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    Hospital bed

    Well my hospital bed came yesterday. Slept in it last night, no tell a lie I laid in it all night without getting any sleep.
    Every time I moved it creaked. The mattress is hard, honestly my underlay for the carpet is softer. I wanted to start sleeping a bit more upright but I kept sliding down all the time. They forgot the Monkey bar that I need to help me get in and out of bed and to help me move. I got the bed so that my wife would have a bit more peace at night but it turned out she was up and down all night(cough) poor thing.
    Oh well try again tonight.
    David

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    Sounds a nightmare David. I'm not at that point yet, but I'm learning what to look out for already!

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    Sorry to hear that David;

    Mine is OK and I can raise the legs a little to stop me sliding down. They do topper mattress's that make it softer and if that is no good ask the district nurse for a different type. I have side grab rails that help greatly in turning, moving and getting up. My monkey bar is used to hang my remote switches for the light, Fan and radio oh and plus the door bell caller.

    Hope you get some comfort soon and a reasonable sleep.

    ZZZZZ's Terry

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    My OT has arranged for a pillow riser and to stop me sliding down the bed I am going to be inventive and make myself an 'apple pie' bed. Hope it all works because I love my comfy mattress, its the laying down I can't handle!

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    This thread is very interesting as I am about to see about getting Jim a hospital bed, so he can more upright at night. Who did you see to order it from? I thought it would perhaps be the district nurse. x
    Evil triumphs when good men stand by and do nothing.

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    Yes Zebedee, the district nurse should sort it for you.

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    I've been led to believe that in my case it will be my OT. She has ordered everything to date.

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    Jeans OT said she couldn't have a hospital bed but district nurse got her one within a couple of days.

    Jeans has an air mattress so you do get the odd buzzing sound when it's inflating.

    Alison x

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    Sharyn has had her hospital bed for two weeks and sleeps like a log and thankfully she no longer snores
    The air mattress does make the odd noise but it soon becomes part of the background noise

    Dave x

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    HI David

    I was allocatedd a hospital profile bed for sleeping downstairs. I felt it would be much fairer on my wife as I am a nightmare with spasms and cramps (In the legs and back !) Had them since 2011 and constant since then. I could not get on with the hospital mattress as it was memory foam and anchored me to one position.I need to roll to help onset of hourly cramps and must turn to minimize them. Like Jan resorted to making up a Heath Robinson device (Plum Pudding Style) which is a memory foam pillow tied to the end of the bed and I can push on this to get some grip to ease turning. I also bought a pocket sprung profile bed mattress (Not avaialable on NHS) to help with my turning problems and sleep. This does work but is a compromise. I will add mattress make when I check later.
    As I see it things are very much trial and error with this issue but the monkey bars will help.
    Best of luck with your ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ's I'm still working on mine

    Cheers

    Kelvin

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