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Improved sleep for those in need of care

A feeling of well-being is one of the key prerequisites for people to recover and maintain their health. Knowledge about the relationship between sleep and regeneration and their effect on the recovery process give important new impetus to care experts and results in the form of appropriate products, such as the movement beds by Thevo, for example. These systems are based on the basic principles of micro stimulation and basal stimulation.

Gently vibrating wing springs stimulate patients and help to give them a better feeling for their body when lying in bed. This is the best prerequisite for improved mobility and restful sleep. The spring systems of the movement beds are adjusted to the requirements of individual illnesses and conditions.

The slight movement impulses generated by MiS micro stimulation ensure that there is a constant alteration of pressure. As a result, movement beds such as the ThevoautoActiv help to prevent decubitus (bed sores). The special spring system of the movement bed clearly enhances the patient's own movements. In the case of patients who are no longer capable of moving themselves to evade pressure pain, the ThevoActiv with its additional movement impulses helps to prevent and treat decubitus through to stage IV. The ThevoSoft and ThevoCare mattresses are also used to prevent decubitus in patient care.

About 70% of dementia patients suffer from huge sleeping problems, resulting in restless, sleepless nights that demand a great deal of nursing care and support. These sleeping problems arise because the patients are simply no longer able to feel their bodies. Dementia patients in particular therefore need a firm spring base to enhance their bodily perception, giving them a better awareness of their own bodies with a continuous feedback throughout the night. Products such as ThevoVital provide a gentle movement that stimulates bodily perception in dementia patients, helping to reduce anxiety and fostering recuperative sleep. The result consists in a direct relief of the burden on carers and family members. Without any side effects. It is often possible to manage without dangerous drugs.

Reduced mobility in people suffering from Parkinson's leads to sleeplessness and tension. Parkinson's patients in particular therefore need a very firm spring base to enhance their bodily perception, giving them a better awareness of their own bodies with continuous feedback throughout the night. Furthermore, the very firm spring system must give a stable sensation when lying in the bed, and make it easier for the patient to sit up and to change position when sleeping. The MiS micro stimulation generated by the ThevoCalm helps the muscles to relax.

People with chronic pain (e.g. arthritis, osteoporosis or cancer) often find it painful to lie in bed. These patients especially need to be given relief in those parts of the body that are sensitive to pressure, while ensuring optimum positioning of the spine at the same time. The ThevoRelief offers a very soft lying sensation; it helps to relieve pain while also giving the body ergonomic support. The wing springs adapt to the body contours, thus providing relief for painful parts of the body.

Particularly where paraplegics are concerned, the spring base for the upper part of the body must be firm to enhance mobility, while a soft spring base is needed for the lower part of the body, in order to act as pressure relief. The ThevoFlex ideally fulfils the demands for spring zones with differing degrees of firmness (soft for the lower body, firm for the upper body). Additional requirements include the need for a very firm edge to the bed to make it easier for wheelchair users to transfer to the bed by providing the necessary strength and stability.

Sleeping problems encountered by ill or disabled children have scarcely been addressed in the past. The ThevoSchlummerstern movement bed is a positioning and therapy system that has been developed to be suitable for children; it fosters the quality of sleep together with the child's perception and development. It can be used to prevent and treat decubitus and also supports pain therapy. The ThevoSchlummerstern A also offers additional movement impulses for very immobile children.

Children with perception or behavioural disorders, such as ADHS and autism, often cannot sleep and wake up very frequently during the night. These sleeping problems have a negative effect on the child's capability and concentration levels. In such cases, relief is available with products such as the ThevoDreamer. By generating slight movement impulses, they have a positive impact on the child's restless sleeping patterns.

Checklist

Minimum requirements

  • Individually adapted to each particular body
  • Different sizes possible to take account of weight and size
  • Pressure relief for the shoulders and upper arms, and for prominent parts of the body (e.g. ankles, head, shoulder blades, elbows, the large protuberances and the sacral region)
  • Supporting and enhancing movement processes
  • Supporting body metabolism
  • Mattress transfers the effect of the spring base without any losses
  • Satisfaction of the subjective lying needs (well-being, mattress selection)
  • Uniform distribution of temperature on the surface
  • Optimum moisture transport
  • Favourable climate properties
  • Special solutions for those suffering from allergies and rheumatism, and for incontinent patients
  • Easy to handle and clean

Special requirements for ...

  • Decubitus: additional movement impulses must be provided at the latest from stage 4 decubitus
  • Dementia: firm spring base
  • Parkinson's: very firm spring base
  • Patients suffering from chronic pain: very soft spring base
  • Paraplegics: firm spring base for the upper body, soft spring base for the lower body, together with extremely firm edge of the bed

Also appropriate (depending on the care bed)

  • Head adjustment
  • Possibility of positioning the body at a slant
  • Ergonomic adjustment functions (graduated bed, sitting in bed)
  • Standing up aid

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Manufacturer

Thomashilfen
Walkmühlenstr. 1
27432 Bremervörde
GERMANY
Phone +49 4761/88 60
Fax +49 4761/88 61 9
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www.thomashilfen.com

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