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Any requirements of sheets between body and mattress?


From my experience of palliative care, put a plastic or rubber sheet on top of the wave mattress and then a sheepkin/shearling pad under the buttocks and then a normal sheet. Even another synthetic comforter is good. Keep and eye out for bed sores as you can still get them.

Jan 17, 2016 | Medline Supra CXC Mattress,Supra Low Air...

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How do i get the alarm to stop and what is making it go off?


Having the same problem. Pressing alarm mute only works for 5 minutes. The bed has pressure sensors so it knows if a patient has fallen out of bed, alerting a care giver. It may have something to do with those sensors. Try adjusting the inflation weight setting. Also, too many sheets/blankets on the mattress CAN give it a false pressure reading. Try both adjusting the weight AND removing unnecessary weight from the bed.

Apr 28, 2014 | Mason AS8800 Low Air Loss Alternating...

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Do air mattresses deflate throughout the night?


When air mattresses first came out, deflating was a major issue. In the last ten years or so, all air mattresses built don't have that problem unless they have a puncture somewhere.

Feb 20, 2013 | Camping, Backpacking & Hiking

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NEED OPERATING MANUAL FOR INVACARE TURN 2 PLUS MATTRESS PUMP


  1. Use the (M) Auto-Firm Button. Press the Auto-Firm Button to engage auto firm. The Mattress will become firm for nursing procedures. An indicator lights to notify the bed is in Auto-Firm mode. A timer will cancel auto firm in 30 Minutes. Should the nurse be called away, an unattended patient will not be left on a firm surface.
  2. Set the patient weight with the Weight selection buttons (G).
  3. Press the "Center" static Turning Mode button (I).
  4. Place the patient on the bed.
  5. Center the patient on the bed from side-to-side and head-to-foot.
  6. Use a regular pillow under the head for comfort and to prevent the head from rolling excessively.
  7. Raise side rails.
  8. Press the desired Turning Mode button (O).
  9. Press the Full Turn Range button (J).
  10. Set the Turn Interval time with the up/down buttons (L).
  11. If the patient feels the bed is too soft/hard press the up/down Comfort Range buttons accordingly (H).

Jan 09, 2013 | Invacare Air Flotation Mattress Overlay...

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What type of mattress is best to buy for a sofa-bed?


The best type of sofa bed mattress are:
1. Latex Mattress
2. Spring Mattress
3. Foam Mattress
4. Pillow Top Mattress, etc.

It is really a tough task to choose a mattress for a sofa bed. You can consider color combination and several factors of the mattress to buy the best one for you and your house.

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Aug 16, 2012 | Furniture

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Can I sleep on an air mattress if I suffer from back pain?


People suffering from back pains find sleeping on an air mattress helpful at times. Air mattresses give you the ability to adjust the firmness of your mattress to accommodate you specific needs.

Jul 31, 2012 | Camping, Backpacking & Hiking

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Should I buy a firm or a soft mattress?


The comfort level of a mattress changes in each and every person. I personally prefer the firm mattress because it makes cures my back aches and make them go away in the morning after.

It is very important that when you go to the store to buy a new mattress you should lay down and really exam if it is comfortable enough for you and if it suit you right.

Jul 18, 2012 | Furniture

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I cannot find a manual for a blue magic super pump


See the instructions near the bottom of this web page: (picture at the top of pasted instuctions on th link)

http://www.abcwaterbed.com/pump2.htm

  1. IMPORTANT! - Unplug waterbed heater for safety
  2. Remove cap and seal and put aside in safe place.
  3. Remove any excess air from mattress - slide forearm or broom handle from the head of the bed toward the fill hole to move air pocket
  4. Attach the heavy duty hose to the hose valve coupling, connect to the waterbed mattress and other end to the pump intake side. Be sure to include O-rings. Gently push the coupling deep into the mattress.
  5. Attach garden hose to the discharge side of the pump, this hose goes to a tub, or a deep sink.
  6. Plug in the pump. When it starts it should have a low whirring sound, not a high whiny one. If water is not pumping immediately unplug the motor and check hose connections for tightness, verify there is no air in the mattress.
  7. As the pump removes the water, be sure the hose valve coupling at the mattress is pushed down in the mattress to maintain suction. Heavy phone books or other like items will help maintain proper position deep in the mattress.
  8. Keep pumping the water out and continuing to maintain the hose valve coupling position low in the mattress so it can keep pumping.
  9. Do not leave the pump or the area until finished. A dry pump can burn up.
  10. When the mattress is part way empty, you can place pillows under it at the head to help the water run downhill towards the hose valve coupling.
  11. Continue pumping until water flow stops or pump changes sound. The more water you get out, the easier your mattress will be to handle.
  12. If you are satisfied you have got as much water out as you can, remove the hose valve coupling and quickly replace the mattress seal and screw the cap on.
  13. If the mattress is to be stored for a period of time, pour in a large bottle of waterbed conditioner into the mattress before you cap and seal the mattress.
  14. We recommend rolling up the mattress from the head to the foot and carefully sliding one end into a wardrobe box. Another wardrobe box can be worked over the top of the mattress. Work one box into the other and seal both ends and tape the boxes together in the middle. You can now safely move the mattress.
  15. If you don't get enough water out, the fiber layers can easily slide out of position during moving and you may not be able to get them back into position when you fill the bed.

Nov 18, 2010 | Magic Pool & Spa

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