My Mother recently had a fall and now has some trouble doing daily activities. This and other items I have purchased are really helping, and recommended by the Physical Therapist. The product is sturdy and does not create an uncomfortable situation where the form goes under the mattress.
I bought this rail before the wife's scheduled back surgery. It works just fine for something to grab on to. Sturdy and doesn't move. She actually likes it better than the one on the hospital bed. If you have a lightweight mattress, I strongly suggest using the straps to attach the rail to the frame.
This product works great with our platform bed since we have little space left between the mattress and the side rail. It slid easily under the mattress and I did not feel it was necessary to use the straps to secure to the bed planks as our king size mattress is fairly heavy. This product works well for my husband. I recommend this product highly.
I purchased this for my mom and she loves it! It seems stable enough that we did not use the straps. It is placed under a Tempur-pedic mattress that is heavy.
This is fantastic! The price was more than reasonable when compared to similar items. My husband uses this. He's nearly 200lbs. He constantly comments on this being one of our best, most useful purchases.