How can a heavy-duty bed help you to sleep better?


Discover Burmeier's customised solutions for overweight people - the heavy-duty beds that not only make everyday life easier for users, but also for relatives and care staff. For people with increased body weight, choosing the right care bed is crucial to ensure optimum comfort and safety. Burmeier's heavy-duty beds are characterised by their robust construction and high load-bearing capacity, which creates a reliable care environment for people who are overweight.The beds not only offer an impressive load-bearing capacity, but also a customisable lying surface and height adjustment to meet individual needs. This not only enables comfortable care, but also facilitates mobilisation and positioning for users.

Overweight and obesity are on the rise all over the world. Almost three billion people already suffer from obesity, i.e. have a body mass index (BMI) of over 25. By 2035, one in two people could be overweight and one in four obese. This development will also lead to higher demands in home care in the coming years. Heavy-duty beds from Burmeier such as the Gigant, the Allura II series or the Lippe 120/140 offer plenty of space, high stability and support carers with their electric adjustment functions.

Understanding obesity: Impact on home care

In today's society, weight plays a crucial role in health and well-being. Being overweight can not only bring individual health challenges, but can also have an impact on care at home. In this article, you will find out when you are considered overweight and how this weight can affect care at home.

When are you considered overweight?

The body mass index (BMI) is a common measure used to assess the ratio of weight to height. A BMI between 25 and 29.9 is categorised as overweight, while a BMI of 30 or higher is referred to as obesity. It is important to note that BMI is a guide and does not take into account individual factors such as muscle mass and body composition.

Effects of obesity on home care

Mobilisation and mobility:
People who are overweight can often have more restricted movements. This can make mobilisation in the home environment more difficult and require additional support for transfers, translocations or getting out of bed.

Pressure sores and skin care:
Overweight people are more likely to have problems with pressure sores (decubitus ulcers). Correct positioning in bed and skin care are crucial to minimise the risk of skin irritation and pressure sores.

Breathing problems and sleep apnoea:
Being overweight can lead to breathing problems, especially when lying down. Adapted positioning techniques and the use of suitable aids can help to minimise breathing problems and promote restful sleep. The electric adjustment of the backrest of Burmeier care beds can provide relief for breathing problems.

Managing everyday tasks: Obesity care often requires additional resources and specialised aids to make everyday activities such as bathing, dressing and eating easier. Relatives and carers should be well equipped to provide efficient and comfortable care.

Support through special care products

Manufacturers of care products, such as Burmeier, offer special beds and accessories that meet the needs of overweight people. Heavy-duty beds, robust mattresses and customised care aids can make care in the home environment much easier.
An individualised and empathetic approach is crucial in the home care of overweight people. Understanding the specific challenges of obesity makes it possible to take appropriate measures and ensure needs-orientated care.