Which Mattress is Good for The Elderly?

Best Mattress for Seniors & Elderly of 2021
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Which Mattress is Good for The Elderly

With so many mattresses, it can be difficult to figure out what to buy. When you’re elderly, you also need to factor in medical conditions that cause pain and make it difficult to get comfy.

In this article, we’ll discuss what to look for in a mattress for older adults and recommend a few products to get your search started.

Which Mattress is Good for The Elderly, What to Look for

Mattresses come in all shapes and sizes, just like people. As such, the right mattress for an older person depends on a few unique factors.

Here’s what to look for in a mattress for the elderly:

Mattress thickness

Think about how the mattress’s thickness will affect the person’s ability to get in and out of bed. A person with a low bed might benefit from a thick mattress so they don’t have to pivot painfully, while a person with a high bed might benefit from a slimmer mattress, so there is less distance from the mattress to the floor.  

Mattress firmness

The right mattress firmness depends on the person’s prominent sleep position. Back sleepers should always choose a firm mattress to thoroughly support their back, shoulders, and neck. Side sleepers do best with a soft mattress, while front sleepers do best with a medium to medium-firm mattress.

Medical conditions

The above advice regarding sleeping positions is mute if medical conditions complicate matters. For example, some people with musculoskeletal disorders need a firm or orthopaedic mattress. In these instances, mattress firmness should be determined by how much pain relief is offered. 

Orthopaedic mattresses

Orthopaedic mattresses are specially designed to relieve pressure on the hips, joints, and back. They are popular because they are firm with a soft, squishy top layer, combining high levels of comfort with high levels of support.

An older person will benefit from an orthopaedic mattress unless they have a medical condition that causes joint pain. In this instance, a softer mattress would be a better choice so that the mattress doesn’t agitate joints and bones.

Avoid mattresses with wild medical claims.

While we sell over a hundred mattresses, a few products stand out for elderly people based on customer feedback. Here are a few recommendations:

Giltedge Beds Euphoria Mattress (soft-medium)

Giltedge Beds Euphoria Mattress.
Pictured: Giltedge Beds Euphoria Mattress. Giltedge Beds have been at the forefront of technical developments in the bed industry and they still strive to improve their designs and invest in new technology in order to provide the most innovative, beautiful, and competitively priced products.
  • 1000 pocket springs offering unrivaled zoned support
  • The deep layer of floatex foam for a supportive and comfortable sleep layer
  • The fine quilt mattress cover for a comfortable night’s sleep.
  • Micro quilted finish for a comfortable sleep surface
  • Non turn mattress
  • 3D breathable border allowing the mattress to disperse moisture
  • Mattress handles (4ft and above sizes)
  • Hypoallergenic

Giltedge Beds Chatsworth Mattress (medium)

Giltedge Beds Chatsworth Mattress.
Pictured: Giltedge Beds Chatsworth Mattress. Giltedge Beds have been manufacturing luxury divan beds and mattresses for over 30 years, Located in the North of England, Giltedge has an excellent reputation for making top-quality products at extremely competitive prices that a lot of the bigger brands cannot compete with.
  • 1000 pocket springs create individual support where your body needs it.
  • Generous layers of luxury fillings
  • Luxury Belgium damask cover
  • The hand-tufted finish provides a comfortable sleep surface
  • Mattress handles and vents
  • Turnable mattress providing use on both sides

Giltedge Beds Hampshire 2000 Spring Mattress (medium-firm)

Giltedge Beds Hampshire 2000 Spring Mattress.
Pictured: Giltedge Beds Hampshire 2000 Spring Mattress

> 2000 Pocketed springs for individual zoned support
> 25mm of Latex foam top
> 50mm of firmer Floatex
> Luxury Knit Fabric cover for added comfort
> Handles for turning
> Vented border to promote air circulation within the mattress

The Giltedge Sirocco is a medium-firm hybrid mattress with 2,000 pocket springs, 25mm of memory foam, and a micro-quilted finish. It offers firmer support than the Birlea Sleepsoul, with a soft foam layer for cushioning.

Silentnight Classic Miracoil Memory Mattress (medium-firm)

Silentnight Classic Miracoil Memory Mattress.
Pictured: Silentnight Classic Miracoil Memory Mattress. The unique zoned Miracoil spring system offers comfort and support for all shapes and sizes.
  • Edge-to-edge support provides more personal sleep space
  • No roll together ensuring less partner disturbance
  • Zoned support for perfect spinal alignment
  • Pressure relief for a comfortable night’s sleep
  • Luxury loft micro quilt cover
  • Hypoallergenic and dust mite free
  • Soft Touch Knitted Microquilt panels
  • 23cm mattress depth
  • No need to turn
  • Suitable for any Divan Bed or Bedframe

Sleepeezee Pocket Gel Balance 1200 (firm)

Sleepeezee Pocket Gel Balance Plus Mattress.
Pictured: Sleepeezee Pocket Gel Balance Plus Mattress

The Sleepeezee Pocket Gel Balance 1200 has 1,200 pocket springs, 30mm of Sensi-foam, and 20mm of cooling gel. The gel dissipates body heat, helping hot sleepers and people with bedsores stay comfortable. It’s an excellent choice for the elderly.

You can browse our complete mattress range here.

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