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MiS® therapy mattress for
less muscle tension
own movement promotion
easy change of position
easier stand up

of parkinson's patients

ThevoCalm - Parkinson’s Care

Quality of life – despite Parkinson’s: Spending the day in a relaxed and structured way.

The diagnosis often is unexpected, and has an immediate effect on a person‘s daily life. Besides the muscle tension typical of the illness, extreme fatigue decreases a person‘s quality of life. Many activities of everyday life become difficult.

  • MiS Micro-Stimulation relaxes muscles
  • Tiny movements maintain mobility
  • Decrease night sweats
  • Easier to sit up and change positions

*MiS sleep therapy

Parkinson's suspension

very firm lying feeling more stability

is optimally adapted to the sleeping and lying needs of the Parkinson's patient

Mattress

for a stable lying structure

Wing springs

MiS Micro-Stimulation® = less muscle tension

The AGR quality cachet (Aktion Gesunder Rücken = Campaign for Healthier Backs): Certified and recommended by Association Forum Healthy Back – Better Living and Federal Association of German Back Schools. More information: Aktion Gesunder Rücken (AGR) e.V. | Stader Straße 6 | 27432 Bremervörde | 04761/92 63 580 | www.agr-ev.de

Sizes: Thevo Therapeutic mattresses for adults
  • Hospital - 36” x 79” with jersey or incontinence cover

  • Twin - 39” x 75” with jersey or incontinence cover

  • Twin XL - 38” x 79” with jersey or incontinence cover

  • Full - 54” x 75” with jersey cover

  • Queen - 60” x 79” with jersey cover

  • Split King (2 mattresses) - 38” x 79” with jersey or incontinence cover

Custom sizes are also possible. Questions? Contact us, we are happy to help!

Examples of functions

Mattress

for stable sensation of lying

Wing springs

provide tiny impulses to maintain and support mobility of people with Parkinson’s

Parkinson suspension

is optimally tailored to the sleep and lying demands of people with Parkinson’s


Our Thevo Covers

Thevo Therapeutic Mattresses are available with jersey or incontinence covers. All mattresses sold to the U.S. and Canada fulfill the following standards regarding flammability: 16 CFR 1632 – 16 CFR 1633 – Cal. TB 129 / ASTM E 1590 – BFD IX-11

Common Characteristics of Thevo Covers:

  • Sewn-in Zipper: This facilitates easy application and removal of the cover, ensuring a snug fit.

  • Washable at 149 °F: For thorough and hygienic cleaning.

  • Tumbler Firm: The cover retains its shape and quality even after tumble drying.

  • Autoclavable: This ensures sterile processing, making it ideal for medical applications.

  • Suitable for Reuse: After cleaning, the cover is ready for another round, making it both environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

We offer two types of covers:

  • Jersey Cover: Designed for optimal comfort, it promotes a favorable microclimate and has a soft, adaptive fit.

  • Incontinence Cover: Breathable and tailored for special requirements. It can be easily cleaned with wipe disinfection, making it exceptionally practical and hygienic.


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Testimonials

Michael Melcher

Young & Parkinson, Germany

One would think that we Parkinson’s patients would be happy. After all, we get much more out of life. We have the sunny days for our commitments. Then, when ...

Michael Melcher Young & Parkinson, Germany


One would think that we Parkinson’s patients would be happy. After all, we get much more out of life. We have the sunny days for our commitments. Then, when the moon shines, the new day starts. We have time to meet our friends on chats, paint pictures, or knit. So, we get a lot more out of our day due to our interrupted sleep. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. We know the meaning of too little sleep from experience. We are imbalanced and toward lunchtime, we become tired and reach our limits or slow down. I have tried many things, since I still work.

My doctor gave me natural sleep aids, which unfortunately did not help. Calming tea or walks in the evening also failed to significantly lengthen my sleep phases. My sleep phase was usually over around 3:00 AM, so I would watch TV, paint, read or chat just to keep busy. Around 6:00 AM, I would feel tired again. This was not good for my work life, since that‘s when the alarm rings and I have to get ready to go. Four hours of sleep or sometimes even five hours is just not enough in the long term. At Tulip (German Parkinson’s Gala) in Berlin, I found Thomashilfen, which offers mattresses specifically for persons who have Parkinson‘s.

Their friendly advice and uncomplicated atmosphere encouraged me to call the company and ask about testing the mattress. It was very helpful for me in my search for restful sleep After a very friendly conversation and a match of personal data (weight, bed size), the mattress was delivered to me within a week.

It was pointed out to me that the first three to four nights may feel unfamiliar. This was indeed the case. I have now been sleeping on the mattress for three weeks and have sleep times of at least seven hours. Yesterday, I even made it to ten hours. Getting up in the morning is also a lot easier for me, since my body is relaxed and rested. The only problem I battle now is getting my body accustomed to sleeping through the night. I still wake up around 3:00 AM, but force myself to stay in bed. I drink a sip of water, turn over and keep on sleeping. I have firmly decided to buy the mattress. I‘m a little mad at myself for not having done so sooner. I can only recommend it, based on my experience.

Thank you, Thomashilfen!!
A well-rested Michael Melcher

R.G. hospital nurse

from Bremervörde, Germany

The mattress for those afflicted with Parkinson’s arrived last week for testing. It is surprisingly light in weight and easy for one person to unpack. An elevated ...

R.G. hospital nurse from Bremervörde, Germany


The mattress for those afflicted with Parkinson’s arrived last week for testing. It is surprisingly light in weight and easy for one person to unpack. An elevated position of the upper body is still possible as the product can simply be placed on an existing slatted or electric frame.

The water resistant and air permeable coating of the upper side of the mattress is also a perk. The cover protects the inexpensive foam against unwanted wetness. I noticed that the afflicted person not only appears to have slept more deeply, but during the nightly visit to the toilet is in comparison „not so shaky;“ the gait pattern appears to be smoother.

Of course this is only an initial impression. In practice it needs to be shown how the mattress performs when subject to wear and tear after getting in and out of bed.

My wish would be that with a new purchase, which will certainly be necessary after 10 years, a „repurchasing discount“ is addressed. A purchase, as soon as the decision about the size of the new bed has been made, will certainly be undertaken by the afflicted person.

R.G. hospital nurse
(At the request of R.G. the address and name are not mentioned here, but are however known to Thomashilfen.)

Mr. E.

from Germany

Mr. E. is 86 years old and resident of a care community. He suffers from Parkinson’s Disease. He is well-oriented and presents no dementia-affected ...

Mr. E. from Germany


Mr. E. is 86 years old and resident of a care community. He suffers from Parkinson’s Disease.

He is well-oriented and presents no dementia-affected changes. The slower response time related to M. Parkinson’s may assume a mental slowdown at times. However, this is not proven. Mr. E. clearly expresses his wishes and does not permit others to decide for him. He makes the nursing staff explain all measures and considerations for the improvement of his care. If he considers them to be plausible, he agrees. He clearly expresses and describes his illness-related impairments.

In addition to Parkinson’s Mr. E. also suffers from macular degeneration. So, he is legally blind.

Mr. E. has sleeps badly. He complains about back ache and pain in the shoulder-arm area. He complains about pain when lying down, caused by his inability to change position. The pain described is one reason for his poor sleep at night. Pain is not limited to certain body parts. He describes pain all over his body. The nurse management describes him as “The princess and the pea”, to underline that even supposed little things may create pain.

Mr. E. has no pronounced tremor. Rigor (muscle stiffness) presents, depending on the structure of the day, as follows: He describes a gain in weight of, e.g. his feet, a drinking glass or the rollator. He wants to lift these objects. However, his attempts to do so become increasingly difficult, since muscles become stiff during his attempts. He describes this as a gain in weight of the objects.

This problem is present at night, as well. He cannot make big changes of his position and needs to be re-positioned. However, he can make little movements, like slight gravity shifts. But even these movements are often difficult because of the gain in weight he describes. The slight gravity shifts have a positive influence on his pain from lying down. Based on this background, Mr. E. was provided with a Thevo-therapeutic bed on a trial basis on 2010-02-24, to see if it provided relief.

Just 2 weeks after sleeping on the Thevo-therapeutic bed a more than significant change could be noticed. The nurse management in charge reported that already after a few days, Mr. E. had a considerably better sleep, and still has. It is clearly recognizable that he is more relaxed in bed and sleeps at night. Pain seems to be barely perceivable any longer. Asking him showed that he no longer expresses the weight gain mentioned before. He states that he sleeps better.

He still needs to be repositioned, since independent position changes are still lacking. It can be assumed that he is able to make slight gravity changes and thus has a better sleep. Mr. E. stated he feels better in the morning and starts the day quicker. He does not want to lose this Thevo bed.

Catherine

from U.S.A.

After more than 10 years - struggling through two major back surgeries and having degenerative disk disease – we had given up on finding a bed that would truly ...

Catherine from U.S.A.


After more than 10 years - struggling through two major back surgeries and having degenerative disk disease – we had given up on finding a bed that would truly support the back and spine, and give us a goodnight’s sleep. On one of the days that this mattress frustration was at a high, I happened to hear a radio testimonial for Thevo Beds. It took me some sleuthing to find the company, but once I hit the website and read more about the mattress and technology, I was convinced this mattress might be the solution.

In tandem with our own issues, my mom had recently transitioned my father, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, into a hospital bed and least to say the foam mattress on that frame was of little benefit to comfort or sleeping. We were lucky to be in the greater Seattle area to visit the showroom and have a chance to experience the Thevo bed types. All of this happening during restrictions of COVID-19. Darlene Hawthorne who heads up the office was beyond terrific! She took copious amounts of time to talk with us about our issues and show us the Parkinson’s specific mattress. She also went a step above and beyond by hosting a Zoom call with my mom, who is in AZ, to walk her through the specifics of the Parkinson’s mattress.

Not only did we purchase a king relief Thevo Bed, but my mom purchased the Parkinson’s Thevo bed for my dad. Here we are two weeks later and the results are significant. I have gone from having debilitating pain and restless sleep, and my husband has gone from having hip pain to now neither of us have any pain sleeping or upon waking. A miracle happened in just two weeks from the simple change of a traditional mattress to a Thevo Bed. Remember… this is after debilitating pain for 10 years, chiro and physical therapy, pain medications, and more, to now just good, supportive sleep!

And my dad… well he went from struggling to get out of bed, to now sleeping more comfortably with a back that also suffers from arthritis. He also used to struggle getting up from the bed, and with the new Thevo Bed, he has regained the ability to better help himself in getting out of bed, rather than relying on help from my mom, which was straining her back too. For anyone suffering from back issues or Parkinson’s I would highly recommend the Thevo Bed based on our positive experience. With a 30-day trial period, you have nothing to lose and you’ll likely find, like we did that it will be your new lifetime bed.

Thanks again Darlene. You were a gem to work with and I’m so glad I found the company and the bed!
Cheers, Catherine

    To protect the privacy rights of the people, the images of the people are changed.

    Technical data

    Dimensions & Weights ThevoCalm
    Weight capacity up to 308 lbs
    Height of mattress 7.5"
    Height of underframe 3.2"
    Washable cover at 149°F

    Our Thevo mattresses

    ThevoCalm – Parkinson mattress
    Parkinson mattress
    against muscle tension & sleep disorders in Parkinson's patients
    ThevoRelief – Pain mattress
    Pain mattress
    against lying pain & sleep disturbance for pain patients
    ThevoFlex – Wheelchair user mattress
    Wheelchair user mattress
    with optimal combination of pressure relief & transfer facilitation
    ThevoautoActiv 800 – All-round mattress
    All-round mattress
    for the stationary care of decubitus / pain / palliative patients
    ThevoSleepingstar Senso – Sleep through mattress for children
    Sleep through mattress for children
    for children with perceptual or behavioral disorders
    ThevoCare –Care mattress
    Care mattress
    for use in care facilities - offers lying comfort for the highest demands