When the waterbed was invented in the 1960s, it quickly acquired a somewhat frivolous reputation – probably also due to the zeitgeist. Marketing struck this welcome notch and promoted the innovative mattress as an aesthetic-chic sleeping style. The first waterbeds were actually not very aesthetic. You had to fill the mattresses with a garden hose, drain the water with a pump, and risk that the material would give in to the constant stress at any time. The bed frames necessary for a mattress filled with water also had little of the sexy image used for advertising water beds.
With the advent of innovative materials such as memory foam and latex in the early 1990s, the waterbed increasingly lost its appeal to consumers. But of course, development has not stood still on the waterbed market either. Mattresses have long been made of lightweight foam materials, just like conventional bed cushions. The once laborious exchange of water has also given way to more manageable and efficient methods.
Reasons in Favor of A Waterbed:
Water beds are the only sleeping pad where the temperature can be individually regulated. This is ideal for anyone who cannot sleep properly in high outside temperatures, such as in summer. And just as perfect for anyone who needs a warm bed to fall asleep. Goodbye, electric blankets! And don’t worry: dual systems are available for double beds, each with two separate water chambers, each with its own temperature controller. Modern variants can also be integrated into existing bed frames without great effort – it is no longer necessary to purchase a bed system suitable for water beds, as was previously the case.
With conventional mattresses, you can’t avoid lying down for a try. And often, it takes a few days or weeks to find out whether you sleep really well on the mattress you purchased. Otherwise, another change, a new trial phase, is imminent. A waterbed can be better, more easily, and less laboriously adapted to personal needs through the amount of water. More water stabilizes the base. Less water makes the mattress softer.
Water Beds Are Allergy-Friendly and Hygienic
Water beds are absolutely unattractive for mites. A regular mattress will build up a sweat, hair particles, and dandruff over time. This creates a veritable buffet for the millimeter-sized arachnids that have made their home in the mattress material.
The materials used in waterbeds have a different surface structure. Mites find less food in it and poor shelter. This also makes it difficult for them to multiply. Thanks to the water mattress’s vinyl, no dander, fungi, dust mites, and the like can nestle in the water mattress, unlike other mattresses. By removing the mattress with a vinyl cleaner, your mattress will remain stain-free and in top condition. And what if you get seasick? Modern water beds offer back-friendly sleeping comfort. But many consumers are deterred by the “waves” that the water makes in the mattress with every movement. The use of the latest technology and materials such as stabilizing mats and lumbar supports in the water mattress effectively dampens all vibrations in the water, even with restless sleepers.