Symmetrisleep enables people with movement problems to learn to lie straight. It can prevent body shape distortion or correct established problems when used as part of a 24 hour Postural Care Programme. Maintaining body symmetry also protects joints from the destructive effects of gravity. The system allows for gentle progression by gradually introducing elements as tolerance improves. It is easy to use and adjustable for any age, position and bed. Because night time comfort is improved, tone abnormality is improved with the added advantage that sleep time disturbances are also reduced.
Starting to use the Symmetrisleep system simply involves putting the Velcro sheet, pressure relieving Airmantle and stretchy sheet in place. You now have a flat surface for easy transfer. When the user is ready, the brackets and pillows that provide support are fitted. The system builds up quickly to support the client, rather than having to fit them to an existing form. Fitting the brackets is easy and intuitive and fine adjustments can be made instantly. The Airmantle helps those who cannot rearrange bedclothes to maintain a constant body temperature by putting a layer of air around the user to allow perspiration to evaporate and so improve their microclimate. The base is waterproof, so the mattress is protected.