The Pros and Cons of Different Types of Mattresses: Water Beds

December 10, 2013


2 atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. That composition makes up one molecule of the single most important thing in this planet – water. It’s literally the key to life, biologically and chemically. Though for some, it’s the key to any successful and delicious beverage (unless you’re drinking pure absinthe).

The awesomeness of water as a compound is constant and everlasting. It’s the very reason any and all life on Earth continues and grows and goes on and on ever since Creation. It’s the perfect for survival during the day, considering that the human body is mostly water, but what about surviving the nights?

The Water Bed

We here at URATEX have featured a couple of posts about water beds in which we discuss its features in relation to foam.  Despite the conclusive post, there’s still enough scope to put the pros and cons of mattresses side-by-side in order to weigh out its own relative value in the big race of mattresses. Yes, it’s true that each type of mattress is different from the next, but in its own way, water beds are a revolutionary way of “thinking outside the box.”

  • PROS

1) Before starting everything else regarding comfort and its medical improvements, I’ll just go ahead and tell you that one of its “pros” is that it’s really cool. I mean it in the sense that it’s not ordinary. How many people can say, “Come on over to my room, I have a water bed.” Not a lot. It’s clearly not in the mainstream, so you’re unique in that way.

2) This second point makes all the difference in the world, especially once you’re in the middle of the night. Temperature control is something that is very rare among beds and mattresses. The nice thing about water is that it acts as the perfect buffer zone for keeping the temperature balanced. That’s a reason why life thrives on this planet, and it’s why sleep can thrive for you during the night.

3) Water beds have been commonly used for quite a large number of patients undergoing sleep therapy. The firmness of water mattresses are helpful for those experiencing and recovering from, and are still experiencing, back aches and pains.

Water Bed Joke

  • CONS

1) At this point, you might think that water beds are somewhat great, but you must consider the cons that balance it down as well. Just like air beds, water beds are still prone to puncture. Once it’s gone, everything you’ve paid for literally flows out. The down side about it is that repairing it will take as much time, effort, and resources as buying any mattress that can’t be deflated or punctured, like a foam or innerspring mattress.

2) For most people who are not living alone or are completely on the up side of social life and love, you might have to share your bed with someone. That’s why beds like these aren’t necessarily on the winning side. Unlike a lot of foam or memory foam mattresses, movement isolation doesn’t even remotely exist in water beds. Water jiggles the whole mattress, and a bit of tossing and turning of one side will stir the person sleeping next to you.

3) Alternatives. Just like a latex mattress, water beds aren’t cheap at all. The fact that there are so many other alternate beds and mattresses to choose from that are lighter, less expensive, affordable, transportable, and are relatively more comfortable.

Water beds aren’t for everybody, but they’re for a number of you out there who decide that it is for you. After all, the experience of spending a night on a water bed sounds exciting, doesn’t it? But don’t worry, you don’t have to worry about sharks.

What type of bed mattress do you own? And how well has it worked out for you so far? We’d like to hear your story, so feel free to share your thoughts below!