You may have been wanting to purchase a waterbed for the longest time but the confusing information all over the internet might have given you the wrong impression of waterbeds and their numerous benefits. Here are 4 common myths surrounding waterbed mattresses and explanations aiming to set the facts right.
Waterbeds can burst open anytime
Waterbed mattresses have been ideally manufactured to withstand a lot of pressure. As opposed to air, water has fluidity which means that when pressure is exerted, it can be transmitted throughout the whole mattress therefore reducing the force of tension created. While punctures can occur on the mattress, it is highly unlikely to cause an explosion or outburst of the water being held inside.
Waterbeds are expensive to maintain
A waterbed mattress requires an annual maintenance routine which involves the emptying and refilling of the water and adding a water conditioner to prevent the water from going stale. Other maintenances are more of precautionary measures such as not poking the mattress with sharp objects. In general, a waterbed mattress may only be expensive initially but its care and maintenance are affordable and manageable.
Waterbeds are bad for your back
Most people have said that because it is hard to get in and around waterbeds, the energy and effort required is bad for your back. It is true that getting inside the bed is hard at first because of its wobbliness. But it is the same unsolid nature that makes them great for physical and mental therapy. Waterbeds continue to be used for the treatment of muscles and bone aches all over the world.
Other mattresses can be stiff and hard or thin and unsupportive. In both cases, your bone structure is bound to suffer and you will keep waking up with a stiff neck or a tired feeling. With waterbeds, it is the complete opposite. Not only do you get a daily body massage, you get to sleep like a baby therefore giving you more relaxation and calm.
Waterbeds means that couples will wake each other up
There are many types of waterbeds. From the cheapest poorly made mattresses, to the durable and original waterbed mattresses. If you are looking to invest in a waterbed which you can use with your partner, you have the option of buying a mattress with compartments. This means that the water in each side of the bed has been contained in such a way that no matter how you move, you will not disturb your partner. And these compartments do not mean you will be sleeping separately.