Product Features & Benefits

Custom Profiles
Modular Cushions
Individual Covers
Customisable and Configurable Positioning
Glide-lock™ System
Quick and Simple Assembly

Clinical Data & Downloads

 DreamaTM – 24hr  Positioning System

The DreamaTM is a pressure reducing 24hr positioning system, suitable for children and adults.

Jenx have long believed that night-time positioning should be of the same high quality as day time positioning. The importance of 24 hour positioning has become widely recognised over the last few years, as the continuation of good positioning throughout the day and night promotes improved skeletal development and better quality of life. Current thinking is that neglecting proper night-time positioning will take away from the benefits of any postural support given during the waking hours.

Sizes:

DreamaTM Cot: 9mths-6 years

DreamaTM Single Bed: All ages

Overall Footprint: 560 x 1200mm (Cot)

Overall Footprint: 900 x 1900mm (Single bed)

 DreamaTM – 24hr  Positioning System

The DreamaTM is a key part of any 24hr postural management programme. Recognising that abnormal and posturally destructive tone is present 24/7, the DreamaTM system follows on from support offered by conventional positioning. Utilising a variety of available support pads, the system can be configured to support even the most complex of postures.

Supporting at risk limbs and reducing tonal spasms, the DreamaTM contributes towards more recuperative periods of rest, which in turn has a positive contribution towards minimising the risk of muscular skeletal deformity. Dreama TM can be used as a preventative system or to reduce the risk of further postural deterioration, and is therefore appropriate for any age.

Users who may benefit from DreamaTM include those with the following medical conditions: Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Arthrogryposis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and associated conditions, Post-trauma, Post-surgery, Spina Bifida and Scoliosis.

Quick and Simple!

With no difficult fastenings, no nuts and bolts, no noisy Velcro tape, just a supportive, full depth, pressure reducing mattress, and a large variety of support pad accessories that simply slide and lock in where needed,  configurations can be changed with the minimum of disruption to the user.

 Key Benefits:

  • Better quality sleep or rest due to comfortable and supportive full depth, pressure reducing cushions
  • Easily contours thanks to strong, flexible aluminium base
  • Allows good ventilation between the body and the cushions, which reduces heat-triggered spasm
  • Quiet with no noise or disturbance when adjusting positions because of Glide-lock™ supports
  • Exceptional flexibility for 24 hour support with numerous individual accessories
  • Very easy to keep clean and keep hygienic

Features:

  • Pressure Reducing
    • The sleep system is made from independently-tested pressure-reducing 15 cms (6″) deep modular cushions. There is no need for any overlays because using any system on top of a pressure reducing base negates the properties of the pressure relieving cushions. The DreamaTM system provides pressure relief as part of its function, which in itself is a guarantee of comfort
  • Comfort
    • DreamaTM is designed to be comfortable. The towelling covers are soft and comfortable. The pressure reducing cushions provide a supportive base. The support pads mean that the user sleeps in a comfortable position and won’t roll over into an uncomfortable one. Finally, the modular cushion system allows air to circulate, helping to keep the user cool
  • Versatility
    • DreamaTM offers a full range of positioning opportunities : prone, supine and side lying can all be achieved easily, quickly and quietly
    • The individual covers for each pad cushion mean that you can always see how each accessory is positioned and micro adjust the positions easily
  • Case Studies
    • Various written research on the original DreamaTM is available on request. This includes a great many case studies reporting benefits such as improved tone and better sleep in clients with a range of different needs, plus an independent study evaluating the use of DreamaTM for children with hip migration
  • Lifting and Handling
    • DreamaTM can be set up with the user in bed. This means transfers can occur with some, all, or no supports in place, which reduces the need for lifting. It also makes lifting easier as the position can be adapted once the user is on the bed

 

DreamaTM is suitable for a great range of users with only a few exceptions (see below). It can be used as part of a 24 hour positioning programme with children or adults of any age. DreamaTM is particularly useful for those who, without the proper support, are likely to alter their position involuntarily and find themselves unable to readjust their posture so they are comfortable again. It can also be used in the care of older people, both those who are bed-bound and those recovering from operations such as hip replacements. Some examples of conditions where DreamaTM may be a useful therapy aid are:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Arthritis
  • Following Trauma
  • Paralysis, to maintain a symmetrical posture and to reduce strain on joints or sheering forces.
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Following stroke

DreamaTM is not a restraint. Individual risk assessments should be carried out to ensure the user’s safety.  DreamaTM  is not recommended for ambulatory individuals who are not cognitively aware enough to assess their own ability to transfer in and out of the positioning system.

A pressure reducing surface is one which distributes pressure over as large an area as possible, reducing the risk of pressure sores etc. Only pressure reducing foam is used in the DreamaTM cushions, giving the best support surface for the user.

The modular design of the mattress gives plenty of space for air to circulate, keeping the user cool whilst using DreamaTM. Also, the hoops, pads etc can be used to create a little distance between the user and the bedclothes, allowing for more air circulation and preventing the user from getting too hot.

All the covers are machine-washable and tumble-dryer safe. The base can be wiped with a damp cloth. Soap, antibacterial sprays and low pressure steam cleaning can also be used on the base. If the cushions need cleaning, they can be wiped with a damp cloth and/or antibacterial spray.

This really depends on the user. In most cases it is probably easier to slide the supports in after the user is in Dreama TM. If Dreama TM is used up against a wall you may wish to leave one set of supports in place all the time, and just remove the others to aid transfers. As the supports are likely to be removed and replaced often it is important that the therapist shows the carer how Dreama TM should be set up.

DreamaTM is at its best on a profiliing bed, however it can be used on its own on the floor, on top of a regular or profiling bed or on top of an existing mattress. If you don’t have a profiling bed, but want to profile DreamaTM, you can use rolls, wedges etc. under the metal base to profile DreamaTM.

Case Study

Dramatically improved posture and better sleeping mean a happier family life!

In October David’s mother agreed to try the Dreama™ 24hr positioning system, going into this trial with an open mind and a ‘we’ll see’ attitude as past experiments had disappointed all of them. David’s therapist says “we were hoping that David’s night-time posture could be both corrective and comfortable and that David and his mum could get a good nights sleep."
After using the Dreama™ 24hr positioning system for four weeks David is starting to show a considerable amount of change in many areas. “I’m totally amazed at the progress David has made” says his mum.

Download Case Study

Accessories

  • Dreama Base and Cushions
  • Positioning Pads
  • Memory Foam Pad for Support Pads
  • Optional Neutral Covers
  • Slim Support Pads
  • Abduction Block
  • Knee Blocks
  • Positioning Hoops
  • Side Lying Pad
  • Side Lying Support Strap
  • T-Roll
  • Locking Feet