Published at Sunday, September 09th, 2018 - 07:14:10 AM. Bedding. By Gretchen Arnold.
There has been little study or publication about the risks and benefits of bed rails. However, the reports of adult deaths and injuries from bed rails on file with the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) (incidents from 1993 to 1996) provide significant information for attorneys investigating a potential negligence claim. The CPSC information reflects that seventy-four patients died as a result of the use of bed rails. Moreover, it in not unrealistic to conclude that the actual number of patient deaths far exceeded the reported deaths. Regardless of the true frequency of deaths, 70% of the reported patient deaths resulted from entrapment between the mattress and the bed rail such that the patient’s face was pressed against the mattress. 18% percent of the reported deaths were the result of entrapment and compression of the neck within the bed rails. Finally, 12% twelve percent of the reported deaths were caused by being trapped by the rails after sliding partially off the bed, resulting in neck flexion and chest compression.
A platform bed is generally obtainable in either wood or metal and is offered in just about any size. They are characteristically sleek in design and have a low profile, which can help make your bedroom seem even more spacious. They don‘t have any box springs unlike the traditional bed and are therefore a little firmer than the traditional bed is. Some platform beds also have storage underneath which can help cut down on additional furniture in your bedroom. One of the major benefits of an adjustable bed is that it supports your natural body shape, which helps make sleeping easier and more relaxing. Being able to adjust your bed to a position you find naturally comfortable can help relieve various aches and pains that you may often endure with a traditional bed. It‘s also helpful in supporting your back if you want to read or watch TV in bed.
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