Even the average person will tell you, without question, bedding is crucial. However, no one understands just how important sheets are more than someone who has been on bed rest. People can find themselves on bed rest on a short-term, long-term, or permanent basis due to injuries, illnesses, or aging; still others have lived on bed rest since birth. Yet there is lamentably little discussion of how to choose bed linens to satisfy this variety of needs.
Most problems can be traced back to breathability and moisture. When trapped against the skin, moisture can cause bed sores and lead to dangerous infections. Several factors can help reduce skin irritation and minimize the presence of moisture. Some fabrics are naturally bad for sensitive skin, such as microfiber, polyester fiber, and any blends. Consider luxury bedding materials such as Egyptian or pima cotton for their breathability and sweat-wicking properties.
Danger increases if sheets are wrinkled where they press against the skin. However, avoid sheets labeled “wrinkle-resistant” they are often treated with irritating chemicals. Some are treated but not labeled, so use a vinegar wash treatment before first use. While designer bedding is a great way to brighten up your living space, look out for unusually ornate seams, fringes, or other embellishments that may press against or irritate skin.
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Often, caretakers don’t understand how much people on bed rest must attend to in order to maintain and improve their quality of life. Informing them of these issues can help them properly optimize your healthcare.
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