Advantages and Disadvantages of a Water Bed
Advantages of a water bed
Waterbeds have many advantages. Here is a short list of why you should choose a waterbed:
- Improving the quality of sleep
- Ergonomic body positioning through point-elastic adjustment (displacement principle)
- High pressure relief
- Well-tempered thanks to its own heating system
- Very hygienic – ideal for allergy sufferers
- Complete system – no further bed components such as spring support required
- High durability, no signs of wear and tear on the water mattress
We will go into more detail below about special suitability or characteristics:
Water bed for sleep disorders
It has been scientifically proven that waterbeds can have positive effects in eliminating sleep disorders or have a positive effect on sleep / sleep quality. So you should be able to fall asleep much faster in the water bed and there should be a reduction in the wake-up phases. In addition, the individual sleep phases in the water bed last longer and there are fewer changes in position. People who have slept in a water bed usually feel more rested after getting up and experience greater productivity during the day.
People who are affected by pathological disorders of sleep can also benefit from a waterbed and reduce their suffering. In some cases where sleeping pills have already been dosed, the dose can be reduced significantly or even completely stopped after a short time. From this it can be deduced that waterbeds represent a perfectly suitable means or a solid basis for a good and healthy sleep.
Waterbed for back pain
Waterbeds are characterized, among other things, by the fact that they can adapt evenly to every individual body shape. The spine is kept in its natural shape in the water bed, which means that the intervertebral discs can optimally regenerate during sleep by regulating their fluid balance, among other things.
In contrast to the conventional bed system with slatted frame or box spring and mattress, body weight and physique have no influence on the waterbed. Here it is always the case that the water bed or the water mattress adapts to the body and not – as can be the case with a poorly chosen bed system – the body of the sleeping pad – usually with painful consequences. When lying on the waterbed, you always lie on it with the largest possible area of your body, so that the pressure is optimally distributed and thus the greatest possible relief is achieved. There is also no impairment of the blood circulation.
In addition, the temperature control of the water bed also has a positive effect. With a temperature of 28 ° C (roughly equivalent to the skin temperature), a perfect basis for deep relaxation of the muscles is laid (see also: What temperature in the water bed ? ).
Water bed for rheumatism / joint problems
Anyone struggling with rheumatism or suffering from joint problems such as arthritis can benefit from a waterbed. The warmth of the heated water mattress very often has a soothing effect on the health impairments. Since the waterbed offers an extremely high level of pressure relief, the joints are relieved during sleep, which in turn has a positive effect on their regeneration.
In addition, a water bed can also be chosen as a preventive measure or to create the best possible basis for ideal rest during sleep, if, for example, there is already a health burden on the joints.
Water bed for allergies
A properly cared for waterbed meets the highest hygienic standards, which is particularly beneficial for people with allergies and asthma sufferers. In contrast to conventional mattresses, no flakes of skin or hair can accumulate on the water mattress, which is why dust mites, for example, hardly find a breeding ground here. Even pollen that gets into the bedroom through the window, at most, reaches the top plate or the cover of the water mattress and can thus be easily removed again by washing or cleaning.
Disadvantages of a water bed
Where there is light, there is always shadow. There are definitely disadvantages that have to be mentioned in connection with water beds. – So what speaks against a water bed?
- Acquisition costs may be higher than for a conventional bed (depending on quality)
- Ongoing maintenance costs(electricity for heating, conditioner, cleaner)
- Care required
- Comparatively high dead weight
- No adjustability in the head / foot area possible with regular waterbeds
- Construction, and move relatively complex