Some of the best night’s sleep are on a waterbed. When it comes to premature infants and newborns, orthopedic problems, paralysis, server burns, trauma, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, wheelchair patients, plastic surgery, general surgery, cardiac rehabilitation and auto accidents, waterbeds have become an essential therapeutic fixture that benefits millions of patients with a variety of medical problems. There are definite health benefits of waterbeds. The key likes in less pressure points on the body which means less tossing and turning in the night and a better night’s sleep.
According to the American Physical Therapy Association, nearly two-thirds of Americans suffer from lower back pain, with 37% never seeking professional help. In many cases, back pain could be prevented by sleeping on a waterbed that allows you to sleep in a more comfortable and beneficial position. With a waterbed, water provides a unique distribution of support for the body so that your body weight is equally distributed. A waterbed removes pressure from the spine, allowing the spinal musculature to relax.
Medical studies have also shown that waterbeds also benefit arthritis. When equal distribution of body weight in a controlled volume of water occurs, there’s a reduction on major joints that are inflamed or affected by various forms of arthritis. Heat from waterbeds also helps with proper blood circulation. When an arthritis sufferer experiences proper blood circulation, their inflammation and pain is reduced.
Waterbeds are proven to help with insomnia as well. Sleep experts estimate 30% of Americans experience some form of sleep disturbances, trouble falling asleep or waking up during the night unable to fall back asleep. With pressure removed from the spine and joints, you’re able to fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep, increasing the total sleep time and reducing the number of times you wake up in the middle of the night.
Patients confined to bed or a wheelchair often suffer from bedsores because of extra pressure on certain parts of the body. But sleeping on a waterbed can help to relieve pressure to these parts of the body. In fact, waterbeds can prevent the formation of decubitus ulcers, a condition that’s common among persons confined to beds or wheelchairs. And when patients who had already formed ulcers switched to waterbeds, they experienced a more rapid healing, three times faster than without the use of a water surface.
Finally, for the millions of Americans suffering from allergies, there’s hope. A vinyl waterbed bag, when properly cared for, provides a sanitary sleeping surface that greatly reduces the population of dust mites found on regular mattresses. Because vinyl mattresses have a non-porous membranes, they don’t harbor dead skin cells and dust mites that aggravate conditions like asthma or other respiratory disorders. By regularly cleaning your vinyl waterbed bag, wiping down the surface once a month with vinyl cleaner, you’ll prevent the build-up of foreign bodies. Do this once a month after you’ve stripped the bed. Not only will your mattress be fresh but the sheets will be fresh too.
With a unique distribution of support for the body so that body weight is equally distributed, waterbeds remove pressure from the spine and promote better blood circulation. When it comes to allergies, arthritis, back pain, bed sores and many other ailments, waterbeds offer a more comfortable night’s sleep when other mattresses can’t.