on the joints and muscles while a person was sleeping on them and , in the long run, that was not a good thing for a persons back or legs.
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lindatw
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2006 03:47 pm
Air Mattress or Water Mattress
Very Happy Hi,Navigator: I'm just now finding this thread,so I don't know if this
has been asked yet,but which kind of mattress does Brother's physician recommend? Personally,I'd stay away from a water mattress,unless the
doctor requires it. From all I've heard from friends who own them,they are more trouble than they are worth. The ones available over here,usually have to be filled by a hose,can leak easily,etc. Have you gone on-line to see if there are any sites that deal with mattress types for the disabled?
I don't know what the average life of a seat cushion is,but have you tried the kind shaped like a ring,and made of hard rubber? They're
shaped like a doughnut,inflatable,and if covered by a fleece or flannel cloth between cushion and user,they probably will last longer. Very Happy Very Happy
Good Luck
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navigator
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2006 12:49 am
Re: Air Mattress or Water Mattress
Hi everybody and thanks.

lindatw wrote:
Very Happy Hi,Navigator: I'm just now finding this thread,so I don't know if this
has been asked yet,but which kind of mattress does Brother's physician recommend?


Hi linda Smile , before a couple of years he used an air mattress for a while.

This was during his admission at the hospital. It was good, only the sound

that makes when the air moves in and out. They offered this mattress for

some time and took it away. I think it might be expensive some how, not

sure though. Then it struck my mind to see a water mattress. It seems

that nobody is a big fan of it. Anyway, I'll see if I can get an air mattress.

About the cushion; I want pick another one but how can I tell if it's the

good one. They are all a like to me. Ofcourse, never trust a salesperson.

My brother is using now the one you described lindatw. I didn't check other

sites, but I'll see if I can find good one if I'm lucky.
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InTraNsiTiOn
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2006 03:57 am
Hmm, I simply loved my water bed. From the time I was 11 I had excruciating back problems, when I was 16 I got a water bed and my back problems went from severe to mild. I no longer use the water bed as I change locations often and its too much of a hassel to set up all the time. Ever since my time sleeping on the water bed my back has been pretty good.
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navigator
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2006 07:31 am
Hi, I want to use this mattress for my brother who is quadriplegia not me.

As mentioned he tried the air mattress before and found it nice, but not

the water mattress who knows nothing about. If only they can give us the

two so we can decide and choose, it would be cool. I mean good.

Thanks InTraNsiTiOn
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2006 08:20 am
I know that here in america, the air mattress like you describe is a few thousand dollars.

Sometimes, ones insurance will cover that cost, but not always.

There are also air mattress' that have a small layer of a sand like substance in them that, when the air blows in and out, it creates movement on the skin that helps keep it from breaking down.
Yet again, with a high price tag.

Can you ask a doctor, who might know , what the cost of such mattress is where you live?

Sometimes, if a doctor is treating a patient who needs those kinds of items, they will know the approximate cost of such a mattress?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2006 08:34 am
Few thousand dollars? When I stayed at my brother in law's recently, he had borrowed an air mattress from a neighbor for me. It had a device that pumped in the air for you at the push of a button. I doubt it cost anything like a thousand dollars, and was fine to sleep on once I figured out I wanted it to have more air. Maybe there is a range of possible air mattresses one can buy.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2006 08:48 am
Ah, I see there is a range. Some seem to be around $700. or more.

This is more what I was talking about. There was a good review of it on some fellow's website, which I'll go and find the link for. Here's the Costco link re the air mattress -
http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?ProdID=11042070
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Jan, 2006 08:51 am
Here's the fellow's comments on the Costco air mattress -
http://torque.oncloud8.com/archives/000574.html

I suppose the more expensive ones are better constructed in some way....
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navigator
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2006 08:32 am
shewolfnm wrote:


Can you ask a doctor, who might know , what the cost of such mattress is where you live?

Sometimes, if a doctor is treating a patient who needs those kinds of items, they will know the approximate cost of such a mattress?


Hi shewolfnm, I thought of asking a physiotherapist who might know better than a doctor, but I couldn't reach one at that time. I'll drop by when I go next time to check the three stores that I found.
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navigator
 
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Reply Thu 19 Jan, 2006 08:34 am
Thanks ossobuco for the sites . They really helped me a lot. I think the price wouldn't be that expensive Rolling Eyes
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navigator
 
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Reply Thu 26 Jan, 2006 02:27 am
Hi , I found one here, it's a maxhealth product. Somthing like this,

http://www.maxhealth.com.tw/

It's like 600 dollars. The problem was with motor or pump; it wasn't

working at that time. The technician said he will fix it. I asked him about

the guarantee, and he said three months. After that I have to repair the

motor myself if something went wrong, and I guess it's the main problem

here.
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