Sometimes it becomes very necessary to use a ripple mattress especially when one has some injuries. This usually forces someone to spend most of their time in bed. This can result in bedsores or pressure wounds or prolonged discomfort. In this guide, we are going to reveal the benefits as well ripple mattress prices in Kenya.
Ripple air mattresses are not just meant for patients only but also normal persons can use these mattresses to have a good sleep as well as improve their sleeping posture. They offer very good back support.
The ripple mattress price in Kenya varies from about Ksh. 7,500 for Bubble Type Mattress to Ksh. 13,000 for Column Air type Mattress. This difference is due to the variation in design and performance between the two types of mattresses.
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How a Ripple Mattress Works
A medical ripple mattress is made of multiple inflatable cells or sections or tubes which are inflated and deflated in an alternating manner by a connected pump. This mimics the movement of a patient shifting in bed or being turned or moved by a caregiver.
This ensures that the patient that does not remain in the same position for a prolonged period. This process relieves any form of pressure that is likely to accumulate under the body especially on body parts that have less padding such as elbows, shoulders, heels, and hips.
Ripple mattresses promote air circulation and thus prevent bedsores and pressure wounds. If you or your family member or friend has been prescribed bed rest or just want to be more comfortable in bed, it is highly advisable to go for an air mattress.
Benefits of Ripple Mattresses and Why They are Worth Acquiring
The main benefit of these types of mattresses is that they alternate air in between their sections thereby acting as a form of relief for people working suffering from back pain or any other form of injury.
Inflatable mattresses also prevent the occurrence of pressure wounds. Pressure wounds are soft tissue injuries that occur when constant pressure is applied to any part of the body. This usually happens due to a lack of oxygen in the area under pressure resulting in the death of skin cells.
The shear and friction on the wounds can result in various complications such as cellulitis, sepsis, joint, and bone infection among others. The alternating inflation and deflation of air mattresses are similar to a patient shifting their body in bed allowing the movement of air and thus preventing wounds.
Ripple mattresses are also very useful for patients who have inadequate sensory perceptions (such as those suffering from neurological conditions and spinal cord injuries) or the immobilized, or even those who are suffering from medical conditions that affect blood flow. This mainly applies to patients who can’t reposition themselves or shift while lying in bed.
Factors Affecting the Cost of Ripple Mattresses
Design- Different types of ripple mattresses have different designs such as bubble or tunnel design which determines its final cost.
Material – Ripple mattresses are made from different materials which include polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or urethane plastic or rubber. The type of material used by a certain manufacturer determines the final cost of the ripple mattress. This is one of main factors that affect the ripple mattress price in Kenya.
Types of Ripple Mattresses in Kenya and Their Prices
There are two main types of ripple air mattresses which are the bubble type ripple mattress and the column type air mattress.
Bubble Type Ripple Mattress (and Prices in Kenya)
This type of mattress is ideal for patients who are suffering from low-risk pressure ulcers. They are compact and have a lightweight design. The alternation pressure pads are made up of 6.3cm high bubble cells.
They are usually used as alternatives to bulkier accessories such as the gel overlay mattress. The bubble type ripple mattress is easy to install on top of the bed with flaps on the top and bottom side of the pad which prevents the pad from falling off.
This ripple mattress in Nairobi is available here at Medistus Limited.
They are very good for short-term usage. They come with a pump that allows one to adjust the pressure.
The Bubble Type Ripple Mattress is budget-friendly as it costs around Ksh. 7,500. You can check the current price or order the bubble ripple mattress here at Medistus Limited.
2. Column Type Air Mattress (and Prices in Kenya)
This type of ripple mattress has separate tubes instead of bubble cells. The main advantage of this mattress if one experiences a puncture, the damaged tube can be replaced easily.
These mattresses are designed such that they have a series of channels that allow air to flow from one end to another across their length. They use pumps to fill air into those columns or tubes.
Column air mattresses are designed such that the pressure is distributed uniformly without any pressure spots. The mattress is made from high-quality polyvinyl chloride (PVC) or urethane plastic or rubber and does not release VOC or any other toxic compounds that can cause allergies or other issues.
The mattress has 16 sealed tubes which are 12 cm in diameter and undergo alternating pressure changes. It uses a variable pressure pump to lessen pressure points on the patient.
One can also customize the level of air pressure to a point they are comfortable. This changes the setting from soft to firm depending on one’s preferences. Additionally, the pump has a display to show the set air pressure which remains stable.
The pressure mattress price for this column air type ripple mattress in Kenya starts at Ksh. 13000. You can order here or call /text /Whatsapp +254 0728479055 to order or any inquiries and get help from our professionals.
The pump is very quiet which means that it does not disturb someone who is sleeping. The pump can be hooked to various types of beds using its non-marking hooks.
This column-type ripple mattress comes with a waterproof and washable vinyl cover that is latex-free and covers the air cells perfectly. The cover is also breathable which enhances the dissipation of heat.
This mattress can support someone weighing up to 145kg.
The column type air mattress retails at around Ksh. 13000. Check the current price or order here.
It is evident that the ripple mattress is very useful for anyone who is spending a significant amount of their time in bed. This mainly applies to people who have been prescribed bed rest or immobilized.
The ripple mattress for bedsores usually retails for Ksh. 7500 to Ksh. 13000 in Kenya depending on the design and build quality. The multiple benefits of ripple mattresses make it worth every penny.
There are various types of ripple mattresses available at Medistus Limited (Nairobi, Kenya) and one can view or order here. This is just one category of the hospital mattress in Kenya available at our store. Be sure to check us out for more products.