Aerolite

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AEROLITE™ is a highly responsive foam with microclimate properties which allows the air to flow through the foam keeping the body cool and dry. Good microclimate management is important in preventing pressure ulcers from forming.




  • FEATURES

  • Feels like memory foam
  • Reactive foam aides bed mobility
  • Breathable, with no heat issues




WHAT IS AEROLITETM ?

AEROLITE™ is a highly responsive foam with microclimate properties which allows the air to flow through the foam keeping the body cool and dry. Good microclimate management is important in preventing pressure ulcers from forming.


WHERE CAN I FIND IT?

This foam makes up the top pressure relieving layer and OFFLOADER™ feature found on the Series2-V2 and Series4-V3 mattresses.







The comfort and quality of a foam mattress can vary and depend on several factors. There are three main types of foam used in the design and manufacture of mattresses; these include polyurethane foam, memory foam, and latex foam.





Polyurethane Foam

Polyurethane foam has an open cell structure which offers cooler sleeping. This foam is very resilient, coming back to the original form quicker and not conforming to the body shape like other foams. Poly foam offer very low edge support and stability, and can develop impressions over time, deteriorating very quickly.



Memory Foam

Memory foam is a blend of polyurethane foam, being durable and more viscous and denser than poly foam. The denser qualities of this foam mean it retains heat, causing loss of air flow, overheating and sleep loss. As the body heat or temperature warms the mattress this softens the foam, allowing it to mould or conform to the body. Because it does not provide as much stability or support, this can make it very difficult for turning in bed and reduce mobility when getting on and off the bed, making transfers more difficult. The pressure care qualities of memory foam are significantly higher as the softness of the foam allows it to conform to the body, relieving pain points.



Latex Foam

Latex foam is a very firm foam but can often be available in different densities. This foam typically retains heat, reducing air flow through the mattress, causing overheating. Latex foam is a durable foam, whilst being eco-friendlier.


Due to the dense qualities of memory foam mattresses, it is noticed they tend to cocoon the body over time. As the air gets trapped between the body and the mattress the temperature continues to rise. This can cause some overheating, being very uncomfortable. Due to the heat and environment of memory foam, the mattress becomes softer and moulds to the body making transfers harder. As it is more difficult to stabilise and get off the bed this significantly reduces mobility.

Closed cell foam is however a lot denser, and acts as an insulate. This means that as it resists air flow, the heat is retained making it very difficult to regulate the temperature. Closed cell foam is however firmer, providing more stability and support which allows for easier transfers.

The breathability of a foam mattress can depend on the cell qualities, being either open or closed cell. Open cell foam is typically very soft and cushioned. This is due to the cell walls being broken down when pressure is applied, allowing air flow to fill the spaces through the foam. Open cell foam tens to be less dense, absorbing and releasing moisture better, helping you stay cooler during the night.

The Oska Aerolite concept is a highly responsive foam with microclimate properties. This is important in allowing the air to flow through the foam, keeping the body cool and dry. As the body is kept dry this significantly reduces the risk of pressure ulcers developing. As shown in the image below, the Aerolite foam has some qualities like open cell foam, allowing air to flow through the mattress and be released.




Finding bed transfers difficult?

The OSKA Aerolite has you fully supported!