5 Things You Should Give Careful Consideration When Choosing An Alternating Pressure Mattress

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Why Should One Use A Pressure Mattress?

A pressure ulcer is a condition that affects a lot of Singaporeans. It is presently one of the most common types of ulcer in Singapore. Experts have pointed out that the conditions are caused by smoking, incontinence, immobility, malnutrition, issues with the circulatory system, and nerve damage.

While there are several approaches to address the condition, health experts usually recommend alternate pressure mattresses.

Alternating pressure mattresses are designed to reduce pressure on every part of the body and offer superior comfort.

If you plan on buying one for a loved one or yourself, you will likely have a challenge choosing between the various models on the market. Without help, you are going to choose the wrong one.

In this article, we will be looking at five things you should give careful considerations to before opting for an alternating pressure mattress.

Plump features

If it is your first time shopping for an alternating pressure mattress, you may have the notion that every model on the market is great and have almost the same feature. If you think this way, you are going to be in for a rude awakening.  

You see, not all alternative pressure mattress is endowed with unique features that offer more comfort and support.

One feature you should be on the lookout for when making a purchase is the plump feature. With it, one can adjust the firmness of the mattress simply by turning a dial.


Materials like vinyl, gel, and foam are used to make alternating pressure mattresses. Granted, each of them is great and has a lot of amazing features, but not all of them will be good for you. Considering the severity of your case and a few other factors will help you figure out the best one for you or your loved one.

Weight Capacity

Before heading to the market for an alternating pressure mattress, you should have an idea of the weight of the person that will be using the mattress.

As you know, not all alternating pressure mattresses are designed to handle the weight of everyone. So if you or your loved one is on the heavy side, you should opt for models made from sturdy materials like memory foam.

Mattress Cover

Opting for an alternating pressure mattress without examining the cover that comes with it is by no means a good idea. If, for example, the mattress is difficult to clean or doesn’t handle moisture well, you or your loved one isn’t going to have a pleasant experience.

To get the best result, you should opt for an alternating pressure mattress that can regulate body heat, is easy to clean, and is durable.

Final Note

These are just a handful of things you should consider before opting for an alternating pressure mattress in Singapore. Believe me, there are more. But considering the ones discussed in this article will go a long way in helping you make the right choice. Be sure to consider your specific needs or that of your loved ones before going to the market. Doing this will make it easier for you to narrow down the mattress with the feature that best suits your needs.