Hi, It is good to see serious questions being addressed on the Parkinson's Forum; It would be great if the Moderators can provide us with comments from someone who is an expert on disability living aids. I hope they will do so after reading this thread.
The choice of mattress and electric adjustable bed can make the difference between a life of complete misery, due to lack of sleep, and a much more enjoyable existence. (It is as important as our personal medication regime which also needs to be tailored to our individual needs.)
After further testing I believe that I need the height of the top surface of my mattress to be about 17 inches to about 22 inches which should be similar to wheelchair seat height. Upper legs should be about horizontal in order to aid rising to one's feet from one's seated position on top of the mattress.
I would like advice on the various features offered by electric adjustable beds and how much assistance they can give. Can they restore one's independence?