Comfortable bedding may help decrease sleeplessness due to chronic pain

Try: Out foam pad or plywood sheet try use pillows to position the Care recipient (cr) and support the joints put one under the knees to decrease stress on hips knees and lower back put a small pillow under the arms to decrease shoulder and neck tension put a pillow behind the back and a pillow between the knees to support lying on one side use a neck pillow to support the neck change the mattress pressure use a foam pad to increase softness and relieve pressure on bones and joints use a plywood sheet under the top mattress to make the bed firmer if the mattresses are very old consider buying new ones if the cr feels stiff in the morning try some gentle stretches while still in bed exercise can take a while to be effective so don’t give up after just a few weeks

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Categories: Medical Physical, Personal, Needs Some Assistance, Needs Much Assistance, Immobile, Some Supervision, Maximum Supervision

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