Mattress Overlays

Sheepskin mattress overlays can help cushion areas of high pressure, relieving the skin and joints and helping you feel more comfortable in bed.

A sheepskin mattress overlay can act as a cushion between the skin and the mattress, without reducing the supportive properties of the mattress.

Shear Comfort can help with discomfort in bed that is caused by high pressure between the skin and the mattress. Persons of all ages, weights and mobilities can be affected by pressure, whether it is just causing discomfort and sleeplessness or more serious problems such as pressure ulcers.

Persons with low body fat, delicate skin or restricted mobility are likely to be affected by high pressure whilst in bed, although anybody can be affected, particularly if they are recuperating from illness or injury.

Tell-tale signs of high pressure from your mattress are:

  • Painful parts of the body upon waking, particularly near the bony prominences such as the knees, heels and hips
  • Redness of the skin where it has been touching the bed
  • Bruising, commonly on the side of the hips or the outside of the knees/ankles

Is your mattress putting you under pressure?

Firm mattresses provide excellent musculoskeletal support. However, the skin can sometimes feel squashed or even become bruised on such a hard surface, particularly under high pressure points such as the hips and knees. A sheepskin mattress overlay can act as a cushion between the skin and the mattress, without reducing the supportive properties of the mattress.

Temperature Regulation Issues

Some individuals find it hard to regulate their body temperature in bed, and as a result are prone to sweating or feeling cold during the night. Medical Sheepskin has been proven to increase heat transfer to and from the skin, radiating heat from warmer areas to cooler ones, and vice versa. Shear Comfort overlays can aid the body’s cooling process by improving air circulation around the skin as air moves freely through the wool fibres.

Foam mattresses can provide high-quality pressure relief, but because the foam moulds itself to the surface of the skin, users can find that these mattresses cause overheating and sweating at night. One reason for this is poor airflow between the skin and the mattress. Not only does sheepskin increase airflow but it also absorbs moisture and draws it away from the skin. 

 

We have a range of overlay shapes and sizes to suit any mattress, whether it is full mattress coverage that is needed or just in a certain area. We even have a range of sizes perfect for babies’ cots and prams, so all the family can let their skin relax in comfort.

Mattress Overlays

The Shear Comfort Mattress Overlays Range

Classic  Overlay

Classic Overlay

The Classic Overlay gives wide coverage to soften any surface

Neonatal & Paediatric Overlay

Neonatal & Paediatric Overlay

Comfort for babies' and toddlers' delicate skin

Natural Overlay

Natural Overlay

A natural solution for your comfort


Pressure Care Assistant

Pressure Care Assistant

Feel the targeted benefits of Shear Comfort medical sheep's wool

Full Single Overlay

Full Single Overlay

Full head to toe coverage - immerse your whole body in the softness of wool

Double & Queen Overlay

Double & Queen Overlay

A more comfortable bed for both you and your partner

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