alternating air pressure mattress topper

azgirl

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I started using this to prevent pressure sores and it works great. The pump went out last night And I woke with excruciating hip and back pain requiring morphine to alleviate pain.


did not realise how important that sucker was. Fortunately we had back up pump. I could not be without it!
 

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yes they are brilliant, but without the pump they are worse than a floorboard!
 

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mine is rolled up in the corner of my bedroom. Is there a benefit aside from prevention of pressure sores?
 

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if you're sleeping well you don't need. It helps my back and hips. Also I am able to stay in one position for twelve hours comfortable.
 

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Nona my Chris couldn't move at all, and after a while couldn't even activate the remote for the bed. With the alternating mattress he was able to sleep in one position all night.
 

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Nona my Chris couldn't move at all, and after a while couldn't even activate the remote for the bed. With the alternating mattress he was able to sleep in one position all night.
exactly! A huge win for both pals and cals
 

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What brands are you familiar with? I used my Invacare topper last night and I felt like I was sleeping on rocks even on the lowest pressure setting.
 

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I use vive alternating pressure pad. Comes with mattress topper and opump.
on amazon under one hundred. The One you have was awful for me!

hospice only provide crappy one s so I bought my own!
 

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Mine came with the hospital bed and it seems very cheap. Thanks! I haven't needed it on my left side but my right hip can't take the pressure when I try to sleep on that side. Do you put a cover over it or just the sheet?
 

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just a regular sheet. I can feel the alternate pressure and that is secret to comfort. I sleep on back and can't move at all. I can go twelve hours comfortable with my mattress.
 

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thank you so much for posting this! i wake with pain from low movement during sleep. i didnt know there was a product to help with this.
 
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