The Middle East and Africa pressure relief mattress market size witnessed significant growth in the past and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period (2023-2030).
A pressure relief mattress incorporates materials like foam, air, gel, or water to evenly distribute the pressure or weight of an individual. These mattresses offer comfort and play a crucial role in treating and preventing pressure injuries. The market for pressure relief mattresses is segmented based on type, including fluid-filled, air-filled, and solid-filled mattresses. It is also categorized by distribution channels, such as direct and indirect sales, involving distributors, retail stores, and online retailers. The market is expected to experience substantial growth due to factors like increased awareness of pressure injuries and significant investments in healthcare facilities.
The Middle East and Africa region exhibit regional variations in the demand and growth of the pressure relief mattress market. Factors such as healthcare infrastructure, awareness, and aging populations contribute to the market dynamics, with the potential to increase pressure relief mattresses adoption.
Substantial Investment in Healthcare Facilities
In the Middle East and Africa, the field of medicine and healthcare has experienced rapid advancements in recent years due to scientific and technological progress. The integration of big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things (IoT) has significantly contributed to the growth of the healthcare industry, with promising prospects for the future. This progress has also led to notable achievements in the pharmaceutical sector, developing new medicines, treatments, and devices. Personalized and innovative healthcare solutions have become standard practices in the medical field.
Increasing Awareness about Pressure Injuries
Pressure relief mattresses are essential preventive measures for pressure ulcers and are extensively used in hospitals and medical facilities. The demand for these mattresses is rising, especially in hospitals where they are employed on beds to ensure patient well-being and alleviate discomfort in areas like the shoulders and elbows.
High Cost of Pressure Relief Mattress
Mattresses play a critical role in ensuring the comfort and care of patients, particularly those dealing with chronic pain or requiring extended periods of bed rest. A mattress must provide comfort and effective pressure relief for areas of the body that experience stress and strain. Patients who spend prolonged time in bed benefit greatly from the utilization of pressure relief mattresses as they help prevent the occurrence of pressure ulcers and bedsores, which can cause discomfort and raise the risk of infections. These mattresses employ various techniques to alleviate pressure on vulnerable areas of the body. While pressure relief mattresses are often more costly, incorporating AI-enabled pressure sensors is expected to contribute to future price increases.
Growing Demand for Geriatric Care
The global population is undergoing a significant demographic shift, where the number of individuals aged 65 and above surpasses younger populations. This transition is driven by declining fertility rates and remarkable increases in life expectancy, leading to a continuous process of population aging. According to the World Health Organization, there were approximately one billion people aged 60 and above in 2019, and this number is projected to reach 1.4 billion by 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050. Developing countries are expected to experience a particularly rapid growth in their elderly populations.
The aging population faces various challenges, including the degeneration of lumbar spine joints, which can result in osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. These conditions cause stiffness and reduced mobility, making everyday activities challenging. Consequently, there is a growing demand for advanced pressure relief mattresses, such as kinetic beds and dynamic air therapy beds, to cater to the needs of the rapidly growing elderly population and enhance their overall quality of life.
The Middle East and Africa pressure relief mattress market is segmented into product, end-user, and sales channels.
By product, it is further segmented into fluid-filled, air-filled, and solid-filled mattresses.
The air-filled mattress dominates the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 8.9% over the forecast period.
It is further segmented by end-user into individual, healthcare, and hospitality.
Healthcare dominates the market and is expected to register a CAGR of 8.4% over the forecast period.
By sales channel, it is further segmented into direct sales and indirect sales.
Indirect sales dominate the market and are expected to register a CAGR of 8.2% over the forecast period.
The pressure relief mattress market is segmented by country: Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East of Africa. The Rest of the Middle East of Africa dominated the market with a CAGR of 7.0% during the forecast period.
In the Middle East and Africa, Pressure ulcers or bedsores occur when a specific area is subjected to prolonged and excessive pressure, resulting in friction and shear that leads to injury. Emerging economies face challenges such as inadequate healthcare infrastructure, insufficient facilities, and a shortage of qualified staff. These factors, combined with poor life expectancy in many African countries, contribute to the prevalence of pressure ulcers in the region. However, as awareness increases, the demand for affordable solutions like pressure relief mattresses for grade 1 and 2 pressure ulcers is expected to rise.
In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are at the forefront of training medical personnel in pressure ulcer management. This training includes etiology, assessment, classification, personal hygiene, and the importance of repositioning patients regularly. Furthermore, the increasing healthcare spending worldwide is leading to a growth in the number of hospitals, which is likely to impact the pressure relief mattress market as hospitals prioritize preventing and managing pressure ulcers.
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