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Mattress

maggiedegnanmaggiedegnan Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi my son is 20yrs old with spastic quadriplegic cp. He wakes up every morning telling he's sore and it's the mattress. Can u tell me what mattresses u use and if u have the same issue thanks x

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    I use a memory foam topper. They are available in many thicknesses and some have ventilation as well
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • maggiedegnanmaggiedegnan Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi my on my concern with that is if he soaks through. Atm he has a water proof one which comes with his special bed. 
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    I also use an absorbant overlay sheet which is easily washed if necessary and much more comfortable than a waterproof plastic one
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,579 Scope community team
    Hi @maggiedegnan
    I use a foam mattress topper. They are fairly cheap and comfortable.
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  • nicebootsniceboots Member Posts: 196 Pioneering
    Hi @maggiedegnan, does your son see a physio or occupational therapist? They may be able to help with a pressure relieving mattress, or positioning aids to keep him more comfortable. I have relatively mild cp (spastic diplegia) and at the age of 16 was really struggling to sleep comfortably. My physio suggested wearing a  leg gaiter on my more affected leg to keep it in a better position overnight, and it transformed my sleep, I’m so much more comfortable.
  • StayceStayce Member Posts: 371 Pioneering
    Hi 😀

    I have a pocket sprung mattress which provides your body with better pressure relieving support 

    Hope this helps

    Best
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